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Average Salary in Lithuania 2020

How much money does a person working in Lithuania make?


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

LOW
830
LTL
AVERAGE
3,270
LTL
HIGH
14,600
LTL

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

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,400 LTL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,400 LTL while the other half are earning more than 3,400 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 1,900 LTL while 75% of them are earning more than 1,900 LTL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 9,370 LTL while 25% are earning more than 9,370 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 16,400 Lithuanian Litas(s) to 49,100 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 5% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Male
3,360 LTL
Female-5%
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?

Lithuania

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

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

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%
Mid-Career
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
52%
No Bonus
48%

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

Finance
High
Architecture
High
Sales
High
Business Development
High
Marketing / Advertising
High
Information Technology
Moderate
Healthcare
Moderate
Insurance
Moderate
Customer Service
Moderate
Human Resources
Moderate
Construction
Low
Transport
Low
Hospitality
Low

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Salaries for popular jobs

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 / Grapic 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

Architecture
Architect4,060 LTL
CAD Drafter1,720 LTL

Automotive
Mechanic1,210 LTL
Service Advisor2,330 LTL

Banking
Bank Branch Manager5,870 LTL
Teller1,220 LTL

Bilingual
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

Engineering
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

Legal
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) in Lithuania is 19 LTL. This means that the average person in Lithuania earns approximately 19 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
Vilnius3,760 LTL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

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

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