Ukraine’s State Statistics Service has published a report that details citizens’ monthly wages, UNIAN reports. According to the report, some 49.6% of full-time workers in Ukraine were making between UAH 6,000 and 10,000 ($221 - $368). This figure indicates a 2.7% increase from the level observed in March 2017.
In December 2017, 6.6% of the country’s workers employed full-time were making less than the minimum wage. In March 2017, the number of such workers was reported at 3.7 percentage points higher. The share of employees earning from UAH 3,200 to 6,000 ($118 - $221), as of December 2017, stood at 43.8%. At the same time, 23.5% of Ukrainians in full-time employment were making more than UAH 10,000 ($368).
Earlier, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine estimated the average nominal salary in Ukraine at UAH 7,479 ($275) in November 2017, which shows a 38.3% in year-over-year terms. Beginning on 1 January 2017, the minimum wage in Ukraine was raised from UAH 3,200 to 3,723 ($118 - $137). The government has announced its plans to consider the whether it is possible to raise the minimum wage to UAH 4,200 ($154) in the second quarter of the present year, given that the country’s economic growth remains as forecast.