Wages in the State civil serviceIn 2014, the average net wage fell by 0.2% in constant euros: –0.8% in the administrative public institutions, but +0.1% in the ministries.
In 2014, a State civil service employee earned an average net wage of €2,477 a month in full-time equivalent; this average takes into account all civil service employees in the ministries and public institutions, whether civil servants or not.
Between 2013 and 2014, the average net wage increased by 0.3% in current euros. Taking inflation into consideration (+0.5% in 2014), it fell by 0.2% in constant euros, particularly reflecting an increase in the number of recipients of subsidised contracts. Excluding subsidised contracts, the average net wage increased by 0.2% in constant euros. The average net wage of civil servants also rose by 0.2% in constant euros, while that of other employees (including subsidised contracts) fell by 0.8%.
The median net wage stood at €2,276 per month in 2014. It grew by 0.2% in constant euros between 2013 and 2014. The top and bottom of the distribution of net wages decreased, however: the first decile fell 1.7%, the second decile 0.6% and the last two deciles were also slightly lower (-0.1%).
For employees who worked for the same employer and with the same proportion of work in 2013 and 2014, i.e. nearly two thirds of employees, the average net wage increased by 1.6% in constant euros, particularly for career progression reasons.
The wage gap between men and women is narrowing: in 2014, the average net wage of women was 14.6% lower than that of men, after 14.7% in 2013.