Average salaries of Russians increased by 13.2% over the year
The average salary of Russians in February amounted to 65,094 rubles.
Once again, the statistics are impressive. Fresh report Rosstat reported that the average salary of Russians was in February 65094 rub. – this is 13.2% morethan last February. Although if you go into the statistical tables, you can find out that in February 2022, again, on average by industry and region, we were charged 57,344 rubles. Then it is easy to calculate that the growth was even more – 13.5%.
Where does such money come from?
“In general, there hasn’t been a year in Russia that average wages have not grown, and at a pace that is not inferior to official inflation,” the director of the Institute of the New Society told KP.RU Vasily Koltashov. – Average salaries, which are calculated for large enterprises with transparent accounting available to Rosstat, are always growing. But this year, the spheres in which there was a very intensive growth in wages were really identified. First of all, this is the defense sector and all segments of the industry associated with it: the chemical, mining, raw materials, information and communication activities.
They made a contribution and payments to the participants of the SVO – in civilian life, these people could receive 25-45 thousand rubles. per month, and in the NWO zone – from 195 thousand.
According to the expert, growth is especially noticeable in some regions – where there are enterprises that perform work on defense government orders.
“There, enterprises have been in poverty for years, stagnated, and now they are loaded with orders, and people receive money unprecedented for these places, which can be many times higher than their usual salaries,” Koltashov said.
This is also confirmed by Rosstat data for the regions. If in highly paid Moscow, for example, salaries grew by about 5% over the year, then in neighboring regions, where salaries are traditionally several times lower, the growth turned out to be several times higher. In the Tambov region, wages increased by 22.3%, in the Yaroslavl region by 18.8%, and in the Tver region by 18.2%. In the “arms” regions, the increase is also tangible – in the Tula region, for example, – 16.6%, and in Udmurtia, where the Kalashnikov concern is located, – by 16.9%.
However, in the country as a whole, the people did not particularly feel the increase. And the Ministry of Economic Development explained why: real wages in February grew by only 0.6% over the year. But what pleases us is that we are still in the black.