PARIS – French automotive engineers and managers earn below the European average for manufacturing industries and about the same as in Spain. Only business-unit managers earn above the average. A study of 2002 salaries by the U.S. consulting firm Watson Wyatt shows among car-producing countries, Germany pays the most and Sweden the least. “Within Europe, Germany historically has had the highest wage structure,” says Watson Wyatt researcher Steve Kueffner. “This high-wage ...

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