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Average Salary in Bangladesh 2020

How much money does a person working in Bangladesh make?

57,517 BDT per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Bangladesh typically earns around 57,517 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 Bangladesh | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Bangladesh

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Bangladesh range between 7,785 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 254,695 BDT per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 59,818 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 59,818 BDT while the other half are earning more than 59,818 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 30,421 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 30,421 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 169,837 BDT while 25% are earning more than 169,837 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 Bangladesh

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bangladesh
Average Salary 2017    =  
51,578 BDT
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
53,486 BDT
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
55,465 BDT
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
57,517 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Bangladesh are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% 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
Accountant40,020 BDT
Administrative Assistant30,206 BDT
Architect52,518 BDT
Attorney82,703 BDT
Biomedical Engineer50,995 BDT
CAD Drafter42,537 BDT
Cashier32,626 BDT
Chartered Accountant49,523 BDT
Chef46,085 BDT
Chief Executive Officer133,136 BDT
Chief Financial Officer115,529 BDT
Civil Engineer50,308 BDT
Computer Technician46,007 BDT
Creative Director61,095 BDT
Dentist136,364 BDT
Developer / Programmer53,409 BDT
Electrical Engineer57,692 BDT
Elementary School Teacher38,829 BDT
Engineer55,149 BDT
Executive Chef51,465 BDT
Flight Attendant50,430 BDT
General Manager105,191 BDT
Graphic Designer41,080 BDT
Hotel Manager89,690 BDT
Human Resources Manager77,826 BDT
Internal Auditor62,206 BDT
Journalist58,833 BDT
Legal Assistant41,743 BDT
Mechanical Engineer58,034 BDT
Nurse46,966 BDT
Pharmacist67,357 BDT
Photographer37,810 BDT
Pilot68,742 BDT
Police Officer47,058 BDT
Project Manager66,963 BDT
Receptionist31,261 BDT
Sales Manager89,718 BDT
Sales Representative38,003 BDT
Secondary School Teacher48,650 BDT
Secretary31,110 BDT
Teacher42,976 BDT
Teller40,178 BDT
Travel Agent49,315 BDT
Waiter / Waitress33,538 BDT

Average Hourly Wage in Bangladesh | All Jobs

332 BDT per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bangladesh | All Jobs is 332 BDT. This means that the average person in Bangladesh earns approximatly 332 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.

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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