The average net salary in April, almost 4,000 lei.  Where you win the best

The average net salary in Romania, in April, was 3,967 lei, 30 lei higher than in March. Compared to April 2021, the average net salary increased by over 11%. The highest salaries remain in the IT industry.

The average gross earnings were 6,443 lei in April, 42 lei (+ 0.7%) higher than in March, and the average net earnings were 3,967 lei, up from the previous month by 30 lei (+ 0.8%), according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), consulted by Agerpres.

The highest values ​​of the average net earnings were registered in information technology service activities (including information service activities) (9,746 lei), and the lowest in hotels and restaurants (2,120 lei).

Compared to April of the previous year, the average net earnings increased by 11.4%.

In relation to the evolution of consumer prices, the index of real earnings was 97.9% in April 2022 compared to April 2021. The index of real earnings was 97.2% in April 2022 compared to March 2022.

Compared to October 1990, the real earnings index was 227.5%, 6.7 percentage points lower than in March 2022.

In April 2022, in most activities in the economic sector, the level of average net earnings increased due to the granting of occasional bonuses (quarterly, annual bonuses, 13th salary, for special performances or for the Easter holidays), rights in nature and financial aid, amounts from net profit and other funds (including securities).

Also, the increases in the average net earnings were due to the resumption of the activity of certain economic agents, production achievements or higher revenues (depending on contracts / projects).

Where were the biggest increases

The most significant increases in the average net earnings at the level of CANE Rev.2 sections / divisions were registered as follows: by 30.2% in the extraction of upper and lower coal, respectively by 20.8% in the production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, hot water and air conditioning; between 8% and 12% in financial intermediation (excluding insurance and pension funding activities), water transport, extractive services, air transport, storage and ancillary transport activities, printing and reproduction of records on media, metallurgical industry; between 3% and 7.5% in other extractive activities, telecommunications, manufacture of road transport vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, extraction of crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of rubber and plastics products, real estate transactions, repair, maintenance and installation machinery and equipment, forestry and logging (including fishing and aquaculture), land and pipeline transportation, waste collection, treatment and disposal; recyclable materials recovery activities (including decontamination activities and services), other service activities.

The biggest pay cuts

At the same time, the decreases in the average net salary compared to March 2022 were determined by the granting in the previous month of occasional prizes, rights in kind and financial aid, amounts from the net profit and from other funds.

Also, the decreases in the average net earnings were caused by non-production or lower revenues (depending on contracts / projects), as well as by hiring staff with lower than average earnings, from some economic activities.

The most significant decreases in the average net earnings at the level of CANE Rev.2 sections / divisions were registered as follows: by 32.3% in the manufacture of tobacco products, by 18.8% in insurance, reinsurance and of pension funds (except for those in the public social security system), respectively by 11% in the manufacture of beverages; between 3% and 9.5% in publishing, professional, scientific and technical activities, ancillary activities for financial intermediation, insurance and pension fund activities, manufacture of basic pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical preparations, extraction of metal ores, tanning and finishing of leather (including manufacture of travel and leather goods, harness and footwear; preparation and dyeing of furs), manufacture of textiles, manufacture of substances and chemicals.

In the budgetary sector, there were slight increases in the average net earnings compared to the previous month in the public administration (+ 0.7%), respectively in health and social assistance (+ 0.1%). In education, the average net earnings decreased compared to the previous month (-1.7%), as a result of the reduction of the amounts representing the hourly payment of teachers during the school holidays.

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