Net salary by business sector in France in 2016

In 2016, the average net salary in France was 2,238 euros per month, but there are significant disparities between the different sectors of activity. The coking and refining professions were the best paid, with an average net salary of 3,851 euros per month. Catering, hotel and catering, public administration, education, health and social services were paid half as much.

Average monthly net salary by category of activity in France in 2016

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Release date

February 2020



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France, excluding Mayotte, employees in the private sector and public companies, and beneficiaries of subsidised contracts and professionalisation contracts*

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* Apprentices, trainees, agricultural employees and employees of individuals employers are excluded.

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