Lithuania is a small Baltic state, located in the north-eastern part of Europe. It borders on Latvia in the north, Belarus in the south-east, Poland and Kaliningrad region of Russia in the south-west. Since May 1, 2004 Lithuania is a member of the European Union, and since January 1, 2015 it has joined the euro zone.

Lithuania is home to about 2.6 million people and has a workforce of about 1.5 million. Unemployment is just over 8%. The state's population is 85% indigenous Lithuanians, and large ethnic groups include Poles, Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians. Let's find out what salaries in Lithuania in 2023.

Salary in Lithuania

Minimum salary in Lithuania

According to the official data of the Lithuanian government, the minimum wage in Lithuania from January 1, 2023 is 840 euros per month. This is the highest figure among the Baltic countries. In Latvia, workers receive at least 620 euros, and in Estonia 725. Compared to all EU member states, the minimum wage is lower than in Lithuania in Bulgaria – 780 Bulgarian levs per month (400 euros) and in Romania – 3,000 Romanian lei per month (610 euros).

Compared to the previous year, the minimum wage in Lithuania has been increased by 110 euros per month, or 13.1% (730 euros in 2022). And over the past 5 years, the rate has increased by 440 euros – from 400 euros in 2018 to 840 euros in 2023. Lithuanian workers receive at least 5.14 euros per hour, and in annual terms the income is 10,080 euros. According to the Lithuanian Labor Code (article 144), the standard working week in the country lasts 40 hours, and the daily work period should not exceed 8 hours.

Average salary in Lithuania

According to the official data of the Lithuanian Department of Statistics, the average salary in Lithuania in 2023 is 1,887.8 euros per month before taxes. Compared to last year, the earnings of Lithuanian workers increased by 220.9 euros. After taxes, the average salary in Lithuania is 1,177.30 euros.

Men in Lithuania earn on average 140 euros more than women. In the public sector, the average monthly salary is 2,031.1, and in the private sector 1,829.8.


Sector of economy Euro per month
Information and communication 3,527
Financial and insurance activity 3,052.6
Professional and scientific-technical activities 2,384.9
Public administration and protection 2,231.5
Health care and social work 2 175.1
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,131.7
Mineral extraction 1,983.2
Education 1,891.7
Production 1,799.1
Wholesale and retail trade 1,713.6
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,639.7
Transportation and storage 1,625.8
Construction 1,611.5
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,553.5
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 1,551.7
Operations with real estate 1,526.2
Administrative and support services 1 495
Accommodation and meals 1,235.7
Other services 1,488.1

Note. Information on average wages by sector is based on official data from the Lithuanian Statistics Department.

In conclusion, it should be noted that the income tax rate in Lithuania from the salaries of hired workers is 20%. An increase to 32% is provided if the annual income is more than 60 average wages.


# Zakir Hossain 2023-01-04 13:18
I want to work in Lithuania
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