"Average monthly earnings of workers in Portugal : the rich got richer", Observatório das Desigualdades, 2011
Quadros de Pessoal databases have information about the monthly wage of Portuguese companies’ workers. The data presented in this text is about gross average earnings, which include basic pay, regular benefits and extraordinary benefits. The values are in Euros and in constant prices, which enables to control the inflation effect.
In 1985 61% of workers had an average monthly earning up to 500 Euros. Only from the percentile 93 the earnings are superior to 1,000 Euros, which means that only 7% of workers had earnings above this value. And only 1% earned more than 1,809 Euros (percentile 99).
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