Wage Level in Kosovo, 2020
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published "Wage Level in Kosovo" in 2020.
This publication contains data on average gross and net wage by sectors and economic activities in the Public Sector (Administration), Publicly Owned Enterprises and the Private Sector.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 and the measures taken by the Government, where as a consequence we have the closure and reduction of private sector activity, the average wage has declined, both in gross and net level. As in the private sector we have the highest number of employees in relation to the total number of employees in the country, which has affected the decline in average wages, both in gross and net level, in the entire territory of the Republic of Kosovo.
The data in the private sector do not include monthly salary additions because they are included in the annual turnover statement. While in the public sector (wages paid from the Budget of the Republic of Kosovo) there is a more pronounced increase in gross and net wage compared to previous years, which has come due to the benefit of allowances in specific sectors.
In 2020, the average gross wages in Kosovo were 466 Euros, while in 2019 they were 477 Euros. So, there was a decrease by 11 Euros from the previous year. Whereas, the net wage in 2020 was 416 Euros, compared to 2019 which was 430 Euros. So a drop by 14 Euros.
The average gross wage in the private sector in 2020 was 380 Euros, while in 2019 it was 411 Euros. So there was a drop by 31 Euros. Whereas, the average net wage in 2020 was 342 Euros, compared to 2019 which was 372 Euros. So a drop by 30 Euros.
The average gross wage in the public sector in 2012 was 407 Euros, while in 2020 it was 624 Euros, increasing by 217 Euros, or 53.3%. Whereas, the average net wage from 366 Euros, as it was in 2012, increased to 552 Euros in 2020. An increase by 186 Euros, or 50.8%.
The average gross wage in the public enterprise sector in 2012 was 561 Euros, while in 2020 it was 769 Euros. An increase by 208 Euros or 37.1%. Whereas, the average net wage from 502 Euros, as it was in 2012, increased to 680 Euros in 2020. An increase by 178 Euros, or 35.5%.
The highest wage level in Kosovo was in the sector of public enterprises, while the lowest wage was in the private sector.
The average gross wage in 2020, by economic activities, was the highest in: Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (956 Euros); and Information and communication (697 Euros). While, the lowest wage was for Accommodation and food service activities (218 Euros).
The average net wage in 2020, by economic activities, has the same ranking as follows: Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (842 Euro); Information and communication (616 Euro); Accommodation and food service activities (200 Euro).