In 2019 the average pay for 969,776 people working for 136,260 businesses in the enterprise sector amounted to HRK 5,815 (€773), which is an increase of 4.2 percent compared to 2018.
An analysis by the Financial Agency (FINA) shows that in three activities with the largest number of employees – construction, wholesale and retail trade, employees received an average pay that was below the national average.
There was nevertheless progress in relation to 2018 becase in the commercial sector, where 28,800 businesses employ 195,900 workers, wages grew by 4% from 2018, to HRK 5,596, while in the construction sector, 16,200 businesses employed 96,900 workers and the average wage saw an increase of 2.8% to HRK 5,167.
In the processing industry, 14,900 businesses employed 240,100 workers and their average pay was HRK 5,923, an annual rise of 4.6%.
There were also 12,700 businesses with 78,900 workers in services related to the provision of accommodation and food preparation and serving, and the average pay in that activity was HRK 5,064, 3.3% up from 2018.
Highest pay in mining and quarrying
The average pay was the highest in mining and quarrying, HRK 8,485, 1.8% up from 2018 and 45.9% higher than the national average. A total of 219 businesses with 3,600 workers were active in mining and quarrying.
The lowest net average pay was reported in other service activities and it amounted to HRK 4,394.
(€1 = 7.52 kuna)