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Average Salary in Barbados 2019

How much money does a person working in Barbados make?

3,199 BBD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Barbados typically earns around 3,199 BBD 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 Barbados | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Barbados

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Barbados range between 433 BBD per month (minimum salary) to 14,164 BBD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,071 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,071 BBD while the other half are earning more than 3,071 BBD. 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 1,577 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,577 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,928 BBD while 25% are earning more than 7,928 BBD.

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 Barbados

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Barbados
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,997 BBD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,108 BBD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
3,148 BBD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,199 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Barbados 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant2,219 BBD
Administrative Assistant1,700 BBD
Architect2,877 BBD
Attorney4,655 BBD
Biomedical Engineer2,783 BBD
CAD Drafter2,339 BBD
Cashier1,756 BBD
Chartered Accountant2,818 BBD
Chef2,534 BBD
Chief Executive Officer7,462 BBD
Chief Financial Officer6,793 BBD
Civil Engineer2,964 BBD
Computer Technician2,430 BBD
Creative Director3,226 BBD
Dentist7,761 BBD
Developer / Programmer2,919 BBD
Electrical Engineer3,075 BBD
Elementary School Teacher2,184 BBD
Engineer2,950 BBD
Executive Chef2,836 BBD
Flight Attendant2,732 BBD
General Manager5,963 BBD
Graphic Designer2,179 BBD
Hotel Manager5,007 BBD
Human Resources Manager4,551 BBD
Internal Auditor3,176 BBD
Journalist3,265 BBD
Legal Assistant2,351 BBD
Mechanical Engineer3,148 BBD
Nurse2,520 BBD
Pharmacist3,717 BBD
Photographer2,223 BBD
Pilot3,742 BBD
Police Officer2,625 BBD
Project Manager3,815 BBD
Receptionist1,789 BBD
Sales Manager4,852 BBD
Sales Representative2,058 BBD
Secondary School Teacher2,552 BBD
Secretary1,781 BBD
Teacher2,444 BBD
Teller2,289 BBD
Travel Agent2,518 BBD
Waiter / Waitress1,896 BBD

Average Hourly Wage in Barbados | All Jobs

18 BBD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barbados | All Jobs is 18 BBD. This means that the average person in Barbados earns approximatly 18 BBD 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.

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