2017: Top 10 highest paying jobs in Russia

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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. 

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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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