The average monthly wage of one worker in December 2011 was 119,144 tenge [about 805 dollars] in Kazakhstan, and increased by 22.5 per cent compared to December 2010.
At the same time, the wages grew in real terms by 14.1 per cent accordingly during the period under review, a report circulated by the Kazakh Statistics Agency says.
In other fields, the highest wage is in professional, scientific and technical activities - 241,400 tenge [over 1,630 dollars] (by a factor of two times as big as the average republican level), in the financial and insurance activities - 238,800 tenge [1,613 dollars] (two times), in mining industry and the development of open pits - 234,800 [1,586 dollars] (two times).
The workers of the agriculture, forestry and the fishing industry have the lowest wage - 55,700 tenge [376 dollars], which is by 53.2 per cent lower than the average index in the country.
In regional terms, the highest wage is in! (western) Mangistau Region - 229,900 tenge [1,553 dollars], which is by a factor of 1.9 times higher than the average republican index. The amount of the wage in North Kazakhstan Region was 77,500 tenge [523 dollars], which is by 35 per cent lower than the average level in the country.
The population of Kazakhstan is over 16.6m people.
Source: Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency