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Average Salary in Benin 2018

How much money does a person working in Benin make?

200,000 XOF per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Benin typically earns around 200,000 XOF 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 Benin | All Jobs

25% of people earn
150,000 XOF
or less
50% of people earn
200,000 XOF
or less
75% of people earn
250,000 XOF
or less
100,000 XOF
200,000 XOF
300,000 XOF

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Benin range between 100,000 XOF per month (minimum salary) to 300,000 XOF per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 200,000 XOF per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 200,000 XOF while the other half are earning more than 200,000 XOF. 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 150,000 XOF while 75% of them are earning more than 150,000 XOF. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 250,000 XOF while 25% are earning more than 250,000 XOF.

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

Salaries for specific job categories

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Salary Trend and Forecast in Benin

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
187,365 XOF
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
190,738 XOF
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
196,078 XOF
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
200,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Benin are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Benin | All Jobs

1,026 XOF per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Benin | All Jobs is 1,026 XOF. This means that the average person in Benin earns approximatly 1,026 XOF 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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