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Countries that pay highest average salaries

Last updated on: February 25, 2013 12:21 IST

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One way to gauge the economic condition of a country is to take a look at the average salaries of workers. The higher the salaries, the better the living conditions.

Let's take a look at some countries that pay highest average salaries.

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The United States

Annual gross income: $54,450

Compulsory deductions: 22.8 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $42,050 per year

Global rank: 1

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Ireland

Annual gross income: $50,764

Compulsory deductions: 18.9 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $41,170 per year

Global rank: 2

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Luxembourg

Annual gross income: $52,847

Compulsory deductions: 28.1 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $37,997 per year

Global rank: 3

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Switzerland

Annual gross income: $50,242

Compulsory deductions: 29.4 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $35,471 per year

Global rank: 4

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Australia

Annual gross income: $44.983

Compulsory deductions: 22.3 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $34,952 per year

Global rank: 5

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The United Kingdom

Annual gross income: $44,743

Compulsory deductions: 25.1 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $33,513 per year

Global rank: 6

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Canada

Annual gross income: $42,253

Compulsory deductions: 22.7 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $32,662 per year

Global rank: 7

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Norway

Annual gross income: $43,990

Compulsory deductions: 29.3 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $31,101 per year

Global rank: 8

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South Korea

Annual gross income: $35,406

Compulsory deductions: 12.3 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $31,051 per year

Global rank: 9

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The Netherlands

Annual gross income: $47,056

Compulsory deductions: 37.8 per cent

Post-deduction salary: $29,269 per year

Global rank: 10

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