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.

Lithuania is home to about 2.7 million people and has a workforce of about 1.5 million. Unemployment is just over 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 2022.

Salary in Lithuania

Minimum salary in Lithuania

According to the official data of the Lithuanian government, the minimum wage in Lithuania from January 1, 2022 is 730 euros per month. This is the highest figure among the Baltic countries. In Latvia, workers receive at least 500 euros, and in Estonia 654. Compared to all EU member states, the minimum wage is lower than in Lithuania in Bulgaria – 710 Bulgarian levs per month (365 euros) and in Romania – 2,550 Romanian lei per month (515 euros).

Compared to the previous year, the minimum wage in Lithuania has been increased by 88 euros per month, or 13.71% (642 euros in 2021). And over the past 5 years, the rate has increased by 350 euros – from 380 euros in 2017 to 730 euros in 2022. Lithuanian workers receive at least 4.47 euros per hour, and in annual terms the income is 8,760 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 2022 is 1,666.9 euros per month before taxes. Compared to last year, the earnings of Lithuanian workers increased by 155.1 euros. After taxes, the average salary in Lithuania is 1,051.6 euros.

Men in Lithuania earn on average EUR 1,748.4 (EUR 1,098 net) per month and women EUR 1,608.6 (EUR 1,018.4 net). Average monthly wages in the public sector are EUR 1 816.6 (EUR 1 136.8 net), and EUR 1 604.1 (EUR 1 015.8 net) in the private sector.

SALARY IN LITHUANIA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Euro per month
Information and communication 3,006.9
Financial and insurance activity 2,693.3
Health care and social work 2,195.8
Professional and scientific-technical activities 2,063.3
Public administration and protection 1,974.8
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 1,881.6
Mineral extraction 1,863.8
Education 1,635.9
Production 1,628.8
Wholesale and retail trade 1,525.2
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,503.6
Construction 1,434.2
Operations with real estate 1,423.2
Transportation and storage 1,405.9
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 1,369.4
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,356.5
Administrative and support services 1,315.7
Accommodation and meals 1,090.6
Other services 1,337.5

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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