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Average Salary in France 2018

How much money does a person working in France make?

4,570 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in France typically earns around 4,570 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 France | All Jobs

25% of people earn
2,917 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,792 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
5,500 EUR
or less
795 EUR
3,792 EUR
17,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in France range between 795 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 17,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,792 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,792 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,792 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 2,917 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,917 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 5,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,500 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in France

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,281 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,384 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,507 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
4,570 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in France 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 France | All Jobs

23 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France | All Jobs is 23 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximatly 23 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
Aix-en-Provence3,213 EUR
Angers4,958 EUR
Bordeaux2,677 EUR
Caen2,972 EUR
Clermont-Ferrand2,148 EUR
Dijon3,617 EUR
Grenoble4,531 EUR
Le Havre3,833 EUR
Lille2,729 EUR
Lyon4,223 EUR
Marseille2,597 EUR
Metz3,100 EUR
Montpellier3,226 EUR
Mulhouse2,250 EUR
Nancy5,979 EUR
Nantes4,839 EUR
Nice4,967 EUR
Paris5,037 EUR
Rennes4,547 EUR
Rouen4,830 EUR
Strasbourg3,250 EUR
Toulouse3,161 EUR
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