Russia Average Salaries & Expenditures

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

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable (1)  Gross (2)   
2005
9,945
134,353
 
11,378
153,720
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current roubles
(1)    Based on gross employment average income and non-consumption expenditure per worker.
(2)    Based on salary & business average income per capita and proportion of workforce to total population.
Source: Federal State Statistics Office [31].
 
 

Average Salary in Russia - 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 $ 2,161 $ 864 Employees, men only, 2004. 27,769 roubles 13% 36.2
Flight Attendant average salary PPP $ 1,132 $ 453 Employees, 2004. 14,547 roubles 13% 36.5
Miner average salary PPP $ 1,052 $ 421 Employees, 2004. 13,518 roubles 13% 30.0
Engineer average salary PPP $ 813 $ 325 Employees, petroleum and natural gas engineer, men, 2004. 10,445 roubles 13% 40.0
Car Mechanic average salary PPP $ 627 $ 251 Employees, men only, 2004. 8,059 roubles 13% 40.0
Bus Driver average salary PPP $ 606 $ 242 Employees, 2004. 7,789 roubles 13% 40.0
Hotel Receptionist average salary PPP $ 594 $ 237 Employees, 2004. 7,631 roubles 13% 39.8
Carpenter average salary PPP $ 543 $ 217 Employees, men only, 2004. 6,982 roubles 13% 40.0
Chambermaid average salary PPP $ 400 $ 160 Employees, 2004. 5,139 roubles 13% 39.5
Baker average salary PPP $ 344 $ 138 Employees, 2004. 4,423 roubles 13% 39.5
Furniture Finisher average salary PPP $ 326 $ 130 Employees, 2004. 4,191 roubles 13% 40.0
Garment Cutter average salary PPP $ 282 $ 113 Employees, women only, 2004. 3,626 roubles 13% 39.1
Postman average salary PPP $ 275 $ 110 Employees, 2004. 3,539 roubles 13% 38.9
Salesperson average salary PPP $ 230 $ 92 Employees, 2004. 2,949 roubles 13% 39.0
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 1,438 $ 687 Employees, 2005. 22,336 roubles 13%
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,285 $ 614 Employees, 2005. 19,954 roubles 13%
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 736 $ 352 Employees, 2005. 11,436 roubles 13%
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 681 $ 325 Employees, 2005. 10,575 roubles 13% 32.7
Construction average income PPP $ 571 $ 273 Employees, 2005. 8,869 roubles 13%
All Sectors average income PPP $ 551 $ 263 Employees, 2005. 8,550 roubles 13%
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 548 $ 262 Employees, 2005. 8,504 roubles 13% 31.0
Real Estate average income PPP $ 436 $ 208 Employees, 2005. 6,769 roubles 13%
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 432 $ 206 Employees, 2005. 6,704 roubles 13%
Education average income PPP $ 353 $ 169 Employees, 2005. 5,478 roubles 13%
 
  (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 the Russian Federal State Statistics Office [31] 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 the Russian Federal State Statistics Office [31] to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked; the hours by job correspond to the normal hours of work.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary (1)  Business   Property   Transfer     
2005
6,442
87,035
 
7,126
96,278
 
4,618
62,388
 
812
10,976
 
634
8,569
 
919
12,420
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current roubles
(1)    Including hidden (not registered officially) wages and salary.
Source: Federal State Statistics Office [31].
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 12.0   18.4   9.1   1.4   92.2    
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

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

Population

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

Inflation

 :  
589.9 (2001), 683.0 (2002), 776.3 (2003), 856.4 (2004), 932.8 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
7.77 (2001), 8.83 (2002), 9.87 (2003), 11.51 (2004), 13.51 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], roubles per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
29.17 (2001), 31.38 (2002), 30.67 (2003), 28.80 (2004), 28.28 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], roubles per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.27 (2001), 0.28 (2002), 0.32 (2003), 0.40 (2004), 0.48 (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.
[31]   Federal State Statistics Office of Russia.
[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.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Russia, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Russia Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Russia: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
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