12th July 2017

AmCham CZ: Manufacturing: Regional Employment and Median Wage by Occupation 2011-2016 - Bohemia

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series.

Key findings:


Employment. Prague had the highest employment drop in the 2011-2016 period among the five Bohemian regions and the set of manufacturing occupations covered by this report, with Manufacturing plant managers number falling by 26% (but Mechanical engineering technicians number went up by 73%). Year-on-year in Prague in 2016, Research and development managers recorded a decrease by 10.62%, while in other regions, the number of the positions stagnated. 

Employment. Central Bohemian region recorded the largest employment increase in the 2011-2016 period, among the manufacturing positions observed, with Research and development managers number growing by 50% and Lifting truck operators by 67%. Year-on-year in 2016, Stationary plant and machine operators, Lifting truck operators and Industrial and production engineers positions rose by 15-16%. The employment of Metal, machinery and related trades workers decreased by 10% y-o-y. 

Employment. Plzeňský region doubled the employment of Research and development managers and Manufacturing labourers not elsewhere classified in the 2011-2016 period. Year-on-year, Industrial and production engineers number rose by over 28%.

Employment. In the South Bohemian region, employment of Mechanical engineering technicians and Manufacturing supervisors increased by more than 50% in the 2011-2016 period. Mechanical engineers, Assemblers and Lifting truck operators recorded the highest year-on-year growth of 25-33%. 

Employment. Ústecký region experienced a drop by 20% in employment of Manufacturing plant managers and Mechanical engineers in the 2011-2016 period. Lifting truck operators and Manufacturing supervisors recorded the highest increase in number in the period (64% and 33%, respectively).  Year-on-year, Mechanical engineers and Production clerks grew by around 33%. 


Wages. In the 2011-2016 period, median wages in the South Bohemian region recorded the highest growth among the five regions and occupations covered by this report, ranging from 11.64% (Mechanical engineering technicians) to 68.84% (Manufacturing plant managers).  

Wages. Median wage of Manufacturing labourers not elsewhere classified in the Prague region doubled in the 2011-2016 period, while Mechanical engineers’ median wage grew by 3.54%.   

Wages. Prague was also the only region among the five regions where y-oy median wage of Research and development managers recorded negative growth (-3.13%). In all other regions, median wages of R&D managers grew by 0.07% (Central Bohemia) up to 8.28% (South Bohemia). 

Read the attached report with details.

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