Salaries in Belarus

11.12.2017

Belarus 6th country with lowest salaries in Europe
Belarus 6th country with lowest salaries in Europe Belarus is on 6th place in the list of European countries with the lowest salaries. Such data is published by the analytical center Texty.org.ua. According to the study, the average salary in Belarus after taxes is 320 euros. The anti-rating of salaries is topped by Ukraine - they receive an average of 190 euros after taxes. In second place is Moldova - 216 euros, in third is Azerbaijan - 232 euros. Then follow Armenia - 251 euros and Georgia - 293 euros.

05.12.2017

Marriage and birth age in Belarus increasing drastically
Marriage and birth age in Belarus increasing drastically The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection conducted a sociological study to determine what support young Belarusian families need. According to the study, the average age of marriage is increasing.  Men started creating families at 27, women at 25.  According to Belstat, in 2016, the majority of women married at the age of 20-24 (marriages at this age made up 33.7% of all marriages). Women in Belarus birth first children after 26. 

29.11.2017

Belarus among lowest personal income countries in Europe
Belarus among lowest personal income countries in Europe A German research company GfK has as studied the incomes of people living in 42 countries and drawn up the Purchasing Power Europe 2017 rating, according to which Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova have the lowest personal income.

16.11.2017

Are bankers' salaries in Belarus too high?
Are bankers' salaries in Belarus too high? Salaries of bankers must be earned honestly, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting on the state of affairs in the banking sector. The salary in the banking sector, according to the President, should be calculated according to the same principles as in other spheres. The President also cited ordinary Belarusians calling bankers “fat cats”.

25.09.2017

BelAZ awards its best employees
BelAZ awards its best employees The export of BelAZ-the largest manufacturer of dumping trucks in the world- has nearly doubled. The year hasn’t finished yet, however, the plant has already reached the figures of the previous year. Before the Day of machine builders, the best workers of the BelAZ pant were awarded in Zhodino. The plant also had an open day, everyone who wished to could see how the plant works.

24.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24. Today, the President drew attention to the fact that many teachers are actually loaded with unnecessary work. He also raised the issue of respect for the teaching occupation and increase in teachers' salaries.

23.08.2017

Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President
Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President Prices, salaries, employment, export, food security, housing construction and even the issue of super-combines - these and other topics were discussed on August 22 in the Palace of Independence at a meeting of the Belarus President with the government. The President and the government spoke about key positions: implementation of annual forecasts, control over pricing and labor market issues. The economy has grown, and six of the seven main indicators were met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of people's real incomes should be exceeded.

22.08.2017

Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says
Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says The economy has grown, and six of the seven key indicators are met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of real incomes of the population should be exceeded. The Belarusian President discussed the socio-economic results of H1 with the government. The government's financial report is still ahead.
President Lukashenko holds meeting with officials of Belarus’ economic block
President Lukashenko holds meeting with officials of Belarus’ economic block As many as six out of seven key indications have been fulfilled. By the end of the year the growth of real peoples’ income must be exceeded. The President held a meeting with the directors of the economic block of Belarus.

11.08.2017

Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals
Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals The Brest region, its problems and prospects, as well as salaries, construction and operation of the processing industry were discussed during the working trip of the Belarus President on August 10-11. Meeting on August 11 with the staff of the Savushkin Product company, the head of state noted its worthy work, calling the production a locomotive that attracts a number of industries. According to the President, Belarus receives a solid return from the funds invested in the modernization of the processing industry.

01.08.2017

Economy Minister about salary, labor productivity growth
Belarus' Economy Minister about salary, labor productivity growth Taking into consideration the main economic development fundamentals, the tendency of growth is taking place in Belarus. These are the results of the economy for the first half of 2017. The results were summed up at the expanded meeting of the Council of Ministers.

27.06.2017

Will Belarusians earn $500 on average by end of 2017?
Will Belarusians earn $500 on average by end of 2017? The European Investment Bank will come to the Belarusian financial market. One of the key creditors of the Old World provides long-term loans for major government projects, as well as for small businesses. The agreement between Belarus and the EIB was ratified on June 26 at the House of Representatives. A few hours earlier in the Oval Hall, the Government answered questions of parliamentarians. The government reports to the parliament in Belarus on a monthly basis.

