MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic is located in the Central part of Europe and has no access to the sea. It borders Poland to the north, Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. It is a beautiful state with ancient history, interesting culture and traditions.

Salary in Czech Republic

The population of the Czech Republic is about 10.7 million people. The overwhelming majority of local residents are ethnic Czechs. About 400 thousand foreigners live here, which is only 4% of the total population. The country is a part of European Union and has a developed industrially oriented economy.

Let's find out what salaries in the Czech Republic in 2022.

Minimum salary in the Czech Republic

According to the Czech government, the official minimum wage in the Czech Republic from January 1, 2022 is 16,200 korunas per month, equivalent to 690 dollars. Compared to the same period last year, the rate has increased by 1,000 korunas ($45) or 6.58%. Over the last 7 years, the minimum wage of Czech workers has increased by CZK6,000 – from CZK9,200 in 2015 to CZK16,200 in 2022.

Employment in the Czech Republic during a standard 40-hour work week guarantees a minimum wage for employees, the amount of which depends on the level of complexity, responsibility and intensity of work. These parameters form the so-called working groups. A total of 8 working groups are provided for in the Czech Republic.

GUARANTEED MINIMUM WAGE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Working group Korunas/dollars per hour Korunas/dollars per month
1 96.40/4.1 16,200/690
2 106.50/4.6 17,900/765
3 117.50/5 19,700/840
4 129,80/5,6 21,800/930
5 143.30/6.1 24,100/1,030
6 158.20/6,8 26,600/1,135
7 174.70/7,5 29,400/1,255
8 192.80/8,2 32,400/1,385

Note. The highest level of the minimum wage in the Czech Republic (CZK32,400 per month – group 8) is usually set for specialists such as a finance and sales director or a broker on the financial and capital markets. The minimum wage (CZK16,200 per month – group 1) is set for professions that do not require a high level of qualification – kitchen assistant, seamstress, storekeeper, saleswoman, cleaner, courier.

For a working week of less than 40 hours minimum wage rates in the Czech Republic are as follows:

  • Working week of 38.75 hours – CZK99.51 per hour ($4.4)

  • Working week 37.50 hours – CZK102.83 per hour ($4.4)

Average salary in Cyprus the Czech Republic

According to official data from the Czech Statistical Office, the average wage in the Czech Republic in 2022 is 40,135 korunas per month ($1,715). It is 1,551 korunas (4%) more compared to the same period last year. At the same time consumer prices have increased by 6.1%, that is, in real terms, wages have decreased by 2%.

AVERAGE SALARY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Sector of economy Korunas per month Dollars per month
Information and communication 66,020 2,685
Financial and insurance activity 59,915 2,435
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 56,853 2,310
Education 48,947 1,990
Professional, scientific and technical activity 47,970 1,950
Health care and social work 45,670 1,855
Mining 44,072 1,790
Public administration and protection 43,508 1,770
Manufacturing 37,993 1,545
Wholesale and retail trade 36,624 1,490
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 36,557 1,485
Art 35 590 1,445
Transportation and storage 35,404 1,440
Real estate operations 34,867 1,420
Construction 34,332 1,395
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 33,308 1,495
Administrative and support services 27,270 1,110
Accommodation and meals 22,410 910
Other services 29,805 1,210

Important. The average median wage in the Czech Republic in 2022 is 34,360 korunas per month ($1,470). Men earn an average of 36,792 korunas and women 31,720. About 80% of Czech workers earn between 17,221 and 65,753 korunas a month.

AVERAGE SALARY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC BY REGION

Region Korunas per month Dollars per month
Prague 48,130 1,955
Středočeský kraj 40,501 1,645
Jihomoravský kraj 39,552 1,610
Plzeňský kraj 38,688 1,575
Královéhradecký kraj 38,183 1,550
Ústecký kraj 37,697 1,535
Jihočeský kraj 37,414 1,520
Liberecký kraj 37,350 1,520
Vysočina 37,303 1,515
Pardubický kraj 36,886 1,500
Olomoucký kraj 36,828 1,495
Zlínský kraj 36,599 1,490
Moravskoslezský kraj 36,463 1,480
Karlovarský kraj 35,645 1,450

Note. Information on average salaries in the Czech Republic by sector and region is based on the current official data of the Czech Central Statistical Office.

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic is about 3–4% and the income tax rates in 2022 is 15% and 23%. Entrepreneurs whose annual income is more than 48 times the average wage in the country are subject to an additional tax of 7%.

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