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Average Salary in Russia 2020

How much money does a person working in Russia make?

Average Monthly Salary
105,000 RUB
( 1,250,000 RUB yearly)


A person working in Russia typically earns around 105,000 RUB per month. Salaries range from 14,200 RUB (lowest) to 463,000 RUB (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 Russia

Median and salary distribution monthly Russia

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Russia range between 14,200 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 463,000 RUB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 108,000 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 108,000 RUB while the other half are earning more than 108,000 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.

  • 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 54,800 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 54,800 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 303,000 RUB while 25% are earning more than 303,000 RUB.

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 Russia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Russia
Average Salary 2016
92,000 RUB
Average Salary 2017+4%
95,400 RUB
Average Salary 2018+3%
98,700 RUB
Average Salary 2019+3%
102,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Russia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% 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
Accountant67,000 RUB
Accounting Assistant63,100 RUB
Accounting Manager135,000 RUB
Bookkeeper51,000 RUB
Chartered Accountant90,200 RUB
Corporate Treasurer182,000 RUB
Financial Analyst101,000 RUB
Financial Manager201,000 RUB
Internal Auditor104,000 RUB

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant51,300 RUB
Office Manager69,000 RUB
Receptionist57,300 RUB
Secretary54,800 RUB

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director94,400 RUB
Creative Director103,000 RUB
Graphic Designer69,800 RUB
Photographer65,700 RUB

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer114,000 RUB
Air Traffic Controller104,000 RUB
Flight Attendant84,100 RUB
Pilot115,000 RUB

Architect94,000 RUB
CAD Drafter72,000 RUB

Mechanic50,500 RUB
Service Advisor80,200 RUB

Bank Branch Manager147,000 RUB
Teller67,800 RUB

Teacher73,700 RUB
Translator90,200 RUB

Business Planning
Business Analyst119,000 RUB
Business Development Manager153,000 RUB
Project Manager120,000 RUB

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny63,800 RUB
Nursery Teacher68,300 RUB

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer93,900 RUB
Construction Project Manager115,000 RUB
Health and Safety Officer64,400 RUB

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative68,600 RUB
Customer Service Manager132,000 RUB
Customer Service Representative69,200 RUB

Civil Engineer87,700 RUB
Electrical Engineer98,600 RUB
Engineer87,200 RUB
Mechanical Engineer93,000 RUB

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer216,000 RUB
Chief Financial Officer201,000 RUB
General Manager177,000 RUB
Project Manager113,000 RUB

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef78,000 RUB
Executive Chef89,100 RUB
Hotel Manager154,000 RUB
Receptionist73,700 RUB
Travel Agent82,400 RUB
Waiter / Waitress59,600 RUB

Health and Medical
Dentist248,000 RUB
Dietitian219,000 RUB
Laboratory Technician71,600 RUB
Nurse77,600 RUB

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager135,000 RUB
Human Resources Officer80,800 RUB

Information Technology
Computer Technician77,800 RUB
Database Administrator96,500 RUB
Developer / Programmer88,100 RUB
Information Technology Manager148,000 RUB
Network Engineer82,400 RUB

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer76,100 RUB

Attorney140,000 RUB
Legal Assistant68,100 RUB

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist94,700 RUB

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer87,400 RUB
Pharmacist112,000 RUB

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier56,300 RUB
Sales Manager156,000 RUB
Sales Representative63,400 RUB

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher68,600 RUB
Secondary School Teacher85,100 RUB

Average Hourly Wage in Russia

600 RUB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia is 600 RUB. This means that the average person in Russia earns approximatly 600 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
Chelyabinsk115,000 RUB
Izhevsk89,600 RUB
Kazan117,000 RUB
Krasnodar93,300 RUB
Krasnoyarsk96,700 RUB
Moscow125,000 RUB
Nizhny Novgorod119,000 RUB
Omsk113,000 RUB
Rostov-on-Don111,000 RUB
Saint Petersburg123,000 RUB
Samara108,000 RUB
Saratov91,000 RUB
Volgograd94,600 RUB
Yekaterinburg121,000 RUB
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