Average Salary in European Union 2014

A time ago I measured what is the minimum government set wage in European Union (EU). It turned out - the most minimum wage is received in Luxembourg while the least in Romania.

In today's article - average salary in EU for the year of 2014.

Update: See latest update on average salary in EU: Average Salary in European Union 2016

Average salary in European Union 2014

Rank Country USD NET EUR NET Year
1 Luxembourg 3986.25 3189 2010
2 Denmark 3902.5 3122 2012
3 Sweden 3362.5 2690 2014
4 United Kingdom 3246.25 2597 2013
5 Finland 2912.5 2330 2014
6 Ireland 2700 2160 2013
7 Netherlands 2670 2136 2012
8 France 2660 2128 2011
9 Austria 2642.5 2114 2012
10 Germany 2567.5 2054 2013
11 Belgium 2432.5 1946 2013
12 Italy 2403.75 1923 2014
13 Cyprus 2291.25 1833 2013
14 Spain 2018.75 1615 2013
15 Malta 1365 1092 2013
16 Slovenia 1305 1044 2012
17 Portugal 1231.25 985 2014
18 Estonia 1051.25 841 2014
19 Greece 1022.5 818 2014
20 Croatia 887.5 710 2013
21 Czech Republic 876.25 701 2013
22 Slovakia 853.75 683 2013
23 Poland 847.5 678 2013
24 Latvia 696.25 557 2014
25 Lithuania 655 524 2013
26 Hungary 628.75 503 2014
27 Romania 497.5 398 2013
28 Bulgaria 416.25 333 2013

Average salary in European Union

There are two countries you might consider to move if you are looking for higher pay raise - Luxembourg and Denmark, those are only 2 countries were average salary is higher than EUR 3000 per month (close to $4,000). 

By the way - Luxembourg leads the minimum wage table as well

Average Salary in European Union 2014

Average Salary in European Union 2014

The Bottom Line: 

What we can see from map above? Only one - Europe is divided in riches and poor. While average salary level in Western and Northern Europe is pretty high, Eastern and Souther Europe lacks behind.

It will be interesting to observe how this map and table will change (if) in coming years.