Wages in the private sector and public companies - In 2013, the average net wage fell by 0.3% in constant euros
In 2013, the average monthly full-time equivalent (FTE) wage in the private sector or in public companies was 2,912 euros gross and 2,202 euros net of deductions at source. Between 2012 and 2013, the net wage rose by 0.6% in current euros, after +1.6% between 2011 and 2012. Taking the fall in inflation into account (+0.9% in 2013 against +2.0% in 2012), it decreased in constant euros by 0.3% compared with 2012, which was almost as much as between 2011 and 2012 (-0.4%). However, the average net wage of those who remained with the same employer from one year to the next (about half of employees) increased by 1.3% in constant euros, compared with +0.7% in 2012. The gap between these two changes is due mainly to the effects of workforce movement (recruitment, retirement, etc.). The median net wage stood at 1,772 euros per month. The net wage deciles fell in the lower half of the salary scale; they remained stable in the upper half, apart from the highest 10% of wages: the last wage decile also fell. The FTE wage gap between men and women narrowed slightly, although women still earn 19% less than men on average; at a given labour activity, age, socio-occupational category and employment status (full-time or part-time), this gap is slightly under 10%.