The latest report on annual earnings has been released by the CSO - and it shows us something that we weren't quite expecting.
That is that the average wage of full-time workers last year was €45,611.
The latest report shows that the average salary has risen to this number from €36,519 in 2015.
This compares to an annual increase of 1.2% the previous year in 2014 from €36,090.
Average annual earnings for full-time employees in 2016 was €45,611 (an increase of 1.2% from 2015) while the average for part-time employees were €16,597 (an increase of 1.6%), according to Breaking News .
Statisticians have also said that total earnings rose to €61.2bn in 2016, showing an increase of 4% from 2015.