Wage growth in 2016 decreased 0.8%, according to data released last week by the INE.
In their annual review of salaries, the average gross monthly salary was €1878. Most people earned between €1,200 and €2,100, though just under a third earned over 2100 a month.
The financial and energy services sector saw the highest number of high earners, whilst the lower wages was focused on domestic services and agriculture.
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