The average salary in Estonia

2019 | 08 | 02 2644

Content:

  1. Gross, net and taxes.
  2. The minimum and average salary in Estonia.
  3. Rating salaries by occupation in Estonia.
  4. Conclusion

According to statistics, in Estonia I go to work more often than other Baltic countries. This is due to a number of factors: a relatively high standard of living, good ecology, social security and decent wages for foreign labor migrants.

In addition, for Ukrainians and Russians, this option allows in many cases to avoid problems with the language barrier. Read more about how much foreign workers can earn in Estonia - further on in our article.

Gross net and taxes

There is also the concept of gross and net salary.

Gross - full income.

Net - the actual salary that the employee receives after deducting all taxes.

And the tax system "eats" about 21% of income from income tax. No other payments are charged to non-residents.

If the salary is officially below 500 euros, the income tax is also reduced.

The minimum and average salary in Estonia

Today in Estonia a fixed minimum salary is 500 euros. Salary per hour is 2.9-3 cu What is on par with Poland and the Czech Republic. At the same time, as experienced expatriates note, Estonia is comfortable enough to live and work, as there is a high percentage of the Russian-speaking population, as well as a comfortable level of tolerance.

There is also a system of surcharges for working hours in the night shift, dangerous working conditions. Additional earnings on part-time work with a partial salary are also available in addition to the main place of work. Subject to the availability of a labor card (work permit).

But there are some pitfalls: they note the difference up to 25% in the salary of men and women. The latter receive less in similar positions.

Foreign students and workers with no experience in a particular field can count on the minimum wage in Estonia. The gap in payment at the time of development and / or internship will reach 20-40%.

On average, you can earn from 1200 euros. At the same time, income depends on the city (county). So in Tallinn, you can accelerate income from 2 thousand euros per month. While in smaller towns, for example, in the county of Saremaa, the price of an employee varies on average from 700 to 1,200 euros.

However, it is necessary to understand and predict that, depending on the city, living expenses also grow. For example, housing will cost 300-500 euros per month, modestly leave 200 for food, to take into account the cost of transport and things - you can save from 200 euros per month. Sense then go to work abroad?

It is necessary to find optimal conditions with the provided housing, food. For example, babysitters, nurses, a builder, a field worker, etc.

Profession (field of activity)

Average salary ~ (EU)

IT specialist

2000

Driver

900

Dentist

1600

Engineer

1300

Seller

700

Medical Assistant

900

Nurse

900

Doctor

1600

Waiter

700

Cook

700

Handyman

700

Welder

1100

Teacher

900

Electrican

 

900

Seasonal workers

700

Maid

500

Lawyer

1400

Conclusion

In Estonia, one of the lowest unemployment rates, when compared with other Baltic countries. For 2019, on average, unemployment reaches 5-8%.

Choosing Estonia as a country for making money, study in more detail the issue of profitable occupations, as well as regions with income levels. Pay attention to the advantages and advantages of each offer and choose what provides conditionally free housing. So you will be able to postpone an order of magnitude more money.

Successes in endeavors!

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