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Average Salary in Saint Petersburg 2019

How much money does a person working in Saint Petersburg make?

185,844 RUB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Saint Petersburg typically earns around 185,844 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 Saint Petersburg | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Saint Petersburg

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Saint Petersburg range between 25,155 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 822,946 RUB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 180,269 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 180,269 RUB while the other half are earning more than 180,269 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 92,441 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 92,441 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 471,511 RUB while 25% are earning more than 471,511 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 Saint Petersburg

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saint Petersburg
Average Salary 2016    =  
172,594 RUB
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
178,980 RUB
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
181,844 RUB
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
185,844 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Saint Petersburg 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant115,133 RUB
Administrative Assistant94,164 RUB
Architect156,676 RUB
Attorney257,821 RUB
Biomedical Engineer153,960 RUB
CAD Drafter125,288 RUB
Cashier94,955 RUB
Chartered Accountant153,181 RUB
Chef135,737 RUB
Chief Executive Officer379,821 RUB
Chief Financial Officer359,050 RUB
Civil Engineer155,094 RUB
Computer Technician128,709 RUB
Creative Director170,920 RUB
Dentist421,795 RUB
Developer / Programmer156,931 RUB
Electrical Engineer164,589 RUB
Elementary School Teacher124,510 RUB
Engineer164,589 RUB
Executive Chef158,470 RUB
Flight Attendant151,665 RUB
General Manager320,044 RUB
Graphic Designer122,092 RUB
Hotel Manager259,360 RUB
Human Resources Manager251,465 RUB
Internal Auditor178,428 RUB
Journalist164,589 RUB
Legal Assistant126,541 RUB
Mechanical Engineer169,733 RUB
Nurse138,477 RUB
Pharmacist201,780 RUB
Photographer117,507 RUB
Pilot198,381 RUB
Police Officer139,861 RUB
Project Manager195,845 RUB
Receptionist130,027 RUB
Sales Manager277,511 RUB
Sales Representative114,289 RUB
Secondary School Teacher145,739 RUB
Secretary89,782 RUB
Teacher136,753 RUB
Teller117,507 RUB
Travel Agent141,453 RUB
Waiter / Waitress103,396 RUB

Average Hourly Wage in Saint Petersburg | All Jobs

1,072 RUB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saint Petersburg | All Jobs is 1,072 RUB. This means that the average person in Saint Petersburg earns approximatly 1,072 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.

Saint Petersburg VS Russia

Salary Comparison Between Saint Petersburg and Russia monthlyWe compared salaries in Saint Petersburg and Russia and we found that Saint Petersburg salaries are 17% more than those of Russia.

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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