Skopje, April 1, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Salaries in FYR Macedonia are up to 10 times smaller than in the EU member countries. These comparisons have been made by the State Authority of Statistics, based on EUROSTAT data. Based on these data, in EU countries, a labor hour is paid from 3,8 Euros to 40 Euros, while in FYROM, a labor hour is paid around 2 Euros, based on the average salary that amounts to around 350 Euros a month.
The labor hour in FYROM is closer to Bulgaria, which is an EU member country, but even there, an hour of labor is paid 3,8 Euros. Meanwhile, among other countries of the region, Slovenia has the highest salaries. Based on these statistics, from 2010 to 2015, salaries have only increased by 20 Euros, as the average salary five years ago was 330 Euros.
The smallest salaries amount to 200 Euros, while the highest ones are in the banking system, the IT sector, electro-energy, health and pharmaceutical sector. /ibna/