Slovenia is a small country with a population of just over 2.1 million people, located in southern Central Europe. It is washed by the waters of the Adriatic Sea and borders with Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Italy. It is a very comfortable country for life and employment with a mild climate and stable economy. It has a low crime rate, quality medicine, good ecology, favorable conditions for professional activity and decent wages.

Salary in Slovenia

Work in Slovenia for foreigners is available mainly in production, construction and information technology. Sometimes doctors and truck drivers are needed. Foreign job seekers from third countries find it difficult to find a job on the Slovenian labor market because of competition with local residents, citizens of the European Union and the CES, who have a priority right to employment. Next, let's find out what salary in Slovenia in 2024.

Minimum salary in Slovenia

According to the Slovenian Labour Relations Act, all local employers are obliged to pay wages for a period not exceeding one month. Usually this is done before the 18th day. According to the local government, from January 1, 2024 the official minimum wage in Slovenia is 1,253.90 euros per month. The new rate is due to changes in the Minimum Wage Act.

Slovenia ranks ninth among the 22 EU member states that have a statutory minimum wage. The highest is in Luxembourg at €2,570.93 and the lowest in Bulgaria at €475 (933 Bulgarian Leva). In 2023, the minimum wage in Slovenia was €1,203.36 per month, an increase of €50.54 or 4%. In annual terms, Slovenian workers receive a minimum of 15,047 euros.

Average salary in Slovenia

According to the official data of the Slovenian Statistical Office, the average salary in Slovenia in 2024 is 2,280 euros per month. After all mandatory deductions local workers have 1,450 euros at their disposal. The highest income is from the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning – 2,860.13 euros. The public sector in Slovenia earns €2,366.67 per month (€1,538.07 net) and the private sector €2,028.46 (€1,326.53 net).


Sector of economy Euro per month (gross) Euro per month (net)
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,860.13 1,806.82
Financial and insurance activity 2,859.11 1,783.72
Information and communication 2,810.71 1,769.47
Public administration and protection 2,504.32 1,625.63
Mining and quarrying 2,494.39 1,593.26
Health care and social work 2,398.09 1,547.92
Professional, scientific and technical activity 2,372.89 1,517.36
Manufacturing 2,196.98 1,434.62
Education 2,111.51 1,394.91
Art, entertainment and leisure 2,066.72 1,366.94
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 2,028.37 1,341.55
Wholesale and retail trade 1,959.46 1,286.83
Operations with real estate 1,913.34 1,258.07
Transportation and storage 1,831.70 1,206.12
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,766.45 1,185.73
Construction 1,668.60 1,105.48
Administrative and support services 1,548.60 1,054.27
Accommodation and meals 1,542.82 1,046.39
Other services 1,740.45 1,167.96

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in Slovenia is about 3–4%, and the income tax rate in 2024 ranges from 16% (income up to 8,755 euros per year) to 50% (income over 74,160 euros per year).

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