How much money does a person working in Jinja make?
2,957,734 UGX per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Jinja typically earns around 2,957,734 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 Jinja | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Jinja range between 400,340 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 13,097,288 UGX per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,016,889 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,016,889 UGX while the other half are earning more than 3,016,889 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 1,537,753 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,537,753 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 8,379,372 UGX while 25% are earning more than 8,379,372 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 Jinja
How are Jinja 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|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Jinja are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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||1,559,851 UGX|
|Biomedical Engineer||2,499,849 UGX|
|CAD Drafter||2,160,143 UGX|
|Chartered Accountant||2,588,761 UGX|
|Chief Executive Officer||7,094,364 UGX|
|Chief Financial Officer||6,315,576 UGX|
|Civil Engineer||2,783,174 UGX|
|Computer Technician||2,404,044 UGX|
|Creative Director||3,192,464 UGX|
|Developer / Programmer||2,599,602 UGX|
|Electrical Engineer||3,074,224 UGX|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,021,671 UGX|
|Executive Chef||2,573,076 UGX|
|Flight Attendant||2,614,910 UGX|
|General Manager||5,093,535 UGX|
|Graphic Designer||2,063,355 UGX|
|Hotel Manager||4,471,723 UGX|
|Human Resources Manager||4,002,095 UGX|
|Internal Auditor||3,138,497 UGX|
|Legal Assistant||2,138,541 UGX|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,985,545 UGX|
|Police Officer||2,363,651 UGX|
|Project Manager||3,444,860 UGX|
|Sales Manager||4,689,934 UGX|
|Sales Representative||1,970,505 UGX|
|Secondary School Teacher||2,414,203 UGX|
|Travel Agent||2,488,107 UGX|
|Waiter / Waitress||1,855,449 UGX|
Average Hourly Wage in Jinja | All Jobs
17,064 UGX per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jinja | All Jobs is 17,064 UGX. This means that the average person in Jinja earns approximatly 17,064 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.
Jinja VS Uganda
We compared salaries in Jinja and Uganda and we found that Jinja salaries are 21% less than those of Uganda.
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