The deputies from the LDPR party proposed to increase the minimum wage (minimum wage) to 20 thousand rubles from 2022. They submitted the corresponding bill to the State Duma for consideration. One of the authors of the document, the head of the committee of the lower chamber on labor, social policy and veterans affairs, Yaroslav Nilov, spoke about this in his Telegram-channel.
The politician added that the bill as part of the amendment to the law “On the minimum wage” will be introduced in the near future and should be considered by the new composition of the State Duma in the fall along with the government draft federal budget for next year. Additional financial costs for the implementation of the initiative will amount to 1.2 trillion rubles.
the average is the minimum wage in 2021
The amount of the minimum wage differs across the country. Now the average minimum wage in Russia is 12,792 rubles. In 2020, it was equal to 12,130 rubles. If the numbers do not change, then in 2022 it will be 13,393 rubles, and in 2023 – 14,170 rubles. The Ministry of Labor expects that by 2025 the minimum wage for Russians working full-time will exceed 16 thousand rubles a month.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova spoke about increasing the minimum wage. According to her, in the next two years, the figure may increase by 4.7 percent, and in 2023 – by 5.8 percent. However, as the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized, these figures are preliminary, and their implementation will depend on the current situation in the economy.
In recent months, the topic of the minimum wage has been raised by many domestic politicians. In February, one of the leaders of the Fair Russia – for the Truth! Sergei Mironov spoke about the need to raise the living wage in Russia is over 31 thousand rubles, and the minimum wage is up to 50-60 thousand.
The deputies from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation also did not stand aside. The head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, a member of the Communist Party faction, Oleg Smolin, in March this year, proposed setting the base salary for teachers at at least two times the minimum wage. According to him, the average wage rates for 18 hours should not be lower than the average wage in the country, and not in the region. Only this, the deputy is sure, will reduce the inequality in teachers’ pay.
At the end of 2020, Rosstat conducted a study of how satisfied residents of Russian regions are with the size of their wages. 60 thousand people took part in the survey. As a result, it turned out that more than half of the respondents are dissatisfied with their earnings, although they are satisfied with the work schedule and working conditions.
Russians are satisfied with their salary
According to the ministry, the share of those who consider their income from their main job satisfactory does not exceed 44 percent of all residents of the country. 47.1 percent of citizens were not completely satisfied with their earnings, 8.8 percent were not at all satisfied. Men were more likely to be satisfied with their wages – 46.4 percent than women – 41.3 percent.