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Average Salary in Suriname 2019

How much money does a person working in Suriname make?

7,364 SRD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Suriname typically earns around 7,364 SRD 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 Suriname | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Suriname

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Suriname range between 997 SRD per month (minimum salary) to 32,607 SRD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,584 SRD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 7,584 SRD while the other half are earning more than 7,584 SRD. 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 3,861 SRD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,861 SRD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 21,301 SRD while 25% are earning more than 21,301 SRD.

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 Suriname

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Suriname
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,661 SRD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,907 SRD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,142 SRD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,364 SRD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Suriname are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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
Accountant5,311 SRD
Administrative Assistant4,091 SRD
Architect6,590 SRD
Attorney11,200 SRD
Biomedical Engineer6,714 SRD
CAD Drafter5,628 SRD
Cashier4,110 SRD
Chartered Accountant6,498 SRD
Chef6,097 SRD
Chief Executive Officer17,122 SRD
Chief Financial Officer15,414 SRD
Civil Engineer6,494 SRD
Computer Technician6,033 SRD
Creative Director8,012 SRD
Dentist17,893 SRD
Developer / Programmer6,950 SRD
Electrical Engineer7,420 SRD
Elementary School Teacher5,325 SRD
Engineer6,931 SRD
Executive Chef6,645 SRD
Flight Attendant6,537 SRD
General Manager12,946 SRD
Graphic Designer5,075 SRD
Hotel Manager10,956 SRD
Human Resources Manager9,964 SRD
Internal Auditor8,126 SRD
Journalist7,715 SRD
Legal Assistant5,584 SRD
Mechanical Engineer7,434 SRD
Nurse6,208 SRD
Pharmacist8,595 SRD
Photographer5,045 SRD
Pilot9,271 SRD
Police Officer5,814 SRD
Project Manager8,578 SRD
Receptionist4,269 SRD
Sales Manager11,772 SRD
Sales Representative4,926 SRD
Secondary School Teacher6,208 SRD
Secretary4,196 SRD
Teacher5,710 SRD
Teller5,147 SRD
Travel Agent6,442 SRD
Waiter / Waitress4,329 SRD

Average Hourly Wage in Suriname | All Jobs

42 SRD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Suriname | All Jobs is 42 SRD. This means that the average person in Suriname earns approximatly 42 SRD 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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