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Accounting and Finance Average Salaries in Uganda 2019

How much money does a person working in Accounting and Finance make in Uganda?

4,750,000 UGX per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Accounting and Finance in Uganda typically earns around 4,750,000 UGX per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Accounting and Finance jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant2,500,000 UGX
Accounting Assistant1,800,000 UGX
Financial Accountant4,500,000 UGX
Financial Manager7,166,667 UGX
Fund Accountant3,000,000 UGX
Investment Operations Manager8,700,000 UGX
Junior Staff Accountant1,233,333 UGX
Senior Accountant8,025,000 UGX

Accounting and Finance Jobs Salary Distribution in Uganda

25% of people earn
2,500,000 UGX
or less
50% of people earn
4,000,000 UGX
or less
75% of people earn
8,700,000 UGX
or less

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Accounting and Finance salaries in Uganda range between 800,000 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 11,250,000 UGX per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,000,000 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 4,000,000 UGX while the other half are earning more than 4,000,000 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 people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 2,500,000 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 2,500,000 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Accounting and Finance are earning less than 8,700,000 UGX while 25% are earning more than 8,700,000 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

Accounting and Finance Salary Forecast and Trend in Uganda

How do Accounting and Finance salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
4,372,343 UGX
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,494,769 UGX
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,620,623 UGX
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,750,000 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Accounting and Finance salaries in Uganda are rising 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.

Accounting and Finance Hourly Average Wage in Uganda

24,358 UGX per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uganda for Accounting and Finance is 24,358 UGX. This means that the average person in Uganda earns approximatly 24,358 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 of Accounting and Finance Jobs in Uganda

4,750,000 UGX
5,187,152 UGX
Average Salary
Accounting and Finance
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Uganda salaries for Accounting and Finance and All Jobs and we found that Accounting and Finance salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kampala4,895,833 UGX
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