Wages in the State civil service – In 2011, wages were almost stable in constant euros
In 2011, State civil service employees, whether in ministries or public institutions, earned an average net full-time equivalent wage of €2434 per month. Between 2010 and 2011 the net wage grew by 2.0% in current euros. Taking inflation into account (+ 2.1% in 2011), the net wage fell by 0.1% in constant euros against 2010: - 0.2% for tenured civil servants and + 0.5% for other employees. The net wage excluding beneficiaries of subsidised labour contracts rose by 0.3% in constant euros. The median net wage stood at €2236 per month in 2011. It was 8% lower than the average net wage and fell by 0.1% in constant euros between 2010 and 2011. The median net wage stood at €2236 per month in 2011. It was 8% lower than the average net wage and fell by 0.1% in constant euros between 2010 and 2011. The gap between the average wage of men and that of women closed slightly, reaching 15% in 2011. For those people working in 2010 and 2011 for the same employer and with an identical proportion of labour, the average net wage grew by 0.9% in constant euros.