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AVERAGE WAGE OR SALARY RATES

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Definition:
Wage or salary rates are the rates paid for nominal time of work, comprising basic wages and salaries, cost-of-living allowances and other guaranteed and regularly paid allowances.

Context:
The following should be excluded:

- overtime payments;
- bonuses and gratuities;
- family allowances;
- other social security payments made by the employer directly to employees and ex gratia payments in kind supplementary to normal wage and salary rates.

Source Publication:
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 2001-2002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002, page 527.

Cross References:
Wage rates

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Thursday, August 08, 2002

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003