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Average Salary in Sarajevo 2019

How much money does a person working in Sarajevo make?

2,524 BAM per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sarajevo typically earns around 2,524 BAM 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 Sarajevo | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Sarajevo

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Sarajevo range between 342 BAM per month (minimum salary) to 11,177 BAM per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,625 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,625 BAM while the other half are earning more than 2,625 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.

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 1,335 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 1,335 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,453 BAM while 25% are earning more than 7,453 BAM.

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 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    =  
2,263 BAM
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,347 BAM
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
2,434 BAM
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
2,524 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sarajevo are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant1,628 BAM
Administrative Assistant1,325 BAM
Architect2,359 BAM
Attorney3,628 BAM
Biomedical Engineer2,075 BAM
CAD Drafter1,913 BAM
Cashier1,431 BAM
Chartered Accountant2,118 BAM
Chef2,073 BAM
Chief Executive Officer5,836 BAM
Chief Financial Officer4,942 BAM
Civil Engineer2,157 BAM
Computer Technician1,825 BAM
Creative Director2,424 BAM
Dentist5,833 BAM
Developer / Programmer2,230 BAM
Electrical Engineer2,407 BAM
Elementary School Teacher1,661 BAM
Engineer2,190 BAM
Executive Chef2,202 BAM
Flight Attendant2,103 BAM
General Manager4,172 BAM
Graphic Designer1,671 BAM
Hotel Manager3,560 BAM
Human Resources Manager3,587 BAM
Internal Auditor2,661 BAM
Journalist2,456 BAM
Legal Assistant1,697 BAM
Mechanical Engineer2,483 BAM
Nurse2,058 BAM
Pharmacist2,952 BAM
Photographer1,617 BAM
Pilot2,941 BAM
Police Officer2,013 BAM
Project Manager2,724 BAM
Receptionist1,372 BAM
Sales Manager4,033 BAM
Sales Representative1,585 BAM
Secondary School Teacher2,030 BAM
Secretary1,398 BAM
Teacher1,981 BAM
Teller1,634 BAM
Travel Agent2,110 BAM
Waiter / Waitress1,472 BAM

Average Hourly Wage in Sarajevo | All Jobs

15 BAM per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sarajevo | All Jobs is 15 BAM. This means that the average person in Sarajevo earns approximatly 15 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 Luka2,442 BAM
Medjugorje2,069 BAM
Mostar2,136 BAM
Sarajevo2,524 BAM
Tuzla2,359 BAM
Zenica2,255 BAM
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