Tax Administration Reveals Uncomfortable Truth About "Average Wage" in Croatia

By 2 November 2018

Money isn't something most people are usually that willing to openly discuss, but there are times when one needs to look at the situation and see what can be improved. Who better to do that than the tax administration?

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 1st of November, 2018, while these figures don't reveal the amount of people in Croatia working ''on the black'', according to the tax administration's data reveal, more than half of the country's registered employees, all 847,750 of them, are grouped into categories with monthly net wages of 2,500 to 5,500 kuna.

According to the information provided, the average monthly net wage per person in employment in legal entities in the Republic of Croatia for August 2018 was 6,264 kuna, which is nominally 0.9 percent more than it was in comparison with just one month previously, in July 2018, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported.

The question of just how many people actually do receive this so-called average salary is a pressing one, and the data from the country's tax administration for the past year has now revealed the answer. They published a table of employee structures in 32 categories of net income for the year 2017.

A net salary of between 6,001 to 6,500 kuna seems to be being received by a total of 86,985 people in Croatia, out of a total of 1,592,215 registered employees across the country, according to a report from Novi list.

The tax administration reports that as many as 1,166,731 employees are receiving a salary lower than the average, and as a result of that, more than half of the country's employees, 847,750 of them, are grouped into categories with monthly net wages of 2,500 to 5,500 kuna.

It appears from the provided data that less than 300,000 employees in the entire country have ''take home'' net salaries in the amount of 9,001 to 14,000 kuna per month.

As far as very high salaries are concerned, 269 employees take home more than 100,000 kuna per month, 921 salaries are between 50,001 to 100,000 kuna, and just 789 are from 40,001 to 50,000 kuna per month.

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