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Average Salary in Romania 2020

How much money does a person working in Romania make?


Average Monthly Salary
8,980 RON
( 108,000 RON yearly)

LOW
2,270
RON
AVERAGE
8,980
RON
HIGH
40,100
RON

A person working in Romania typically earns around 8,980 RON per month. Salaries range from 2,270 RON (lowest average) to 40,100 RON (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 Romania

Median and salary distribution monthly Romania
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Romania range from 2,270 RON per month (minimum salary) to 40,100 RON per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,340 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 9,340 RON while the other half are earning more than 9,340 RON. 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 5,230 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 5,230 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 25,700 RON while 25% are earning more than 25,700 RON.


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 Romania costs anywhere from 44,900 New Leu(s) to 135,000 New Leu(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Romania
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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 Romania earn 6% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Male
9,300 RON
Female-6%
8,770 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Romania

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

Romania

Employees in Romania 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 Romania 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 Romania 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 Romania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Romania
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48% of surveyed staff in Romania 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
Accountant5,940 RON
Accounting Assistant4,550 RON
Accounting Manager13,400 RON
Bookkeeper3,840 RON
Chartered Accountant7,970 RON
Corporate Treasurer11,800 RON
Financial Analyst10,700 RON
Financial Manager17,100 RON
Internal Auditor8,170 RON

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant4,390 RON
Office Manager7,370 RON
Receptionist3,390 RON
Secretary3,860 RON

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director8,800 RON
Creative Director8,340 RON
Graphic Designer5,250 RON
Photographer4,900 RON

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer10,900 RON
Air Traffic Controller9,150 RON
Flight Attendant5,980 RON
Pilot14,800 RON

Architecture
Architect9,960 RON
CAD Drafter4,290 RON

Automotive
Mechanic3,090 RON
Service Advisor6,030 RON

Banking
Bank Branch Manager15,800 RON
Teller3,180 RON

Bilingual
Teacher6,900 RON
Translator7,970 RON

Business Planning
Business Analyst10,400 RON
Business Development Manager13,300 RON
Project Manager9,540 RON

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,460 RON
Nursery Teacher3,270 RON

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer8,070 RON
Construction Project Manager14,200 RON
Health and Safety Officer3,780 RON

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,200 RON
Customer Service Manager11,600 RON
Customer Service Representative3,140 RON

Engineering
Electrical Engineer8,040 RON
Engineer8,190 RON
Mechanical Engineer8,010 RON

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer18,600 RON
Chief Financial Officer18,300 RON
General Manager15,000 RON

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef5,230 RON
Executive Chef6,400 RON
Hotel Manager16,200 RON
Travel Agent5,450 RON
Waiter / Waitress2,660 RON

Health and Medical
Dentist21,000 RON
Dietitian16,100 RON
Laboratory Technician6,360 RON
Nurse6,900 RON

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager13,400 RON
Human Resources Officer5,410 RON

Information Technology
Computer Technician6,420 RON
Database Administrator8,250 RON
Developer / Programmer8,650 RON
Information Technology Manager13,900 RON
Network Engineer7,180 RON

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer5,000 RON

Legal
Attorney16,300 RON
Legal Assistant4,740 RON

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist9,480 RON

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer7,710 RON
Pharmacist11,100 RON

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier3,350 RON
Sales Manager15,300 RON
Sales Representative5,630 RON

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher5,870 RON
Secondary School Teacher7,070 RON

Average Hourly Wage in Romania


52 RON per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania is 52 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximately 52 RON 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
Brasov8,020 RON
Bucharest9,740 RON
Cluj-Napoca8,960 RON
Sibiu9,420 RON
Timisoara8,430 RON

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 Romania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,760 RON
Public Sector+7%
9,380 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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