Teachers' salary to rise twice next year
Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps on Thursday introduced at the Cabinet meeting the proposal to raise teachers' minimum and average pay twice next year, in January and September.
Salary policy favors mediocrity
The unexpected departure of one of the most high-paid public officials, Director General of the Tax and Customs Board Marek Helm, to the private sector raises the question of whether executive salaries are competitive in the public sector.
07.10.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Wage rise eats into company profits
While corporate profits shrunk by 12 percent in first quarter wages rose by eight percent, Statistical Office reported yesterday.
07.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Editorial: we know how much they make
Thankfully, for third year now we may all see the state and local leaders salaries on finance ministry website. A list of some 20,000 names.
Local leaders carry differing price tags
Though in eyes of law all local governmental leaders share the same tasks, councils price their jobs very differently. Not always is this linked to wealth of the region or size of population. Estonia's highest mayoral salary is thrice the lowest. With parish elders, the difference is six-fold.
03.05.2016, Oliver KundPM
The state to again alter pension system
After every five years the state analyses if our pension system is financially and socially sustainable. Again, a fresh related report is being prepared. What's more: in its action programme, the government has promised to consider introducing flexible retirement age and faster rise of base amount of pensions – a task which the ministries have indeed been performing this past year both by meeting interest groups and analyzing Excel tables.
28.01.2016, Kadri HansaluPM
Coaches see salaries soar... by entire euro!
In the fall, culture minister Indrek Saar said the children and youth coaches getting state support to salaries would see the fund thereof boosted by ten percent. Afterwards, it rose to 13.5 percent. Oh the joy in coaches as, with the small wages, every euro helps.
27.01.2016, Peep PahvPM
New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of Estonia
As Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
19.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Ministries swell with fresh vigour
Analysis by Chamber of Commerce and Industry says Estonia's public officialdom is resistant to thinning and if the numbers do come down at all, then on account of police patrols and firefighters. Meanwhile, the ministries keep on ballooning.
07.09.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Foreign students flipping burgers
While at universities or preparing to enroll, youth in Estonia from abroad are willing to do the simple and less paid jobs. Though vacancies abound, they find it unexpectedly complex.
25.05.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Editorial: the wage gap – a problem for all
Yesterday, we had equal pay day in Estonia. Celebrated in quite a few nations, the date varies. In Europe, Estonia is the last in line – 111 days from beginning of year. This is the very number of days that the ladies must work extra, yearly, in order to earn as much as the gentlemen.
Who wants to be a judge? Lonesome, loaded with responsibility...
Name a job that pays €3,400 to €4,400 plus perks and yet lacks candidates. Judges.
13.02.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Doctors demand better pay
Collective agreement talks between medical workers and Hospitals Association are getting tough as the association deems demands by doctors to be Utopian.
01.09.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
In the 2nd quarter, average monthly gross wages exceeded 1,000 euros
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,023 euros and increased 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.
Work capacity reform delayed
Yesterday, Riigikogu social commission received amendments to work capacity reform bill by coalition MPs whereby the latter desire to raise the income level triggering cuts to work capacity benefits and to postpone entry into force of the law by half a year till January 1st 2016.
12.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Editorial: a reform better unnoticed by citizens
With state organisations reorganising their staff and activities, to the man in the street the true reasons for it will often remain hazy – for the simple reason, mostly, that they have no direct contact with the domain. Some, of course, will always emotionally say that officialdom needs thinning; others will worry about the service – the state being thin as it is.
In 2013 the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 949 euros
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 949 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 5.73 euros. Compared to 2012, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 7.0% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries increased 7.3%.
Half of criminal policemen to lose status
Come October, whoever retains criminal policeman status will be under central prefecture service. Proceeders will answer to local police department heads.
11.06.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Police and Border Guard Board to dismiss half of top management
By year’s end, Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) director-general Elmar Vaher will lay off half of his deputies.
06.06.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Average monthly and hourly gross wages increased in all economic activities
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 966 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.02 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 7.3% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries increased 6.9%.
Editorial: why take hammer to drive in screw?
Yesterday, on Equal Pay Day, the issue of ladies/gentlemen wage difference was stirred up again. The politicians and experts who undertook to opine are partly right and partly not.
Editorial: on sportsmen, salaries and... envelopes
Rule of thumb: scholarships for students, wages for working men. Accordingly, Estonia’s sportsmen and coaches, as well as referees, sports physicians and other personnel, fall somewhere in-between the two: working, yet living on scholarships. Basically, we have to do with a national tax optimization scheme. To the shock of sports circles, taxman now thinks this ain’t right.
Annual average gross wages increased in all economic activities
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2012, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 887 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 5.34 euros. Compared to 2011, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew 5.7% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries 6.0%.
Workers expect faster pay rise as prices have been rising long - Estonian union body
The rise in average wages and salaries in the first quarter of 2013 can be seen as satisfactory but the expectations of employees are higher because price increases have been cumulating over a long period of time, said the president of the Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL), Peep Peterson.
Real wage growth to accelerate in Estonia as inflation eases - analyst
The rate of nominal growth of wages and salaries in Estonia this year will be in the same range as in 2012, yet real wages are seen to move up faster due to the deceleration of inflation, Swedbank Eesti chief economist Tõnu Mertsina said.
The average wages and salaries increased in all economic activities
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2012, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 916 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 5.53 euros. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2011, the growth was 5.9% and 6.6%, respectively.