The average wage per employed worker has fallen in 2022 in all subsectors of the food industrya behavior that is partly due to seasonality and the access of new employees to the sector and which is more pronounced in dairy, milling and beverage companies.
This is reflected in the analysis by subsectors included in the Economic Report of the Federation of Food and Beverage Industries (FIAB), which was presented this week and which indicates positive employment behavior for the sector in 2022, despite the tensions derived mainly from inflation.
Bakery and pasta, the most affected
The sector of drinks is the one that has an average salary per worker employed higher, which is close to 42,000 euros; however, it is 2.2% lower than in 2021. At the other extreme is the manufacture of bakeries and pasta, with an average salary of just over 22,600 euros, and it has also had a negative behavior compared to 2021 ( -1.7%).
The milling industry stands with an average salary close to 38,000 euros, but it has been the one that more has descended in year-on-year terms, 2.5% on average; the same cut figure as in companies in the dairy sector, which slightly exceed the barrier of 34,000 euros on average per active worker in 2022.
The report, in global terms, reflects a labor x-ray with a “favorable behavior”, with a advance in the number of affiliates to Social Security of 3.2%up to 454,800 direct jobs, and at a higher rate than that of the manufacturing industry, which was 2.4%.
For now, one in five jobs in the manufacturing industry is provided by the food and beverage industry. Even so, the study warns of the rebound in labor costs, which increased by 0.7%, above the record for the economy as a whole of 0.3%.