Average wage in Ireland


Across the country, there’s an annual review of what the average earning is for working citizens. This is part of the Earnings, Hours and Employment Costs Survey compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The other data source compiled by the CSO is the Earnings Analysis using Administrative Data Sources. The Earnings and Labour Costs survey first began back in 2008 to document medium income in Ireland. And in this guide, we explore what this annual income is.

What is the average Irish salary?

Preliminary figures released by the CSO found that the average weekly wage in Ireland was €761.65 at the end of 2018. The average Irish salary for 2018 on an annualised basis is not yet available from the CSO.  They work out the reports through the various economic sectors here. This includes the likes of: • Industry. • Construction. • Wholesale. • Retail. • Transportation. • Accommodation. • Food. • Catering. • Financial. This information is then compiled so they can work out the average income in Ireland.

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