Nurses “reach” salaries RSD 10,000 lower than teachers
December salaries of public sector employees are increased by 8 to 15 percent. Nurses got the highest salary increase of 15%, doctors got 10%, the same as the employees in the science-research sector and the employees in cultural institutions, the employees in higher education institutions and primary and secondary education, preschool institutions, as well as employees in social care institutions got an increase of 9%. Government administration employees get an 8 percent increase. The basic net salary of a nurse, without taking into account years of service, in October 2019 was RSD 42,819, while in November it amounted to RSD 49,242, while the basic salary of a specialist physician in October amounted to RSD 87,518 and in November to RSD 96,269. The basic net salary, without taking into account years of service, with BSc degrees in the institutions of primary and secondary education and pre-school institutions, for kindergarten and school teachers was increased from RSD 54,216 in October 2019 to RSD 59,095 in November. The average salary of a professional soldier with a secondary school diploma in October 2019 was RSD 43,114, while in November it amounted to RSD 46,994, which is an increase of 9 percent.