Investment portal of leningrad region

Access to skilled labour force

Leningrad region is the second largest labour market in Northwest Russia.

The population of Leningrad region is more than 1.8 million people, and the number of labour force is about 1 million people.

According to Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Leningrad Region up to 2030, growth of high-performance jobs will come to 13%. 

Population of Leningrad region, thousand people

1,778.9
2015
1,791.9
2016
1,813.8
2017
1,847.9
2018
1,875.9
2019
1,893
2020

Factors of labour market development in Leningrad region;

  • stable socio-economic situation in the region;
  • high demand in labour force both inside the region and in adjacent Saint Petersburg.

Labour market of Leningrad region is characterized by availability of highly skilled labour force formed on the basis of Soviet enterprises of traditional industries.

Placement of enterprises in Leningrad region provides access to labour market of Saint Petersburg. Commuting is the main trend of labour market of Leningrad region and Saint Petersburg, because in fact the region and the city form a united labour market. Everyday commuting from Leningrad region to Saint Petersburg is about 200,000 people, from Saint Petersburg to the region – about 50,000 people.


Employment structure

The number of employees in the regional organizations amounted to 390,800 people in 2020 (102.2% to the level of 2019).

22.7%
Manufacturing
12.6%
Education
9.5%
Healthcare and social services
9.7%
Wholesale and retail trade
8.4%
Transportation and storage
7.7%
Public administration and military security
5.7%
Construction
5.7%
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
4.2%
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
13.8%
Other

Optimal salary costs

The average salary in Leningrad region amounted to 48,271 rubles in 2020 (102.7% in comparison with 2019), which is 2.1% less than the average salary in Russia and much lower than the salary in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Average monthly salary (paid in 2020) in comparison with other Russian regions, rubles:

48,271
Leningrad region
51,083
Russia
68,383
Saint Petersburg
91,420
Moscow

Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (March 2021)

Water transport activity
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88,823
Financial and insurance activity
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71,639
Professional, scientific and technical activity
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66,701
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
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63,889
Manufacturing
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66,401
Warehouses and additional transport activity
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58,705
Extraction of minerals
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46,863
Public administration and military security; social security
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49,604
Construction
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50,254
Healthcare and social services
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52,218
Information and communication activity
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56,710
Culture and sport activity, organization of leisure and entertainment
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48,590
Education
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43,820
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
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41,988
Land and pipeline transport activity
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49,875
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles
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43,893
Water supply; wastewater disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, elimination of pollution
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38,525
Real estate operations
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34,965