Muscat: The number of Omanis working in the private sector who are insured and active increased by 4.4 per cent by the end of Q2 2014, totalling some 189,931 employees, compared with 181,860 employees recorded as working in the private sector at the end of 2013.
The report regarding Omanis working in the private sector who are insured and active, published by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), also reveals a decline in the number of employees receiving basic salary in the OMR225-300 band while during the same period, the number of Omanis receiving higher basic salaries increased.
The NCSI report shows that the number of Omanis working in private sector who are insured and active and are receiving a basic salary of less than OMR300 dropped by 2.2 per cent, reaching 116,228, compared to the end of 2013 figure of 118,786 employees.
However, during the same six-month period, the number of those receiving a basic salary in the range of OMR300-400 increased by 23.3 per cent, totalling 31,815 employees.
The number of Omanis receiving a basic salary in the range of OMR700-800 also increased by 17.2 per cent, standing at 3,593 employees by the mid-year mark, compared with 3,066 recorded at the end of 2013.
Meanwhile, the total number of Omanis in the private sector receiving a basic salary within the range of OMR1,000-2,000 had reached 6,912 at the end of June 2014, representing an increase of 16.6 per cent when compared to 5,929 employees at the end of last year.
Employees earning a basic salary of more than OMR2,000 increased in number by 15.5 per cent, and now number 2,520, compared to 2,181 employees by 2013-end.