GROSS WAGES PER EMPLOYEE BY INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
In 2015, Saxony’s employees earned an average gross, i.e. before deducting income tax and social security contributions, income of 26,907 euros. The highest wages in 2015 were paid in the manufacturing industry (31,453 euros/employee) and in the public and other service providers sector (28,436 euros/employee).
All told, the gross wages increased on average by 1,074 euros, which translates into 4.2 percent, in 2015 compared to the previous year. When it comes to individual branches, Saxony’s construction industry reported the largest absolute increase amounting to 1,613 euros when compared to 2014. It was followed by the service industry, in particular, the property and housing sector as well as the financial and corporate service providers with an increase of 1,369 euros as well as the trade, transport, hotel & restaurant, and information/communication sector with a plus of 1,203 euros. The per capita incomes in the other economic sectors also increased when compared to the previous year, but their respective growth rates remained significantly below the above mentioned values.