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
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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
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
|Administrative Assistant||33,496 BDT|
|Biomedical Engineer||56,750 BDT|
|CAD Drafter||48,720 BDT|
|Chartered Accountant||53,587 BDT|
|Chief Executive Officer||138,346 BDT|
|Chief Financial Officer||126,552 BDT|
|Civil Engineer||59,506 BDT|
|Computer Technician||49,823 BDT|
|Creative Director||66,163 BDT|
|Developer / Programmer||54,699 BDT|
|Electrical Engineer||59,950 BDT|
|Elementary School Teacher||42,358 BDT|
|Executive Chef||55,036 BDT|
|Flight Attendant||55,473 BDT|
|General Manager||108,506 BDT|
|Graphic Designer||43,596 BDT|
|Hotel Manager||96,762 BDT|
|Human Resources Manager||87,024 BDT|
|Internal Auditor||65,526 BDT|
|Legal Assistant||47,017 BDT|
|Mechanical Engineer||64,841 BDT|
|Police Officer||49,941 BDT|
|Project Manager||74,817 BDT|
|Sales Manager||97,082 BDT|
|Sales Representative||41,803 BDT|
|Secondary School Teacher||52,888 BDT|
|Travel Agent||51,947 BDT|
|Waiter / Waitress||39,671 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
We compared salaries in Dhaka and Bangladesh and we found that Dhaka salaries are 12% more than those of Bangladesh.
Salary Comparison By City
|Coxs Bazar||55,183 BDT|
|St. Martin||51,713 BDT|
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