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Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does a person working in Italy make?

Average Monthly Salary
3,680 EUR
( 44,100 EUR yearly)


A person working in Italy typically earns around 3,680 EUR per month. Salaries range from 500 EUR (lowest) to 16,300 EUR (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 Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Italy range between 500 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,300 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,720 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,720 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,720 EUR. 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 1,900 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,900 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 10,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 10,200 EUR.

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 Italy

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy
Average Salary 2016
3,270 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,390 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
3,480 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
3,550 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% 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
Accountant2,660 EUR
Accounting Assistant2,570 EUR
Accounting Manager4,750 EUR
Bookkeeper2,070 EUR
Chartered Accountant3,170 EUR
Corporate Treasurer6,600 EUR
Financial Analyst3,990 EUR
Financial Manager7,470 EUR
Internal Auditor4,000 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,020 EUR
Office Manager2,550 EUR
Receptionist2,070 EUR
Secretary2,040 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director3,550 EUR
Creative Director3,820 EUR
Graphic Designer2,660 EUR
Photographer2,630 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer3,960 EUR
Air Traffic Controller3,700 EUR
Flight Attendant3,350 EUR
Pilot4,280 EUR

Architect3,340 EUR
CAD Drafter2,840 EUR

Mechanic1,980 EUR
Service Advisor3,000 EUR

Bank Branch Manager5,690 EUR
Teller2,510 EUR

Teacher2,790 EUR
Translator3,170 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst4,520 EUR
Business Development Manager5,660 EUR
Project Manager4,280 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,420 EUR
Nursery Teacher2,730 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer3,360 EUR
Construction Project Manager4,430 EUR
Health and Safety Officer2,300 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative2,630 EUR
Customer Service Manager4,750 EUR
Customer Service Representative2,550 EUR

Civil Engineer3,510 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,860 EUR
Engineer3,260 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,810 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer8,480 EUR
Chief Financial Officer8,050 EUR
General Manager6,330 EUR
Project Manager4,180 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef3,080 EUR
Executive Chef3,350 EUR
Hotel Manager5,450 EUR
Receptionist2,790 EUR
Travel Agent3,170 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,350 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist8,730 EUR
Dietitian8,870 EUR
Laboratory Technician2,930 EUR
Nurse2,910 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager5,240 EUR
Human Resources Officer3,160 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician2,880 EUR
Database Administrator3,800 EUR
Developer / Programmer3,200 EUR
Information Technology Manager5,670 EUR
Network Engineer3,350 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer2,890 EUR

Attorney5,530 EUR
Legal Assistant2,750 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,860 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer3,090 EUR
Pharmacist4,330 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,120 EUR
Sales Manager6,040 EUR
Sales Representative2,520 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher2,630 EUR
Secondary School Teacher2,970 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Italy

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 21 EUR. This means that the average person in Italy earns approximatly 21 EUR 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
Bologna3,880 EUR
Catania3,820 EUR
Genova3,960 EUR
Milano4,260 EUR
Napoli4,180 EUR
Palermo4,030 EUR
Parma3,700 EUR
Rome4,330 EUR
Torino4,110 EUR
Trieste3,750 EUR
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