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Average Salary in Barbados 2020

How much money does a person working in Barbados make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,170 BBD
( 62,000 BBD yearly)


A person working in Barbados typically earns around 5,170 BBD per month. Salaries range from 700 BBD (lowest) to 22,900 BBD (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Barbados

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Barbados range between 700 BBD per month (minimum salary) to 22,900 BBD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,960 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,960 BBD while the other half are earning more than 4,960 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 2,550 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,550 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 12,800 BBD while 25% are earning more than 12,800 BBD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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
4,750 BBD
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,930 BBD
Average Salary 2018+1%
4,990 BBD
Average Salary 2019+2%
5,070 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Barbados are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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
Accounting and Finance
Accountant3,590 BBD
Accounting Assistant3,520 BBD
Accounting Manager6,670 BBD
Bookkeeper2,730 BBD
Chartered Accountant4,550 BBD
Corporate Treasurer9,190 BBD
Financial Analyst5,430 BBD
Financial Manager10,300 BBD
Internal Auditor5,130 BBD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,750 BBD
Office Manager3,770 BBD
Receptionist3,950 BBD
Secretary2,880 BBD

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director5,360 BBD
Creative Director5,210 BBD
Graphic Designer3,520 BBD
Photographer3,590 BBD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer5,870 BBD
Air Traffic Controller5,560 BBD
Flight Attendant4,410 BBD
Pilot6,050 BBD

Architect4,650 BBD
CAD Drafter3,780 BBD

Mechanic2,810 BBD
Service Advisor3,960 BBD

Bank Branch Manager7,560 BBD
Teller3,700 BBD

Teacher3,950 BBD
Translator4,550 BBD

Business Planning
Business Analyst6,480 BBD
Business Development Manager7,720 BBD
Project Manager6,160 BBD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,350 BBD
Nursery Teacher3,880 BBD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,790 BBD
Construction Project Manager6,420 BBD
Health and Safety Officer3,380 BBD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,530 BBD
Customer Service Manager7,230 BBD
Customer Service Representative3,560 BBD

Electrical Engineer4,970 BBD
Engineer4,770 BBD
Mechanical Engineer5,090 BBD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer12,100 BBD
Chief Financial Officer11,000 BBD
General Manager9,630 BBD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef4,090 BBD
Executive Chef4,580 BBD
Hotel Manager8,090 BBD
Travel Agent4,070 BBD
Waiter / Waitress3,060 BBD

Health and Medical
Dentist12,500 BBD
Dietitian11,700 BBD
Laboratory Technician3,910 BBD
Nurse4,070 BBD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager7,350 BBD
Human Resources Officer4,240 BBD

Information Technology
Computer Technician3,930 BBD
Database Administrator5,170 BBD
Developer / Programmer4,720 BBD
Information Technology Manager7,180 BBD
Network Engineer4,320 BBD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer4,240 BBD

Attorney7,520 BBD
Legal Assistant3,800 BBD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist5,280 BBD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,500 BBD
Pharmacist6,000 BBD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,840 BBD
Sales Manager7,840 BBD
Sales Representative3,330 BBD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,530 BBD
Secondary School Teacher4,120 BBD

Average Hourly Wage in Barbados

30 BBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barbados is 30 BBD. This means that the average person in Barbados earns approximatly 30 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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