Average and Minimum Salary in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Average and minimum salary in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Data and information about wages and jobs in Slovenia

The average and minimum wages in Ljubljana are helpful data to understand the dynamics of this relatively young European nation. This post is ideal for expats willing to relocate and understand the job market conditions in the country.

average and minimum salary in Slovenia
Piran, Slovenia. Photo by Pedro Szekely.

Slovenia is probably one of the former Yugoslavian countries with the most thriving economic history is very successful. Today it is a country with the stable and prosperous economy. This was most noticeable during the period between 1995-2008, and it is the first among new European Union countries to accept the Euro as its currency.

The factors that contribute to its economic success are good infrastructure and highly educated workforce. Also, it is important to mention that it is the major transportation crossroad in Central Europe.

Slovenia is also a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development since 2010, with its primary industries being agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Slovenia’s trade is mostly oriented towards its European Union partners and other Western countries. Ljubljana, the country’s capital and largest city, is also the wealthiest in this small alpine nation.

Minimum Salary in Ljubljana, Slovenia

There are no high variations between the minimum and average wages in Ljubljana, as in Slovenia as a whole. As of 2024 the minimum salary in Ljubljana is of 800 euros net and 1000 euros (gross) per month. Regionally, it is a much higher figure compared to its neighboring country Croatia. 

Also, the minimum wage includes full-time work (8 hours per day). The minimum salaries are mostly among occupations such as sales retail and some services positions.  The minimum wage in Slovenia is in accordance with the Minimum Wage Act. Slovenia has a relatively low percentage of workers on minimum wage, however the average wage in Ljubljana is not that high either.

More info can be found on data.si (in Slovenian).

Average Salary in Ljubljana, Slovenia

As previously stated Slovenia and its capital city of Ljubljana have a pretty stable economy. The average wages in Slovenia vary greatly depending on the position and field. Legal, marketing and management jobs are among highest paid.

The average salary in Ljubljana is of around 1300 euros net as of 2024. Slovenia has the highest minimum salary in the Balkan region and also among former Yugoslavia countries.

Slovenia is not much of an expat hub, unlike its neighboring Austria or Hungary. However, there are many positions available in technology related fields, such as IT and data analysis.

Here are some average wages per profession in Ljubljana, Slovenia (net) per month:

Job in Ljubljana, Slovenia Average salary per month (net in EUR)
Hospitality Industry  
Hotel receptionist salary 900 euros / month
Cleaner (hotel, restaurant) 800 euros / month
Cook / Chef 1300 euros / month
Waiter 900 euros / month
Restaurant / Hotel Manager 1900 euros / month
Information Technology Industry  
IT Analyst 1900 euros / month
Data Scientist 2300 euros / month
Frontend Developer 1600 euros / month
App Software Developer (Android) 2000 euros / month
Python Developer 2300 euros / month
Full Stack Developer 2900 euros / month
Project Manager 2500 euros / month
Engineering and Logistic Industry  
Driver (car / van) 900 euros / month
Civil Engineer 1800 euros / month
Architect 1800 euros / month
Mechanical Engineer 1900 euros / month
Warehouse Manager 1500 euros / month
Healthcare Industry  
Nurse 1200 euros / month
Doctor (GP) 2500 euros / month
Dentist 2200 euros / month
Pharmacist 1300 euros / month
Finance Industry  
Accountant 1600 euros / month
Lawyer 1900 euros / month
Real Estate Agent 1500 euros / month
Sales Representative 1100 euros / month
Financial Manager 2300 euros / month
Media and Marketing Jobs Industry  
Designer 1400 euros / month
Journalist 1200 euros / month
Photographer 1100 euros / month
Translator 1000 euros / month

Economic Outlook in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is the economic and most important center of Slovenia. The most important economic sectors are petrochemicals and food processing. Also, pharmacy sector is not far behind. Other fields include construction, finance, banking, transport, skilled trades and services and tourism.

Even if the Economy of Slovenia is not showing a strong growth in recent years, it is still in a relatively comfortable position. Unemployment is relatively slow and the country has one of the best standards of living among those who joined the EU in the past decades.

Most non-tech related jobs in Slovenia will require a good knowledge of the Slovenian language. However, if you are working with IT or other high tech fields, there are less language requirements. Many of these jobs are available for English or German speakers.

If you are coming to Slovenia you may want to check our guide on the best places to stay in Ljubljana. For those visiting the country by train, you can read more about trains to Ljubljana.

Interesting Resources for Working and Living Abroad

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World Nomads: this company provides travel insurance in most countries around the world, and it might be a good option if you going for a long travel.

Jetradar: search for flights and compare prices with Jetradar.

Booking.com: Booking.com is the best choice for finding accommodation for your next trip, with a wide variety of choices for all types of travelers.

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