The average gross monthly wage in Bulgaria increased by an annual 11% to 1,462 levs ($906/747 euro) in the first quarter of 2021, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday.
On a quarterly comparison basis, the average gross monthly wage added 1.7% in the review period, NSI said in a statement.
The highest average wage, of 3,613 levs, was registered in the information and communication sector, followed by financial and insurance business with 2,188 levs. The lowest gross wage, of 717 levs, was recorded in the sector of accommodation and food services.
On an annual comparison basis, the average monthly wages in the public sector and the private sector went up by 17.2% and 8.8%, respectively.