Average annual wages in Italy 2000-2018

Between 2000 and 2018, the average wage in Italy was stable, remaining between 29 thousand and 30 thousand euros. In 2018, male managers represented the group of people with the highest earnings. Their gross salary amounted to 102 thousand euros a year. The annual salary of women occupying the same position was equal to 94 thousand euros.

Wages in the different sectors

Among the different sectors, employees working in financial and banking services had the largest wages. For instance, people in this industry earned on average 43.3 thousand euros a year. On the other hand, the lowest salaries in Italy were those of people working in Agriculture, forestry, fishing, silviculture. Their annual gross wage equaled to about 23.8 thousand euros.

Gender pay gap

In 2017, compared to men, women earned on average 14.84 euros less per hour in Italy. However, the gender pay gap differed from sector to sector. For instance, in the banking and financial services, the salary of women was equal to 38 thousand euros a year. On the other hand, the annual wage of men added up to 46 thousand euros. Similarly, the annual salary of employees working in the insurance industry was of roughly 6.6 thousand euros higher for men than for women. However, the gender pay gap in other fields was much lower. For example, in the agricultural sector women and men both earned on average 24 thousand euros, with a difference of roughly 200 euros in favor of men.

Average annual wages in Italy from 2000 to 2018

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

2018 constant prices

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