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Average Salary in Romania 2020

How much money does a person working in Romania make?

Average Monthly Salary
15,300 RON
( 184,000 RON yearly)


A person working in Romania typically earns around 15,300 RON per month. Salaries range from 2,070 RON (lowest) to 67,800 RON (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. 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

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Romania range between 2,070 RON per month (minimum salary) to 67,800 RON per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,600 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 15,600 RON while the other half are earning more than 15,600 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 7,970 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 7,970 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 43,400 RON while 25% are earning more than 43,400 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Romania

How are Romania salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Romania
Average Salary 2016
13,700 RON
Average Salary 2017+4%
14,200 RON
Average Salary 2018+3%
14,700 RON
Average Salary 2019+3%
15,000 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Romania are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant9,840 RON
Accounting Assistant9,270 RON
Accounting Manager19,800 RON
Bookkeeper7,350 RON
Chartered Accountant12,900 RON
Corporate Treasurer26,000 RON
Financial Analyst14,700 RON
Financial Manager29,200 RON
Internal Auditor15,000 RON

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant7,420 RON
Office Manager9,860 RON
Receptionist11,100 RON
Secretary7,800 RON

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director14,700 RON
Creative Director14,400 RON
Graphic Designer9,700 RON
Photographer10,100 RON

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer15,700 RON
Air Traffic Controller14,300 RON
Flight Attendant12,700 RON
Pilot17,200 RON

Architect12,600 RON
CAD Drafter10,700 RON

Mechanic7,330 RON
Service Advisor11,600 RON

Bank Branch Manager21,600 RON
Teller9,680 RON

Teacher11,700 RON
Translator12,900 RON

Business Planning
Business Analyst16,900 RON
Business Development Manager21,400 RON
Project Manager16,100 RON

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny8,880 RON
Nursery Teacher10,500 RON

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer13,400 RON
Construction Project Manager17,100 RON
Health and Safety Officer9,070 RON

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative9,940 RON
Customer Service Manager19,000 RON
Customer Service Representative9,920 RON

Electrical Engineer13,600 RON
Engineer13,300 RON
Mechanical Engineer14,000 RON

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer31,400 RON
Chief Financial Officer30,800 RON
General Manager25,400 RON

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef11,600 RON
Executive Chef13,200 RON
Hotel Manager22,500 RON
Travel Agent11,900 RON
Waiter / Waitress8,590 RON

Health and Medical
Dentist35,600 RON
Dietitian31,500 RON
Laboratory Technician10,800 RON
Nurse11,800 RON

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager20,700 RON
Human Resources Officer12,400 RON

Information Technology
Computer Technician10,900 RON
Database Administrator14,000 RON
Developer / Programmer13,100 RON
Information Technology Manager20,500 RON
Network Engineer12,100 RON

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer11,100 RON

Attorney20,300 RON
Legal Assistant10,900 RON

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist13,900 RON

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer13,000 RON
Pharmacist16,600 RON

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier8,510 RON
Sales Manager23,400 RON
Sales Representative9,530 RON

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher9,940 RON
Secondary School Teacher12,000 RON

Average Hourly Wage in Romania

88 RON per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania is 88 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximatly 88 RON for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brasov13,700 RON
Bucharest16,600 RON
Cluj-Napoca15,300 RON
Sibiu16,100 RON
Timisoara14,400 RON
5789 - 716

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