Two-Thirds of Iran Budget Are Salaries
Two-thirds of all expenditure credits will be spent on salaries and benefits.
Source: “Chalesh-e Afzayesh-e Haquq” (The Challenge of Increasing Salaries), Mardom Salari.com, 4 January 2015. http://mardomsalari.com/Template1/GetFileMagPaper.aspx?
The Challenge of Increasing Salaries
A review of the funds for this section in the budget bill shows that 727 trillion rials [$26.5 billion] will be spent on government ministries, institutions and organizations, military and police and security personnel. This figure makes up 43.8 percent of next year’s expenditure credits in the budget. Retiree pensions, welfare payments, civil and military salaries, and salaries of veterans and parents of martyrs, make up a total of 1.102 quadrillion rials [$40.3 billion], paid for just the wages of active and retired employees. This is 66.3 percent of all expenditure credits in the 1394 [2015-2016] budget. In other words, two-thirds of all expenditure credits will be spent on salaries and benefits of the government’s family.
This figure was 64 trillion tomans this year (93) [2014-2015], 14 percent of which is 72.7 billion tomans. With 17 percent wage increase, 74.88 billion would be needed which is 2.18 billion more than the government’s proposed figure. Instead of the 72 dollar a barrel price of oil in the budget we would need oil at 75 dollars a barrel. Today price of oil is under 60 dollars.