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Average Salary in Iran 2020

How much money does a person working in Iran make?


Average Monthly Salary
44,800,000 IRR
( 537,000,000 IRR yearly)

LOW
11,300,000
IRR
AVERAGE
44,800,000
IRR
HIGH
200,000,000
IRR

A person working in Iran typically earns around 44,800,000 IRR per month. Salaries range from 11,300,000 IRR (lowest average) to 200,000,000 IRR (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 Iran

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Iran range from 11,300,000 IRR per month (minimum salary) to 200,000,000 IRR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 43,000,000 IRR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 43,000,000 IRR while the other half are earning more than 43,000,000 IRR. 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 24,400,000 IRR while 75% of them are earning more than 24,400,000 IRR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 117,000,000 IRR while 25% are earning more than 117,000,000 IRR.


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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Iran costs anywhere from 224,000,000 Iranian Rial(s) to 672,000,000 Iranian Rial(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Iran
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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 Iran earn 11% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Male
47,600,000 IRR
Female-10%
42,900,000 IRR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Iran

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

Iran

Employees in Iran are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Iran
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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 Iran is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Iran for the year 2019. 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%
Mid-Career
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 Iran

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Iran
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53% of surveyed staff in Iran reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% 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
47%
No Bonus
53%

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

Finance
High
Architecture
High
Sales
High
Business Development
High
Marketing / Advertising
High
Information Technology
Moderate
Healthcare
Moderate
Insurance
Moderate
Customer Service
Moderate
Human Resources
Moderate
Construction
Low
Transport
Low
Hospitality
Low

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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
Accountant33,700,000 IRR
Accounting Assistant26,400,000 IRR
Accounting Manager66,600,000 IRR
Bookkeeper21,400,000 IRR
Chartered Accountant41,900,000 IRR
Corporate Treasurer63,500,000 IRR
Financial Analyst58,100,000 IRR
Financial Manager89,100,000 IRR
Internal Auditor43,300,000 IRR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant23,900,000 IRR
Office Manager40,700,000 IRR
Receptionist22,600,000 IRR
Secretary21,200,000 IRR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director47,800,000 IRR
Creative Director48,400,000 IRR
Graphic Designer28,200,000 IRR
Photographer24,900,000 IRR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer58,000,000 IRR
Air Traffic Controller49,900,000 IRR
Flight Attendant32,200,000 IRR
Pilot81,300,000 IRR

Architecture
Architect57,200,000 IRR
CAD Drafter24,500,000 IRR

Automotive
Mechanic16,900,000 IRR
Service Advisor31,300,000 IRR

Banking
Bank Branch Manager87,700,000 IRR
Teller17,500,000 IRR

Bilingual
Teacher35,400,000 IRR
Translator41,900,000 IRR

Business Planning
Business Analyst58,800,000 IRR
Business Development Manager77,000,000 IRR
Project Manager61,300,000 IRR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny18,600,000 IRR
Nursery Teacher16,700,000 IRR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer42,700,000 IRR
Construction Project Manager79,200,000 IRR
Health and Safety Officer21,600,000 IRR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative17,000,000 IRR
Customer Service Manager62,500,000 IRR
Customer Service Representative17,400,000 IRR

Engineering
Civil Engineer41,100,000 IRR
Electrical Engineer44,000,000 IRR
Engineer42,500,000 IRR
Mechanical Engineer44,200,000 IRR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer102,000,000 IRR
Chief Financial Officer92,900,000 IRR
General Manager81,000,000 IRR
Project Manager52,600,000 IRR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef29,900,000 IRR
Executive Chef34,700,000 IRR
Hotel Manager80,600,000 IRR
Receptionist17,400,000 IRR
Travel Agent28,900,000 IRR
Waiter / Waitress14,500,000 IRR

Health and Medical
Dentist111,000,000 IRR
Dietitian89,700,000 IRR
Laboratory Technician35,100,000 IRR
Nurse35,700,000 IRR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager66,600,000 IRR
Human Resources Officer26,900,000 IRR

Information Technology
Computer Technician37,300,000 IRR
Database Administrator45,000,000 IRR
Developer / Programmer46,200,000 IRR
Information Technology Manager74,400,000 IRR
Network Engineer41,900,000 IRR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer26,800,000 IRR

Legal
Attorney88,800,000 IRR
Legal Assistant24,000,000 IRR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist55,000,000 IRR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer40,200,000 IRR
Pharmacist61,600,000 IRR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier17,300,000 IRR
Sales Manager80,300,000 IRR
Sales Representative30,300,000 IRR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher31,200,000 IRR
Secondary School Teacher39,300,000 IRR

Average Hourly Wage in Iran


258,000 IRR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Iran is 258,000 IRR. This means that the average person in Iran earns approximately 258,000 IRR 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
Tehran51,600,000 IRR

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 Iran earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,000,000 IRR
Public Sector+10%
47,400,000 IRR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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