Decrease in net wages in real terms in the civil service between 2012 and 2013Wages in the public - 2013

In the State civil service (SCS), which includes ministries and public institutions, the nominal average net wage in full-time unit (FTU) rose by 0.1% in nominal terms between 2012 and 2013. The real average net wage decreased by 0.7%. This net average wage amounted to 2,470 euros per month in 2013.

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Average wage

In the State civil service (SCS), which includes ministries and public institutions, the nominal average net wage in full-time unit (FTU) rose by 0.1% in nominal terms between 2012 and 2013. The real average net wage decreased by 0.7%. This net average wage amounted to 2,470 euros per month in 2013.

In the local civil service (LCS), net nominal wages increased by 0.7% while real wages decreased by 0.1% in real terms between 2012 and 2013. The average net wage in FTE reached 1,850 euros per month in 2013.

In the hospital public sector (HPS), the nominal average net wage increased by 0.6% in nominal terms between 2012 and 2013. The real average net wage fell by 0.2% in real terms. The average net wage in FTE was 2,240 euros per month in 2013.

In 2013, the differences in evolution between net wages and gross wages (between -0.3 and -0.4 percentage point) relate in particular to the rise of contributions for civil pension of tenured civil-servants to bring them in alignment with those in the private sector, and, for the employees concerned, by the effect on a full-year basis of the suppression of the exemption of CSG and CRDS on overtime, which has been implemented since September 2012.

Gaps in wage levels between the three civil services results mainly from different structures in terms of statutory category, of types of jobs held, and of age range. Thereby nearly 60% state civil servants belong to category A, for only 25% of HPS agents, and 10% of agents in the LCS. In contrast, 75% of local civil servants and half of hospital civil servants belong to category C.

tableau1 – Average monthly wages in the three civil services

(levels in euros)
Average monthly wages in the three civil services
Evolution between 2011 and 2012 (%) Evolution between 2012 and 2013 (%)
level 2013 nominal € real € nominal € real €
State civil service - SCS (1)
Gross 2,980 1.6 –0.4 0.5 –0.4
Net 2,470 1.2 –0.7 0.1 –0.7
Local civil service - LCS (2)
Gross 2,220 1.7 –0.3 1.1 0.2
Net 1,850 1.4 –0.6 0.7 –0.1
Hospital public sector - HPS (3)
Gross 2,690 1.7 –0.3 1.0 0.1
Net 2,240 1.4 –0.6 0.6 –0.2
  • (1) without the military, including beneficiaries of subsidized contracts.
  • (2) without nursery and family assistants, including beneficiaries of subsidized contracts.
  • (3) without beneficiaries of subsidized contracts, interns and externs.
  • Note: variations in real terms are taking inflation (including tobacco) into account.
  • Field: France. Employees in full-time unit.
  • Sources: INSEE, SIASP

Average remuneration of people in place

The average remuneration of people in place (ARPP) measures the average evolution of wages of civil servants from one year to another. Only agents who are present for two complete and consecutive years with the same employer and with the same work quotity are considered. Due to labor flows (entries into the civil service, departures, changes of employer) and changes in working time, two thirds of civil servants are in this situation.

In the SCS, the nominal net ARPP increased by 1.4% and the real net ARPP rose by 0.5%.

In the LCS, the nominal net ARPP rose by 1.6% and the real net ARPP increased by 0.7%.

In the HPS, the nominal net ARPP went up by 1.6%, which constitutes a rise by 0.7% in real terms.

tableau2 – Average monthly remuneration of the people in place in the three civil services

(levels in euros)
Average monthly remuneration of the people in place in the three civil services
Evolution between 2011 and 2012 (%) Evolution between 2012 and 2013 (%)
level 2013 nominal € real € nominal € real €
State civil service - SCS (1)
Gross 3,130 2.4 0.4 1.8 0.9
Net 2,590 2.0 0.0 1.4 0.5
Local civil service - LCS (2)
Gross 2,320 2.7 0.7 1.9 1.1
Net 1,940 2.4 0.4 1.6 0.7
Hospital public sector - HPS (3)
Gross 2,640 2.1 0.2 1.9 1.0
Net 2,210 1.8 –0.1 1.6 0.7
  • (1) without the military, including beneficiaries of subsidized contracts.
  • (2) without nursery and family assistants, including beneficiaries of subsidized contracts.
  • (3) without beneficiaries of subsidized contracts, interns and externs.
  • Note: variations in real terms are taking inflation (including tobacco) into account.
  • Field: France. Employees in full-time unit.
  • Sources: INSEE, SIASP