Average annual wages in France 2000-2019

Since 2000, the average annual wages in France have been increasing. In 2000, the average annual wages in France amounted to 31,247 euros. Since then the average wage in France has been increasing, despite a slight period of stagnation between 2006 and 2008. While the average annual wages were of 33,974 euros in 2008, they reached 39,099 euros in 2019. In 2019, most of French citizens earned between 1,000 and 2,999 euros a month.

Higher wages

Individuals aged between 50 and 54 years old had in average the highest annual salary income in France, while in 2019 most of French people do not appear to be satisfied with the amount of their current salary. However, with the increase of the average salary, the gross minimum wage also rose in the country.

Employment in France

The employment rate remained almost the same in France since the mid-2000s. In 2018, more than 25 million people were in employment in the countries. Most of French citizens were employees under a permanent contract. However, France is one of the Western European countries with the highest level of youth unemployment. As of January 2019, France had a youth unemployment rate of 20.1 percent. French aged between 15 and 24 years old appear to have difficulties finding a job after their studies. The 2008 economic crisis, as well as a lack of follow-up and support for young graduates, could explain this rampant issue for employment in France.

Average annual wages in France from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2019

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