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Average Salary in Chittagong 2019

How much money does a person working in Chittagong make?

63,274 BDT per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Chittagong typically earns around 63,274 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 Chittagong | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Chittagong

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Chittagong range between 8,564 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 280,186 BDT per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 60,743 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 60,743 BDT while the other half are earning more than 60,743 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 31,188 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 31,188 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 156,827 BDT while 25% are earning more than 156,827 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 Chittagong

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Chittagong
Average Salary 2016    =  
59,284 BDT
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
61,478 BDT
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
62,277 BDT
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
63,274 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Chittagong are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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
Accountant41,687 BDT
Administrative Assistant33,749 BDT
Architect59,447 BDT
Attorney92,405 BDT
Biomedical Engineer53,786 BDT
CAD Drafter46,887 BDT
Cashier36,728 BDT
Chartered Accountant55,227 BDT
Chef50,798 BDT
Chief Executive Officer138,388 BDT
Chief Financial Officer125,814 BDT
Civil Engineer54,673 BDT
Computer Technician48,821 BDT
Creative Director64,832 BDT
Dentist152,072 BDT
Developer / Programmer57,351 BDT
Electrical Engineer59,968 BDT
Elementary School Teacher42,629 BDT
Engineer59,447 BDT
Executive Chef53,151 BDT
Flight Attendant51,742 BDT
General Manager111,175 BDT
Graphic Designer43,150 BDT
Hotel Manager95,934 BDT
Human Resources Manager85,616 BDT
Internal Auditor66,406 BDT
Journalist62,431 BDT
Legal Assistant42,923 BDT
Mechanical Engineer60,707 BDT
Nurse49,231 BDT
Pharmacist70,899 BDT
Photographer41,175 BDT
Pilot77,241 BDT
Police Officer49,430 BDT
Project Manager70,047 BDT
Receptionist34,526 BDT
Sales Manager100,053 BDT
Sales Representative38,991 BDT
Secondary School Teacher51,208 BDT
Secretary34,957 BDT
Teacher47,088 BDT
Teller42,028 BDT
Travel Agent52,645 BDT
Waiter / Waitress36,449 BDT

Average Hourly Wage in Chittagong | All Jobs

365 BDT per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Chittagong | All Jobs is 365 BDT. This means that the average person in Chittagong earns approximatly 365 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.

Chittagong VS Bangladesh

Salary Comparison Between Chittagong and Bangladesh monthlyWe compared salaries in Chittagong and Bangladesh and we found that Chittagong salaries are 10% 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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