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Average Salary in Pakistan 2020

How much money does a person working in Pakistan make?

94,839 PKR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pakistan typically earns around 94,839 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Pakistan

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Pakistan range between 12,837 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 419,961 PKR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 91,994 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 91,994 PKR while the other half are earning more than 91,994 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 47,174 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 47,174 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 240,619 PKR while 25% are earning more than 240,619 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Pakistan
Average Salary 2017    =  
88,848 PKR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
90,270 PKR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
92,256 PKR
Average Salary 2020    +3%  
94,839 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Pakistan 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
Accountant63,491 PKR
Administrative Assistant47,449 PKR
Architect79,022 PKR
Attorney129,916 PKR
Biomedical Engineer78,079 PKR
CAD Drafter69,717 PKR
Cashier50,010 PKR
Chartered Accountant78,270 PKR
Chef75,532 PKR
Chief Executive Officer212,465 PKR
Chief Financial Officer196,279 PKR
Civil Engineer85,649 PKR
Civil Engineer85,980 PKR
Computer Technician69,191 PKR
Creative Director91,882 PKR
Dentist215,521 PKR
Developer / Programmer77,467 PKR
Electrical Engineer92,068 PKR
Elementary School Teacher64,409 PKR
Engineer79,022 PKR
Executive Chef83,587 PKR
Flight Attendant75,412 PKR
General Manager160,101 PKR
Graphic Designer63,650 PKR
Hotel Manager131,676 PKR
Human Resources Manager128,326 PKR
Internal Auditor91,880 PKR
Journalist88,479 PKR
Legal Assistant68,592 PKR
Mechanical Engineer90,992 PKR
Nurse73,203 PKR
Pharmacist103,748 PKR
Photographer64,237 PKR
Pilot106,019 PKR
Police Officer72,913 PKR
Project Manager104,990 PKR
Receptionist68,189 PKR
Receptionist50,928 PKR
Sales Manager141,798 PKR
Sales Representative56,828 PKR
Secondary School Teacher74,934 PKR
Secretary47,981 PKR
Teacher71,717 PKR
Teller62,994 PKR
Travel Agent72,840 PKR
Waiter / Waitress57,320 PKR

Average Hourly Wage in Pakistan | All Jobs

547 PKR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan | All Jobs is 547 PKR. This means that the average person in Pakistan earns approximatly 547 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
Bahawalpur85,187 PKR
Faisalabad98,992 PKR
Gujranwala95,714 PKR
Hyderabad90,101 PKR
Islamabad88,621 PKR
Karachi102,449 PKR
Lahore100,722 PKR
Multan91,846 PKR
Peshawar93,969 PKR
Quetta86,687 PKR
Rawalpindi97,258 PKR
Sargodha83,166 PKR
Sialkot81,401 PKR
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