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Average Salary in Turkey 2020

How much money does a person working in Turkey make?

9,082 TRY per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Turkey typically earns around 9,082 TRY 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 Turkey | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Turkey

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Turkey range between 1,229 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 40,215 TRY per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,082 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 9,082 TRY while the other half are earning more than 9,082 TRY. 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 4,640 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 4,640 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 24,649 TRY while 25% are earning more than 24,649 TRY.

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 Turkey

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Turkey
Average Salary 2017    =  
8,508 TRY
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,721 TRY
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
8,834 TRY
Average Salary 2020    +3%  
9,082 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Turkey 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

Average Hourly Wage in Turkey | All Jobs

52 TRY per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey | All Jobs is 52 TRY. This means that the average person in Turkey earns approximatly 52 TRY 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
Ankara9,864 TRY
Antalya8,852 TRY
Istanbul10,628 TRY
Izmir9,487 TRY
7630 - 473
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