18 OCTOBER 2017

Health care personnel's wages, March 2017

2017 data for gross hourly wages and gross monthly wages of health care personnelwere published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Average gross monthly wage of health care personnel increased, but the growth wasn´t so high as in previous year.

Average gross monthly wage of full-time physicians together with all additional remunerations was 2537 euros, and increased by 2.7% compared to 2016. The monthly wage of nurses remained at the level of 2016: 1249 euros. Average wage of caring personnel was 794 euros, increased by 2.7% compared to previous year. Last year wage growth was significantly higher – for physicians nearly 10%, for nurses 9.1% and for caring personnel 14.6%.

At the same time, there is a clear tendency in reduction of premiums in the health care sector. Average gross hourly wage (with premiums) of physicians working full- and part-time decreased by 1.1%. Nurses and caring personnel hourly wage decreased accordingly by 3.2% and 1.9%. Average gross hourly wage of physicians was 13.33 euros in March. The hourly wage of nurses and caring personnel was 6.48 and 3.97 euros per hour respectively.

The state average monthly wage increased more than health care personnel average wage within a year. Compared to last year, the state average monthly wage increased by 5.7% and it was 3 percentage points higher than physicians wage growth. Still the average wage of physicians is 2.2 times higher than the state average wage.

In the state owned companies, the average wage of physicians is nearly one-fifth higher, for nurses by 10% and for caring personnel by 6.5% higher than the average wage of these occupations total.

Health care personnel's wages data by Hospital Masterplan hospitals are also available in database.