Average wage per capita


Dernière mise à jour le :05/11/2019


The average per capita wage (SMPT) refers to the gross wage bill paid by all employers to the number of employees in physical persons.

The evolution of the SMPT reflects the evolution of qualifications and the share of work (structural effects) and that of overtime and bonus pay (seasonal and cyclical effects).


Quarterly average wage per capita is calculated by the National Accounts using the payrolls (bases of contributions) provided each quarter by the central agency of social security bodies (Acoss) and employment estimates for the workforce. The bases of contributions cover virtually all remuneration, including bonuses and overtime, but not employee savings (profit-sharing...).