Local Authority Civil Servant earnings in 2004
In 2004, the average net monthly salary for a full time local authority civil servant amounted to 1,578 Euro. Between 2003 and 2004, this average salary increased by 1.3% in current Euro, which represents a 0.7% drop in constant Euro, taking price increases into account. On the other hand, full time civil servants employed both years running saw a slight improvement in their salaries (+ 0.2% in constant Euro). Salary is determined not only by individual characteristics (level of qualification, length of service) but also by the type and size of the local authority. Therefore, all other things being equal, the salary of a civil servant working for a regional authority is 17% higher than that of a civil servant working for a local authority.