Lithuania Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Employment Income   Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable (1)  Gross    
2005
9,367
13,123
 
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current litas
(1)    Based on net salary & business average income per capita and proportion of employed workforce to total population.
Source: Statistics Lithuania [33].
 
 

Average Salary in Lithuania - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Airline Pilot average salary PPP $ 1,674 $ 604 Employees, 2000. 3,183 litas 33% 32.8
Accountant average salary PPP $ 1,296 $ 493 Employees, 2002. 2,406 litas 31% 40.0
Flight Attendant average salary PPP $ 1,180 $ 426 Employees, 2000. 2,178 litas 31% 37.1
Computer Programmer average salary PPP $ 1,071 $ 386 Employees, insurance industry, 2000. 1,949 litas 30% 39.9
Engineer average salary PPP $ 1,012 $ 385 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, men, 2002. 1,826 litas 29%
Professor average salary PPP $ 879 $ 335 Employees, 2002. 1,587 litas 29% 30.5
Miner average salary PPP $ 797 $ 303 Employees, other mining and quarrying industry, 2002. 1,418 litas 28% 40.0
Teacher average salary PPP $ 788 $ 300 Employees, 2002. 1,403 litas 28% 29.4
Wood Grinder average salary PPP $ 732 $ 264 Employees, 2000. Men. 1,295 litas 28% 42.3
Hotel Receptionist average salary PPP $ 624 $ 225 Employees, 2000. Women. 1,089 litas 27% 38.6
Bus Driver average salary PPP $ 578 $ 220 Employees, 2002. 1,014 litas 27% 39.4
Professional Nurse average salary PPP $ 532 $ 203 Employees, 2002. Women. 934 litas 27% 40.7
Office Clerk average salary PPP $ 510 $ 194 Employees, 2002. Women. 895 litas 27% 39.8
Furniture Finisher average salary PPP $ 503 $ 182 Employees, 2000. 878 litas 27% 39.9
Garment Cutter average salary PPP $ 494 $ 188 Employees, 2002. 867 litas 27% 40.0
Firefighter average salary PPP $ 486 $ 185 Employees, 2002. Men. 853 litas 27% 38.7
Car Mechanic average salary PPP $ 485 $ 185 Employees, 2002. Men. 852 litas 27% 40.0
Carpenter average salary PPP $ 476 $ 181 Employees, 2002. Men. 836 litas 27% 40.0
Postman average salary PPP $ 403 $ 154 Employees, 2002. 698 litas 26% 40.0
Physiotherapist average salary PPP $ 402 $ 153 Employees, 2002. 696 litas 26% 38.2
Baker average salary PPP $ 385 $ 146 Employees, 2002. 666 litas 26% 39.0
Salesperson average salary PPP $ 361 $ 137 Employees, 2002. 625 litas 26% 40.0
Chambermaid average salary PPP $ 339 $ 129 Employees, 2002. Women. 587 litas 26% 39.8
Auxiliary Nurse average salary PPP $ 318 $ 121 Employees, 2002. 550 litas 26% 39.9
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 1,350 $ 682 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 2,781 litas 32% 39.0
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 946 $ 478 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,867 litas 29% 38.6
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 866 $ 438 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,709 litas 29% 39.1
Real Estate average income PPP $ 747 $ 377 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,453 litas 28% 39.1
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 687 $ 347 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,337 litas 28% 39.1
All Sectors average income PPP $ 663 $ 335 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,290 litas 28% 38.2
Construction average income PPP $ 661 $ 334 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,268 litas 27% 39.1
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 627 $ 317 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 1,204 litas 27% 39.0
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 395 $ 200 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. 748 litas 26% 39.0
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by Statistics Lithuania to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The compulsory deductions include social security and income tax. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and take into account family benefits in terms of cash transfers.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by Statistics Lithuania to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours paid for; the hours by job correspond to the normal hours of work.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer (1)    
2005
4,965
6,956
 
 
2,810
3,937
 
680
953
 
12
17
 
1,121
1,570
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current litas
2000
3,913
4,985
 
 
2,038
2,596
 
476
606
 
14
18
 
 
1996
3,824
3,920
 
 
1,869
1,916
 
724
742
 
18
18
 
 
(1)    Incl. social transfers for old age, sickness, disabled, survivors, social exclusion, family and children.
Source: Statistics Lithuania [33].
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food (2)  Apparel   Education   Transport     
2005
4,390
6,150
 
190
266
 
815
1,142
 
1,354
1,897
 
425
596
 
57
80
 
428
600
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current litas
(1)    Incl. housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house.
(2)    Excl. restaurants.
Source: Statistics Lithuania [33].
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 14.3   18.1   10.0   1.1   83.0   9.0  
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
1.47 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
3.59 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Inflation

 :  
147.1 (2001), 147.4 (2002), 145.7 (2003), 146.6 (2004), 150.3 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
1.275 (1996), 1.443 (2000), 1.406 (2001), 1.390 (2002), 1.373 (2003), 1.388 (2004), 1.401 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], litas per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
4.000 (2000), 3.997 (2001), 3.650 (2002), 3.050 (2003), 2.776 (2004), 2.772 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], litas per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.361 (2000), 0.352 (2001), 0.381 (2002), 0.450 (2003), 0.500 (2004), 0.505 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[33]   Statistics Lithuania.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[b]   CIA World Factbook.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Lithuania, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Lithuania Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Lithuania: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
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