The official gross average monthly salary in 2020 was 8,107.5 lei, an increase of 10.2% on 2019.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the highest average monthly salary in the fourth quarter of 2020 was paid in the ICT sector – over 20,300 lei, in financial and insurance activities – 16,000 lei, in the production and supply of electrical energy and heat, gas, hot water and air conditioning – over 14,300 lei.
The lowest average monthly salary was paid in the hospitality industry – slightly over 5,100 lei, agriculture, forestry and fishing – 5,500 lei, arts, recreational and leisure activities – 6,300 lei.
The average number of salary earners in the fourth quarter of 2020 decreased by 1.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019. Declines in the average number of salary earners were recorded in most of the economic activities.