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Average Salary in Mbale 2019

How much money does a person working in Mbale make?

2,954,653 UGX per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Mbale typically earns around 2,954,653 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 Mbale | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Mbale

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Mbale range between 399,923 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 13,083,645 UGX per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,984,200 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,984,200 UGX while the other half are earning more than 2,984,200 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 1,522,856 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,522,856 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 8,194,601 UGX while 25% are earning more than 8,194,601 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 Mbale

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Mbale
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,719,947 UGX
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,820,585 UGX
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
2,899,561 UGX
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
2,954,653 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Mbale 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
Accountant2,111,938 UGX
Administrative Assistant1,539,159 UGX
Architect2,794,088 UGX
Attorney4,214,216 UGX
Biomedical Engineer2,546,238 UGX
CAD Drafter2,182,881 UGX
Cashier1,655,920 UGX
Chartered Accountant2,526,003 UGX
Chef2,364,934 UGX
Chief Executive Officer7,032,971 UGX
Chief Financial Officer5,965,405 UGX
Civil Engineer2,603,086 UGX
Computer Technician2,290,776 UGX
Creative Director3,042,050 UGX
Dentist6,955,514 UGX
Developer / Programmer2,644,698 UGX
Electrical Engineer2,899,821 UGX
Elementary School Teacher1,996,661 UGX
Engineer2,725,873 UGX
Executive Chef2,594,297 UGX
Flight Attendant2,680,283 UGX
General Manager5,512,691 UGX
Graphic Designer2,159,228 UGX
Hotel Manager4,449,365 UGX
Human Resources Manager4,206,368 UGX
Internal Auditor3,088,778 UGX
Journalist3,077,180 UGX
Legal Assistant2,108,299 UGX
Mechanical Engineer3,056,489 UGX
Nurse2,471,090 UGX
Pharmacist3,366,412 UGX
Photographer1,952,314 UGX
Pilot3,492,378 UGX
Police Officer2,354,101 UGX
Project Manager3,356,180 UGX
Receptionist2,213,274 UGX
Sales Manager4,813,104 UGX
Sales Representative2,019,768 UGX
Secondary School Teacher2,554,621 UGX
Secretary1,662,019 UGX
Teacher2,212,182 UGX
Teller2,013,708 UGX
Travel Agent2,448,692 UGX
Waiter / Waitress1,824,525 UGX

Average Hourly Wage in Mbale | All Jobs

17,046 UGX per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mbale | All Jobs is 17,046 UGX. This means that the average person in Mbale earns approximatly 17,046 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.

Mbale VS Uganda

Salary Comparison Between Mbale and Uganda monthlyWe compared salaries in Mbale and Uganda and we found that Mbale salaries are 21% less than those of Uganda.

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