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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Average net wage in Romania, slightly lower in May

The average net wage in Romania was of RON 2,704 (EUR 584) in May this year, down 0.3% (RON 9) compared to the previous month, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS).

The gross nominal average earning was of RON 4,494 (EUR 970) in May, 0.4% lower than in April.

The highest average net wage was in the IT services sector – RON 6,437 (EUR 1,390), and the lowest in hotels and restaurants – RON 1,554 (EUR 335).

The most significant decreases in net average earnings were recorded in insurance, reinsurance and pension funds (except those in the public social insurance system) – down 16.7% and in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas – down 15.3%.

When compared to May 2017, the average net wage increased by 14.4% in May this year.

A recent study revealed that about 46% of the employees in Romania are paid the minimum wage while those who earn over EUR 700 (gross) represent only 16% of the total. The gross minimum wage is currently RON 1,900 (EUR 408).

Irina Marica, irina,marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Average net wage in Romania, slightly lower in May

The average net wage in Romania was of RON 2,704 (EUR 584) in May this year, down 0.3% (RON 9) compared to the previous month, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS).

The gross nominal average earning was of RON 4,494 (EUR 970) in May, 0.4% lower than in April.

The highest average net wage was in the IT services sector – RON 6,437 (EUR 1,390), and the lowest in hotels and restaurants – RON 1,554 (EUR 335).

The most significant decreases in net average earnings were recorded in insurance, reinsurance and pension funds (except those in the public social insurance system) – down 16.7% and in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas – down 15.3%.

When compared to May 2017, the average net wage increased by 14.4% in May this year.

A recent study revealed that about 46% of the employees in Romania are paid the minimum wage while those who earn over EUR 700 (gross) represent only 16% of the total. The gross minimum wage is currently RON 1,900 (EUR 408).

Irina Marica, irina,marica@romania-insider.com

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