Client: CENTAR

Period: 2013

Pay and income statistics frequently come under public criticism, often when the published statistics diverge from people’s knowledge of their own income and that of people in their social circles. This is also true of pay in the health care sector: on the one hand, health care professionals, in particular doctors, are perceived by some to have sizable incomes, while at the same time many health care professionals perceive a gap between their own income and the statistical figures.

This report attempts to address this problem by looking at (gross) income differentials among health care professionals and the relationship between their pay and average pay in Estonia. The analysis is based on data made available to the author by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.