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Average Salary in Uganda 2019

How much money does a person working in Uganda make?

3,754,936 UGX per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Uganda typically earns around 3,754,936 UGX 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 Uganda | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Uganda

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Uganda range between 508,245 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 16,627,416 UGX per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,905,133 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,905,133 UGX while the other half are earning more than 3,905,133 UGX. 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 1,986,020 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,986,020 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,087,576 UGX while 25% are earning more than 11,087,576 UGX.

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 Uganda

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Uganda
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,367,179 UGX
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,491,765 UGX
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,620,960 UGX
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,754,936 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Uganda are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant2,558,064 UGX
Administrative Assistant1,939,865 UGX
Architect3,410,752 UGX
Attorney5,311,351 UGX
Biomedical Engineer3,221,455 UGX
CAD Drafter2,842,293 UGX
Cashier2,078,427 UGX
Chartered Accountant3,105,205 UGX
Chef3,079,341 UGX
Chief Executive Officer8,313,708 UGX
Chief Financial Officer7,425,491 UGX
Civil Engineer3,240,214 UGX
Computer Technician2,817,239 UGX
Creative Director3,741,169 UGX
Dentist8,550,386 UGX
Developer / Programmer3,398,715 UGX
Electrical Engineer3,787,356 UGX
Elementary School Teacher2,474,984 UGX
Engineer3,325,483 UGX
Executive Chef3,150,028 UGX
Flight Attendant3,350,353 UGX
General Manager6,466,402 UGX
Graphic Designer2,605,246 UGX
Hotel Manager5,449,913 UGX
Human Resources Manager5,341,337 UGX
Internal Auditor3,690,064 UGX
Journalist3,787,356 UGX
Legal Assistant2,700,179 UGX
Mechanical Engineer3,510,232 UGX
Nurse2,909,798 UGX
Pharmacist4,156,854 UGX
Photographer2,430,161 UGX
Pilot4,275,463 UGX
Police Officer2,835,188 UGX
Project Manager4,263,440 UGX
Receptionist2,032,424 UGX
Sales Manager5,921,634 UGX
Sales Representative2,524,710 UGX
Secondary School Teacher3,156,324 UGX
Secretary2,036,787 UGX
Teacher2,961,712 UGX
Teller2,558,064 UGX
Travel Agent2,925,374 UGX
Waiter / Waitress2,216,989 UGX

Average Hourly Wage in Uganda | All Jobs

21,663 UGX per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uganda | All Jobs is 21,663 UGX. This means that the average person in Uganda earns approximatly 21,663 UGX 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
Kampala4,041,466 UGX
4851565 - 63
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