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Average Salary in Lithuania 2023

How much money does a person working in Lithuania make?

Average Monthly Salary
3,270 LTL
( 39,300 LTL yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Lithuania typically earns around 3,270 LTL. Salaries range from 830 LTL (lowest average) to 14,600 LTL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries in Lithuania vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Pay Scale and Salaries in Lithuania

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
6,470 LTL or more
10% of people earn
5,060 to 6,470 LTL
20% of people earn
1,970 LTL or less
65% of people earn
1,970 to 5,060 LTL
Minimum Salary
830 LTL
2,960 LTL
14,600 LTL

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Lithuania range from 830 LTL (starting salary) to 14,600 LTL (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,960 LTL, which means that 50% of the population in Lithuania earns less than that while the other half earns more. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population in Lithuania earn less than 2,140 LTL while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 4,500 LTL while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights into how salaries are actually distributed in Lithuania. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 1,970 LTL to 5,060 LTL. Approximately 20% fall under the 1,970 LTL cap. Ten percent of wages are from 5,060 LTL to 6,470 LTL. Only 5% of people grossed 6,470 LTL or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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Salary is primarily determined by the level of experience one possesses, with higher levels of experience resulting in higher wages.

In Lithuania, employees with two to five years of experience typically earn an average of 32% more than entry-level and junior workers in all industries and fields.

Individuals with more than five years of experience tend to earn an average of 36% more than those with less than five years of experience.

After ten years of work, salaries increase by 21%, with an additional 14% increase for those who have worked for over 15 years.

These figures should be used as rough estimates, as considering individual job titles can lead to more accurate assessments.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

The correlation between higher education and higher salary is widely acknowledged, but how much of an income increase can one expect from obtaining a degree?

We conducted a study in Lithuania comparing the salaries of professionals with different levels of college degrees who held similar positions in various industries.

Our results showed that individuals with a certificate or diploma earned an average of 17% more than those who only completed high school.

Those who obtained a Bachelor's Degree earned 24% more than their counterparts with a certificate or diploma.

Professionals with a Master's Degree earned 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, those who held a PhD earned an average of 23% more than those with a Master's Degree while performing the same job.

Is investing in a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Is pursuing higher education worth the investment?

Earning a Master's degree or any post-graduate qualification in Lithuania is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 16,400 LTL to 49,100 LTL and a duration of around two years. It's important to note that during this period, any salary increases are unlikely, assuming ongoing employment. Salary reviews are typically conducted after completing the program and obtaining the degree.

Many individuals pursue advanced education as a means of transitioning to higher-paying positions, and the statistics indicate that this is an effective strategy. On average, individuals who change jobs after earning a higher degree receive a salary increase of about 10% more than the typical annual raise.

Ultimately, deciding whether or not to pursue advanced education depends on a variety of factors, including the personal situation and experience. However, if one can afford the financial costs of obtaining a higher degree, the return on investment is likely to be worthwhile, with the ability to recoup the costs in approximately a year.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Lithuania

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In Lithuania, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5% across all career fields.

3,360 LTL
3,200 LTL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Lithuania

How much are annual salary increments in Lithuania? How often do employees get salary raises?


Employees in Lithuania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Lithuania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lithuania for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junior Level
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates in Lithuania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Lithuania
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48% of surveyed staff in Lithuania reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salary Trend and Forecast in Lithuania

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
2,980 LTL
Average Salary 2020+2%
3,040 LTL
Average Salary 2021+1%
3,080 LTL
Average Salary 2022+3%
3,180 LTL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Lithuania are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Salaries for popular jobs. Salaries by occupations.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant2,300 LTL
Accounting Assistant1,850 LTL
Accounting Manager4,870 LTL
Bookkeeper1,520 LTL
Chartered Accountant3,080 LTL
Corporate Treasurer4,710 LTL
Financial Analyst4,090 LTL
Financial Manager6,720 LTL
Internal Auditor3,260 LTL

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant1,680 LTL
Office Manager2,820 LTL
Receptionist1,250 LTL
Secretary1,460 LTL

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director3,160 LTL
Creative Director3,390 LTL
Graphic Designer2,200 LTL
Photographer1,840 LTL

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer4,410 LTL
Air Traffic Controller3,510 LTL
Flight Attendant2,190 LTL
Pilot5,580 LTL

Architect4,060 LTL
CAD Drafter1,720 LTL

Mechanic1,210 LTL
Service Advisor2,330 LTL

Bank Branch Manager5,870 LTL
Teller1,220 LTL

Teacher2,550 LTL
Translator3,080 LTL

Business Planning
Business Analyst4,130 LTL
Business Development Manager5,390 LTL
Project Manager3,650 LTL

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny1,330 LTL
Nursery Teacher1,250 LTL

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer3,030 LTL
Construction Project Manager5,420 LTL
Health and Safety Officer1,520 LTL

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative1,300 LTL
Customer Service Manager4,290 LTL
Customer Service Representative1,220 LTL

Electrical Engineer3,140 LTL
Engineer3,170 LTL
Mechanical Engineer3,070 LTL

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer7,250 LTL
Chief Financial Officer6,860 LTL
General Manager5,570 LTL

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef2,100 LTL
Executive Chef2,300 LTL
Hotel Manager5,820 LTL
Travel Agent2,170 LTL
Waiter / Waitress1,010 LTL

Health and Medical
Dentist8,120 LTL
Dietitian6,380 LTL
Laboratory Technician2,440 LTL
Nurse2,630 LTL

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager4,870 LTL
Human Resources Officer1,940 LTL

Information Technology
Computer Technician2,610 LTL
Database Administrator3,170 LTL
Developer / Programmer3,390 LTL
Information Technology Manager5,730 LTL
Network Engineer2,960 LTL

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer2,090 LTL

Attorney6,250 LTL
Legal Assistant1,730 LTL

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,850 LTL

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer2,880 LTL
Pharmacist4,170 LTL

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier1,260 LTL
Sales Manager5,900 LTL
Sales Representative2,060 LTL

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher2,380 LTL
Secondary School Teacher2,660 LTL

Average Hourly Wage in Lithuania

19 LTL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Lithuania is 19 LTL.This is the rate that the average individual gets paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Lithuania is 5 LTL. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Vilnius3,760 LTL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Lithuania is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
3,190 LTL
Public Sector+7%
3,410 LTL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Lithuania?

It is extremely difficult to give an exact figure of a good salary when no specific job is selected, however; an estimate can be provided based purely on the cost of living. A good compensation in Lithuania would range anywhere between 2,960 LTL and 4,500 LTL.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary in Lithuania ranges from 2,140 LTL to 4,500 LTL. The base salary depends on many factors including profession, experience, and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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