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Average Salary in Austria 2020

How much money does a person working in Austria make?

Average Monthly Salary
3,820 EUR
( 45,800 EUR yearly)


A person working in Austria typically earns around 3,820 EUR per month. Salaries range from 520 EUR (lowest) to 16,900 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 Austria

Median and salary distribution monthly Austria

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Austria range between 520 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,900 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,820 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,820 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,820 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 1,950 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,950 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 10,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 10,400 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 Austria

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Austria
Average Salary 2016
3,450 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,580 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
3,670 EUR
Average Salary 2019+1%
3,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Austria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% 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
Accountant2,690 EUR
Accounting Assistant2,620 EUR
Accounting Manager4,930 EUR
Bookkeeper2,050 EUR
Chartered Accountant3,310 EUR
Corporate Treasurer6,520 EUR
Financial Analyst4,170 EUR
Financial Manager8,170 EUR
Internal Auditor3,890 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,110 EUR
Office Manager2,720 EUR
Receptionist2,050 EUR
Secretary2,030 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director3,940 EUR
Creative Director4,090 EUR
Graphic Designer2,700 EUR
Photographer2,720 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer4,320 EUR
Air Traffic Controller4,070 EUR
Flight Attendant3,360 EUR
Pilot4,490 EUR

Architect3,350 EUR
CAD Drafter2,950 EUR

Mechanic2,000 EUR
Service Advisor3,080 EUR

Bank Branch Manager5,700 EUR
Teller2,670 EUR

Teacher2,890 EUR
Translator3,310 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst4,560 EUR
Business Development Manager6,060 EUR
Project Manager4,680 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,360 EUR
Nursery Teacher2,720 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer3,470 EUR
Construction Project Manager4,560 EUR
Health and Safety Officer2,510 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative2,730 EUR
Customer Service Manager5,340 EUR
Customer Service Representative2,610 EUR

Civil Engineer3,630 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,710 EUR
Engineer3,520 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,850 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer8,560 EUR
Chief Financial Officer8,310 EUR
General Manager7,120 EUR
Project Manager4,450 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef3,200 EUR
Executive Chef3,540 EUR
Hotel Manager5,860 EUR
Receptionist2,750 EUR
Travel Agent3,080 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,310 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist9,130 EUR
Dietitian8,790 EUR
Laboratory Technician2,960 EUR
Nurse2,950 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager5,170 EUR
Human Resources Officer3,230 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician3,080 EUR
Database Administrator3,970 EUR
Developer / Programmer3,450 EUR
Information Technology Manager5,390 EUR
Network Engineer3,290 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer3,090 EUR

Attorney5,780 EUR
Legal Assistant2,910 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,940 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer3,310 EUR
Pharmacist4,170 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,230 EUR
Sales Manager6,010 EUR
Sales Representative2,530 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher2,730 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,020 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Austria

22 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 22 EUR. This means that the average person in Austria 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn3,490 EUR
Graz4,490 EUR
Innsbruck3,850 EUR
Klagenfurt3,780 EUR
Linz3,990 EUR
Salzburg3,920 EUR
St. Polten3,560 EUR
Vienna4,570 EUR
Villach3,700 EUR
Wels3,630 EUR
Wiener Neustadt3,420 EUR
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