Business in Lithuania (edition 2021)

Average monthly earnings

 

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Over 2020, gross earnings in the whole economy increased by 10.2 per cent

In 2020, average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) totalled EUR 1,428.6. Compared to 2019, average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy increased by 10.2 per cent: in the public sector, average gross monthly earnings totalled EUR 1,541.3 (increased by 12.5 per cent), in the private sector – EUR 1,379.1 (increased by 9.1 per cent).

Over the year, average gross monthly earnings increased in enterprises, institutions and organizations of all economic activities – from 4.7 per cent (real estate activities) to 17.4 per cent (human health care and social work activities), except accommodation and food service activities for which a 1.7 per cent decrease was recorded.

Average net (after employee tax) monthly earnings in the whole economy totalled EUR 913.1, and against 2019, increased by 11.1 per cent: in the public sector, they amounted to EUR 977 (increased by 13 per cent), in the private sector – EUR 885 (increased by 10.1 per cent).

In 2020, compared to 2019, index of real earnings in the whole economy made up 109.8 per cent: in the public sector – 111.7, in the private sector – 108.8 per cent.

In 2020, the increase in earnings was influenced by the increased basic wages for politicians, judges, civil servants, public service employees and employees of budgetary institutions, increased minimum monthly wage, increased wages for employees of health care institutions fighting against COVID‑19, kindergarten teachers, pre-school teachers, vocational teachers and lecturers, researchers, as well as bonuses paid to officials and staff who have managed emergency situation, changes in the procedure for the calculation of the tax-exempt amount of income, and other reasons.


Change in average monthly earnings¹ in the whole economy, 2011–2020

Per cent

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¹ Changes in earnings for 2019 was calculated by eliminating the effect of indexation of gross earnings due to the changes in taxes effective from 1 January 2019.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Change in average gross monthly earnings¹ by sector, 2011–2020
Compared to the previous year

Per cent

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¹ Changes in earnings for 2019 was calculated by eliminating the effect of indexation of gross earnings due to the changes in taxes effective from 1 January 2019.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Indices of consumer prices and real earnings, 2014–2020

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

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Average monthly earnings in the whole economy by economic activity, 2019–2020


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