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Average Salary in Romania 2019

How much money does a person working in Romania make?

5,583 RON per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Romania typically earns around 5,583 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

25% of people earn
2,700 RON
or less
50% of people earn
4,350 RON
or less
75% of people earn
7,000 RON
or less
100 RON
4,350 RON
35,000 RON

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Romania range between 100 RON per month (minimum salary) to 35,000 RON per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,350 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,350 RON while the other half are earning more than 4,350 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 2,700 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 2,700 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,000 RON while 25% are earning more than 7,000 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
5,199 RON
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,345 RON
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,473 RON
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,583 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 2% 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Romania | All Jobs

29 RON per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania | All Jobs is 29 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximatly 29 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
Arad4,464 RON
Braila6,050 RON
Brasov4,837 RON
Bucharest5,913 RON
Cluj-Napoca5,213 RON
Constanta3,500 RON
Craiova4,900 RON
Drobeta-Turnu Severin4,920 RON
Galati10,644 RON
Iasi4,957 RON
Pitesti6,533 RON
Ploiesti4,000 RON
Satu Mare7,200 RON
Sibiu3,867 RON
Suceava17,675 RON
Targu Mures3,636 RON
Timisoara5,734 RON
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