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Average Salary in Jinja 2019

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Jinja

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Jinja
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,698,968 UGX
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,798,830 UGX
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
2,885,594 UGX
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,957,734 UGX
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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant2,107,845 UGX
Administrative Assistant1,559,851 UGX
Architect2,755,888 UGX
Attorney4,270,871 UGX
Biomedical Engineer2,499,849 UGX
CAD Drafter2,160,143 UGX
Cashier1,773,591 UGX
Chartered Accountant2,588,761 UGX
Chef2,340,299 UGX
Chief Executive Officer7,094,364 UGX
Chief Financial Officer6,315,576 UGX
Civil Engineer2,783,174 UGX
Computer Technician2,404,044 UGX
Creative Director3,192,464 UGX
Dentist7,128,322 UGX
Developer / Programmer2,599,602 UGX
Electrical Engineer3,074,224 UGX
Elementary School Teacher2,021,671 UGX
Engineer2,619,458 UGX
Executive Chef2,573,076 UGX
Flight Attendant2,614,910 UGX
General Manager5,093,535 UGX
Graphic Designer2,063,355 UGX
Hotel Manager4,471,723 UGX
Human Resources Manager4,002,095 UGX
Internal Auditor3,138,497 UGX
Journalist3,074,224 UGX
Legal Assistant2,138,541 UGX
Mechanical Engineer2,985,545 UGX
Nurse2,387,526 UGX
Pharmacist3,342,537 UGX
Photographer2,066,916 UGX
Pilot3,420,370 UGX
Police Officer2,363,651 UGX
Project Manager3,444,860 UGX
Receptionist1,734,336 UGX
Sales Manager4,689,934 UGX
Sales Representative1,970,505 UGX
Secondary School Teacher2,414,203 UGX
Secretary1,547,958 UGX
Teacher2,265,349 UGX
Teller2,066,916 UGX
Travel Agent2,488,107 UGX
Waiter / Waitress1,855,449 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

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

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