A survey by the pool of chartered accountants Cercle Perspectives reveals that the bosses of VSEs and SMEs in Occitanie increased the salaries of their employees by nearly 3.04% in the first half of 2022. A way to cushion inflation , without compensating for it.
In a context of growing inflation, the bosses of small businesses have put their hands in the wallet. A study by Cercle Perspectives, a group of accounting firms, reveals that business leaders of VSEs-SMEs in Occitania granted an average salary increase of nearly 3.04% in the 1st half of 2022.
To reach this conclusion, the Cercle Perspectives based itself on the evolution of the salaries of 433,684 employees of VSEs/SMEs in France between December 2021 and June 2022. According to these payslips, in the Occitanie region, the wages “are gradually aligned with those of Ile-de-France, which has progressed less rapidly over the period (+2.99%)”, observe the authors of the study.
Women’s wages have increased
In addition, this survey shows that the less well-off categories of employees are those who have obtained the greatest increases in remuneration. “Women, who are structurally less well paid than men, with equal skills, saw their salary increase by +3.16% against +3.06% for men. Similarly, non-executive employees saw their salary to grow by +3.14% over the period against +2.76% for executives”, observes the Cercle Perspectives.
The survey also highlights significant disparities between sectors. Certain professions in tension, faced with recurring recruitment difficulties such as in the hotel and catering industry, have put their hands in the dough. Employees in this sector saw their wages increase by 5.23%, as did that of transport (+3.68%).
Hauts-de-France at the top of the ranking
At the national level, Occitania is placed in the low average of salary increases. The region climbed to 9th place, just ahead of Ile-de-France (+2.99%), Bourgone France-Comté (+2.88%) and Centre-Val de Loire (+2.85). %). At the head of the most profitable regions, we find, on the contrary, Hauts-de-France (+3.23%) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (+3.20%). The national average stands at +3.10%.