European low-wage earners

Low-wage earners: Eurostat

  • One out of six employees in the EU27 was a low-wage earner in 2010
  • The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.0% in 2010 in the EU27
  • In the EU27 in 2010, 21.2% of female employees were low-wage earners, compared with 13.3% of male employees
  • In the EU27 in 2010, 29.0% of employees with a low education level were low-wage earners, compared with 19.3% of those with a medium level and 5.8% of those with a high level.
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