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Average Salary in Nepal 2020

How much money does a person working in Nepal make?

41,855 NPR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Nepal typically earns around 41,855 NPR 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 Nepal | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Nepal

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Nepal range between 5,665 NPR per month (minimum salary) to 185,340 NPR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 42,692 NPR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 42,692 NPR while the other half are earning more than 42,692 NPR. 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 21,761 NPR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,761 NPR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 118,577 NPR while 25% are earning more than 118,577 NPR.

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 Nepal

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Nepal
Average Salary 2017    =  
38,868 NPR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
40,073 NPR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
41,075 NPR
Average Salary 2020    +2%  
41,855 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Nepal are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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
Accountant29,106 NPR
Administrative Assistant21,882 NPR
Architect38,364 NPR
Attorney59,914 NPR
Biomedical Engineer36,095 NPR
CAD Drafter32,094 NPR
Cashier22,427 NPR
Chartered Accountant34,565 NPR
Chef34,770 NPR
Chief Executive Officer93,411 NPR
Chief Financial Officer85,372 NPR
Civil Engineer35,809 NPR
Computer Technician32,909 NPR
Creative Director43,701 NPR
Dentist95,178 NPR
Developer / Programmer35,388 NPR
Electrical Engineer38,472 NPR
Elementary School Teacher27,211 NPR
Engineer35,587 NPR
Executive Chef37,512 NPR
Flight Attendant34,601 NPR
General Manager73,519 NPR
Graphic Designer28,399 NPR
Hotel Manager60,991 NPR
Human Resources Manager53,805 NPR
Internal Auditor40,738 NPR
Journalist40,077 NPR
Legal Assistant28,261 NPR
Mechanical Engineer41,160 NPR
Nurse31,268 NPR
Pharmacist45,965 NPR
Photographer27,940 NPR
Pilot50,328 NPR
Police Officer30,912 NPR
Project Manager45,178 NPR
Receptionist23,288 NPR
Sales Manager65,835 NPR
Sales Representative26,074 NPR
Secondary School Teacher34,870 NPR
Secretary21,671 NPR
Teacher32,093 NPR
Teller27,107 NPR
Travel Agent32,296 NPR
Waiter / Waitress25,107 NPR

Average Hourly Wage in Nepal | All Jobs

241 NPR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nepal | All Jobs is 241 NPR. This means that the average person in Nepal earns approximatly 241 NPR 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
Kathmandu45,075 NPR
Pokhara41,839 NPR
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