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WAGES AND SALARIES – SNA

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French Equivalent: Salaires et traitements - SCN

Definition:
Wages and salaries consist of the sum of wages and salaries in cash and wages and salaries in kind.

Context:
Wages and salaries include the values of any social contributions, income taxes , etc., payable by the employee even if they are actually withheld by the employer for administrative convenience or other reasons and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities, etc., on behalf of the employee. Wages and salaries may be paid in various ways, including goods or services provided to employees for remuneration in kind instead of, or in addition to, remuneration in cash (SNA 7.32-7.42).

Source Publication:
SNA 7.32.

Cross References:
Wages and salaries – Eurostat
Wages and salaries in cash
Wages and salaries in kind

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Version Indicator: SNA

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics - Labour compensation statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, July 19, 2002