Each year TEK conducts a labour market survey to determine the salary levels and other terms of employment of its members.
The survey findings are analysed by the educational background of members, years of employment, job characteristics, etc.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT SALARY?
Salary Surveyor for members: Salary Surveyor draws salary curves according to your variable selections. The regression models are based on TEK's annual salary survey.
Salaries by position 2017 (pdf)
Salaries by field of study 2017 (pdf)
Starter salary recommendation for recent graduates
Recommended salaries for trainees
For more information contact palkat(ät)tek.fi or +358 (0)9 229 121.
TIPS FOR SALARY DISCUSSIONS
Talk about your salary with your supervisor on a regular basis, such as in connection with performance reviews. You can also schedule a separate salary discussion.
Prepare well for the discussion. Think about your salary wishes and clear justification of why you have earned a raise. Tell examples of how your duties have become more demanding, your participation has increased and your performance has improved. Talk about successfully completed projects and agreements signed, for example. Changes in duties, such as new or more demanding tasks, are also grounds for a raise.
It is also a good idea to take a look at your industry’s salary statistics. As a TEK member, TEK’s Salary Surveyor service and other salary statistics are available to you. You can also contact the salary counselling service:palkat(ät)tek.fi or +358 (0)9 229 121. There are also other parties, such as Statistics Finland and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, that publish salary statistics.
PERSONAL SALARY COUNSELLING
TEK experts also provide personal salary counselling for TEK members. Salary counselling will help you especially with matters related to salary statistics, income level and salary negotiations. You can contact salary counselling, for instance, when you are thinking about a suitable salary request for a job you are applying for, when you want to check your current income level or need tips for salary negotiations. In legal matters related to salaries (e.g. holiday bonuses, holiday pay, paying salary at the end of an employment relationship, overtime compensations), you can contact our lawyers.
Salary counselling is primarily based on the Salary Surveyor and other salary statistics by TEK. The data for these statistics are collected annually from our labour market survey. TEK experts also have access to some foreign salary statistics.
The best way to contact salary counselling is by e-mail at palkat(ät)tek.fi or by telephone on +358 (0)9 229 121. We will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible, usually within 1–2 working days. If your matter is urgent, please mention this in your request for contact. If the salary counsellor is not available to take your call, you can leave a message requesting them to call you back.
You will receive quicker service if you provide some background information about yourself and your job or the job you’re applying for:
- describe the job in a few words: title, most important duties, position in the organisation, supervisory responsibilities
- information about the employer: industry, number of employees
- location of the workplace: Helsinki Metropolitan Area or elsewhere in Finland
- your educational background: degree, degree programme and year of graduation
- any relevant work experience (other than summer jobs, traineeships or doing your thesis) before graduation
- information about your current income level is also useful
UNDER WHICH CONDITIONS DO YOU WORK?
Every year TEK, together with the other member organisations of the Delegation of Professional and Managerial Employees (YTN), negotiates collective agreements on the level of salaries and the terms of employment for the majority of their members in private sector.
In larger companies there is often a local association, or at least a contact person, who will give you information about terms of employment in your company.
The benefits of the members working in the state or municipal sector are taken care of by the Finnish Negotiation Organisation for Academic Professionals in the Public Sector (JUKO). You can receive further information about the terms of employment and other questions dealing with the public sector from TEK's lawyers.