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Average Salary in Indonesia 2019

How much money does a person working in Indonesia make?

15,696,457 IDR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Indonesia typically earns around 15,696,457 IDR 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 Indonesia | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Indonesia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Indonesia range between 2,124,574 IDR per month (minimum salary) to 69,506,253 IDR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 15,225,563 IDR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 15,225,563 IDR while the other half are earning more than 15,225,563 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.

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 7,807,562 IDR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,807,562 IDR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 39,823,954 IDR while 25% are earning more than 39,823,954 IDR.

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 Indonesia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Indonesia
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,577,339 IDR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,116,701 IDR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
15,358,568 IDR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
15,696,457 IDR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Indonesia 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
Accountant11,489,362 IDR
Administrative Assistant8,211,385 IDR
Architect15,143,739 IDR
Attorney22,482,773 IDR
Biomedical Engineer14,248,036 IDR
CAD Drafter12,668,507 IDR
Cashier9,309,526 IDR
Chartered Accountant13,644,226 IDR
Chef13,725,061 IDR
Chief Executive Officer35,045,477 IDR
Chief Financial Officer33,699,448 IDR
Civil Engineer14,705,214 IDR
Civil Engineer14,866,006 IDR
Computer Technician12,371,083 IDR
Creative Director16,428,252 IDR
Dentist37,570,266 IDR
Developer / Programmer14,679,606 IDR
Electrical Engineer15,978,155 IDR
Elementary School Teacher10,741,057 IDR
Engineer14,778,301 IDR
Executive Chef14,807,502 IDR
Flight Attendant14,358,657 IDR
General Manager27,599,457 IDR
Graphic Designer11,210,002 IDR
Hotel Manager22,877,656 IDR
Human Resources Manager22,355,450 IDR
Internal Auditor16,080,911 IDR
Journalist16,611,580 IDR
Legal Assistant11,155,595 IDR
Mechanical Engineer16,247,361 IDR
Nurse12,982,175 IDR
Pharmacist19,057,577 IDR
Photographer11,028,910 IDR
Pilot19,866,437 IDR
Police Officer12,201,965 IDR
Project Manager17,833,360 IDR
Receptionist12,045,214 IDR
Receptionist8,746,126 IDR
Sales Manager25,987,513 IDR
Sales Representative10,820,184 IDR
Secondary School Teacher13,104,794 IDR
Secretary8,554,507 IDR
Teacher12,049,112 IDR
Teller10,700,016 IDR
Travel Agent12,748,470 IDR
Waiter / Waitress9,423,420 IDR

Average Hourly Wage in Indonesia | All Jobs

90,556 IDR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Indonesia | All Jobs is 90,556 IDR. This means that the average person in Indonesia earns approximatly 90,556 IDR 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
Bandung17,285,579 IDR
Jakarta17,901,553 IDR
Makasar15,718,244 IDR
Malang15,437,325 IDR
Medan16,976,601 IDR
Palembang16,340,160 IDR
Semarang16,029,532 IDR
Surabaya17,593,896 IDR
Surakarta15,139,241 IDR
Tangerang16,717,469 IDR
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