The average nominal accrued wages in Moldova amounted to 6923 lei in the first quarter of 2019, which is 17.2% more than the average for the same period of 2018
As the National Bureau of Statistics informed, in real terms, taking into account the growth of inflation, it increased by 14.3% versus the first quarter of 2018. In January-March 2019, the average salary in the public sector amounted to 6842 lei (+ 26.5% versus the same period of 2018), and in the real sector of the economy - 6954.3 lei (+ 13.9%). The highest salaries were earned by ITC workers - 15454.9 lei (+ 18.1% versus the same period last year) and in the financial and insurance industry - 12502.5 lei (+ 11%). In these sectors, the average salary was 2.2 times (80.6%) higher than the average salary in the country's economy. The lowest salaries in the first quarter of 2019 were in the field of agriculture, forestry and fish farming - 4241.1 lei (+ 14.2% versus the same period of 2018). In this sector, wages were 38.7% lower versus the average wage in the economy in the first quarter of 2019. According to the NBS, the average salary of workers in the sphere of art, recreation and leisure is 5015 lei (+ 36.1%); workers in tourist accommodation and catering - 4702.2 (+ 15.4%); in education - 6247.7 lei (+ 33.5%); in the field of administrative services and support activities - 5158.1 lei (+ 4.3%); in real estate operations - 5673.4 lei (+ 9.3%); in the sphere of trade, repair of cars and motorcycles - 6241.6 lei (+ 13.3%); in the field of transport and storage services - 6438.3 lei (+ 17.7%); in the construction industry - 6558 lei (+ 17.2%); in the field of public administration and defense, compulsory social insurance - 9404.2 lei (+ 13.2%); in the professional scientific and technical areas of activity - 9421 lei (+ 21.2%). In the industrial sector, wages averaged 6480.8 lei (+ 9.8%), including in the extractive industry - 5600.9 lei (+ 10.1%), in the processing sector - 5984.5 lei ( + 10%), in water supply, sewerage, waste treatment and recovery and rehabilitation works - 6208.8 lei (+ 11%), in enterprises producing and supplying electricity, gas, water, air conditioning - 10925.1 lei (+ 11.4%). // 07.06.2019 - InfoMarket.