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Average Salary in Saint Petersburg 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
123,000 RUB
( 1,470,000 RUB yearly)


A person working in Saint Petersburg typically earns around 123,000 RUB per month. Salaries range from 16,600 RUB (lowest) to 543,000 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 Saint Petersburg

Median and salary distribution monthly Saint Petersburg

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Saint Petersburg range between 16,600 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 543,000 RUB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 119,000 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 119,000 RUB while the other half are earning more than 119,000 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 61,000 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 61,000 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 311,000 RUB while 25% are earning more than 311,000 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 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
111,000 RUB
Average Salary 2017+4%
115,000 RUB
Average Salary 2018+2%
117,000 RUB
Average Salary 2019+2%
119,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Saint Petersburg 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
Accountant76,000 RUB
Accounting Assistant72,400 RUB
Accounting Manager158,000 RUB
Bookkeeper59,100 RUB
Chartered Accountant101,000 RUB
Corporate Treasurer195,000 RUB
Financial Analyst123,000 RUB
Financial Manager227,000 RUB
Internal Auditor118,000 RUB

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant62,100 RUB
Office Manager78,900 RUB
Receptionist85,800 RUB
Secretary59,200 RUB

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director116,000 RUB
Creative Director113,000 RUB
Graphic Designer80,500 RUB
Photographer77,500 RUB

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer130,000 RUB
Air Traffic Controller120,000 RUB
Flight Attendant100,000 RUB
Pilot131,000 RUB

Architect103,000 RUB
CAD Drafter82,700 RUB

Mechanic58,500 RUB
Service Advisor95,000 RUB

Bank Branch Manager165,000 RUB
Teller77,500 RUB

Teacher90,200 RUB
Translator101,000 RUB

Business Planning
Business Analyst143,000 RUB
Business Development Manager167,000 RUB
Project Manager129,000 RUB

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny70,300 RUB
Nursery Teacher85,100 RUB

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer103,000 RUB
Construction Project Manager131,000 RUB
Health and Safety Officer70,300 RUB

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative82,100 RUB
Customer Service Manager158,000 RUB
Customer Service Representative83,600 RUB

Electrical Engineer109,000 RUB
Engineer109,000 RUB
Mechanical Engineer112,000 RUB

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer251,000 RUB
Chief Financial Officer237,000 RUB
General Manager211,000 RUB

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef89,500 RUB
Executive Chef105,000 RUB
Hotel Manager171,000 RUB
Travel Agent93,300 RUB
Waiter / Waitress68,200 RUB

Health and Medical
Dentist278,000 RUB
Dietitian253,000 RUB
Laboratory Technician86,100 RUB
Nurse91,400 RUB

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager166,000 RUB
Human Resources Officer94,300 RUB

Information Technology
Computer Technician84,900 RUB
Database Administrator117,000 RUB
Developer / Programmer104,000 RUB
Information Technology Manager162,000 RUB
Network Engineer100,000 RUB

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer92,300 RUB

Attorney170,000 RUB
Legal Assistant83,500 RUB

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist109,000 RUB

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer102,000 RUB
Pharmacist133,000 RUB

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier62,600 RUB
Sales Manager183,000 RUB
Sales Representative75,400 RUB

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher82,100 RUB
Secondary School Teacher96,100 RUB

Average Hourly Wage in Saint Petersburg

710 RUB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saint Petersburg is 710 RUB. This means that the average person in Saint Petersburg earns approximatly 710 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
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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