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Average Salary in Sarajevo 2020

How much money does a person working in Sarajevo make?

Average Monthly Salary
4,000 BAM
( 48,000 BAM yearly)


A person working in Sarajevo typically earns around 4,000 BAM per month. Salaries range from 540 BAM (lowest) to 17,700 BAM (highest).

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 Sarajevo

Median and salary distribution monthly Sarajevo

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Sarajevo range between 540 BAM per month (minimum salary) to 17,700 BAM per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,160 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,160 BAM while the other half are earning more than 4,160 BAM. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 2,120 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 2,120 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,800 BAM while 25% are earning more than 11,800 BAM.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 Sarajevo

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sarajevo
Average Salary 2016
3,460 BAM
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,590 BAM
Average Salary 2018+4%
3,720 BAM
Average Salary 2019+4%
3,860 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sarajevo are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant2,580 BAM
Accounting Assistant2,600 BAM
Accounting Manager5,170 BAM
Bookkeeper2,130 BAM
Chartered Accountant3,360 BAM
Corporate Treasurer6,920 BAM
Financial Analyst4,150 BAM
Financial Manager7,550 BAM
Internal Auditor4,220 BAM

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,100 BAM
Office Manager2,640 BAM
Receptionist2,840 BAM
Secretary2,220 BAM

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director3,700 BAM
Creative Director3,840 BAM
Graphic Designer2,650 BAM
Photographer2,570 BAM

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer4,380 BAM
Air Traffic Controller3,850 BAM
Flight Attendant3,340 BAM
Pilot4,660 BAM

Architect3,740 BAM
CAD Drafter3,040 BAM

Mechanic2,160 BAM
Service Advisor3,200 BAM

Bank Branch Manager5,870 BAM
Teller2,590 BAM

Teacher3,140 BAM
Translator3,360 BAM

Business Planning
Business Analyst4,630 BAM
Business Development Manager5,700 BAM
Project Manager4,320 BAM

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,530 BAM
Nursery Teacher2,790 BAM

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer3,420 BAM
Construction Project Manager4,550 BAM
Health and Safety Officer2,450 BAM

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative2,630 BAM
Customer Service Manager4,960 BAM
Customer Service Representative2,770 BAM

Electrical Engineer3,820 BAM
Engineer3,470 BAM
Mechanical Engineer3,940 BAM

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer9,260 BAM
Chief Financial Officer7,840 BAM
General Manager6,620 BAM

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef3,290 BAM
Executive Chef3,490 BAM
Hotel Manager5,650 BAM
Travel Agent3,350 BAM
Waiter / Waitress2,340 BAM

Health and Medical
Dentist9,250 BAM
Dietitian9,140 BAM
Laboratory Technician3,030 BAM
Nurse3,270 BAM

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager5,690 BAM
Human Resources Officer3,270 BAM

Information Technology
Computer Technician2,900 BAM
Database Administrator3,950 BAM
Developer / Programmer3,540 BAM
Information Technology Manager5,950 BAM
Network Engineer3,540 BAM

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer3,190 BAM

Attorney5,750 BAM
Legal Assistant2,690 BAM

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,900 BAM

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer3,290 BAM
Pharmacist4,680 BAM

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,270 BAM
Sales Manager6,400 BAM
Sales Representative2,510 BAM

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher2,630 BAM
Secondary School Teacher3,220 BAM

Average Hourly Wage in Sarajevo

23 BAM per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sarajevo is 23 BAM. This means that the average person in Sarajevo earns approximatly 23 BAM 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.

Sarajevo VS Bosnia and Herzegovina

Salary Comparison Between Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina monthlyWe compared salaries in Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina and we found that Sarajevo salaries are 12% more than those of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Banja Luka3,870 BAM
Medjugorje3,280 BAM
Mostar3,390 BAM
Sarajevo4,000 BAM
Tuzla3,740 BAM
Zenica3,580 BAM
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