Wages in the regions in 2012Little deviation outside Ile-de-France
Wages vary substantially from one French region to another. In Ile-de-France, they are often higher as managerial posts have a very strong presence, also large companies and financial activities, which generate considerable income. The average gross hourly wage in Ile-de-France is 28% higher than the average wage for France as a whole. On average, the level of wages in the other regions is fairly uniform. Of these, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur have the highest average wage. In the overseas departments, average wages are in the same bracket as in the provinces. Nevertheless, the share of employees receiving around the level of the minimum wage is greater here than the national average.