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What is the average wage in Ireland?

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  • 09-09-2012 3:35am
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    Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭


    I am just curious to know what is the average wage in Ireland? I read before in a newspaper (cant remember the name) that most workers here earn under 18,000 euros a year. I earn 22,000 and I struggle on this so I dont know how anyone can survive on 18,000 a year unless they are lucky enough to have a partner on a better wage or very generous relatives.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,759 ✭✭✭✭dlofnep


    About 35k a year according to this: http://www.cso.ie/quicktables/GetQuickTables.aspx?FileName=EHQ03.asp&TableName=Earnings+and+Labour+Costs&StatisticalProduct=DB_EH

    There must be some serious money made at top levels to skew this, because most people are on less than 25k a year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,439 ✭✭✭TheChizler


    Any idea what the median wage is? Might give a more appropriate estimate than the average.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭✭Armin_Tamzarian


    An anonymous thread poll might help.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    Average industrial wage is €41,800 at present according to the CSO stats.

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/earnings/2012/earnlabcosts_q22012.pdf


  • Registered Users Posts: 828 ✭✭✭hognef


    dlofnep wrote: »
    [...] most people are on less than 25k a year.

    Do you have a source to back up that claim?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,742 ✭✭✭Brussels Sprout


    How is that figure even calculated. Does it include part time workers?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,126 ✭✭✭Reekwind


    kceire wrote: »
    Average industrial wage is €41,800 at present according to the CSO stats.

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/earnings/2012/earnlabcosts_q22012.pdf
    What page are you getting that from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭femur61


    Don't know if this is a reputable site.
    http://www.payscale.com/research/IE/Country=Ireland/Hourly_Rate

    http://www.payscale.com/research/IE/Country=Ireland/Salary



    The CSO puts earnings /week at €687 and that is about €35,000/year
    http://www.cso.ie/quicktables/GetQuickTables.aspx?FileName=EHQ03.asp&TableName=Earnings+and+Labour+Costs&StatisticalProduct=DB_EH

    Is there an alterior motive to your question? A quick search on Google would provide you with all the information!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    Huge disparity between public wage and private wage levels

    with irish public wages being on avaerage well in excess to anything in the private sector

    there are of course some exceptions within this but as a rule public sector wages are higher....and have higher rates of pension benefits etc


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,943 ✭✭✭smcgiff


    kceire wrote: »
    Average industrial wage is €41,800 at present according to the CSO stats.

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/earnings/2012/earnlabcosts_q22012.pdf

    In a specific industry? Doubt if it's everyone. I'd say the figure you quote would not be far off
    Average household income


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  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭KindOfIrish


    kceire wrote: »
    Average industrial wage is €41,800 at present according to the CSO stats.
    i wonder, what industry is it? public sector and higher level management in banks? qualified accountants? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,588 ✭✭✭femur61




  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    Reekwind wrote: »
    What page are you getting that from?
    i wonder, what industry is it? public sector and higher level management in banks? qualified accountants? :confused:

    http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/average-industrial-wage-in-ireland-576846-Aug2012/
    smcgiff wrote: »
    In a specific industry? Doubt if it's everyone. I'd say the figure you quote would not be far off
    Average household income

    Note i said Average Industrial Wage.
    Average Wage across all sectors from above is 35k


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 236 ✭✭NakedNNettles


    I wouldn't be so quick to dispute 41k at all.

    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus

    This huge divide of rich and poor could leave the average figure well around the 40 mark. That doesn't make it the average salary though for the majority in this country though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,262 ✭✭✭markpb


    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus.

    People are greedy pigs because they earn a good salary now? It couldn't be because they went to college, worked hard, put in long hours and are valued by their employers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭Ziphius


    TheChizler wrote: »
    Any idea what the median wage is? Might give a more appropriate estimate than the average.

    Well, according to this Economist article from the vague time period of the "mid-2000s" :http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2010/09/income_inequality_0
    The median wage in Ireland is between US$20,000 and US$25,000. This is takes purchasing power parity into account so I'm not sure how you translate this into Euro.


  • Registered Users Posts: 828 ✭✭✭hognef


    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k [...]

