85,989 LKR per month

Average Monthly Salary

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.

25% of people earn

40,000 LKR

or less

40,000 LKR

or less

50% of people earn

60,000 LKR

or less

60,000 LKR

or less

75% of people earn

100,000 LKR

or less

100,000 LKR

or less

Minimum3,000 LKR |
Median60,000 LKR |
Maximum750,000 LKR |

The median salary is 60,000 LKR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 60,000 LKR while the other half are earning more than 60,000 LKR. 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 40,000 LKR while 75% of them are earning more than 40,000 LKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 100,000 LKR while 25% are earning more than 100,000 LKR.

Average Salary 2016 | = | 80,557 LKR |

Average Salary 2017 | +3% | 82,813 LKR |

Average Salary 2018 | +2% | 84,635 LKR |

Average Salary 2019 | +2% | 85,989 LKR |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Sri Lanka 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. 441 LKR per hour

Average Hourly Wage

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.

City | Average Salary |

Batticaloa | 184,600 LKR |

Colombo | 89,373 LKR |

Galle | 46,667 LKR |

Kalmunai | 23,000 LKR |

Kandy | 58,111 LKR |

Moratuwa | 50,000 LKR |

Sri Jayawardenepura | 40,000 LKR |