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Average Salary in Ukraine 2020

How much money does a person working in Ukraine make?


Average Monthly Salary
23,000 UAH
( 275,000 UAH yearly)

LOW
5,810
UAH
AVERAGE
23,000
UAH
HIGH
102,000
UAH

A person working in Ukraine typically earns around 23,000 UAH per month. Salaries range from 5,810 UAH (lowest average) to 102,000 UAH (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Ukraine

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Ukraine range from 5,810 UAH per month (minimum salary) to 102,000 UAH per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,100 UAH per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 21,100 UAH while the other half are earning more than 21,100 UAH. 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 12,100 UAH while 75% of them are earning more than 12,100 UAH. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 56,900 UAH while 25% are earning more than 56,900 UAH.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 Ukraine costs anywhere from 115,000 Hryvnia(s) to 344,000 Hryvnia(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.



Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 employees in Ukraine earn 8% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Male
23,700 UAH
Female-8%
21,900 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ukraine

How much are annual salary increments in Ukraine? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Employees in Ukraine are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months.

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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.

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 Ukraine is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ukraine for the year 2019. 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.


Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junoir Level
3% - 5%
Mid-Career
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ukraine

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ukraine
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54% of surveyed staff in Ukraine reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
46%
No Bonus
54%

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.


Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Finance
High
Architecture
High
Sales
High
Business Development
High
Marketing / Advertising
High
Information Technology
Moderate
Healthcare
Moderate
Insurance
Moderate
Customer Service
Moderate
Human Resources
Moderate
Construction
Low
Transport
Low
Hospitality
Low

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant16,100 UAH
Accounting Assistant12,900 UAH
Accounting Manager34,200 UAH
Bookkeeper11,000 UAH
Chartered Accountant20,500 UAH
Corporate Treasurer31,600 UAH
Financial Analyst29,400 UAH
Financial Manager47,700 UAH
Internal Auditor21,300 UAH

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant12,100 UAH
Office Manager20,800 UAH
Receptionist11,200 UAH
Secretary10,800 UAH

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director24,100 UAH
Creative Director23,700 UAH
Graphic Designer14,000 UAH
Photographer13,000 UAH

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer28,600 UAH
Air Traffic Controller25,200 UAH
Flight Attendant16,100 UAH
Pilot41,500 UAH

Architecture
Architect27,600 UAH
CAD Drafter11,800 UAH

Automotive
Mechanic8,610 UAH
Service Advisor16,700 UAH

Banking
Bank Branch Manager40,800 UAH
Teller8,980 UAH

Bilingual
Teacher18,600 UAH
Translator20,500 UAH

Business Planning
Business Analyst27,800 UAH
Business Development Manager37,600 UAH
Project Manager29,500 UAH

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny9,310 UAH
Nursery Teacher8,770 UAH

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer21,500 UAH
Construction Project Manager37,100 UAH
Health and Safety Officer10,400 UAH

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative8,420 UAH
Customer Service Manager31,400 UAH
Customer Service Representative8,940 UAH

Engineering
Civil Engineer21,500 UAH
Electrical Engineer22,400 UAH
Engineer22,700 UAH
Mechanical Engineer22,600 UAH

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer51,700 UAH
Chief Financial Officer48,600 UAH
General Manager40,700 UAH
Project Manager26,900 UAH

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef14,400 UAH
Executive Chef17,500 UAH
Hotel Manager41,200 UAH
Receptionist9,170 UAH
Travel Agent14,200 UAH
Waiter / Waitress7,290 UAH

Health and Medical
Dentist54,000 UAH
Dietitian46,300 UAH
Laboratory Technician18,000 UAH
Nurse18,900 UAH

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager34,200 UAH
Human Resources Officer13,700 UAH

Information Technology
Computer Technician18,200 UAH
Database Administrator22,800 UAH
Developer / Programmer22,900 UAH
Information Technology Manager36,900 UAH
Network Engineer20,500 UAH

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer13,400 UAH

Legal
Attorney45,000 UAH
Legal Assistant12,400 UAH

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist26,900 UAH

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer19,500 UAH
Pharmacist28,800 UAH

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier9,140 UAH
Sales Manager39,200 UAH
Sales Representative15,200 UAH

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher15,400 UAH
Secondary School Teacher18,400 UAH

Average Hourly Wage in Ukraine


130 UAH per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ukraine is 130 UAH. This means that the average person in Ukraine earns approximately 130 UAH for every worked hour.


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

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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kyiv25,000 UAH
Lviv23,800 UAH

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 Ukraine earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
22,000 UAH
Public Sector+7%
23,700 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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