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Wages rose 2.6% last year

Wages are continuing to rise in Bermuda and non-Bermudians are earning considerably more than locals.

Government’s Labour Market Indicators, published yesterday, shows that the median gross earnings were $57,915 in late August last year, up 2.6 percent from 2009.

For the second successive year, women fared better than men, with medium pay of $58,341 compared to the $57,559 earned by men.

The median earnings of Bermudians were $55,264, while those of non-Bermudian spouses totalled $67,091 and other non-Bermudians, $69,738.

The most popular occupation for men was mason (609 posts held) followed by chef de partie / cook (524) and finance (456). For women executive secretary / personal assistant was the most popular occupation, with 897 posts, 739 of them filled by Bermudians. This was followed by registered nurse (471) and retail sales clerk (430).

Among Bermudian men, the most popular occupations were heavy-truck driver (399), semi-skilled construction labourer (365) and security officer (356).

The unemployment rate was put at six percent, based on the findings of the 2010 Census.

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Published November 03, 2011 at 4:19 pm (Updated November 03, 2011 at 4:19 pm)

Wages rose 2.6% last year

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