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Average Salary in Tajikistan 2023

How much money does a person working in Tajikistan make?

Average Monthly Salary
11,600 TJS
( 140,000 TJS yearly)


A person working in Tajikistan typically earns around 11,600 TJS per month. Salaries range from 2,950 TJS (lowest average) to 52,000 TJS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Tajikistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Tajikistan
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Tajikistan range from 2,950 TJS per month (minimum salary) to 52,000 TJS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,900 TJS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,900 TJS while the other half are earning more than 11,900 TJS. 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 6,670 TJS while 75% of them are earning more than 6,670 TJS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 32,600 TJS while 25% are earning more than 32,600 TJS.

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Tajikistan costs anywhere from 58,200 Somoni(s) to 175,000 Somoni(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Tajikistan earn 10% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

12,100 TJS
11,000 TJS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tajikistan

How much are annual salary increments in Tajikistan? How often do employees get salary raises?


Employees in Tajikistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Tajikistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Tajikistan for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junoir Level
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Bonus and Incentive Rates in Tajikistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Tajikistan
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64% of surveyed staff in Tajikistan reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant8,480 TJS
Accounting Assistant6,720 TJS
Accounting Manager17,300 TJS
Bookkeeper5,490 TJS
Chartered Accountant10,400 TJS
Corporate Treasurer16,600 TJS
Financial Analyst15,600 TJS
Financial Manager24,700 TJS
Internal Auditor10,900 TJS

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant6,420 TJS
Office Manager10,300 TJS
Receptionist4,500 TJS
Secretary5,620 TJS

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director11,800 TJS
Creative Director11,700 TJS
Graphic Designer7,200 TJS
Photographer6,510 TJS

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer14,600 TJS
Air Traffic Controller12,700 TJS
Flight Attendant8,490 TJS
Pilot20,500 TJS

Architect13,900 TJS
CAD Drafter6,240 TJS

Mechanic4,350 TJS
Service Advisor8,220 TJS

Bank Branch Manager21,800 TJS
Teller4,450 TJS

Teacher9,600 TJS
Translator10,400 TJS

Business Planning
Business Analyst14,200 TJS
Business Development Manager18,700 TJS
Project Manager13,300 TJS

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny5,040 TJS
Nursery Teacher4,620 TJS

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer10,700 TJS
Construction Project Manager19,900 TJS
Health and Safety Officer5,240 TJS

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative4,530 TJS
Customer Service Manager16,600 TJS
Customer Service Representative4,660 TJS

Electrical Engineer11,900 TJS
Engineer11,700 TJS
Mechanical Engineer11,800 TJS

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer26,100 TJS
Chief Financial Officer24,300 TJS
General Manager21,500 TJS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef7,620 TJS
Executive Chef9,040 TJS
Hotel Manager21,900 TJS
Travel Agent7,240 TJS
Waiter / Waitress3,670 TJS

Health and Medical
Dentist27,400 TJS
Dietitian23,000 TJS
Laboratory Technician9,340 TJS
Nurse9,310 TJS

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager18,200 TJS
Human Resources Officer6,950 TJS

Information Technology
Computer Technician9,030 TJS
Database Administrator12,100 TJS
Developer / Programmer12,000 TJS
Information Technology Manager19,900 TJS
Network Engineer10,200 TJS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer7,210 TJS

Attorney23,800 TJS
Legal Assistant6,500 TJS

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist14,000 TJS

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer10,400 TJS
Pharmacist14,700 TJS

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier4,710 TJS
Sales Manager20,900 TJS
Sales Representative7,990 TJS

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher8,300 TJS
Secondary School Teacher9,840 TJS

Average Hourly Wage in Tajikistan

67 TJS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tajikistan is 67 TJS. This means that the average person in Tajikistan earns approximately 67 TJS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tajikistan earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
10,700 TJS
Public Sector+14%
12,200 TJS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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