31.05.2017

Labor minister: Real wage growth rate in Belarus at 101.5%
Labor minister: Real wage growth rate in Belarus at 101.5% Positive dynamism of economic growth does persist in Belarus. On May 30, the Belarusian government summed up the results of the economic performance in January-April 2017. More than 15,000 jobs have been created in the country during the last five months of 2017. Among the top employees are mainly new enterprises. The situation in the labor market is gradually stabilizing. All this gives grounds for hoping that the average salary in Belarus will have reached BYN1,000 by the end of 2017. The head of state previously set such a task before the government.

22.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration Prior to the optimization of the state apparatus, there must be no increase in salaries. Alexander Lukashenko said this on May 22 meeting with the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova. Today, the Administration faces many tasks. The main ones are the improvement of the business climate. Steps in this area are significant: the legislative base is being improved, the number of inspections is reduced, and the procedure for registering business is being simplified.

12.05.2017

Belarus President: We must give people decent salary thanks to labor productivity
Belarus President: We must give people decent salary thanks to labor productivity Alexander Lukashenko demands the fulfillment of tasks to improve the living standards of the population. He noted this May 12 taking decisions on personnel matters. New leaders will appear in some district executive committees and the system of internal affairs bodies. The President also appointed an assistant who will be inspector for the Gomel region. Among the main issues are prices, salaries and employment. They will be constantly under control.

23.04.2017

What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.

21.04.2017

Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says The main task for 2017 is to bring the average salary to BYN1,000 but this money must be earned, not printed, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address April 21. Increased productivity is the basis of salary growth, emphasized the head of state.
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations The development strategy of the Belarusian economy , employment and the creation of new industries. Experts and political scientists have named the topics that are likely to be raised in the President's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. On April 21, Alexander Lukashenko will address the people and the parliament in the Oval Hall at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the two chambers of Belarus' parliament.

17.04.2017

Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.

22.03.2017

MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3 Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye. The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.

10.03.2017

President Lukashenko insists on $500 salary and performance discipline of officials
President Lukashenko insists on $500 salary and performance discipline of officials Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the topical issues of national development on March 9th. The President focused on topics of stability and peace in Belarus. One of the tough requirements of the President is strict performance discipline.

22.02.2017

Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned
Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned The average salary of $500 in Belarus is a goal for the government in 2017. On February 21, the government talked about how to ensure growth of incomes of Belarusians and also discussed the economic results of January. According to the Prime Minister, the stability of the domestic currency market has been ensured. The attractiveness of Belarusian ruble deposits has been secured too.

13.02.2017

Labor ministry says $500 salary is real target in 2017 The average salary of $500 in 2017 in Belarus is quite a feasible task, said the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. It believes that earnings can be raised by optimizing staff or seeking extrabudgetary funding. With regard to commercial organizations, a decisive factor will be growth of labor productivity.

07.02.2017

Salaries in Belarus to increase through economic efficiency only, President says
Salaries in Belarus to increase through economic efficiency only, President says Is it possible to make the average salary reach $500 in Belarus? How soon? And by means of what resources? Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave simple and clear answers.Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus:
Belarus President's orders become plan of action for government
Belarus President's orders become plan of action for government "Big conversation. Momentum for important things" was the title of the February 7 front-page article of one of Belarus' most authoritative newspapers SB. Belarus Today. The newspaper has summarized more than 7 hours of dialogue between Alexander Lukashenko and members of the public, the media and experts.

03.02.2017

Belarus President insists on salaries of $500 in 2017
Belarus President insists on salaries of $500 in 2017 The requirement to raise the average salary in Belarus to $500 in 2017 must be performed, requires President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with representatives of the public, Belarusian and foreign mass media, according to Belarusian media. "No matter what but [an average salary of] $500 needs be in place," said the head of state.

01.01.2017

Belarus President's New Year Address (December 31, 2016)
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will never threaten neighbors Another year of the 3rd millennium passes into history. The year was complicated, bright and eventful. For some people 2016 was a sad and sorrowful year because of the loss of a family member or a friend, some people might have failed to achieve their goals. Others had to deal with family or professional issues. But I am convinced that 2016 was a joyful and happy year for the majority of people.
President Lukashenko wants $500 salary for Belarusians as New Year gift
President Lukashenko wants $500 average salary for Belarusians as New Year gift On December 30, Alexander Lukashenko visited Nikolaevschinsky home for war veterans, labour veterans and the disabled. After a warm dialogue with the residents, the President of Belarus answered questions of the journalists who accompanied him on the trip. It is customary in Belarus to make a wish before the New Year's Eve. Journalists asked Alexander Lukashenko whether he has a gift that he would like to get for New Year.

