Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2022

Updated: 7 July, 2022 seen 23,182

In 2022 three were 27 member states in the European Union (EU), and 20 of the 27 EU member states have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency.

In this article, I've listed European Union member countries by the gross monthly average salary in 2022.

I wouldn't call the below written scientific research or take it too seriously, as most of the data in this article are taken from Wikipedia's article List of European countries by average wage

All calculations are done using Google Spreadsheets. The data provided below might not be 100% accurate but they should give an overall insight into average salary levels across European Union member countries.

Countries are ranked by average gross salary in 2022

Rank Country 2022 2020 Change EUR Change %
1 Denmark €6,173.00 €5,179.00 €994.00 19.19%
2 Luxembourg €5,143.00 €5,143.00 €0.00 0.00%
3 Austria €4,540.00 €3,811.00 €729.00 19.13%
4 Germany €4,168.00 €4,035.00 €133.00 3.30%
5 Sweden €4,154.00 €3,194.00 €960.00 30.06%
6 France €4,130.00 €3,097.00 €1,033.00 33.35%
7 Ireland €4,049.00 €3,867.00 €182.00 4.71%
8 Belgium €3,775.00 €3,401.00 €374.00 11.00%
9 Finland €3,380.00 €3,380.00 €0.00 0.00%
10 Netherlands €2,808.00 €2,855.00 -€47.00 -1.65%
11 Spain €2,648.00 €2,279.00 €369.00 16.19%
12 Italy €2,479.00 €2,442.00 €37.00 1.52%
13 Cyprus €1,992.00 €1,992.00 €0.00 0.00%
14 Slovenia €1,927.00 €1,855.00 €72.00 3.88%
15 Lithuania €1,730.00 €1,381.00 €349.00 25.27%
16 Estonia €1,553.00 €1,472.00 €81.00 5.50%
17 Czechia €1,549.00 €1,280.00 €269.00 21.02%
18 Portugal €1,517.00 €1,418.00 €99.00 6.98%
19 Greece €1,466.00 €1,060.00 €406.00 38.30%
20 Poland €1,418.00 €1,191.00 €227.00 19.06%
21 Malta €1,379.00 €1,379.00 €0.00 0.00%
22 Latvia €1,379.00 €1,152.00 €227.00 19.70%
23 Croatia €1,377.00 €1,214.00 €163.00 13.43%
24 Romania €1,303.00 €1,075.00 €228.00 21.21%
25 Hungary €1,296.00 €1,154.00 €142.00 12.31%
26 Slovakia €1,212.00 €1,086.00 €126.00 11.60%
27 Bulgaria €852.00 €690.00 €162.00 23.48%
  Average €2,570.26 €2,299.33 €270.93 11.78%

Data source: List of European countries by average wage

This is a list of countries containing monthly (annual divided by 12 months) gross (before taxes) and net income (after taxes) average wages in Europe in EUR currency.The table above reflects the average (mean) wage as reported by various data providers. In less developed markets, actual incomes may exceed those listed in the table due to the existence of grey economies.

The average salary in the European Union in 2022
The average salary in the European Union in 2022

The gap (in terms of monthly gross salary) between the richest (Denmark) and the poorest (Bulgaria) is 7.24. Which actually is decreasing, as in 2020 the gap between Denmark and Bulgaria was more than 7.5 times.

There is one thing that should be kept in mind, not all countries in this list have adopted EUR currency, in fact, there are 7 out of 27 countries in the EU using their national currencies instead of EUR. ( Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden)

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