Global Wage Report 2014/15

Average wages globally: ILO expert shows how emerging economies are catching up

Kristen Sobeck, economist at the ILO and one of the authors of the Global Wage Report 2014 explains chart data showing average global wages over the past decade.

Global monthly average wage distribution in 2000 and 2012 (2012 PPP$) (Fig. 19 of the report)

Data refers to countries for which wage levels for 2000 and 2012 are available, and covers 83 countries which represent 73 per cent of the world’s employees. Wage levels have been converted to constant 2012 PPP$: PPP$1 is equivalent to the purchasing power of US$1 in the United States. Source: ILO Global Wage Database.