Two thirds of young people do NOT EARN MONEY and half expect a salary higher than RSD 80,000
The average salary in April 2020 was RSD 58,932 and one of the reasons for dissatisfaction with the standard in Serbia is the difference between what young people expect and reality, the report on the position and needs of young people by the Umbrella Organization Serbian Youth says.
According to the official data of the National Employment Service, the number of young people who are unemployed in May 2020 was 104,702 people, which means that practically one fifth of the total number of unemployed in the Republic of Serbia were young people, aged 15 to 30.
The data of the Umbrella Organization Serbian Youth, which this organization singled out as worrying, refer to the monthly earnings of the respondents. Just over 10 percent of young people have a salary higher than the average in Serbia, 23 percent have a lower salary than the average, and as many as 63.5 percent do not earn at all.
When it comes to the most important factors for employment, in a convincing first place was the salary with 90.3 percent, followed by the opportunity for career advancement (78.2 percent), working hours (63.4 percent) and the opportunity to learn (55.7 percent).
As one of the reasons for dissatisfaction with the standard in Serbia the text quotes the difference between what young people expect and what is reality.
When it comes to the percentage of young people’s expectations in terms of the amount of salary, the most common are aspirations towards a salary in the amount of RSD 65,000 to RSD 80,000 (34 percent), followed by a salary in the range of RSD 80,000 to RSD 100,000 (33.4 percent).
The medium percentage of expectations is reserved for salaries from RSD 100,000 to RSD 150,000 (17 percent) and for the range from RSD 50,000 to RSD 65,000 (9.7 percent). The lowest percentages are recorded for salaries over RSD 150,000 (4.6 percent) and in the range of RSD 35,000 to RSD 50,000 (1.3 percent).