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Average wage in Israel dips slightly as economic recovery continues

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The average monthly salary for Israeli employees dipped slightly in recent months to NIS 11,667 ($3,710), down from 11,799 ($3,752) in August and NIS 11,772 ($3,743) in July, as the Israeli economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Central Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday that 3.622 million Israelis were employed in September 2021, the most recent month for which data was available (in Hebrew).

The health and welfare services sector employed the most people — over 505,000 in September — with an average salary of NIS 9,338 ($2,969), followed by the education sector with roughly 499,000 workers and an average wage of NIS 8,743 ($2,780).

At the top of the pay scale, the celebrated Israeli tech sector showed average monthly salaries of NIS 26,242 ($8,344) in an industry of 349,000 people, an increase of 8% compared with September 2020. This is followed by workers in the electricity and water provision, and sewage services sector with an average wage of NIS 20,530 ($6,528). The latter employs about 31,000 people in a........

© The Times of Israel

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