MACEDONIAN AVERAGE SALARY CLIMBS
The average net salary in Macedonia stood at 20.167 denars (approx. 328 euros) in April 2009, the country's State Statistical Office said.
The Office said the average take-home salary in Macedonia rose by 29.2% in April from a year ago.
The highest increase of salaries was recorded in the sectors Health and Social Works (46.7%), Public Administration and Defense, Mandatory Social Protection (39%) and Power and Water Supply (38.9%).
A total of 3.9% of employed people in Macedonia did not receive the April salary.
The gross salary per employee in April 2009 averaged 30.139 denars.
As of January 2009, by applying the concept of gross-salary, there are structural changes in the data on gross wages due to the inclusion of allowances for food and transport in the salary. Because of these changes, when comparing the data for salaries on annual level, this fact should be taken into consideration as well, the Office said.