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Staff shortages have led to an increase in salaries in Russia: in which regions did employees’ income increase?

Date: July 12, 2024 Time: 23:34:27

In a highly competitive environment, local employers are trying to attract candidates and retain employees at living wages.

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If you haven’t started earning more over the past year, this is a reason to think about your grades. According to analysts at the Avito Rabota service, the national average salary increased by 39% over the year. And in some cities, specialists began to charge one and a half times more.

“In conditions of high competition, local employers try to attract candidates and retain employees with decent wages,” comments Dmitry Puchkov, development director of the Avito Work service.

The main growth factor is the deficit. There are not enough people. But someone needs to work. That is why it is necessary to increase salaries, experts explain, citing job advertisements published by employers.

– There is a particularly large deficit in those industries that are developing import substitution. First of all, there is an urgent need for specialists who have the necessary qualifications. It is difficult to remove a prepared employee from the market. And there is no time to retrain. Second, demographics have an impact. A small generation born in the 1990s and early 2000s is entering the job market. Thirdly, the departure of many specialists abroad. All these factors influenced the staff shortage,” explained Alexander Safonov, professor at the Financial University of the Government of the Russian Federation, on Komsomolskaya Pravda radio.

However, salaries are not being increased for everyone. But only for specialists in demand. And only in those areas where there are many jobs and few workers. In particular, programmers, engineers, builders and skilled workers who can work with modern equipment are still in high demand.

It is noteworthy that in Moscow wage growth is lower than in other regions. Wages increased only 16% during the year. According to experts, this is due to several factors. First of all, salaries in the capital were already very high. Secondly, in Moscow the situation with personnel is better. There are many visitors from regions and other countries. And thirdly, with the development of remote work, capital employers began to actively attract people from the regions. This allows you to save on salaries. As a result, in the regions salaries are growing at a faster pace, while in Moscow they are only fighting inflation.

True, Rosstat does not entirely agree with Avito Rabota’s calculations. They believe that, on average, across the country, employees’ income increased by only 14.1%, up to 76,604 rubles per month. And this is a rare case when Rosstat statistics are trusted more.


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Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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