29.12.2016

President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister Alexander Lukashenko on December 29 made a number of personnel decisions. Vasily Zharko was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. Introducing the candidate, the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova noted that Mr Zarko has proved a competent and proactive leader in all areas of professional activity. He has been heading the health system of Belarus for more than 10 years. During this time, the industry carried out reforms that brought Belarusian medicine to the world level.

21.12.2016

Belarus President insists on $500 average salary in 2017
Belarus needs to scale down checks of businesses in 2017, President says The Presidential Administration of Belarus now has new leadership. It will be headed by Natalia Kochanova - former Deputy Prime Minister. Her first deputy will be Maxim Ryzhenkov. Prior to that, he served as vice-president of the National Olympic Committee.

16.12.2016

Belarusians' incomes to grow 11% by 2020
Belarusians' incomes to grow 11% by 2020 Investments, employment, exports, information, and youth. The Belarus President approved a program of socio-economic development of the country until 2020. Its main purpose is to improve the quality of life, attract investment and develop innovations. By 2020, Belarusians' revenues should grow by 11%, while inflation should not exceed 5%.

29.11.2016

Belarus economy minister: average salary of $500 is very hard task
Belarus economy minister: average salary of $500 is extremely hard task Inflation in Belarus in 2016 will keep at the planned level, said Belarus government on November 29.The council of ministers noted also that Belarus is timely settling with foreign loan holders and continues to work with the International Monetary Fund. The government said that the refinancing rate in 2016 was reduced on three occasions and this is an important factor for economic growth, including the increase of the average salary in the country to $500.

22.11.2016

Belarus mulling over salary compensation fund for workers of bankrupt enterprises
Belarus mulling over salary compensation fund for workers of bankrupt enterprises The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTU) proposes to establish a fund for the compensation of salaries to workers of bankrupt enterprises. The draft plan is going to be adopted in 2018. The Council of the Fund will consider all cases individually and determine the size of cash payments. The FTU believes that the introduction of insurance against loss of earnings would improve the social protection of workers and guarantee payments.

21.11.2016

The average salary in CIS countries
To achieve average salary of $500 in Belarus: challenge accepted While visiting Mogilev Region at the beginning of the week and giving a press conference later, the President of Belarus has initiated to discuss and to implement the task that has excited both journalists and working class people. It has been the task to make the average salary be equal to no less than $500. In other words, an average Belarusian must earn BYN1,000 a month. And ‘to earn’ is the key word here, as no money will fall from heaven or even from local authorities.

18.11.2016

Belarus President holds press conference for Russian media: six hours and over 30 questions
Belarus President holds press conference for Russian media: six hours and over 30 questions Belarus-Russia relations have every chance to reach a qualitatively new level. It was announced on November 17 by Alexander Lukashenko during a press conference for regional media representatives of Russia. The conference became a final part of a multi-day press tour across Belarus. That was the 13th such meeting. The President told journalists it was his favorite number, by the way.

17.11.2016

Integration with Russia top topic at Belarus President's meeting with Russian journalists
Integration with Russia top topic at Belarus President's meeting with Russian journalists Belarusian-Russian relations have the opportunity to reach a qualitatively new level, said November 17 the Belarus President during a press conference for representatives of regional mass media of Russia. Meetings in this format are traditional. The current one is the 13th in a row. By the way, the President, talking to reporters, admitted that it is his favorite number. A live broadcast of the press conference is organized by the First Channel of the Belarusian Radio.

14.11.2016

Belarus President wants to return salaries to $500 in 2017
Belarus President wants to return salaries to $500 in 2017 Return the average salary in Belarus to the level of $500 in 2017 was an order given by the Belarus President during his working trip to the Mogilev region. Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the prospects of development of Mogilev. The Head of State was informed about the fulfillment of his instructions on the improvement of Mogilev's neighborhoods. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Please report to me on salaries. Your level and the level of the republic.

03.11.2016

Belarus seeking ways to increase teachers' salaries
Belarus seeking ways to increase teachers' salaries 70 kindergartens are going to be built in Belarus by 2020. Special class students who entered the Pedagogical University without exams will have to work 5 years after graduation at their first job after university. These and many other issues were discussed on November 2 in Tolochin, Vitebsk region. In the spotlight was social policy, including health. Vitebsk region, by the way, has one of the lowest infant mortality rates.

