The economic landscape is constantly changing, and the wage trends in the Czech Republic are no exception. According to Platy.cz, a site that tracks wages in the Czech Republic, the average salesperson earns a gross monthly income of 26,295 Czech koruna, three thousand more than three years ago. Couriers have seen an increase of over four thousand, bringing their average income to 32,929 koruna. Warehouse workers now earn 31,366 koruna monthly, an increase of 4,600 koruna over the same period. These average salaries include bonuses, commissions, and the thirteenth salary.
Oldřich Kučera, a newcomer to a newly opened fast-food branch at Václav Havel Airport in Prague, summarized his earnings. “My basic salary is 27,000 koruna gross per month. There are surcharges for weekends and 1,500 koruna for timely arrivals at work. I can earn up to 32,000 gross per month.”. Kučera trained as a chef this year and prepared baguettes in his first job.
The pay landscape varies across industries and regions. Janitors average 21,293 koruna, while a factory worker takes home 28,907 koruna. A security worker earns 23,197 koruna. The average cashier earns 28,113 koruna, an increase of 3,490 three years ago. Goods replenishers, on the other hand, earn an average of 32,527 koruna, a rise of 8,352 koruna since 2020.
The increase in salaries for couriers and warehouse workers varies by region. In Prague, couriers and warehouse workers earn an average of 37,708 and 34,942 koruna, respectively. In the South Moravian region, couriers make 35,808 koruna on average, and in the Central Bohemian region, 31,225 koruna.
Despite these wage increases, people may not be better off. Platy.cz‘s report states, “It is necessary to consider the higher inflation rate. The nominal wage is growing, but the real one has fallen almost everywhere in the last observed period.” The annual inflation rate was around seven percent in September.
In conclusion, while there are nominal increases in wages in the Czech Republic, these increases do not necessarily translate into an improved standard of living due to factors such as inflation. It’s a complex issue that requires further examination and understanding.