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Army Officer Average Salary in Russia 2023

How much money does a person working as Army Officer make in Russia?

Average Monthly Salary
82,700 RUB
( 993,000 RUB yearly)


A person working as Army Officer in Russia typically earns around 82,700 RUB per month. Salaries range from 38,100 RUB (lowest) to 132,000 RUB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Army Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Army Officer Pay Scale and Salaries in Russia

Median and salary distribution Russia Army Officer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
78,500 RUB or more
10% of people earn
68,800 to 78,500 RUB
20% of people earn
47,400 RUB or less
65% of people earn
47,400 to 68,800 RUB
Minimum Salary
38,100 RUB
79,100 RUB
132,000 RUB

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Army Officer salaries in Russia range from 38,100 RUB per month (starting salary) to 132,000 RUB per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 79,100 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Army Officer(s) are earning less than 79,100 RUB while the other half are earning more than 79,100 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Army Officer(s) are earning less than 63,800 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 63,800 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Army Officer(s) are earning less than 91,100 RUB while 25% are earning more than 91,100 RUB.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 47,400 RUB to 68,800 RUB. Approximatly 20% fall under the 47,400 RUB cap. Ten percent of wages are from 68,800 RUB to 78,500 RUB. Only 5% of people grossed 78,500 RUB or more.

Army Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Army Officer average salary change by experience in Russia

0 - 2 Years
43,200 RUB
2 - 5 Years+34%
57,700 RUB
5 - 10 Years+48%
85,300 RUB
10 - 15 Years+22%
104,000 RUB
15 - 20 Years+9%
113,000 RUB
20+ Years+8%
123,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Russia Army Officer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Army Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 43,200 RUB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 57,700 RUB per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 85,300 RUB per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Army Officer whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 104,000 RUB per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 113,000 RUB per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 123,000 RUB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Army Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Army Officer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Army Officer average salary difference by education level in Russia

High School
53,000 RUB
Certificate or Diploma+18%
62,400 RUB
Bachelor's Degree+45%
90,400 RUB
Master's Degree+31%
118,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Russia Army Officer
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Army Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary is 53,000 RUB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 62,400 RUB per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

People with Bachelor's Degree have an average salary of 90,400 RUB per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 118,000 RUB per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Russia costs anywhere from 519,000 Russian Ruble(s) to 1,560,000 Russian Ruble(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Army Officer

Salary comparison by gender Russia Army Officer monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Army Officer employees in Russia earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

86,700 RUB
78,800 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Russia for all Careers

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Army Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Russia

How much are annual salary increments in Russia for Army Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Army Officer(s) in Russia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Russia Army Officer
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Russia / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Russia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Russia for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Army Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Russia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Russia Army Officer
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"Army Officer" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Army Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Russia

How are Army Officer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
71,600 RUB
Average Salary 2020+4%
74,200 RUB
Average Salary 2021+4%
76,900 RUB
Average Salary 2022+4%
79,800 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Army Officer salaries in Russia are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Army Officer Average Hourly Wage in Russia

480 RUB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia is 480 RUB. This means that the average Army Officer in Russia earns approximately 480 RUB for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Army Officer' in Russia is 220 RUB. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Army Officer VS Other Jobs

82,700 RUB
113,000 RUB
104,000 RUB
Average Salary
Army Officer
Average Salary
Government and Defence
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Army Officer is 27% less than that of Government and Defence. Also, Government and Defence salaries are 9% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Army Officer and Government and Defence monthly Russia
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Armed Forces Officer83,400 RUB+1%
Army Officer82,700 RUB-0%
Cartographer69,900 RUB-16%
Customs Officer67,700 RUB-18%
Defense Officer116,000 RUB+40%
Electoral Project Coordinator128,000 RUB+55%
Federal Government Worker94,200 RUB+14%
Government Affairs Advisor154,000 RUB+86%
Government Affairs Director176,000 RUB+110%
Government Affairs Representative157,000 RUB+90%
Government Officer141,000 RUB+70%
Government Property Inspector139,000 RUB+68%
Government Relations Associate139,000 RUB+68%
International Cooperation Specialist170,000 RUB+110%
Military Personnel120,000 RUB+45%
Police Constable80,800 RUB-2%
Public Affairs Specialist117,000 RUB+41%
Public Information Officer76,500 RUB-8%
Rifleman59,100 RUB-29%
Soldier73,400 RUB-11%
VAT Fraud Investigator97,300 RUB+18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Chelyabinsk91,700 RUB
Izhevsk76,400 RUB
Kazan92,700 RUB
Krasnodar78,600 RUB
Krasnoyarsk79,500 RUB
Moscow94,700 RUB
Nizhny Novgorod91,800 RUB
Omsk88,800 RUB
Rostov-on-Don88,900 RUB
Saint Petersburg93,800 RUB
Samara84,800 RUB
Saratov75,300 RUB
Volgograd76,800 RUB
Yekaterinburg94,100 RUB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Russia earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
101,000 RUB
Public Sector+6%
107,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Army Officer in Russia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 79,100 RUB and 91,100 RUB. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Army Officer in Russia is ranges from 63,800 RUB to 91,100 RUB. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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