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Average Salary in Russia 2019

How much money does a person working in Russia make?

116,783 RUB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Russia typically earns around 116,783 RUB 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 Russia | All Jobs

25% of people earn
50,000 RUB
or less
50% of people earn
90,000 RUB
or less
75% of people earn
150,000 RUB
or less
Minimum
25,000 RUB
Median
90,000 RUB
Maximum
500,000 RUB

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Russia range between 25,000 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 500,000 RUB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 90,000 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 90,000 RUB while the other half are earning more than 90,000 RUB. 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 50,000 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 50,000 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 150,000 RUB while 25% are earning more than 150,000 RUB.

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

Salaries for specific job categories

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Accounting and FinanceEngineeringExecutive and ManagementInformation Technology

Salary Trend and Forecast in Russia

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

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
108,128 RUB
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
111,156 RUB
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
114,046 RUB
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
116,783 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Russia 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 Russia | All Jobs

599 RUB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia | All Jobs is 599 RUB. This means that the average person in Russia earns approximatly 599 RUB 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
Chelyabinsk65,000 RUB
Kazan180,000 RUB
Krasnodar309,667 RUB
Krasnoyarsk144,000 RUB
Moscow126,464 RUB
Novosibirsk106,667 RUB
Omsk30,500 RUB
Saint Petersburg107,955 RUB
Yekaterinburg83,667 RUB
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