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Average Salary in Uruguay 2019

How much money does a person working in Uruguay make?

12,970 UYU per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Uruguay typically earns around 12,970 UYU 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 Uruguay | All Jobs

25% of people earn
10,000 UYU
or less
50% of people earn
10,000 UYU
or less
75% of people earn
23,000 UYU
or less
4,167 UYU
10,000 UYU
25,000 UYU

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Uruguay range between 4,167 UYU per month (minimum salary) to 25,000 UYU per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 10,000 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,000 UYU while the other half are earning more than 10,000 UYU. 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 10,000 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 10,000 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 23,000 UYU while 25% are earning more than 23,000 UYU.

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 Uruguay

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
12,150 UYU
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
12,491 UYU
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
12,765 UYU
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
12,970 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Uruguay are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Uruguay | All Jobs

67 UYU per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uruguay | All Jobs is 67 UYU. This means that the average person in Uruguay earns approximatly 67 UYU 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
Montevideo13,567 UYU
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