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Average Salary in Finland 2018

How much money does a person working in Finland make?

3,657 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Finland typically earns around 3,657 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Finland | All Jobs

25% of people earn
2,425 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,200 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
4,375 EUR
or less
700 EUR
3,200 EUR
14,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Finland range between 700 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 14,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,200 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,200 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,200 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 2,425 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,425 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 4,375 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,375 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

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Salary Trend and Forecast in Finland

How are Finland salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
3,426 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
3,515 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,613 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
3,657 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Finland are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Finland | All Jobs

19 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland | All Jobs is 19 EUR. This means that the average person in Finland earns approximatly 19 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Helsinki3,725 EUR
Joensuu2,600 EUR
Jyvaskyla3,250 EUR
Kuopio1,250 EUR
Lahti3,000 EUR
Lappeenranta2,550 EUR
Oulu5,050 EUR
Tampere3,642 EUR
Turku3,640 EUR
Vaasa2,630 EUR
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