Annual personal income

Around 4.5 million employees (excluding apprentices) earned €28 459 in 2018. The median gross annual income for women was €21 996, men earned €34 730 on average. The median net annual income 2018 was €21 402 (women: €17 578, men: €25 113).

An interpretation of the differences in income between men and women needs to take structural differences into account. In particular, these include disproportionately high rates of part-time employment and employment for only part of the year as well as different qualification and age structures.

Male civil servants (gross annual median income 2018: €58 163) head the list of the groups of employed persons, followed by female civil servants (€56 094) and male white collar workers (€46 622). Female white collar workers (€24 554) and female blue collar workers (€12 124) bring up the rear.

In 2018, around 2.1 million retired persons were resident in Austria. They received a median gross annual income of €21 100 (women: €16 519, men: €27 281). This equated to a median net income of €18 769 (women: €15 397, men: €22 626).

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Results (overview): Gross annual income


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