The highest average net earnings were recorded in the crude oil and natural gas extraction sector – RON 6,523 (some EUR 1,470), while the lowest were registered in hotels and restaurants – RON 1,018 (EUR 230).


Most economic sectors registered decreases in average net wages in May, compared to the previous month, mainly due to the occasional bonuses offered in April (quarterly or annual bonuses for outstanding performances, or Easter bonuses),  or amounts from other funds (including meal tickets or gift vouchers). The drops were also caused by lower production and revenues (depending on the contracts), and the employment of staff with lower salaries in some economic activities.


On July 1, the gross minimum wage increased to RON 1,050 (over EUR 233) in Romania. (source: