MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN SLOVENIA

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 CIS 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 2022.

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, 2022 the official minimum wage in Slovenia is 1,074.43 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 €2,256.95 and the lowest in Bulgaria at €365 (710 Bulgarian Leva). In 2021, the minimum wage in Slovenia was €1,024.24 per month, an increase of €50.6 or 4.9%. In annual terms, Slovenian workers receive a minimum of 12,893 euros.

Average salary in Slovenia

According to the official data of the Slovenian Statistical Office, the average salary in Slovenia in 2022 is 1,927.08 euros per month. After all mandatory deductions local workers have 1,240.35 euros at their disposal. The highest income is from the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning – 2,906 euros. The public sector in Slovenia earns €2,160.85 per month (€1,383.63 net) and the private sector €1,822.21 (€1,176.07 net).

SALARY IN SLOVENIA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Euro per month (gross) Euro per month (net)
Information and communication 2,636.87 1,638.11
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,599.35 1,625.40
Financial and insurance activity 2,563.08 1,579.02
Public administration and protection 2,288.82 1,463.56
Mining and quarrying 2,249.55 1,427.29
Health care and social work 2,203.07 1,397.79
Professional, scientific and technical activity 2,143.45 1,358.05
Manufacturing 1,960.80 1,263.75
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,949.64 1,279.79
Education 1,940.46 1,259.14
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,772.06 1,153.96
Wholesale and retail trade 1,764.58 1,142.27
Operations with real estate 1,744.24 1,128.89
Transportation and storage 1,646.79 1,072.23
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,561.66 1 032,95
Construction 1,502.04 984.83
Accommodation and meals 1,365.34 864.85
Administrative and support services 1,363.86 915,93
Other services 1,546.50 1,021.06

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in Slovenia is about 6–7%, and the income tax rate in 2022 ranges from 16% (income up to 8,500 euros per year) to 50% (income over 72,000 euros per year).

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