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Average Salary in Paraguay 2019

How much money does a person working in Paraguay make?

8,970,033 PYG per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Paraguay typically earns around 8,970,033 PYG 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 Paraguay | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Paraguay

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Paraguay range between 1,214,128 PYG per month (minimum salary) to 39,720,643 PYG per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,149,433 PYG per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 9,149,433 PYG while the other half are earning more than 9,149,433 PYG. 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 4,663,602 PYG while 75% of them are earning more than 4,663,602 PYG. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 25,412,440 PYG while 25% are earning more than 25,412,440 PYG.

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 Paraguay

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Paraguay
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,185,264 PYG
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,488,119 PYG
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,751,251 PYG
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,970,033 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Paraguay are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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
Accountant5,917,167 PYG
Administrative Assistant4,761,410 PYG
Architect7,671,268 PYG
Attorney13,036,740 PYG
Biomedical Engineer7,422,233 PYG
CAD Drafter6,236,804 PYG
Cashier4,926,100 PYG
Chartered Accountant7,515,998 PYG
Chef6,756,953 PYG
Chief Executive Officer18,924,801 PYG
Chief Financial Officer18,115,966 PYG
Civil Engineer7,585,512 PYG
Computer Technician6,809,255 PYG
Creative Director9,042,391 PYG
Dentist20,695,791 PYG
Developer / Programmer7,404,698 PYG
Electrical Engineer8,623,031 PYG
Elementary School Teacher5,823,841 PYG
Engineer7,476,368 PYG
Executive Chef7,563,858 PYG
Flight Attendant7,657,950 PYG
General Manager15,144,172 PYG
Graphic Designer5,811,932 PYG
Hotel Manager12,712,470 PYG
Human Resources Manager11,541,755 PYG
Internal Auditor8,469,946 PYG
Journalist8,285,204 PYG
Legal Assistant6,270,586 PYG
Mechanical Engineer8,394,998 PYG
Nurse7,060,257 PYG
Pharmacist9,423,420 PYG
Photographer5,928,861 PYG
Pilot9,978,223 PYG
Police Officer6,998,863 PYG
Project Manager10,173,786 PYG
Receptionist6,198,046 PYG
Sales Manager12,939,616 PYG
Sales Representative5,770,765 PYG
Secondary School Teacher7,158,147 PYG
Secretary4,748,624 PYG
Teacher6,848,882 PYG
Teller6,104,272 PYG
Travel Agent6,714,722 PYG
Waiter / Waitress5,316,875 PYG

Average Hourly Wage in Paraguay | All Jobs

51,750 PYG per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Paraguay | All Jobs is 51,750 PYG. This means that the average person in Paraguay earns approximatly 51,750 PYG 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
Asuncion9,770,205 PYG
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