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Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does a person working in Argentina make?

Average Monthly Salary
90,600 ARS
( 1,090,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Argentina typically earns around 90,600 ARS per month. Salaries range from 12,300 ARS (lowest) to 401,000 ARS (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Argentina

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Argentina range between 12,300 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 401,000 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 86,900 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 86,900 ARS while the other half are earning more than 86,900 ARS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 44,600 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 44,600 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 224,000 ARS while 25% are earning more than 224,000 ARS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Argentina

How are Argentina salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Argentina
Average Salary 2016
83,300 ARS
Average Salary 2017+4%
86,300 ARS
Average Salary 2018+1%
87,500 ARS
Average Salary 2019+2%
88,900 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant64,500 ARS
Accounting Assistant62,700 ARS
Accounting Manager117,000 ARS
Bookkeeper50,200 ARS
Chartered Accountant79,300 ARS
Corporate Treasurer169,000 ARS
Financial Analyst94,400 ARS
Financial Manager189,000 ARS
Internal Auditor96,100 ARS

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant47,800 ARS
Office Manager64,400 ARS
Receptionist53,100 ARS
Secretary47,400 ARS

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director87,800 ARS
Creative Director97,700 ARS
Graphic Designer63,200 ARS
Photographer63,300 ARS

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer97,900 ARS
Air Traffic Controller92,100 ARS
Flight Attendant80,100 ARS
Pilot105,000 ARS

Architect84,400 ARS
CAD Drafter66,100 ARS

Mechanic50,700 ARS
Service Advisor70,200 ARS

Bank Branch Manager137,000 ARS
Teller63,300 ARS

Teacher69,400 ARS
Translator79,300 ARS

Business Planning
Business Analyst106,000 ARS
Business Development Manager145,000 ARS
Project Manager105,000 ARS

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny56,200 ARS
Nursery Teacher64,200 ARS

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer85,200 ARS
Construction Project Manager113,000 ARS
Health and Safety Officer56,200 ARS

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative61,900 ARS
Customer Service Manager117,000 ARS
Customer Service Representative63,000 ARS

Civil Engineer84,400 ARS
Electrical Engineer94,100 ARS
Engineer80,200 ARS
Mechanical Engineer91,400 ARS

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer217,000 ARS
Chief Financial Officer193,000 ARS
General Manager156,000 ARS
Project Manager105,000 ARS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef71,700 ARS
Executive Chef78,800 ARS
Hotel Manager137,000 ARS
Receptionist65,900 ARS
Travel Agent76,200 ARS
Waiter / Waitress56,800 ARS

Health and Medical
Dentist218,000 ARS
Dietitian215,000 ARS
Laboratory Technician70,300 ARS
Nurse73,100 ARS

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager123,000 ARS
Human Resources Officer75,400 ARS

Information Technology
Computer Technician73,600 ARS
Database Administrator89,800 ARS
Developer / Programmer79,600 ARS
Information Technology Manager137,000 ARS
Network Engineer80,100 ARS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer72,400 ARS

Attorney131,000 ARS
Legal Assistant65,500 ARS

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist94,100 ARS

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer76,500 ARS
Pharmacist102,000 ARS

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier54,300 ARS
Sales Manager144,000 ARS
Sales Representative60,300 ARS

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher61,900 ARS
Secondary School Teacher73,900 ARS

Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

520 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 520 ARS. This means that the average person in Argentina earns approximatly 520 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda91,300 ARS
Bahia Blanca97,200 ARS
Buenos Aires104,000 ARS
Cordoba103,000 ARS
Corrientes97,900 ARS
La Plata102,000 ARS
Lanus92,500 ARS
Mar del Plata101,000 ARS
Mendoza89,400 ARS
Neuquen93,900 ARS
Quilmes93,400 ARS
Resistencia95,700 ARS
Rosario103,000 ARS
Salta99,300 ARS
San Juan89,000 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman100,000 ARS
Santa Fe98,400 ARS
Santiago del Estero95,000 ARS
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