New CSO figures reveal the median weekly earnings for workers in Ireland 3 weeks ago

New CSO figures reveal the median weekly earnings for workers in Ireland

New figures from the CSO show that median weekly earnings increased by 8.8% between 2011 and 2018.

The median weekly earnings for an Irish worker in 2018 was €592.60, according to new findings from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The statistics, which were published on Friday, found that this figure had increased by 8.8% between 2011 and 2018.

Broken down further, the figures show that between 2011 and 2018, median weekly earnings for male employees increased by 7.0%, compared to an increase of 7.8% for female employees.

Employees in the Information and Communication sector had the highest median weekly earnings of €991.18, while the sector with the lowest median weekly earnings in 2018 was the Accommodation and Food Service sector at €313.59.

Looking at the average earnings by county, Dublin had the highest median weekly earnings at €645.78.

This was 9.0% higher than the average for the country and 36.5% higher than the median weekly earnings for Donegal which was the lowest earning county, at €473.12.

It also found that in 2018, 28.7% of all employments earned less than €400 per week.

Jobs earning between €400 and €800 per week accounted for 39.4% of all employments.

Almost a third (31.9%) of all workers earned more than €800 per week, while 6.5% of employments earned €1,600 or more per week.

More information on these findings can be found on the CSO website here.