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Average Salary in Galway 2019

How much money does a person working in Galway make?

3,732 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Galway typically earns around 3,732 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 Galway | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Galway

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Galway range between 505 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,525 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,881 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,881 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,881 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 1,974 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,974 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,019 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,019 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 Galway

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Galway
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,347 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,471 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,599 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,732 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Galway are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant2,454 EUR
Administrative Assistant1,815 EUR
Architect3,143 EUR
Attorney4,968 EUR
Biomedical Engineer3,030 EUR
CAD Drafter2,565 EUR
Cashier1,985 EUR
Chartered Accountant3,198 EUR
Chef2,779 EUR
Chief Executive Officer7,939 EUR
Chief Financial Officer7,203 EUR
Civil Engineer3,370 EUR
Computer Technician2,690 EUR
Creative Director3,572 EUR
Dentist8,807 EUR
Developer / Programmer3,024 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,440 EUR
Elementary School Teacher2,450 EUR
Engineer3,305 EUR
Executive Chef3,119 EUR
Flight Attendant3,105 EUR
General Manager6,427 EUR
Graphic Designer2,549 EUR
Hotel Manager5,310 EUR
Human Resources Manager5,050 EUR
Internal Auditor3,579 EUR
Journalist3,440 EUR
Legal Assistant2,642 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,405 EUR
Nurse2,835 EUR
Pharmacist3,888 EUR
Photographer2,357 EUR
Pilot4,062 EUR
Police Officer2,920 EUR
Project Manager3,929 EUR
Receptionist1,941 EUR
Sales Manager5,794 EUR
Sales Representative2,340 EUR
Secondary School Teacher2,808 EUR
Secretary1,838 EUR
Teacher2,635 EUR
Teller2,357 EUR
Travel Agent2,838 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,247 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Galway | All Jobs

22 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Galway | All Jobs is 22 EUR. This means that the average person in Galway earns approximatly 22 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.

Galway VS Ireland

Salary Comparison Between Galway and Ireland monthlyWe compared salaries in Galway and Ireland and we found that Galway salaries are 2% 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
3040 - 32
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