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Driver Average Salary in Uruguay 2023

How much money does a person working as Driver make in Uruguay?

Average Monthly Salary
10,400 UYU
( 125,000 UYU yearly)


A person working as Driver in Uruguay typically earns around 10,400 UYU per month. Salaries range from 5,110 UYU (lowest) to 16,300 UYU (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Driver salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Driver Pay Scale and Salaries in Uruguay

Median and salary distribution Uruguay Driver monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
9,660 UYU or more
10% of people earn
8,540 to 9,660 UYU
20% of people earn
6,060 UYU or less
65% of people earn
6,060 to 8,540 UYU
Minimum Salary
5,110 UYU
9,720 UYU
16,300 UYU

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Driver salaries in Uruguay range from 5,110 UYU per month (starting salary) to 16,300 UYU per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,720 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Driver(s) are earning less than 9,720 UYU while the other half are earning more than 9,720 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.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Driver(s) are earning less than 7,950 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 7,950 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of Driver(s) are earning less than 11,100 UYU while 25% are earning more than 11,100 UYU.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 6,060 UYU to 8,540 UYU. Approximatly 20% fall under the 6,060 UYU cap. Ten percent of wages are from 8,540 UYU to 9,660 UYU. Only 5% of people grossed 9,660 UYU or more.

Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Driver average salary change by experience in Uruguay

0 - 2 Years
6,050 UYU
2 - 5 Years+29%
7,780 UYU
5 - 10 Years+38%
10,700 UYU
10 - 15 Years+24%
13,300 UYU
15 - 20 Years+7%
14,200 UYU
20+ Years+7%
15,200 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Uruguay Driver
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,050 UYU per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,780 UYU per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,700 UYU per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Driver whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,300 UYU per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,200 UYU per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,200 UYU per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Driver(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Driver average salary difference by education level in Uruguay

High School
7,780 UYU
Certificate or Diploma+43%
11,100 UYU
Bachelor's Degree+38%
15,400 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Uruguay Driver
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary is 7,780 UYU per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 11,100 UYU per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

People with Bachelor's Degree have an average salary of 15,400 UYU per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Driver

Salary comparison by gender Uruguay Driver monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Driver employees in Uruguay earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,700 UYU
9,990 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uruguay for all Careers

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Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uruguay

How much are annual salary increments in Uruguay for Driver(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Driver(s) in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Uruguay Driver
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Uruguay / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Uruguay is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Uruguay for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in Uruguay

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Uruguay Driver
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"Driver" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Driver Salary Trend and Forecast in Uruguay

How are Driver salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
9,250 UYU
Average Salary 2020+4%
9,590 UYU
Average Salary 2021+3%
9,860 UYU
Average Salary 2022+2%
10,000 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Driver salaries in Uruguay are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Driver Average Hourly Wage in Uruguay

60 UYU per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uruguay is 60 UYU. This means that the average Driver in Uruguay earns approximately 60 UYU for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Driver' in Uruguay is 29 UYU. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Driver VS Other Jobs

10,400 UYU
12,900 UYU
33,000 UYU
Average Salary
Average Salary
Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Driver is 19% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Uruguay
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver10,000 UYU-4%
CDL Driver11,400 UYU+9%
CDL Truck Driver12,000 UYU+15%
Chauffeur12,300 UYU+18%
Courier Coordinator16,700 UYU+60%
Courier Sales Manager24,000 UYU+130%
Deck Officer11,300 UYU+8%
Delivery Driver9,970 UYU-4%
Delivery Specialist12,400 UYU+19%
Delivery Supervisor14,200 UYU+36%
Dispatcher9,100 UYU-13%
Driver10,400 UYU-0%
Driving Instructor12,600 UYU+21%
Goods Receiving Expediter9,870 UYU-5%
Limousine Driver12,400 UYU+19%
Parking Inspector12,300 UYU+18%
School Bus Driver11,900 UYU+14%
Shuttle Driver10,600 UYU+2%
Taxi Driver10,100 UYU-3%
Third Officer9,750 UYU-6%
Train Driver11,200 UYU+7%
Tram Driver11,000 UYU+6%
Transport Officer10,400 UYU-0%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor15,900 UYU+53%
Transportation Manager41,700 UYU+300%
Truck Driver10,100 UYU-3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Montevideo10,700 UYU

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,400 UYU
Public Sector+9%
34,100 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Driver in Uruguay?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 9,720 UYU and 11,100 UYU. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Driver in Uruguay is ranges from 7,950 UYU to 11,100 UYU. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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