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Average Salary in Malta 2020

How much money does a person working in Malta make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,990 EUR
( 71,900 EUR yearly)


A person working in Malta typically earns around 5,990 EUR per month. Salaries range from 810 EUR (lowest) to 26,500 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 Malta

Median and salary distribution monthly Malta

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Malta range between 810 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 26,500 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,110 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,110 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,110 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 3,120 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,120 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 17,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 17,000 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 Malta

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malta
Average Salary 2016
5,370 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,570 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
5,740 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
5,880 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Malta are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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
Accountant3,990 EUR
Accounting Assistant3,970 EUR
Accounting Manager7,740 EUR
Bookkeeper3,290 EUR
Chartered Accountant5,390 EUR
Corporate Treasurer10,600 EUR
Financial Analyst6,090 EUR
Financial Manager11,800 EUR
Internal Auditor6,010 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant3,080 EUR
Office Manager4,160 EUR
Receptionist4,170 EUR
Secretary3,350 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director6,060 EUR
Creative Director5,870 EUR
Graphic Designer4,260 EUR
Photographer4,040 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer6,500 EUR
Air Traffic Controller6,250 EUR
Flight Attendant5,300 EUR
Pilot7,050 EUR

Architect5,340 EUR
CAD Drafter4,590 EUR

Mechanic3,300 EUR
Service Advisor4,790 EUR

Bank Branch Manager8,270 EUR
Teller4,080 EUR

Teacher4,620 EUR
Translator5,390 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst6,930 EUR
Business Development Manager8,700 EUR
Project Manager6,800 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,830 EUR
Nursery Teacher4,130 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer5,390 EUR
Construction Project Manager6,960 EUR
Health and Safety Officer3,710 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative4,310 EUR
Customer Service Manager8,210 EUR
Customer Service Representative4,100 EUR

Electrical Engineer5,830 EUR
Engineer5,200 EUR
Mechanical Engineer5,600 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer14,100 EUR
Chief Financial Officer12,400 EUR
General Manager11,000 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef4,970 EUR
Executive Chef5,180 EUR
Hotel Manager8,980 EUR
Travel Agent4,770 EUR
Waiter / Waitress3,640 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist14,800 EUR
Dietitian14,100 EUR
Laboratory Technician4,310 EUR
Nurse4,700 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager8,520 EUR
Human Resources Officer4,700 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician4,420 EUR
Database Administrator5,800 EUR
Developer / Programmer5,190 EUR
Information Technology Manager8,310 EUR
Network Engineer5,100 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer4,640 EUR

Attorney8,440 EUR
Legal Assistant4,330 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist5,950 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,880 EUR
Pharmacist6,880 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier3,470 EUR
Sales Manager9,300 EUR
Sales Representative4,000 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher4,310 EUR
Secondary School Teacher4,720 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Malta

35 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malta is 35 EUR. This means that the average person in Malta earns approximatly 35 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.

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