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
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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +1% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
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
|Administrative Assistant||2,192,943 UGX|
|Biomedical Engineer||3,465,642 UGX|
|CAD Drafter||3,157,788 UGX|
|Chartered Accountant||3,760,894 UGX|
|Chief Executive Officer||9,248,254 UGX|
|Chief Financial Officer||8,374,391 UGX|
|Civil Engineer||3,819,360 UGX|
|Computer Technician||3,324,630 UGX|
|Creative Director||4,414,963 UGX|
|Developer / Programmer||3,581,748 UGX|
|Electrical Engineer||4,007,577 UGX|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,860,039 UGX|
|Executive Chef||3,713,055 UGX|
|Flight Attendant||3,415,726 UGX|
|General Manager||7,543,473 UGX|
|Graphic Designer||2,768,334 UGX|
|Hotel Manager||5,964,161 UGX|
|Human Resources Manager||5,468,487 UGX|
|Internal Auditor||4,332,524 UGX|
|Legal Assistant||2,988,018 UGX|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,877,513 UGX|
|Police Officer||3,171,232 UGX|
|Project Manager||4,474,054 UGX|
|Sales Manager||6,813,432 UGX|
|Sales Representative||2,573,972 UGX|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,461,795 UGX|
|Travel Agent||3,434,696 UGX|
|Waiter / Waitress||2,546,240 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
We compared salaries in Kampala and Uganda and we found that Kampala salaries are 8% more than those of Uganda.
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