Private sector wages saw a record increase in 2019


The average net salary in the private sector increased by 1.2% in 2019 according to INSEE.

Decrease in pay disparities

The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published Tuesday, June 15, 2021 its latest figures on private wages in France. He experienced a 1.2% increase in 2019, this is a lot compared to the previous year, which recorded an increase of 0.4%. Thus, in 2019, an employee in the private sector earned on average 2,424 euros net per month in full-time equivalent (EQTP).

According to INSEE figures, low wages increased more than high wages in 2019. The average net salary of EQTP executives decreased by 0.7% between 2018 and 2019. wage disparities therefore decreased slightly, breaking with the upward trend between 2010 and 2018.

Wage increase due to seniority

The difference in pay between men and women persists. The gender pay gap was 16% in 2019, be one 0.8 point reduction compared to the previous year and 4.8 points since 2008.

The good news for employees who have seniority is that the salaries of those present from 1er January 2018 to December 31, 2019 in the same establishment, i.e. just over one in two private sector employees, increased by 3.3% in constant euros. An increase that reflects the career progress and seniority gains of employees.