The Chukotka, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, and Moscow topped the rating of Russian regions in terms of the share of workers whose wages exceed 100,000 rubles per month, taking into account the payment of income tax, RIA News reports.
It is specified that in Chukotka, the share of employees who earn more than 100,000 rubles is 40.5 per cent of the total number of employees for the period from August 2019 to August 2020, in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug it is 35 per cent, and in Moscow, 31.6 per cent. The top 5 also includes the Magadan Region (27.3 per cent) and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (25.8 per cent).
In total, 7.9 per cent of workers in Russia receive wages in the amount of more than 100,000 rubles a month, and 9.2 per cent earn less than 15,000 rubles. In Moscow, only 1.2 per cent of employees earn less than 15,000 rubles a month, in the Moscow region, 5.9 per cent, and in St. Petersburg, 2.2 per cent.
The authors of the rating indicate that the top 20 in the list are mainly remote regions, where high salaries are paid in the field of mining, while the central offices of the largest Russian and foreign companies are located in Moscow and St. Petersburg.