The average March salary in Serbia was EUR 353 which is among the lowest in Europe and the region, and is even lower than the minimum wage in Croatia, that is, EUR 385.
Workers in our country have bigger salaries only when they are compared to Macedonia, while economists say that at the present economic policy things won’t be getting any better soon.
Like years before, if we consider the region, the employees in Slovenia have the biggest paychecks, with Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina trailing after them. As the salaries are different so are the sectors. In Serbia, according to the statistics of the Republic Statistics Agency, the biggest paychecks were in March received by employees from the oil and gas sectors – as much as RSD 99.021, while the lowest were in the cinematography, TV and music business – RSD 10,689. In Croatia, the highest salaries were received by the employees in Marketing and Market research, around EUR 1.360 while the lowest were given to workers in the processing industry – EUR385. About the difference in salaries also speaks the fact that a Slovenian can, for an average, salary buy 1.123kg of sugar while a Belgrader only 333 kg.
Financial Sector the Best Paid
In an anonymous survey in which had participated over a thousand people from Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and BiH it was determined that the best paid were the financial managers, auditors, brand managers and the least were paid workers in the metal industry, tailors and cash attendants. The research was conducted by website infostud.com and thus offered a possibility to employees in Serbia to compare how much they were paid against their colleagues in certain countries in the region and the EU.
The survey data say that professors, police officers and metal workers in Serbia earn twice as lower salaries than their colleagues in the Czech Republic. Only physicians can boast of higher salaries than medical workers abroad, or, to be precise, only from the Hungarians. The most cause for pleasure have developers because their salaries are the least lagging behind the earnings of other similar experts in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and BiH.