    Source?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,159 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    Wage and income stats are published by the CSO.

    www.cso.ie

    Earnings data are here:

    http://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/earnings/


    The most recent Earnings and Lab Costs report is here:

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/earnings/2012/earnlabcosts_q22012.pdf


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,159 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    Most recent data:

    Average weekly earnings = 688 pw

    Average hourly earnings = 22 ph


    That means average yearly earnings of 35,776.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,159 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    Note that earnings data is not the same as household income data.

    Household income include all forms of income, not just earned income, and of course many households have several earners.

    Household income data is provided by the HBS and SILC surveys.

    HBS 2009/10
    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/housing/2010/0910first.pdf

    SILC 2010:

    http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/silc/2010/silc_2010.pdf


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,159 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    HBS 2009/10 household income data:

    Average gross income, incl social transfers = 1027 pw

    Tax = 141 pw (=14%, low tax economy)

    Average disp income = 886 pw

    NB: all figures averaged across all households, not per person.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    ignore, totally misread the post.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,983 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    dlofnep wrote: »
    There must be some serious money made at top levels to skew this, because most people are on less than 25k a year.
    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus
    It's interesting to me that there seems to be a particular age group/demographic on here. May I ask how old you guys are? And what industry you work in?

    I don't know anyone who makes less than 25k. The only time that occurred briefly to me or anyone I know was when we graduated and got crappy starter salaries, but within about 6 months we were all > 25k. These are typical wages in lreland.

    Nobody makes less than 25k unless they are only 6 months in the job or it's sweeping the streets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,839 ✭✭✭Jelle1880


    OP: Do you own a house, or rent ?

    Because when I lived in Ireland I had 20.500, and that was plenty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,433 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    spacetweek wrote: »
    dlofnep wrote: »
    There must be some serious money made at top levels to skew this, because most people are on less than 25k a year.
    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus
    It's interesting to me that there seems to be a particular age group/demographic on here. May I ask how old you guys are? And what industry you work in?

    I don't know anyone who makes less than 25k. The only time that occurred briefly to me or anyone I know was when we graduated and got crappy starter salaries, but within about 6 months we were all > 25k. These are typical wages in lreland.

    Nobody makes less than 25k unless they are only 6 months in the job or it's sweeping the streets.

    And that's another reason why the country is fecked....

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,476 ✭✭✭coolshannagh28


    spacetweek wrote: »
    dlofnep wrote: »
    There must be some serious money made at top levels to skew this, because most people are on less than 25k a year.
    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus
    It's interesting to me that there seems to be a particular age group/demographic on here. May I ask how old you guys are? And what industry you work in?

    I don't know anyone who makes less than 25k. The only time that occurred briefly to me or anyone I know was when we graduated and got crappy starter salaries, but within about 6 months we were all > 25k. These are typical wages in lreland.

    Nobody makes less than 25k unless they are only 6 months in the job or it's sweeping the streets.

    What % of the population graduates college and enters a profession . Come down from that ivory tower !


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,236 ✭✭✭Dannyboy83


    spacetweek wrote: »
    Nobody makes less than 25k unless they are only 6 months in the job or it's sweeping the streets.

    Or works in an IT company... (not within Dublin granted, but outside, certainly)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,159 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    Maybe Boards is populated with a lot of young people...??

    I know couples on 150k.

    Many of my colleagues are on 75k.

    None of my friends are on 25k, unless starting out in jobs.

    The average hourly earnings in Ireland are 22 per hour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,439 ✭✭✭TheChizler


    Markcheese wrote: »
    spacetweek wrote: »
    dlofnep wrote: »
    There must be some serious money made at top levels to skew this, because most people are on less than 25k a year.
    While the vast majority of the population are on less than 25k the greedy pigs are slurping more than their fair share from the trough. 100k plus
    It's interesting to me that there seems to be a particular age group/demographic on here. May I ask how old you guys are? And what industry you work in?

    I don't know anyone who makes less than 25k. The only time that occurred briefly to me or anyone I know was when we graduated and got crappy starter salaries, but within about 6 months we were all > 25k. These are typical wages in lreland.

    Nobody makes less than 25k unless they are only 6 months in the job or it's sweeping the streets.

    And that's another reason why the country is fecked....
    Cause some people earn a degree and earn more taxable income?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,676 ✭✭✭strandroad


    TheChizler wrote: »
    Cause some people earn a degree and earn more taxable income?

    Because people with a degree don't understand what average means; and that to get a €35k average one guy on €75k must be balanced by a bunch of €25k folks.


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