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Yle's year 2018

Personnel key figures

Most of us – 89 per cent – produce contents. Our most common job title is journalist, representing around one-third of all employees on monthly salary.

In 2018

(2017 in parentheses)

2,811 permanent employees

at the end of the year (2,786)

48 years

average age of the permanent employees (49)

3,309 person-years

in total in all employment relationships (3,333 person-years)

3,076 person-years

on average in employment relationships on monthly salary and hourly pay (3,119)


162 new permanent employment relationships

began during the year (69)

69% of the new employees

were hired to positions directly related to contents (80)

137 permanent employment relationships

ended during the year (234), of which 77 due to retirement (91)

5,005 different individuals

worked for us on a freelancer basis during the year (5,043)


86 accidents at work

during the year (109)

22,527 days

of sick leave (21,862)

7.34 days/person

the number of sick leave days proportioned to the number of personnel (6.9 days/person)

11.9 days

the average length of absence (12.9 days)


99% of the permanent employees

are covered by a collective labour agreement (98). The company’s management is not included in the scope of the collective labour agreements.

The average salary of women 98.0%

of the average salary of men in the entire Yle (96.2%)

The average salary of women 99.7%

of the average salary of men in the collective labour agreement area of the employees engaged in programme production, which is where two thirds of Yle employees work (99.5%)

Women account for 50%

of Yle’s permanent employees (49%)


The amount of Yle personnel has decreased during 2009-2018.
The amount of Yle personnel has decreased during 2009-2018. Yle

Men and women are evenly represented on all of the age groups of Yle's monthly payed personnel. Yle employs the most people aged 35-54. They represent two-thirds of monthly payed personnel.
Men and women are evenly represented on all of the age groups of Yle's monthly payed personnel. Yle employs the most people aged 35-54. They represent two-thirds of monthly payed personnel. Yle
  • Content highlights of the year

    Get to know our most important projects and content.

    Our diverse programming in 2018 included major events bringing people together, influential projects, short drama for the young, investigative journalism, new experiments and international initiatives.

  • Annual General Meeting

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on 8 May 2018.

    Yle’s Annual General Meeting was held on 8 May 2018.

  • Economic figures

    In 2018 Yle’s economy remained balanced.

    Get to know our net turnover, costs and amortisations.