MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN LITHUANIA

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.

Salary in Lithuania

Lithuania is home to about 2.7 million people and has a workforce of about 1.5 million. Unemployment is just over 16%. 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 2021.

Minimum salary in Lithuania

According to the official data of the Lithuanian government, the minimum wage in Lithuania from January 1, 2021 is 642 euros per month. This is the highest figure among the Baltic countries. In Latvia, workers receive at least 500 euros, and in Estonia 584. Compared to all EU member states, the minimum wage is lower than in Lithuania in Bulgaria – 650 Bulgarian levs per month (330 euros) and in Romania – 2,300 Romanian lei per month (465 euros).

Compared to the previous year, the minimum wage in Lithuania has been increased by 35 euros per month, or 5.77% (605 euros in 2020). And over the past 5 years, the rate has increased by 292 euros – from 350 euros in 2016 to 642 euros in 2021. Lithuanian workers receive at least 3.93 euros per hour, and in annual terms the income is 7,704 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 2021 is 1,524.2 euros per month before taxes. Compared to last year, the earnings of Lithuanian workers increased by 165.6 euros. After taxes, the average salary in Lithuania is 967.3 euros.

Men in Lithuania receive an average of 1,595.4 euros (1,007.7 euros net) per month, and women 1,452.3 euros (926.5 euros net). In the public sector of the economy, the average monthly salary is 1,686.8 euros (1,059.5 euros net), and in the private sector 1,435.8 euros (917.1 euros net).

SALARY IN LITHUANIA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Euro per month
Information and communication 2,674.9
Financial and insurance activity 2,431.7
Professional and scientific-technical activities 1,886.6
Public administration and protection 1,853.2
Health care and social work 1,829.2
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 1,772.9
Mineral extraction 1,751.9
Education 1,531.9
Production 1,485.5
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,390.2
Wholesale and retail trade 1,360.4
Transportation and storage 1,338.6
Construction 1,311.8
Operations with real estate 1,294.9
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 1,228
Administrative and support services 1,212.1
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,205.5
Accommodation and meals 878.8
Other services 1,220.7

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 15%. An increase to 20% is provided if the annual income is more than 120 average wages.

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