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Average Salary in Russia 2019

How much money does a person working in Russia make?

158,516 RUB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Russia typically earns around 158,516 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Russia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Russia range between 21,456 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 701,933 RUB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 163,272 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 163,272 RUB while the other half are earning more than 163,272 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 83,127 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 83,127 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 458,559 RUB while 25% are earning more than 458,559 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

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    =  
143,389 RUB
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
148,694 RUB
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
153,750 RUB
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
158,516 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 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
Accountant101,504 RUB
Administrative Assistant77,754 RUB
Architect142,433 RUB
Attorney212,890 RUB
Biomedical Engineer132,466 RUB
CAD Drafter109,144 RUB
Cashier85,354 RUB
Chartered Accountant136,760 RUB
Chef118,247 RUB
Chief Executive Officer327,773 RUB
Chief Financial Officer304,523 RUB
Civil Engineer132,883 RUB
Civil Engineer142,297 RUB
Computer Technician118,006 RUB
Creative Director156,707 RUB
Dentist376,577 RUB
Developer / Programmer133,561 RUB
Electrical Engineer149,425 RUB
Elementary School Teacher104,001 RUB
Engineer132,201 RUB
Executive Chef135,020 RUB
Flight Attendant127,477 RUB
General Manager267,676 RUB
Graphic Designer105,877 RUB
Hotel Manager233,648 RUB
Human Resources Manager204,065 RUB
Internal Auditor157,546 RUB
Journalist143,513 RUB
Legal Assistant103,255 RUB
Mechanical Engineer141,000 RUB
Nurse117,586 RUB
Pharmacist170,026 RUB
Photographer99,662 RUB
Pilot174,619 RUB
Police Officer115,318 RUB
Project Manager171,220 RUB
Receptionist111,763 RUB
Receptionist86,800 RUB
Sales Manager235,918 RUB
Sales Representative96,062 RUB
Secondary School Teacher128,963 RUB
Secretary83,101 RUB
Teacher111,765 RUB
Teller102,732 RUB
Travel Agent124,898 RUB
Waiter / Waitress90,317 RUB

Average Hourly Wage in Russia | All Jobs

915 RUB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia | All Jobs is 915 RUB. This means that the average person in Russia earns approximatly 915 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
Chelyabinsk174,192 RUB
Izhevsk135,772 RUB
Kazan177,248 RUB
Krasnodar141,380 RUB
Krasnoyarsk146,654 RUB
Moscow188,867 RUB
Nizhny Novgorod179,781 RUB
Omsk170,640 RUB
Rostov-on-Don167,901 RUB
Saint Petersburg185,844 RUB
Samara164,043 RUB
Saratov138,000 RUB
Volgograd143,419 RUB
Yekaterinburg183,167 RUB
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