How much money does a person working in Istanbul make?
10,628 TRY per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Istanbul typically earns around 10,628 TRY 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 Istanbul | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Istanbul range between 1,439 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 47,061 TRY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 10,840 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,840 TRY while the other half are earning more than 10,840 TRY. 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 5,525 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 5,525 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 30,109 TRY while 25% are earning more than 30,109 TRY.
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 Istanbul
How are Istanbul salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2017|| = |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2020|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Istanbul are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||5,469 TRY|
|Biomedical Engineer||8,227 TRY|
|CAD Drafter||7,745 TRY|
|Chartered Accountant||9,099 TRY|
|Chief Executive Officer||22,711 TRY|
|Chief Financial Officer||20,839 TRY|
|Civil Engineer||9,212 TRY|
|Computer Technician||7,850 TRY|
|Creative Director||10,425 TRY|
|Developer / Programmer||9,203 TRY|
|Electrical Engineer||10,335 TRY|
|Elementary School Teacher||7,280 TRY|
|Executive Chef||8,734 TRY|
|Flight Attendant||8,514 TRY|
|General Manager||17,593 TRY|
|Graphic Designer||7,182 TRY|
|Hotel Manager||14,410 TRY|
|Human Resources Manager||13,684 TRY|
|Internal Auditor||10,148 TRY|
|Legal Assistant||7,300 TRY|
|Mechanical Engineer||9,456 TRY|
|Police Officer||7,829 TRY|
|Project Manager||11,481 TRY|
|Sales Manager||15,693 TRY|
|Sales Representative||6,416 TRY|
|Secondary School Teacher||8,383 TRY|
|Travel Agent||8,045 TRY|
|Waiter / Waitress||5,837 TRY|
Average Hourly Wage in Istanbul | All Jobs
61 TRY per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Istanbul | All Jobs is 61 TRY. This means that the average person in Istanbul earns approximatly 61 TRY 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.
Istanbul VS Turkey
We compared salaries in Istanbul and Turkey and we found that Istanbul salaries are 17% more than those of Turkey.
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