Those who had the highest wages in the USSR
• Who had the highest wages in the USSR
In the Soviet Union's economy was centrally planned, so wages are not formed in accordance with the needs of the market, but by other principles. For example, a worker at the plant could receive more than an engineer standing in the official hierarchy above. Here those who lived in the Soviet Union well.
The diplomats - almost elected caste in the USSR. They not only have a very high income, but also can buy goods abroad, which in the Union could not get.
Revenue officials, of course, have been good, but most of these positions were attractive because of the additional bonus: a company car and a dacha, the opportunity to buy scarce goods on the cheap.
High wages were athletes (even when compared to income of foreign colleagues, it is - a penny). 250 rubles a standard rate player, "Dynamo" is still $ 100 - prize for winning in various competitions. There were also additional payments for seniority and the ability to get a car as a prize (or get it out of turn) and then profitably resell.
The astronauts, besides the salary, be sure to get the car, gasoline for which are paid from the state treasury. they are also supposed to sanatorium treatment, various privileges and honors. At a conference in our time cosmonaut Georgy Grechko said that in the past month in space was 5,000 rubles.
It is very appreciated in the Soviet Union experts in the factories. Skilled workers - turners, fitters, adjusters - receiving rate and bonuses, and their income could be at 300 rubles or more per month. At the same time director of the plant (not an example of today's top managers) could not receive an amount exceeding the salary of the best workers.
In agriculture, very well earned combine operators, machine operators and other technical spetsilisty involved in the harvesting period.
appreciated the work of experts who are forced to work in hazardous conditions. For example, miners income and drifters could be up to 1000 rubles per month. Of course, this amount consisted of a number of indicators: rates for the fulfillment of work norms, additional pay for experience, experience, various awards.
A good income were those who produced goods for export: oil and gas producers, forestry workers, etc. In addition to the high salaries they could buy equipment and things abroad, and then sell them at home..