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 under 10%. 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 2020.

Minimum salary in Lithuania

According to the official data of the Lithuanian government, the minimum wage in Lithuania from January 1, 2020 is 607 euros per month. This is the highest figure among the Baltic countries. In Latvia, workers receive a minimum of 430 euros, and in Estonia 584. If we compare it with all EU member states, the minimum wage in Lithuania is less than in Bulgaria – 610 Bulgarian Lev per month (310 euros) and in Romania – 2,230 Romanian leu per month (460 euros).

Compared with the previous year, the minimum wage in Lithuania was increased by 52 euros per month or 9.37% (555 euros in 2019). And over the past 5 years, the rate has increased by 282 euros – from 315 euros in 2015 to 607 euros in 2020. Lithuanian workers receive a minimum of 3.39 euros per hour, and in annual terms, income is 7,284 euros. According to the Labour Code of Lithuania (Article 144), a standard working week in the country is 40 hours, and the daily work period should not exceed 8 hours.

Average salary in Lithuania

According to the official information of the Lithuanian Department of Statistics, the average salary in Lithuania in 2020 is 1,358.6 euros per month before taxes. Compared with last year, the earnings of Lithuanian workers increased by 388.3 euros. After paying taxes, the average salary in Lithuania is 857.9 euros.

Men in Lithuania receive on average EUR 1,424.8 (EUR 895.9 net) per month and women EUR 1,291.7 (EUR 819.4 net). In the public sector the average monthly salary is 1464,4 Euros (918,7 Euros net) and in the private sector 1,295,5 Euros (821,6 Euros net).

SALARY IN LITHUANIA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Euro per month
Information and communication 2,427.4
Financial and insurance activity 2,306.9
Professional and scientific-technical activities 1,745.6
Public administration and protection 1,671.6
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 1,600.3
Health care and social work 1,539.2
Mineral extraction 1,372.5
Production 1,368.9
Education 1,286.3
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,263
Wholesale and retail trade 1,238
Operations with real estate 1,213.4
Construction 1,197.8
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 1,141.1
Transportation and storage 1,135.3
Administrative and support services 1,115.9
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,112
Postal and courier activities 1,012
Accommodation and meals 932.9
Other services 1,121.2

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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