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Average Salary in Spain 2020

How much money does a person working in Spain make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,010 EUR
( 60,200 EUR yearly)


A person working in Spain typically earns around 5,010 EUR per month. Salaries range from 990 EUR (lowest) to 21,000 EUR (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 Spain

Median and salary distribution monthly Spain

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Spain range between 990 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 21,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,020 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,020 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,020 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.

  • 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 2,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 13,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,000 EUR.

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 Spain

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Spain
Average Salary 2016
4,530 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
4,820 EUR
Average Salary 2019+1%
4,880 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Spain are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% 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
Accountant3,780 EUR
Accounting Assistant3,670 EUR
Accounting Manager6,370 EUR
Bookkeeper2,910 EUR
Chartered Accountant4,620 EUR
Corporate Treasurer9,110 EUR
Financial Analyst5,310 EUR
Financial Manager9,700 EUR
Internal Auditor5,290 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,870 EUR
Office Manager3,790 EUR
Receptionist3,130 EUR
Secretary3,080 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director4,940 EUR
Creative Director5,230 EUR
Graphic Designer3,730 EUR
Photographer3,690 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer5,810 EUR
Air Traffic Controller5,450 EUR
Flight Attendant4,410 EUR
Pilot6,020 EUR

Architect4,740 EUR
CAD Drafter4,060 EUR

Mechanic2,830 EUR
Service Advisor4,090 EUR

Bank Branch Manager7,650 EUR
Teller3,720 EUR

Teacher4,120 EUR
Translator4,620 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst6,350 EUR
Business Development Manager7,560 EUR
Project Manager5,900 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,440 EUR
Nursery Teacher3,830 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,470 EUR
Construction Project Manager6,130 EUR
Health and Safety Officer3,340 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,630 EUR
Customer Service Manager6,770 EUR
Customer Service Representative3,800 EUR

Civil Engineer4,790 EUR
Electrical Engineer5,200 EUR
Engineer4,860 EUR
Mechanical Engineer4,950 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer10,900 EUR
Chief Financial Officer10,500 EUR
General Manager8,900 EUR
Project Manager5,950 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef4,370 EUR
Executive Chef4,700 EUR
Hotel Manager7,200 EUR
Receptionist3,740 EUR
Travel Agent4,270 EUR
Waiter / Waitress3,270 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist12,000 EUR
Dietitian11,200 EUR
Laboratory Technician3,900 EUR
Nurse4,350 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager7,010 EUR
Human Resources Officer4,350 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician4,030 EUR
Database Administrator5,070 EUR
Developer / Programmer4,580 EUR
Information Technology Manager7,460 EUR
Network Engineer4,680 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer4,000 EUR

Attorney7,210 EUR
Legal Assistant3,770 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist5,300 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,450 EUR
Pharmacist5,950 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,950 EUR
Sales Manager7,670 EUR
Sales Representative3,410 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,630 EUR
Secondary School Teacher4,190 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Spain

29 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 29 EUR. This means that the average person in Spain earns approximatly 29 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
Barcelona5,790 EUR
Bilbao4,970 EUR
Las Palmas5,070 EUR
Madrid5,890 EUR
Malaga5,380 EUR
Murcia5,280 EUR
Palma de Mallorca5,170 EUR
Sevilla5,580 EUR
Valencia5,680 EUR
Zaragoza5,480 EUR
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