A new Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) survey has found that Cyprus civil servants’ salaries are close to the EU average of €2,321 (€2,750 Eurozone average), Phileleftheros reports.
The survey divides civil servant salaries in Europe into three bands, the lower one with salaries up to €1.500, a middle group and a high income group.
ADEDY’s ranking places Bulgaria at the lower end with EUR 550 gross monthly income and Denmark at the top end with EUR 5,741.
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THE TARGET SALARIES
Interestingly, the survey also estimated the required shift in civil servant salaries to reach optimal index figures for each country, given that the cost of life remains unchanged.
In Greece, for example, ADEDY estimates that salaries need to go up by 160% to reach €2,766, in Portugal by 165.3% to reach €2,653.
Luxembourg salaries, the survey notes, should go up 115% to €9,677.
For Cyprus, average salaries would need to go up by 34.9% to reach €3,584 and for Italy 33% to €5,851.
No shift is required, it was mentioned, for Bulgaria, Czechia, Lithuania and Malta.