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Appendix table 1. Average monthly earnings and dispersion of earnings of full-time wage and salary earners in 2020 by level of education

National level of education 2016 Sex Total earnings, euros/month
Number of employees 1st decile Median 9th decile Mean
2 Lower secondary education Total 108820 1972 2703 4145 2953
Men 67266 2108 2933 4485 3180
Women 41554 1867 2401 3446 2585
3 Upper secondary education Total 544984 2136 2813 4170 3029
Men 300623 2309 3120 4549 3331
Women 244361 2040 2512 3391 2657
4 Post-secondary non-tertiary education Total 26394 2364 3291 4930 3516
Men 14522 2697 3676 5356 3918
Women 11872 2217 2834 4080 3025
5 Short-cycle tertiary education Total 149183 2451 3308 5275 3653
Men 50577 2725 4068 6261 4348
Women 98606 2394 3061 4423 3297
6 Bachelor's or equivalent level Total 298445 2493 3338 5258 3656
Men 132601 2700 3932 6020 4198
Women 165843 2408 3003 4261 3221
7 Master's or equivalent level Total 273785 2953 4275 6952 4709
Men 114686 3235 4785 7721 5225
Women 159099 2833 3997 6220 4337
8 Doctoral or equivalent level Total 26725 3621 5057 8273 5624
Men 13770 3656 5283 8628 5870
Women 12955 3492 4818 7948 5363
Total Total 1428336 2262 3217 5357 3599
Men 694046 2425 3555 5876 3932
Women 734290 2177 2950 4720 3284

Source: Structure of Earnings 2020, Statistics Finland

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Updated 11.10.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Structure of Earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0092. 2020, Appendix table 1. Average monthly earnings and dispersion of earnings of full-time wage and salary earners in 2020 by level of education . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.5.2022].
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