Average monthly gross income per employee was highest in Harju County (€ 1,469) and lowest in Ida-Viru County (€ 1,054). In most counties it was between € 1,100 and € 1,200. Incomes grew faster on average in Tartu (7.3%), Viljandi (6.9%) and Harju (6.8%) counties.
According to Greta Tischler, analyst at Statistics Estonia, the average monthly gross income was highest in municipalities near Tallinn. “Income was highest in the rural municipalities of Viimsi and Rae: over € 1,800. The top ten also included two towns in Harju County: Keila and Tallinn. In Tallinn, the average monthly gross income was € 1,444 last year, ”Tischler said. Last year, the monthly gross income was less than a thousand euros only in Narva, at 989 €.
In 2019, the number of employees with gross income was 537,760. Compared to the previous year, the number increased by 2,355 people. For the second year in a row, the number of income earners under 25 increased. The number of income earners aged 63 and over continued to increase.
Employees aged 25 to 49 received the highest average gross monthly income (€ 1,476), followed by employees aged 50 to 62 (€ 1,219). The gross income of employees younger or older than them was less than one thousand euros, respectively, 887 € and 972 €.