PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary

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Around 70,000 people are currently employed in the young and growing crypto industry in the Russian Federation. The average salary in the space has fallen by 40 percent this year, along with cryptocurrency prices. Nevertheless, the monthly remuneration for certain skills remains very high for Russian standards.   Also read Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas Salaries in the Crypto Sector in Russia Fall by 40% The average monthly payment in the Russian crypto industry has fallen by 40 percent from the 2017 levels, according to data released by the recruiting platform hh.ru and quoted by Izvestia. Employers are generally paying less for securities analysts, project managers and legal experts – 100,000 rubles (~$1,600 USD). PR specialists, on the other hand, are still in high demand. Despite that, the salaries offered for these experts have fallen by 50 percent – from 800,000 rubles (>$12,000) in December to 400,000 rubles now (>$6,000) – still a very high wage for Russian standards. Experts explain the downward trend with the bearish crypto markets this year and the cooling interest towards cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Nevertheless, hh.ru reports some 100 new vacancies posted by crypto and blockchain companies in the first half of 2018, which indicates a stable demand for expertise in the sector. Beside PR specialists, fintech businesses are also willing to offer good salaries to tech directors – up to 600,000 rubles ($9,500), and software developers – 300,000 rubles (almost $5,000). The average salary in the crypto industry in the first…
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