Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic
This report presents an estimate of average wages in total health care services in the Czech Republic in the period of 2005–2010 broken down by categories of health and non-health workers. Statistical reports of IHIS CR, collected separately for non-business and business sphere, were utilized for calculations. The report gives information on the methodology of collected data and the way of calculation which encompassed imputations for types of health care establishments which are only partly or not at all covered by statistical surveys. The discussion presents problems coming from methodology and processing of data and factors making the interpretation of results more difficult. The basic results reveal that average gross monthly wage increased in health care services between 2005 and 2010 from 18.4 thous. CZK up to about 25 thous. CZK which was increase of nearly 37 %. The average annual growth rate of wages in health care services amounted to 6.4 % in nominal and to 3.5 % in real terms which was more than the average in the total economy. The increase of wages was slightly different among individual categories of workers and the highest growth was recorded in nurses and midwives in the observed period.