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Average Salary in Sylhet 2019

How much money does a person working in Sylhet make?

59,062 BDT per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sylhet typically earns around 59,062 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 Sylhet | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Sylhet

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Sylhet range between 7,994 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 261,536 BDT per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 61,425 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 61,425 BDT while the other half are earning more than 61,425 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 31,239 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 31,239 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 174,399 BDT while 25% are earning more than 174,399 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 Sylhet

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sylhet
Average Salary 2016    =  
52,963 BDT
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
54,923 BDT
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
56,955 BDT
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
59,062 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sylhet are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant37,968 BDT
Administrative Assistant31,372 BDT
Architect54,412 BDT
Attorney85,897 BDT
Biomedical Engineer47,615 BDT
CAD Drafter44,291 BDT
Cashier32,429 BDT
Chartered Accountant50,733 BDT
Chef47,985 BDT
Chief Executive Officer137,609 BDT
Chief Financial Officer122,283 BDT
Civil Engineer52,518 BDT
Computer Technician44,848 BDT
Creative Director59,556 BDT
Dentist139,697 BDT
Developer / Programmer51,261 BDT
Electrical Engineer59,631 BDT
Elementary School Teacher39,311 BDT
Engineer54,412 BDT
Executive Chef51,056 BDT
Flight Attendant47,909 BDT
General Manager99,665 BDT
Graphic Designer41,240 BDT
Hotel Manager83,653 BDT
Human Resources Manager79,917 BDT
Internal Auditor57,172 BDT
Journalist57,350 BDT
Legal Assistant40,243 BDT
Mechanical Engineer56,666 BDT
Nurse46,506 BDT
Pharmacist68,541 BDT
Photographer40,020 BDT
Pilot67,353 BDT
Police Officer47,242 BDT
Project Manager65,384 BDT
Receptionist32,998 BDT
Sales Manager91,911 BDT
Sales Representative36,102 BDT
Secondary School Teacher49,505 BDT
Secretary30,482 BDT
Teacher42,886 BDT
Teller39,230 BDT
Travel Agent45,324 BDT
Waiter / Waitress35,012 BDT

Average Hourly Wage in Sylhet | All Jobs

341 BDT per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sylhet | All Jobs is 341 BDT. This means that the average person in Sylhet earns approximatly 341 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.

Sylhet VS Bangladesh

Salary Comparison Between Sylhet and Bangladesh monthlyWe compared salaries in Sylhet and Bangladesh and we found that Sylhet salaries are 3% 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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