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Average Salary in Indonesia 2023

How much money does a person working in Indonesia make?

Average Monthly Salary
12,100,000 IDR
( 146,000,000 IDR yearly)


A person working in Indonesia typically earns around 12,100,000 IDR per month. Salaries range from 3,070,000 IDR (lowest average) to 54,200,000 IDR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

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

Distribution of Salaries in Indonesia

Median and salary distribution monthly Indonesia
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Indonesia range from 3,070,000 IDR per month (minimum salary) to 54,200,000 IDR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,400,000 IDR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,400,000 IDR while the other half are earning more than 11,400,000 IDR. 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 6,520,000 IDR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,520,000 IDR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 30,800,000 IDR while 25% are earning more than 30,800,000 IDR.

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Indonesia costs anywhere from 60,700,000 Rupiah(s) to 182,000,000 Rupiah(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Indonesia earn 12% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

12,700,000 IDR
11,300,000 IDR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Indonesia

How much are annual salary increments in Indonesia? How often do employees get salary raises?


Employees in Indonesia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Indonesia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Indonesia for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junoir Level
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Bonus and Incentive Rates in Indonesia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Indonesia
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51% of surveyed staff in Indonesia reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant9,160,000 IDR
Accounting Assistant7,180,000 IDR
Accounting Manager18,100,000 IDR
Bookkeeper5,700,000 IDR
Chartered Accountant11,100,000 IDR
Corporate Treasurer16,700,000 IDR
Financial Analyst15,600,000 IDR
Financial Manager24,000,000 IDR
Internal Auditor11,600,000 IDR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant6,400,000 IDR
Office Manager10,800,000 IDR
Receptionist5,950,000 IDR
Secretary5,590,000 IDR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director12,400,000 IDR
Creative Director12,500,000 IDR
Graphic Designer8,010,000 IDR
Photographer7,070,000 IDR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer16,300,000 IDR
Air Traffic Controller14,100,000 IDR
Flight Attendant8,960,000 IDR
Pilot22,500,000 IDR

Architect15,700,000 IDR
CAD Drafter6,720,000 IDR

Mechanic4,560,000 IDR
Service Advisor8,400,000 IDR

Bank Branch Manager23,900,000 IDR
Teller4,640,000 IDR

Teacher9,400,000 IDR
Translator11,100,000 IDR

Business Planning
Business Analyst15,500,000 IDR
Business Development Manager19,900,000 IDR
Project Manager16,000,000 IDR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny5,320,000 IDR
Nursery Teacher4,760,000 IDR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer12,000,000 IDR
Construction Project Manager21,700,000 IDR
Health and Safety Officer5,640,000 IDR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative4,570,000 IDR
Customer Service Manager16,600,000 IDR
Customer Service Representative4,620,000 IDR

Civil Engineer11,700,000 IDR
Electrical Engineer12,500,000 IDR
Engineer12,000,000 IDR
Mechanical Engineer12,300,000 IDR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer27,300,000 IDR
Chief Financial Officer26,400,000 IDR
General Manager21,500,000 IDR
Project Manager13,900,000 IDR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef8,200,000 IDR
Executive Chef9,500,000 IDR
Hotel Manager21,800,000 IDR
Receptionist4,860,000 IDR
Travel Agent7,710,000 IDR
Waiter / Waitress3,860,000 IDR

Health and Medical
Dentist29,300,000 IDR
Dietitian23,900,000 IDR
Laboratory Technician9,750,000 IDR
Nurse10,000,000 IDR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager19,000,000 IDR
Human Resources Officer7,640,000 IDR

Information Technology
Computer Technician9,650,000 IDR
Database Administrator12,000,000 IDR
Developer / Programmer12,800,000 IDR
Information Technology Manager21,100,000 IDR
Network Engineer11,400,000 IDR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer7,250,000 IDR

Attorney23,800,000 IDR
Legal Assistant6,410,000 IDR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist14,900,000 IDR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Pharmacist16,800,000 IDR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier4,840,000 IDR
Sales Manager22,400,000 IDR
Sales Representative8,440,000 IDR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher8,380,000 IDR
Secondary School Teacher10,200,000 IDR

Average Hourly Wage in Indonesia

70,100 IDR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Indonesia is 70,100 IDR. This means that the average person in Indonesia earns approximately 70,100 IDR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bandung13,400,000 IDR
Jakarta13,800,000 IDR
Makasar12,200,000 IDR
Malang11,900,000 IDR
Medan13,100,000 IDR
Palembang12,600,000 IDR
Semarang12,400,000 IDR
Surabaya13,600,000 IDR
Surakarta11,700,000 IDR
Tangerang12,900,000 IDR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Indonesia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
11,600,000 IDR
Public Sector+9%
12,600,000 IDR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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