Civil servant salaries increased more than average in 2020

The average monthly salary of a civil servant in Estonia rose by 3.8 percent last year to €1,948 while the average salary rose by 2.9 percent. Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop had the highest salary at over €80,000.

Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop had the highest total salary of €82,678 in 2020, statistics published by the Ministry of Finance show.

This was followed by Egon Veermäe, director general of the Social Insurance Board, who was paid €81,830, Villem Lapimaa, chairman of the Tallinn Circuit Court, with €79,441 euros, and Jüri Ratas, who was Prime Minister, with a salary of €78,460.

Kaido Padar, director general of the Transport Board, had the highest basic salary is €7,500 per month, followed by Ulla Ilisson, director general of Education and Youth Board (HARNO) and Madis Jääger, director general of the Academy of Sciences, who are both paid €6,900 per month.

As of the start of April, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas earns €6,768 a month, which makes her the fifth highest-paid civil servant.

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Read more: ERR.EE

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