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Average Salary in Romania 2019

How much money does a person working in Romania make?

6,787 RON per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Romania typically earns around 6,787 RON per month.
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 | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Romania

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Romania range between 919 RON per month (minimum salary) to 30,054 RON per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,923 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,923 RON while the other half are earning more than 6,923 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.

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 3,529 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 3,529 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 19,228 RON while 25% are earning more than 19,228 RON.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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    =  
6,193 RON
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,422 RON
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,621 RON
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,787 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Romania are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant4,359 RON
Administrative Assistant3,288 RON
Architect5,601 RON
Attorney9,002 RON
Biomedical Engineer5,777 RON
CAD Drafter4,726 RON
Cashier3,771 RON
Chartered Accountant5,727 RON
Chef5,121 RON
Chief Executive Officer13,916 RON
Chief Financial Officer13,641 RON
Civil Engineer5,707 RON
Computer Technician4,815 RON
Creative Director6,394 RON
Dentist15,769 RON
Developer / Programmer5,821 RON
Electrical Engineer6,030 RON
Elementary School Teacher4,404 RON
Engineer5,894 RON
Executive Chef5,832 RON
Flight Attendant5,603 RON
General Manager11,233 RON
Graphic Designer4,296 RON
Hotel Manager9,966 RON
Human Resources Manager9,183 RON
Internal Auditor6,645 RON
Journalist6,157 RON
Legal Assistant4,823 RON
Mechanical Engineer6,195 RON
Nurse5,218 RON
Pharmacist7,338 RON
Photographer4,464 RON
Pilot7,638 RON
Police Officer4,922 RON
Project Manager7,148 RON
Receptionist3,616 RON
Sales Manager10,375 RON
Sales Representative4,223 RON
Secondary School Teacher5,300 RON
Secretary3,457 RON
Teacher5,171 RON
Teller4,289 RON
Travel Agent5,268 RON
Waiter / Waitress3,804 RON

Average Hourly Wage in Romania | All Jobs

39 RON per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania | All Jobs is 39 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximatly 39 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
Brasov6,061 RON
Bucharest7,357 RON
Cluj-Napoca6,768 RON
Sibiu7,119 RON
Timisoara6,372 RON
5543 - 587
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