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Average Salary in Pakistan 2019

How much money does a person working in Pakistan make?

82,039 PKR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pakistan typically earns around 82,039 PKR 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 Pakistan | All Jobs

25% of people earn
30,000 PKR
or less
50% of people earn
50,000 PKR
or less
75% of people earn
100,000 PKR
or less
6,000 PKR
50,000 PKR
765,000 PKR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Pakistan range between 6,000 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 765,000 PKR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 50,000 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 50,000 PKR while the other half are earning more than 50,000 PKR. 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 30,000 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 30,000 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 100,000 PKR while 25% are earning more than 100,000 PKR.

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 Pakistan

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
77,311 PKR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
79,476 PKR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
80,588 PKR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
82,039 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Pakistan 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Pakistan | All Jobs

421 PKR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan | All Jobs is 421 PKR. This means that the average person in Pakistan earns approximatly 421 PKR 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
Bahawalpur68,167 PKR
Faisalabad37,903 PKR
Gujranwala22,425 PKR
Hyderabad32,875 PKR
Islamabad97,961 PKR
Karachi80,640 PKR
Lahore88,947 PKR
Multan74,875 PKR
Peshawar45,656 PKR
Quetta97,500 PKR
Rawalpindi78,917 PKR
Sialkot49,929 PKR
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