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Average Salary in Argentina 2019

How much money does a person working in Argentina make?

19,014 ARS per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Argentina typically earns around 19,014 ARS per month.
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 | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Argentina range between 2,574 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 84,197 ARS per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 18,253 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 18,253 ARS while the other half are earning more than 18,253 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.

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 9,372 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 9,372 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 47,127 ARS while 25% are earning more than 47,127 ARS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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    =  
17,816 ARS
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
18,475 ARS
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
18,715 ARS
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
19,014 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant13,550 ARS
Administrative Assistant10,028 ARS
Architect17,716 ARS
Attorney27,456 ARS
Biomedical Engineer16,070 ARS
CAD Drafter13,887 ARS
Cashier11,402 ARS
Chartered Accountant16,642 ARS
Chef15,045 ARS
Chief Executive Officer45,607 ARS
Chief Financial Officer40,600 ARS
Civil Engineer17,716 ARS
Civil Engineer17,892 ARS
Computer Technician15,455 ARS
Creative Director20,523 ARS
Dentist45,825 ARS
Developer / Programmer16,712 ARS
Electrical Engineer19,763 ARS
Elementary School Teacher12,996 ARS
Engineer16,839 ARS
Executive Chef16,541 ARS
Flight Attendant16,810 ARS
General Manager32,744 ARS
Graphic Designer13,264 ARS
Hotel Manager28,747 ARS
Human Resources Manager25,728 ARS
Internal Auditor20,176 ARS
Journalist19,763 ARS
Legal Assistant13,748 ARS
Mechanical Engineer19,193 ARS
Nurse15,348 ARS
Pharmacist21,488 ARS
Photographer13,287 ARS
Pilot21,988 ARS
Police Officer15,195 ARS
Project Manager22,146 ARS
Receptionist13,847 ARS
Receptionist11,149 ARS
Sales Manager30,150 ARS
Sales Representative12,668 ARS
Secondary School Teacher15,520 ARS
Secretary9,951 ARS
Teacher14,563 ARS
Teller13,287 ARS
Travel Agent15,995 ARS
Waiter / Waitress11,928 ARS

Average Hourly Wage in Argentina | All Jobs

110 ARS per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina | All Jobs is 110 ARS. This means that the average person in Argentina earns approximatly 110 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
Avellaneda19,173 ARS
Bahia Blanca20,404 ARS
Buenos Aires21,896 ARS
Cordoba21,718 ARS
Corrientes20,566 ARS
La Plata21,383 ARS
Lanus19,432 ARS
Mar del Plata21,226 ARS
Mendoza18,767 ARS
Neuquen19,721 ARS
Quilmes19,616 ARS
Resistencia20,103 ARS
Rosario21,540 ARS
Salta20,846 ARS
San Juan18,678 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman21,005 ARS
Santa Fe20,666 ARS
Santiago del Estero19,942 ARS
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