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Average Salary in Spain 2018

How much money does a person working in Spain make?

2,885 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Spain typically earns around 2,885 EUR 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 Spain | All Jobs

25% of people earn
1,500 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
2,083 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
3,333 EUR
or less
710 EUR
2,083 EUR
25,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Spain range between 710 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 25,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,083 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,083 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,083 EUR. 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 1,500 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,500 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 3,333 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,333 EUR.

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 Spain

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
2,702 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
2,751 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
2,828 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
2,885 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Spain are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Spain | All Jobs

15 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain | All Jobs is 15 EUR. This means that the average person in Spain earns approximatly 15 EUR 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
Barcelona3,417 EUR
Bilbao2,717 EUR
Las Palmas2,269 EUR
Madrid3,531 EUR
Malaga2,305 EUR
Murcia2,235 EUR
Palma de Mallorca2,914 EUR
Sevilla2,376 EUR
Valencia3,018 EUR
Zaragoza2,436 EUR
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