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Average Salary in Kyrgyzstan 2020

How much money does a person working in Kyrgyzstan make?


Average Monthly Salary
19,600 KGS
( 236,000 KGS yearly)

LOW
2,660
KGS
AVERAGE
19,600
KGS
HIGH
86,900
KGS

A person working in Kyrgyzstan typically earns around 19,600 KGS per month. Salaries range from 2,660 KGS (lowest average) to 86,900 KGS (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 Kyrgyzstan

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Kyrgyzstan range from 2,660 KGS per month (minimum salary) to 86,900 KGS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 20,800 KGS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 20,800 KGS while the other half are earning more than 20,800 KGS. 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 10,600 KGS while 75% of them are earning more than 10,600 KGS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 57,100 KGS while 25% are earning more than 57,100 KGS.


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 Kyrgyzstan costs anywhere from 98,200 Som(s) to 295,000 Som(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 Kyrgyzstan
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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 Kyrgyzstan earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Female
18,500 KGS
Male+14%
21,100 KGS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kyrgyzstan

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

Kyrgyzstan

Employees in Kyrgyzstan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kyrgyzstan
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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 Kyrgyzstan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kyrgyzstan
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62% of surveyed staff in Kyrgyzstan reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
38%
No Bonus
62%

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Kyrgyzstan
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kyrgyzstan earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
18,300 KGS
Public Sector+17%
21,400 KGS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Trend and Forecast in Kyrgyzstan

How are Kyrgyzstan salaries changing over time? The chart below shows the average salary change in the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kyrgyzstan
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Average Salary 2016
17,300 KGS
Average Salary 2017+4%
17,900 KGS
Average Salary 2018+3%
18,500 KGS
Average Salary 2019+3%
19,100 KGS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Kyrgyzstan are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant13,700 KGS
Accounting Assistant13,400 KGS
Accounting Manager25,400 KGS
Bookkeeper10,900 KGS
Chartered Accountant17,800 KGS
Corporate Treasurer35,500 KGS
Financial Analyst19,900 KGS
Financial Manager38,500 KGS
Internal Auditor20,600 KGS

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant10,100 KGS
Office Manager13,300 KGS
Receptionist14,800 KGS
Secretary11,100 KGS

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director19,900 KGS
Creative Director20,900 KGS
Graphic Designer13,900 KGS
Photographer14,100 KGS

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer22,700 KGS
Air Traffic Controller19,400 KGS
Flight Attendant16,400 KGS
Pilot24,500 KGS

Architecture
Architect18,500 KGS
CAD Drafter14,900 KGS

Automotive
Mechanic10,400 KGS
Service Advisor16,200 KGS

Banking
Bank Branch Manager29,100 KGS
Teller13,000 KGS

Bilingual
Teacher15,500 KGS
Translator17,800 KGS

Business Planning
Business Analyst24,800 KGS
Business Development Manager31,000 KGS
Project Manager21,700 KGS

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny12,100 KGS
Nursery Teacher14,000 KGS

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer18,800 KGS
Construction Project Manager22,900 KGS
Health and Safety Officer12,600 KGS

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative14,300 KGS
Customer Service Manager25,900 KGS
Customer Service Representative14,000 KGS

Engineering
Electrical Engineer19,400 KGS
Engineer18,500 KGS
Mechanical Engineer18,800 KGS

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer44,700 KGS
Chief Financial Officer43,100 KGS
General Manager34,500 KGS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef16,100 KGS
Executive Chef17,900 KGS
Hotel Manager30,400 KGS
Travel Agent16,300 KGS
Waiter / Waitress12,300 KGS

Health and Medical
Dentist49,100 KGS
Dietitian46,700 KGS
Laboratory Technician14,500 KGS
Nurse15,600 KGS

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager26,600 KGS
Human Resources Officer16,700 KGS

Information Technology
Computer Technician15,800 KGS
Database Administrator18,900 KGS
Developer / Programmer17,100 KGS
Information Technology Manager28,100 KGS
Network Engineer16,700 KGS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer16,000 KGS

Legal
Attorney27,500 KGS
Legal Assistant13,900 KGS

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist20,200 KGS

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer16,400 KGS
Pharmacist23,400 KGS

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier10,700 KGS
Sales Manager32,300 KGS
Sales Representative12,300 KGS

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher14,300 KGS
Secondary School Teacher16,900 KGS

Average Hourly Wage in Kyrgyzstan


110 KGS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kyrgyzstan is 110 KGS. This means that the average person in Kyrgyzstan earns approximately 110 KGS 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.

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CityAverage Salary
Bishkek22,800 KGS
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