French civil servant salaries in 2004
In 2004, French civil servants earned an average monthly gross salary of €2,500, 14.5% of which was in the form of bonuses and supplementary remuneration. After social security contributions, the average monthly net salary was €2,108, representing a 1.7% increase in current Euro between 2003 and 2004. Given an annual average price rise of 2.1% in 2004, the average net salary fell by 0.4% in constant Euro. The average salary evolves according to promotions and the upward progress of civil servants, but also depends on people leaving, and in particular retiring from, the service, and on new recruitments. The average salary of attendees in 2003 and 2004 increased by 3.6% in current Euro, or 1.4% in constant Euro.