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Average salary
in France.

SALARY PAYMENT IN Euro (EUR, €)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES French / English

PAYROLL TAX 29.50% – 31.30%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

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What is the average salary in France?

According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE ), the average salary in France in 2022 was 2,340 euros net per month, or 39,300 euros gross per year.

What is the average salary in Paris?

The average salary in Ile-de-France (Paris region) is €3,087.

Are there regional variations in the France average wage?

Yes. Average salaries in France vary by region, for example:

  • Ile-de-France (Paris region): €3,087 per month
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Nice, Cannes, Antibes, etc.): €2,347 per month
  • Normandy: €2,226 per month
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Lyon region): €2,376 per month
  • Hauts-de-France (Lille region): €2,240 per month

How does the average salary in France compare to surrounding countries?

France is the tenth European country with the highest average monthly salary.

Average salary in France based on Industry

Figures based on data from Paylab.

What is the average salary for tech workers in France?

A person working in Information Technology in France typically earns around €49,800 per year. Salaries range from €25,800 (lowest average) to €81,100 (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What is the average salary for engineers in France?

A person working in Engineering in France typically earns around €41,800 per year. Salaries range from €13,300 (lowest average) to €88,500 (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What is the average salary for salespeople in France?

A person working in Sales (Retail and Wholesale) in France typically earns around €54,100 per year. Salaries range from €18,400 (lowest average) to €107,000 (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What is the average salary for my industry in France?

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FAQs

Yes. The average salary in France applies across all fields and levels. Depending on the field and level of hire, you will often be able to find a candidate that fits your budget. Hiring a contractor may be one way of saving money for temporary or project-based hires. 

On the latest available data, average net salaries were in Burgundy Free Country (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) and Brittany (Bretagne) at 2,163 and 2,177 respectively. 

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