Some institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are paid more than average

Some institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are paid more than average

In the entity of the Fed of Bosnia and Herzegovina there are over 70 institutions, agencies and institutes that are financed to the greatest extent from the budget. What is very interesting is that there are some institutions that are not so exposed to public judgment and analysis, and whose administration has huge salaries compared to the average in FBiH.

The average salary in FBiH is around 1.200 BAM and fluctuates throughout the year. For example, for the seventh month of this year, it was 1.257 BAM. Inflation, but considering inflation, the increase in prices in general and the increase in wages is something that the majority of citizens cares about.

And while criticism is justifiably directed mostly at politicians, members of parliament, etc. There are also some personnel who are extremely well-paid and are not at all the focus of public criticism and attention.

Although at this moment we will not go into the actual work, activities, and engagement of each institution, we will single out some of the federal agencies and institutions whose management receives higher salaries than the members of the BiH Presidency.

The manager, the director of the Sava River Watershed Agency, receives a salary of more than 8.000 BAM. His monthly salary for July 2023 was 8.460 BAM. The director manages the agency, which employs 76 employees. It should be pointed out that the director's salary was 7.450 BAM for December last year, so in just half a year it increased by 1.000 BAM.

The Regulatory Commission for Energy at FBiH, located in Mostar, has a monthly salary of 7.420 BAM, and that institution has 38 employees.

The Federal Employment Agency employs 63 workers and the director receives a monthly salary of 6.910 BAM.

The director of the FBiH Health Insurance Institute has a salary of 7.390 BAM, and the institution has 53 employees.

Salaries at these institutions are determined on the basis of internal regulations and with the approval of the supervisory boards or assembly, depending on the institution. The administration has the authority to determine their own pay grades, which is how we arrive at these amounts.

The question arises as to the expediency of such rules if it is known that most institutions are financed by the tax burdens of citizens, reports.