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01st May 2017

This Is The Average Weekly Wage In Ireland


According to preliminary estimates of the Earnings and Labour Costs Quarterly, a report published by the Central Statistics Office, the average weekly earnings in Ireland were €716.07 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The above figure showed a rise of 0.6% from the same period of last year, and a rise of 0.3% from the figure for the third quarter of last year.

The figures go into vast detail about the highest average weekly earnings and the lowest weekly earnings, too.  

At the top is the Information and communication sector earning €1,063.30 each week, followed by those in the financial, insurance and real estate sector who take home €1,021.

Meanwhile, the lowest average weekly earnings were in the accommodation and food services sector, with employees earning €339.66 each week.

All earnings in the report are gross amounts, calculated before PRSI, tax and other deductions. To see the report in full, click here.

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