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Average Salary in Lithuania 2020

How much money does a person working in Lithuania make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,250 LTL
( 63,000 LTL yearly)


A person working in Lithuania typically earns around 5,250 LTL per month. Salaries range from 710 LTL (lowest average) to 23,300 LTL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

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

Distribution of Salaries in Lithuania

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Lithuania range from 710 LTL per month (minimum salary) to 23,300 LTL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,460 LTL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,460 LTL while the other half are earning more than 5,460 LTL. 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

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 2,780 LTL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,780 LTL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 14,900 LTL while 25% are earning more than 14,900 LTL.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

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.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

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.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Lithuania costs anywhere from 26,300 Lithuanian Litas(s) to 78,800 Lithuanian Litas(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary Comparison By Gender

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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? Male employees in Lithuania earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

5,130 LTL
5,430 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 rarely 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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lithuania for the year 2019. 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

Junoir 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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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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lithuania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
5,120 LTL
Public Sector+7%
5,480 LTL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Trend and Forecast in Lithuania

How are Lithuania salaries changing over time? The chart below shows the average salary change in the past few years.

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Average Salary 2016
4,700 LTL
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,880 LTL
Average Salary 2018+3%
5,030 LTL
Average Salary 2019+3%
5,150 LTL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Lithuania are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant3,590 LTL
Accounting Assistant3,540 LTL
Accounting Manager6,780 LTL
Bookkeeper2,740 LTL
Chartered Accountant4,700 LTL
Corporate Treasurer9,710 LTL
Financial Analyst5,300 LTL
Financial Manager10,800 LTL
Internal Auditor5,620 LTL

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,680 LTL
Office Manager3,550 LTL
Receptionist3,850 LTL
Secretary2,770 LTL

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director4,960 LTL
Creative Director5,510 LTL
Graphic Designer3,820 LTL
Photographer3,560 LTL

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer5,990 LTL
Air Traffic Controller5,170 LTL
Flight Attendant4,350 LTL
Pilot6,110 LTL

Architect4,840 LTL
CAD Drafter4,020 LTL

Mechanic2,690 LTL
Service Advisor4,240 LTL

Bank Branch Manager7,520 LTL
Teller3,490 LTL

Teacher4,050 LTL
Translator4,700 LTL

Business Planning
Business Analyst6,260 LTL
Business Development Manager8,170 LTL
Project Manager5,810 LTL

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,210 LTL
Nursery Teacher3,770 LTL

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,750 LTL
Construction Project Manager6,150 LTL
Health and Safety Officer3,420 LTL

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,790 LTL
Customer Service Manager6,640 LTL
Customer Service Representative3,630 LTL

Electrical Engineer5,000 LTL
Engineer4,840 LTL
Mechanical Engineer5,040 LTL

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer11,500 LTL
Chief Financial Officer10,900 LTL
General Manager8,860 LTL

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef4,350 LTL
Executive Chef4,450 LTL
Hotel Manager7,590 LTL
Travel Agent4,460 LTL
Waiter / Waitress3,050 LTL

Health and Medical
Dentist12,900 LTL
Dietitian11,700 LTL
Laboratory Technician3,880 LTL
Nurse4,220 LTL

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager7,110 LTL
Human Resources Officer4,180 LTL

Information Technology
Computer Technician4,150 LTL
Database Administrator5,040 LTL
Developer / Programmer4,840 LTL
Information Technology Manager7,950 LTL
Network Engineer4,710 LTL

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer4,370 LTL

Attorney7,340 LTL
Legal Assistant3,730 LTL

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist5,310 LTL

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,590 LTL
Pharmacist5,860 LTL

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier3,000 LTL
Sales Manager8,510 LTL
Sales Representative3,280 LTL

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,790 LTL
Secondary School Teacher4,230 LTL

Average Hourly Wage in Lithuania

30 LTL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Lithuania is 30 LTL. This means that the average person in Lithuania earns approximately 30 LTL for every worked hour.

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

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 fix 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Vilnius6,030 LTL
4489 - 118

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