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Average Salary in Dhaka 2019

How much money does a person working in Dhaka make?

64,315 BDT per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Dhaka typically earns around 64,315 BDT 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 Dhaka | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Dhaka

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Dhaka range between 8,705 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 284,796 BDT per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 66,244 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 66,244 BDT while the other half are earning more than 66,244 BDT. 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 33,727 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 33,727 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 186,051 BDT while 25% are earning more than 186,051 BDT.

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 Dhaka

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Dhaka
Average Salary 2016    =  
58,177 BDT
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
60,330 BDT
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
62,381 BDT
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
64,315 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Dhaka 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
Accountant42,633 BDT
Administrative Assistant33,496 BDT
Architect56,380 BDT
Attorney91,713 BDT
Biomedical Engineer56,750 BDT
CAD Drafter48,720 BDT
Cashier36,034 BDT
Chartered Accountant53,587 BDT
Chef52,783 BDT
Chief Executive Officer138,346 BDT
Chief Financial Officer126,552 BDT
Civil Engineer59,506 BDT
Computer Technician49,823 BDT
Creative Director66,163 BDT
Dentist147,556 BDT
Developer / Programmer54,699 BDT
Electrical Engineer59,950 BDT
Elementary School Teacher42,358 BDT
Engineer59,275 BDT
Executive Chef55,036 BDT
Flight Attendant55,473 BDT
General Manager108,506 BDT
Graphic Designer43,596 BDT
Hotel Manager96,762 BDT
Human Resources Manager87,024 BDT
Internal Auditor65,526 BDT
Journalist63,712 BDT
Legal Assistant47,017 BDT
Mechanical Engineer64,841 BDT
Nurse48,624 BDT
Pharmacist73,225 BDT
Photographer41,417 BDT
Pilot74,088 BDT
Police Officer49,941 BDT
Project Manager74,817 BDT
Receptionist48,119 BDT
Sales Manager97,082 BDT
Sales Representative41,803 BDT
Secondary School Teacher52,888 BDT
Secretary33,530 BDT
Teacher50,608 BDT
Teller44,890 BDT
Travel Agent51,947 BDT
Waiter / Waitress39,671 BDT

Average Hourly Wage in Dhaka | All Jobs

371 BDT per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dhaka | All Jobs is 371 BDT. This means that the average person in Dhaka earns approximatly 371 BDT 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.

Dhaka VS Bangladesh

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barisal57,357 BDT
Bogra60,304 BDT
Chandpur52,782 BDT
Chittagong63,274 BDT
Coxs Bazar55,183 BDT
Dhaka64,315 BDT
Jamalpur54,119 BDT
Jessore56,586 BDT
Khulna61,239 BDT
Rajshahi62,543 BDT
St. Martin51,713 BDT
Sylhet59,062 BDT
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