Egypt Independent

Average weekly wage LE1,104 in 2018: CAPMAS



The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Monday that the average weekly wage in 2018 for workers in the public sector, public business sector, and the private sector reached LE1,104, compared to LE1,050 in 2017.

According to the annual bulletin of employment statistics and working hours from 2018, the average weekly wage in the public sector and the public business sector was recorded as LE1,278, compared to LE1,247 in 2017, while in the private sector it was recorded as LE877, compared to LE779 in 2017.

According to the bulletin, the average weekly wage for males was recorded as LE1,120 in the public sector, public business sector, and private sector in 2018, compared to LE1,063 in 2017. For females it was recorded as LE1,022, compared to LE985 in 2017.

The average weekly wage of workers in the field of financial intermediation and insurance was LE3,289, compared to LE3,106 in 2017.

The average weekly wage for the most important economic fields in 2018 were as follows:

The construction field’s average weekly wage was recorded as LE1,315, compared to LE1,173 in 2017.

The electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply’s average weekly wage was recorded as LE1,374 in 2018, compared to LE1,284 in 2017.

The weekly average wage for transport and storage activities was recorded as LE1,433 in 2017, compared to LE 1,244 in 2017.

The teaching field recorded the lowest average weekly wage, reaching LE521 compared to LE490 in 2017.

The average number of weekly working hours for employees in the public sector, public business sector and the private sector was 52 hours.

The average weekly working hours were 50 hours for workers in the public sector and public business sector, and 55 hours for workers in the private sector.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm