Annual report 2012

7. Employee benefits expense

EUR thousand  2012 2011
Salaries and wage compensation 83,697 83,192
Social security contributions 18,567 17,818
- of which pension insurance contributions 8,001 7,462
Other employee benefits expense 13,953 10,433
Total employee benefits expense 116,217 111,443

According to the number of hours worked in 2012, the average number of employees at the Company was 2,648 (2011: 2,668). .


Staff structure in terms of education

No. of staff in terms of required education 1 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012 Changes in 2012 Average no. of staff based on hours worked and in terms of education in 2012 Average no. of staff based on hours worked and in terms of education in 2011
Level IV 177 163 -14 163 179
Level V 1,137 1,173 36 1,091 1,073
Level VI 594 565 -29 560 584
Level VII 864 849 -15 833 831
Master's and doctor's degree 1 1 0 1 1
Master's and doctor's degree 2,773 2,751 -22 2,648 2,668