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The Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday released its annual report, which
provides data on the average monthly wages per employee by sector between 2009
A decreasing monthly wage was apparent in many fields, such as
manufacture and public administration. Increases were seen in the wages
of employees in the education sector as well as the banking and finance
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In the manufacturing sector, wages of employees involved in the
production of paper and paper products decreased from 2009’s average of NIS
9,061 to NIS 8,602 in 2011. The same trend was displayed in the manufacture of
refined petroleum and nuclear fuel, chemicals and chemical products, which saw a
drop from NIS 14,339 to NIS 13,845 between 2009 and 2011. The wages of
employees working in the production of machinery and heavy equipment increased
from NIS 12,470 in 2009 to NIS 13,201 in 2011.
Workers in the production
of electronic communication equipment received less pay this year, with wages
averaging NIS 18,922 in 2011 and NIS 19,469 in 2009. Similarly, employees
involved in the production of industrial equipment for control and supervision
and medical and scientific equipment suffered the same trend, as their wages
decreased from NIS 18,677 in 2009 to NIS 18,058 in 2011. However, in the sector
of manufacture of transport equipment, average wages rose from NIS 13,422 in
2009 to NIS 14,036 in 2011.
Public administration wages dropped
drastically from an average of NIS 13,808 in 2009 to NIS 12,906 in 2011.
Employees working in the administration of local authorities received less pay
this year compared to 2009, with a drop from NIS 10,092 to NIS 9,353
respectively. Wages in the public administration of the state and the national
institutions also dropped from 2009’s average of NIS 15,436 to 14,505 in
The wages of employees in the sector of electricity and water
supply sector decreased from 2009 to 2011, with averages equaling NIS 21,126 and
NIS 20,936 respectively.
Labor and political organization employees also
suffered a drop in pay this year, with their wages dropping from NIS 6,118 to
NIS 5,634 between 2009 and 2011.