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Government and Defence Average Salaries in Bangladesh 2019

How much money does a person working in Government and Defence make in Bangladesh?

63,674 BDT per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Government and Defence in Bangladesh typically earns around 63,674 BDT per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Government and Defence jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Armed Forces Officer57,692 BDT
Army Officer55,640 BDT
Cartographer52,032 BDT
Customs Officer51,360 BDT
Defense Officer67,002 BDT
Electoral Project Coordinator71,797 BDT
Federal Government Worker59,876 BDT
Government Affairs Advisor78,737 BDT
Government Affairs Director94,061 BDT
Government Affairs Representative81,042 BDT
Government Officer71,769 BDT
Government Property Inspector91,389 BDT
Government Relations Associate76,476 BDT
International Cooperation Specialist66,796 BDT
Military Personnel68,651 BDT
Police Constable52,733 BDT
Public Affairs Specialist65,472 BDT
Public Information Officer54,268 BDT
Rifleman50,338 BDT
Soldier45,990 BDT
VAT Fraud Investigator57,188 BDT

Government and Defence Jobs Salary Distribution in Bangladesh

Median and salary distribution monthly Bangladesh Government and Defence

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Government and Defence salaries in Bangladesh range between 45,990 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 91,971 BDT per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 66,221 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Government and Defence are earning less than 66,221 BDT while the other half are earning more than 66,221 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 people working in Government and Defence are earning less than 50,495 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 50,495 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Government and Defence are earning less than 85,423 BDT while 25% are earning more than 85,423 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

Government and Defence Salary Forecast and Trend in Bangladesh

How do Government and Defence salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bangladesh Government and Defence
Average Salary 2016    =  
57,098 BDT
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
59,211 BDT
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
61,402 BDT
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
63,674 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Government and Defence salaries in Bangladesh are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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.

Government and Defence Hourly Average Wage in Bangladesh

367 BDT per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bangladesh for Government and Defence is 367 BDT. This means that the average person in Bangladesh earns approximatly 367 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.

Government and Defence VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Government and Defence and Government and Defence monthly BangladeshWe compared Bangladesh salaries for Government and Defence and All Jobs and we found that Government and Defence salaries are 11% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barisal63,497 BDT
Bogra66,759 BDT
Chandpur58,432 BDT
Chittagong70,047 BDT
Coxs Bazar61,090 BDT
Dhaka71,199 BDT
Jamalpur59,912 BDT
Jessore62,643 BDT
Khulna67,795 BDT
Rajshahi69,238 BDT
St. Martin57,249 BDT
Sylhet65,384 BDT
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