In 2020, employees in the private sector (excluding agricultural and domestic workers), with at least one paid day in the year, there were 15,581,083, with an average salary of € 20,658 and an average of 223 paid days. Thus in a note the INPS observatory. The percentage change on 2019 equal to -2.6%, and essentially due to the effects of the emergency linked to the Covid-19 pandemic which caused the drop in production and consumption.
Land average salaries in 2020 have values
highest in the two Northern divisions: respectively 24,533 euros in the North-West and 21,942 in the North-East, with a large gap with respect to the divisions of the South, also marked by lower values of average number of paid days in the year. In 2020 the number of intermittent employees with at least one paid day in the year equal to 542,546 (-19.0% compared to 2019). At the territorial level, about two thirds of intermittent workers work in the Northern regions. With respect to gender, male workers represent 49.3% of the distribution.
Particularly, apprentices have decreased by -5.1% and workers by -3.3%. Blue-collar workers (8,563,588 workers) represent 55.0% of the total, against 36.8% of office workers, 4.0% of apprentices, 3.1% of middle managers and 0.8% of managers. Compared to gender, male workers represent 57.7% of the distribution. The average annual salary in 2020, equal to 20,658 euros overall, it increases with increasing age, at least up to the 55-59 class, and is constantly higher for the male gender (23,859 euros against 16,285 euros for females). In 2020, almost a third of employees (32.1%) work in the North-West regions; followed by the North-East with 23.6%, the Center with 20.8%, the South with 16.5%, the Islands with 6.9%, while only 0.1% work abroad .