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Average Salary in Kampala 2019

How much money does a person working in Kampala make?

4,041,466 UGX per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kampala typically earns around 4,041,466 UGX 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 Kampala | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Kampala

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Kampala range between 547,028 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 17,896,216 UGX per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,879,808 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,879,808 UGX while the other half are earning more than 3,879,808 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 the population are earning less than 1,992,076 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,992,076 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 10,016,971 UGX while 25% are earning more than 10,016,971 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Kampala

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kampala
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,786,666 UGX
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,926,773 UGX
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
3,977,821 UGX
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
4,041,466 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Kampala 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant2,932,053 UGX
Administrative Assistant2,192,943 UGX
Architect3,729,316 UGX
Attorney6,004,278 UGX
Biomedical Engineer3,465,642 UGX
CAD Drafter3,157,788 UGX
Cashier2,405,859 UGX
Chartered Accountant3,760,894 UGX
Chef3,421,147 UGX
Chief Executive Officer9,248,254 UGX
Chief Financial Officer8,374,391 UGX
Civil Engineer3,819,360 UGX
Computer Technician3,324,630 UGX
Creative Director4,414,963 UGX
Dentist10,355,867 UGX
Developer / Programmer3,581,748 UGX
Electrical Engineer4,007,577 UGX
Elementary School Teacher2,860,039 UGX
Engineer3,729,316 UGX
Executive Chef3,713,055 UGX
Flight Attendant3,415,726 UGX
General Manager7,543,473 UGX
Graphic Designer2,768,334 UGX
Hotel Manager5,964,161 UGX
Human Resources Manager5,468,487 UGX
Internal Auditor4,332,524 UGX
Journalist4,251,446 UGX
Legal Assistant2,988,018 UGX
Mechanical Engineer3,877,513 UGX
Nurse3,315,677 UGX
Pharmacist4,792,959 UGX
Photographer2,740,710 UGX
Pilot4,802,020 UGX
Police Officer3,171,232 UGX
Project Manager4,474,054 UGX
Receptionist2,215,030 UGX
Sales Manager6,813,432 UGX
Sales Representative2,573,972 UGX
Secondary School Teacher3,461,795 UGX
Secretary2,173,252 UGX
Teacher3,311,917 UGX
Teller2,684,432 UGX
Travel Agent3,434,696 UGX
Waiter / Waitress2,546,240 UGX

Average Hourly Wage in Kampala | All Jobs

23,316 UGX per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kampala | All Jobs is 23,316 UGX. This means that the average person in Kampala earns approximatly 23,316 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.

Kampala VS Uganda

Salary Comparison Between Kampala and Uganda monthlyWe compared salaries in Kampala and Uganda and we found that Kampala salaries are 8% more than those of Uganda.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kampala4,041,466 UGX
4446639 - 51
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