How much money does a person working in Sao Paulo make?
13,186 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sao Paulo typically earns around 13,186 BRL 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 Sao Paulo | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Sao Paulo range between 1,785 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 58,390 BRL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,582 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 13,582 BRL while the other half are earning more than 13,582 BRL. 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 6,915 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,915 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 38,145 BRL while 25% are earning more than 38,145 BRL.
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 Sao Paulo
How are Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo 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||6,947 BRL|
|Biomedical Engineer||10,593 BRL|
|CAD Drafter||9,154 BRL|
|Chartered Accountant||10,970 BRL|
|Chief Executive Officer||28,617 BRL|
|Chief Financial Officer||26,762 BRL|
|Civil Engineer||11,216 BRL|
|Computer Technician||9,697 BRL|
|Creative Director||12,878 BRL|
|Developer / Programmer||11,578 BRL|
|Electrical Engineer||12,401 BRL|
|Elementary School Teacher||8,567 BRL|
|Executive Chef||10,903 BRL|
|Flight Attendant||10,527 BRL|
|General Manager||22,708 BRL|
|Graphic Designer||8,743 BRL|
|Hotel Manager||18,001 BRL|
|Human Resources Manager||17,842 BRL|
|Internal Auditor||13,299 BRL|
|Legal Assistant||9,062 BRL|
|Mechanical Engineer||12,651 BRL|
|Police Officer||10,016 BRL|
|Project Manager||14,598 BRL|
|Sales Manager||19,874 BRL|
|Sales Representative||7,933 BRL|
|Secondary School Teacher||10,752 BRL|
|Travel Agent||10,543 BRL|
|Waiter / Waitress||7,477 BRL|
Average Hourly Wage in Sao Paulo | All Jobs
76 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sao Paulo | All Jobs is 76 BRL. This means that the average person in Sao Paulo earns approximatly 76 BRL 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.
Sao Paulo VS Brazil
We compared salaries in Sao Paulo and Brazil and we found that Sao Paulo salaries are 16% more than those of Brazil.
Salary Comparison By City
|Belo Horizonte||12,628 BRL|
|Joao Pessoa||11,413 BRL|
|Petrolina and Juazeiro||10,363 BRL|
|Porto Alegre||11,938 BRL|
|Rio de Janeiro||13,082 BRL|
|Sao Luis||11,854 BRL|
|Sao Paulo||13,186 BRL|
|Vale do Aco||10,882 BRL|
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