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 2021.

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, 2021 the official minimum wage in Slovenia is 1,024.24 euros per month. The new rate is due to changes in the Minimum Wage Act.

Slovenia ranks ninth among the 22 member states of the European Union, which have a statutory minimum wage. The highest rate is registered in Luxembourg – 2,201.93 euros, and the lowest in Bulgaria – 330 euros (650 Bulgarian lev). In 2020, the minimum wage in Slovenia was 940.58 euros per month, an increase of 83.6 euros or 9%. In annual terms, Slovene workers receive a minimum of 12,291 euros.

Average salary in Slovenia

According to official data from the Slovenian Statistical Office, the average salary in Slovenia in 2021 is 1,856.20 euros per month. After all mandatory deductions, 1,253.71 euros remains at the disposal of local workers. The highest income is provided by the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning – 2,906 euros. In the public sector, Slovenia earns 2,096.96 euros per month (1,351.52 euros net), and in the private sector, 1,673.40 euros (1,090.55 euros net).


Sector of economy Euro per month (gross) Euro per month (net)
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,906.00 1,837.74
Financial and insurance activity 2,716.65 1,701.81
Information and communication 2,683.61 1,722.43
Extraction of mineral resources 2,336.48 1,506.56
Public administration and protection 2,220.50 1,430.70
Professional, scientific and technical activity 2,110.44 1,355.64
Health care and social work 2,070.26 1,328.30
Education 1,904.97 1,244.16
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,891.63 1,235.22
Production 1,829.39 1,213.30
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,807.19 1,197.92
Operations with real estate 1,768.05 1,174.36
Wholesale and retail trade 1,703.42 1,112.11
Transportation and storage 1,675.90 1,110.27
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,479.54 996.98
Construction 1,366.08 921.22
Accommodation and meals 1,274.45 864.85
Administrative and support services 1,264.21 868.22
Other services 1,541.81 1,024.10

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in Slovenia is about 9–10%, and the income tax rate in 2021 ranges from 16% (income up to 8,500 euros per year) to 50% (income over 72,000 euros per year).

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