Proportion of persons earning less than the minimum wage increased: proportion of persons earning more than the average wage decreased.
In the previous pages, we examined the income gaps among households. This page looks at wage gaps among individuals--which contribute, of course, to wage gaps among households.
The National Insurance Institute publishes figures on the proportion of salaried persons earning the minimum wage or less, the proportion of salaried persons earning the average wage or less, and the proportion of persons earning more than the average wage.
During the last decade, the proportion of persons receiving more than the average wage decreased, while the proportion of persons receiving the minimum wage or less increased.
In 1998, 28.8% of salaried persons received the minimum wage or less, compared to 35.1% in 2006.
In contrast, in 1998, 29.7% of salaried persons received more than the average wage, compared to 26.1% in 2006. At the same time, the proportion of persons earning the average wage or less rose from 70.3% in 1998 to 73.8% in 2006.
Wages of Salaried Persons in Israel, Measured Against the Average Wage 1998-2006 In percentages, monthly averages Salaried persons earning 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Minimum wage or less 28.8 29.5 29.1 29.2 31.7 35.4 Between the minimun wage 9.8 9.3 11.7 10.0 7.6 5.8 and 50% of the average wage Between 75% of the 11.9 12.0 11.5 12.1 12.3 11.5 average wage and the average wage Total salaried persons 70.3 70.9 72.2 71.6 71.9 73.0 earning average wage or less Between the average wage 19.6 18.9 18.1 19.0 18.8 17.7 and double the average wage More than double the 10.1 10.3 9.7 9.6 9.3 9.3 average wage Salaried persons earning 2004 2005 2006 Minimum wage or less 34.1 32.7 35.1 Between the minimun wage 6.4 8.2 5.0 and 50% of the average wage Between 75% of the 12.2 12.0 12.4 average wage and the average wage Total salaried persons 72.9 73.3 73.8 earning average wage or less Between the average wage 18.3 17.7 17.7 and double the average wage More than double the 8.7 8.9 8.4 average wage Note: In 2006 the average wage of salaried persons was NIS 7,607. Sources: Adva Center analysis of National Insurance Institute, Average Wages by Selected Economic Variables, Jacques Bendalak, various years; the figure for 2006 courtesy of the Research Department of the National Insurance Institute.
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|Title Annotation:||Israel: A Social Report 1998-2007|
|Publication:||Israel: A Social Report|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2008|
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