25.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to help the poorest people
Belarus President: The poorest people need to be helped in crisis Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko stressed the importance of the development of relations between Belarus and Western Europe making staffing decisions on October 25. They touched upon the diplomatic corps. Denis Sidorenko has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany. That country takes a constructive and pragmatic approach in the field of political cooperation, and in trade-economic cooperation, which is why it has become one of Belarus' most important partners.

06.10.2016

Salaries in Belarus to increase by 9% in 2017
Salaries in Belarus to increase by 9% in 2017 Belarus' draft budget for 2017 has been adopted. In the second reading, the absolute majority of deputies voted for the draft of the main financial document. It will retain social orientation. One-third part of the budget will be earmarked for state programs: in education - for the development of innovative approaches, while in health care focus will be made on affordability and quality. Payroll fund will increase by 9%, while labor pensions will be increased twice.

05.10.2016

Half of budget expenses to be earmarked for social policy in Belarus in 2017
Half of Belarus' budget expenses to be earmarked for social policy in 2017 Representatives of the House of Representatives have adopted the draft budget for 2017 in the second reading. It was approved by a majority vote.  State revenues were approved in the amount of more than BYN18 billion, expenses over BYN16 billion. Over 40% of planned revenues will come from value-added tax.

27.09.2016

Pension growth planned in Belarus in 2017, finance ministry says
Pension growth planned in Belarus in 2017, finance ministry says Belarus is discussing the most important financial document - the budget for 2017. The relevant draft document has already been published by the Ministry of Finance and received the first comments. The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus tried to figure out what Belarus' economy will be like in 2017. Egor Khrustalyov, host: What everyone wants to hear is, of course, whether public sector salaries and pensions will be increased.

17.08.2016

Teachers
Increase in teachers’ salary due in Belarus The government is developing measures that will allow to increase teachers’ salary. Such an announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Mikhail Zhuravkov. Last week, Alexander Lukashenko discussed the issue of the status and remuneration of teachers, after hearing the report on the course of parliamentary election campaign and the state of the education system before the upcoming academic year.

25.04.2016

Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
Transplantologist Oleg Rummo about Belarusian medicine and illnesses of XXI century The transplantologist Oleg Rummo is the guest at the TV program Simple Questions on World Health Day. We have an opportunity to speak with one of the most famous doctors in Belarus. It is Oleg Rummo, a transplantologist. Good evening! Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation: Good evening!

21.04.2016

Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised
Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points relating to social and economic development of Belarus voiced by the President. Belarus aims at Doing Business top 30
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main points
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state. The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.

07.04.2016

Public sector salaries to increase in Belarus
Public sector salaries to increase in Belarus Belarus will increase public sector salaries. On April 7, it became known that the first class salary rate is increasing. Its size from April 1 will stand at BYR 298,000.  This rate is used in Belarus for the calculation of salaries of public servants and persons equivalent to them. Last time the first class salary rate changed in January 2016.

29.12.2015

Minimum salary up in Belarus from January 1, 2016
Minimum salary up in Belarus from January 1, 2016 The minimum salary in Belarus will increase from 1 January 2016. It will stand at BYR2.3 million, reads a resolution of the Belarusian Council of Ministers. Currently the minimum wage is BYR2.1 million. When calculating this figure, one takes into account the economic possibilities of the budget, workers' needs in material goods, the level of employment and productivity and inflation outlook as well as the average salary in the country. The minimum salary is indexed to inflation.

17.08.2015

Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant privatization not on the cards for now
Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant privatization not on the cards for now The state is not going to sell Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT trademark) now, said Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the company on August 14. The Head of State familiarized himself with the work of the new production facilities and was shown samples of products. In addition, the President talked with the staff of the plant.

08.01.2015

Belarus ranking 13th European country with lowest salary According to experts' data, the average salary in Belarus amounted to 426 euros last year. It's 11.5 times less than in Liechtenstein. Citizens of that country received the highest average salary (4896 euros) per month last year.  But it should be noted that the situation in Belarus isn't so deplorable. For example, some of our neighbors - Ukrainians - topped the list of countries with the lowest salaries.  In Ukraine the average salary amounted to 178 euros in 2014. It turns out that Belarusians were 2.3 times richer than Ukrainians.