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The dynamics of nominal and real average salaries in the region’s organizations (including small business entities) in a comparable group of companies are as follows:

Kaluga Region ranks 3rd in the Central Federal District by the amount of  average monthly wage (1st place — Москва, 2nd place — Moscow Region). RUR 35 542,4 — average monthly accrued wage in the region (November 2018)

1.Minimum Salary

The minimum salary in Kaluga Region is established as not less than the minimum subsistence rate for the employable population, and in the January of 2019 is equal to RUR 11,280 (the amount is revised quarterly, taking into account the rate of inflation).

2.Maximum Salary

Each employee’s salary depends on his/her qualification, the complexity of performed work, amount and quality of performed work and is not limited by any maximum level (article 132 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation).

3. Purchasing Power

An employee’s average monthly salary provides – 3.6 minimum regional subsistence rates.

For 2018 in the organizations of the region with the number of up to 15 people, the average monthly accrued wages of employees (without payments of a social nature) amounted to 35 542.4 rubles. and compared to the corresponding period last year increased by 36%.

The average monthly accrued wages (without payments of a social nature), for January 2019, by type of economic activity was characterized by the following data:

Type of economic activity

Average salary (RUR)
in January 2019​ 
Entire region 41 204,0
agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing and fish farming 31 970,9
manufacturing industries 50 969
providing electric power, gas and steam, air conditioning 37 691
water supply, water disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, activities for the elimination of pollution 30 177,2
constructing 46 076,5
wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles 36 860,7
transportation and storage 32 252,8
activity of hotels and public catering establishments  32 904,6
information and communication activities 43 268,3
financial and insurance activities 42 472,2
real estate activities 30 145,6
professional, scientific and technical activities 47 045,9
administrative and related additional services 33 288,9
State administration and provision of military security, social security 33 563,4
education 29 133,3
activities in the field of health and the provision of social services 38 899,8
provision of other types of services 29 426,2