Work, wages and livelihood

Structure of earnings

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
Structural statistics on wages and salaries describe numbers, hourly and monthly earnings, and formation and distribution of employees’ wages and salaries in all employer sectors. Annual earnings are also processed in the statistics at set intervals. The data are collected from various sources and published once a year.


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According to Statistics Finland, the median for total earnings of full-time wage and salary earners was EUR 3,314 per month in 2021. The average for total earnings was EUR 3,734. The median of total earnings was EUR 3,663 for men and EUR 3,034 for women per month. Those belonging to the best paid decile earned at least EUR 5,571 per month and the earnings of the lowest paid decile were EUR 2,302 or lower.

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release | Structure of earnings 2021, preliminary

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