Average salary falls
The average gross national salary fell 2% to NIS 8,356 in September from NIS 8,514 in August, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported today. The number of Israeli salaried employees also fell, to 2.84 million in September from 2.92 million in August.
The average gross national salary rose to NIS 8,498 in the third quarter, 1.2% higher than in the second quarter.
Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) (TASE: ELEC.B22) and Mekorot National Water Company employees topped the salary rankings, with an average gross monthly salary of NIS 24,000 in the third quarter. The average gross monthly salary in the financial sector was in second place, at NIS 14,495. Catering and accommodations employees were at the bottom, with an average gross salary of NIS 4,021.
The number of salaried Israeli employees was stable during the third quarter at 2.91 million.
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