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Average Salary in Cork 2019

How much money does a person working in Cork make?

4,121 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Cork typically earns around 4,121 EUR 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 Cork | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Cork

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Cork range between 558 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 18,247 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,244 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,244 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,244 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.

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 2,161 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,161 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,920 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,920 EUR.

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 Cork

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Cork
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,728 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,866 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
3,997 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,121 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Cork are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant2,718 EUR
Administrative Assistant2,187 EUR
Architect3,524 EUR
Attorney5,989 EUR
Biomedical Engineer3,410 EUR
CAD Drafter2,865 EUR
Cashier2,263 EUR
Chartered Accountant3,453 EUR
Chef3,104 EUR
Chief Executive Officer8,694 EUR
Chief Financial Officer8,322 EUR
Civil Engineer3,485 EUR
Computer Technician3,128 EUR
Creative Director4,154 EUR
Dentist9,507 EUR
Developer / Programmer3,402 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,961 EUR
Elementary School Teacher2,675 EUR
Engineer3,434 EUR
Executive Chef3,475 EUR
Flight Attendant3,518 EUR
General Manager6,957 EUR
Graphic Designer2,670 EUR
Hotel Manager5,840 EUR
Human Resources Manager5,302 EUR
Internal Auditor3,891 EUR
Journalist3,806 EUR
Legal Assistant2,881 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,856 EUR
Nurse3,243 EUR
Pharmacist4,329 EUR
Photographer2,724 EUR
Pilot4,584 EUR
Police Officer3,215 EUR
Project Manager4,674 EUR
Receptionist2,082 EUR
Sales Manager5,944 EUR
Sales Representative2,651 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,288 EUR
Secretary2,181 EUR
Teacher3,146 EUR
Teller2,804 EUR
Travel Agent3,085 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,442 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Cork | All Jobs

24 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cork | All Jobs is 24 EUR. This means that the average person in Cork earns approximatly 24 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.

Cork VS Ireland

Salary Comparison Between Cork and Ireland monthlyWe compared salaries in Cork and Ireland and we found that Cork salaries are 12% more than those of Ireland.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork4,121 EUR
Dublin4,313 EUR
Galway3,732 EUR
Limerick3,971 EUR
Waterford3,542 EUR
3232 - 49
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