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    September 27, 2017

    2017: Top 10 highest paying jobs in Russia

    September 27 , 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    KtovKurse - translated by Inessa Sinchougova




    The most highly paid professions in Russia in the first half of 2017 were - ship captain and aircraft commander. Their salaries were 500 thousand rubles per month (USD $8,500) and 320 thousand rubles per month (USD $5, 400), respectively, citing data from the Ministry of Labor.

    The third position was taken by chief technologist of the gold mining industry with a salary of 312 thousand rubles a month.

    The Ministry of Labor compiled the following list, for the top ten highly paid jobs in Russia, as it stood in the first quarter of 2017. 

    1. Ship captain - 500 thousand rubles. 
    2. Aircraft commander - 320 thousand rubles. 
    3. Chief technologist of gold mining industry - 312 thousand rubles. 
    4. Head coach of ice hockey team - 300 thousand rubles. 
    5. Head of construction site - 250 thousand rubles. 
    6. Dentist - 200 thousand rubles. 
    7. Risk analysis manager - 200 thousand rubles. 
    8. Electrical engineer - 195 thousand rubles. 
    9. Computer science analyst / IT specialsit - 190 thousand rubles. 
    10. Second aircraft pilot (non-commander) - 180 thousand rubles.

    According to Rosstat, in the first half of 2017 the average salary in Russia amounted to 38.7 thousand rubles. (USD $664 per month.) Compared to the same period in 2016, it grew by 7.3%.

    In September, the government approved an increase in the minimum wage - from January 1, 2018, it should reach 9489 rubles. (USD $167 per month - not a viable income in large cities but still exists in rural Russian territories.) 

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