Average Annual Wages (2018 Edition)
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Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (2019): OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2018-11

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Real compensation per employee (instead of real wages) are considered for Chile, Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand.

Average Annual Wages (2018 Edition)Direct source

Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (2019): OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2018-11

Geographic coverage

In order to facilitate analysis and comparisons over time, historical data for OECD members have been provided over as long a period as possible, often even before a country became a member of the Organisation. Information on the membership dates of all OECD countries can be found at OECD Ratification Dates.

OECD Ratification Dateshttp://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htm
Key statistical concept

This dataset contains data on average annual wages per full-time and full-year equivalent employee in the total economy. Average annual wages per full-time equivalent dependent employee are obtained by dividing the national-accounts-based total wage bill by the average number of employees in the total economy, which is then multiplied by the ratio of average usual weekly hours per full-time employee to average usually weekly hours for all employees. For more details, see: .

The data, from 1990 to 2017 are available in :

Current prices in NCU
in 2017 constant prices and NC>
in 2017 USD PPPs and 2017 constant prices
in 2017 USD exchange rates and 2017
NCU: National currency units

For further details on these estimates, please see

Employment Outlookwww.oecd.org/employment/outlookAverage wages pdfhttp://www.oecd.org/els/emp/AVERAGE_WAGES.pdf
Aggregation & consolidation

Average wages are converted in USD PPPs using 2017 USD PPPs for private consumption and are deflated by a price deflator for private final consumption expenditures in 2017 prices.

Recommended uses and limitations

Real compensation per employee (instead of real wages) are considered for Chile, Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand.