A person working in Slovenia typically earns around 6,390 EUR per month. Salaries range from 860 EUR (lowest average) to 28,300 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries in Slovenia range from 860 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 28,300 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 6,900 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,900 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,900 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 3,500 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 19,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 19,000 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Slovenia costs anywhere from 32,000 Euro(s) to 95,900 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Slovenia earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Slovenia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Salaries in Slovenia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Accounting Assistant||3,710 EUR|
|Accounting Manager||8,250 EUR|
|Chartered Accountant||5,190 EUR|
|Corporate Treasurer||10,400 EUR|
|Financial Analyst||6,370 EUR|
|Financial Manager||12,400 EUR|
|Internal Auditor||6,260 EUR|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
|Administrative Assistant||3,230 EUR|
|Office Manager||4,120 EUR|
Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
|Art Director||5,650 EUR|
|Creative Director||5,780 EUR|
|Graphic Designer||4,300 EUR|
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
|Aerospace Engineer||6,690 EUR|
|Air Traffic Controller||6,220 EUR|
|Flight Attendant||5,180 EUR|
|CAD Drafter||4,370 EUR|
|Service Advisor||4,860 EUR|
|Bank Branch Manager||8,320 EUR|
|Business Analyst||7,040 EUR|
|Business Development Manager||8,570 EUR|
|Project Manager||6,740 EUR|
Care Giving and Child Care
|Nursery Teacher||4,470 EUR|
Construction / Building / Installation
|Civil Engineer||5,610 EUR|
|Construction Project Manager||6,850 EUR|
|Health and Safety Officer||3,710 EUR|
Customer Service and Call Center
|Call Center Representative||4,230 EUR|
|Customer Service Manager||7,940 EUR|
|Customer Service Representative||4,230 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||6,040 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||5,840 EUR|
Executive and Management
|Chief Executive Officer||13,900 EUR|
|Chief Financial Officer||12,800 EUR|
|General Manager||10,600 EUR|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
|Executive Chef||5,070 EUR|
|Hotel Manager||9,200 EUR|
|Travel Agent||4,960 EUR|
|Waiter / Waitress||3,660 EUR|
Health and Medical
|Laboratory Technician||4,490 EUR|
|Human Resources Manager||8,650 EUR|
|Human Resources Officer||5,070 EUR|
|Computer Technician||4,360 EUR|
|Database Administrator||6,070 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||5,170 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||8,920 EUR|
|Network Engineer||4,970 EUR|
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
|Police Officer||4,920 EUR|
|Legal Assistant||4,370 EUR|
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
|Biomedical Engineer||5,030 EUR|
Sales Retail and Wholesale
|Sales Manager||9,390 EUR|
|Sales Representative||3,900 EUR|
Teaching / Education
|Elementary School Teacher||4,230 EUR|
|Secondary School Teacher||4,700 EUR|
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.