The gross monthly salary average for all employees working in the private sector and public enterprises, amounted to 2957 euros in 2014, up 1.5% compared to 2013, according to a study by the Dares was published on Friday.
Net of all social contributions, this compensation has reached 2225 euros, an increase of 1% over the same period, according to the study of the statistics service of the ministry of labour. After two years of decline, the purchasing power of the average net wage has returned to growth (+0,5%).
trends in net wages (+1.0%) was driven by one of the employees stayed on the same job between 2013 and 2014 (which also have a level of compensation higher). Employees who have changed position has on the contrary continued to decline (-1,0%).
The increase in net wages accelerated in 2014 (+1.0%, after +0.7 percent) in most sectors, except in construction, where it has slowed, and in the coking-refining, where the net wages have fallen.
The acceleration of wages has also prevailed in the majority of professional branches. Only the combinations of branches of the building and public works, plastics, rubber and fuels, and, to a lesser extent, that of transport have slowed down in 2014, according to the Dares.
the larger the enterprise, the more the net wages means higher wage dispersion is important.
By sector of activity or by professional sector, the range of salaries is much more open than the net wages means are high.
The gap in pay between women and men has declined steadily since 2008. Nonetheless, there remains a -18,6% on average in 2014, and ranged between +0.1% in the construction and -38,8% in the financial activities and insurance.