The average gross salary in Ukraine as measured by the State Statistics Service amounted to 13,997 UAH in August 2021. This means that the average salary has increased by 22,3 % in comparison to August 2020.
The year before that, between August 2019 and August 2020, average salaries increased 8,6 %.
Recall that the minimum wage in Ukraine currently is UAH 6,000, and that the minimum wage is set to increase to 6,500 UAH in December 2021.
The most recent month-on-month comparison showed a 2,4 % decrease in the average salary between July and August 2021. Next datasets will show if this is the start of a downward trend or simply a temporary phenomenon.
The highest average salaries in Ukraine are in the IT and telecom sectors (UAH 24,813, up 25,1 % during the past year).
The lowest average salaries are in the temporary accommodation and catering sectors (UAH 9,788, increased 57,3 % since August 2020), as well as in the education and healthcare sectors.