Slovakia is a small country with a population of about 5.5 million people, located in central Europe. It is landlocked and borders on the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria. It has very beautiful nature with many national parks, lakes and mountains. More than 40% of the country's territory is occupied by forests.

Salary in Slovakia

Slovakia is part of the European Union and has an open market economy with minimal corruption and bureaucracy in power structures. All this creates comfortable living and employment conditions. Let's find out what salaries in Slovakia in 2023.

Minimum salary in Slovakia

According to official data from the Slovak government, the minimum wage in Slovakia in 2023 is 700 euros per month (8,400 euros per year). The hourly rate is €4.023. In 2022, the minimum wage in Slovakia was €646 per month, an increase of €54 or 7.7%. And over the past 10 years, Slovak incomes have increased by 362.3 euros, from 337.7 euros per month in 2013, to 700 euros in 2023.

After all deductions, the minimum wage in Slovakia in 2023 is 568.97 euros per month. The rate varies depending on the degree of responsibility and complexity of work (table).


Level of difficulty Coefficient Rate
1 1 700
2 1,2 816
3 1,4 932
4 1,6 1,048
5 1,8 1,164
6 2 1,280

In addition, local workers receive special bonuses for night shift exits (40%/1.43 euros), for on-duty departures (20%/0.72 euros) and weekend work – Saturday (50%/1.79 euros) and Sunday (100%/3.58 euros).

Average salary in Slovakia

According to official data from the Slovak Statistical Office, the average salary in Slovakia in 2023 is 1,393 euros per month. Compared to the previous year, the income of Slovak workers has increased by 62 euros. Men in Slovakia earn about 1,539 euros, and women 1,264 euros.

The highest level of average monthly wages in Slovakia is in the information and communication sector (€2,381) and in the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (€2,212). The lowest average wages are in accommodation and catering (€809) and construction (€987).


Sector of economy Euro per month
Information and communication 2,381
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,212
Financial and insurance activity 2,165
Public administration and protection 2,019
Professional, scientific and technical activity 1,577
Health care and social work 1,574
Mining and quarrying 1,494
Manufacturing 1,470
Transportation and storage 1,358
Education 1,352
Wholesale and retail trade 1,329
Operations with real estate 1,294
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,231
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,176
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,087
Administrative and support services 1,009
Construction 987
Accommodation and meals 809
Other 966

Note. Information on average wages in Slovakia by sector of economy are based on official data from the local statistical office.

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in Slovakia is about 5–6%, and the income tax rate in 2023 ranges from 19% (income up to 41,445.46 euros per year) to 25% (income over 41,445.46 euros per year).

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