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Average Salary in Sao Paulo 2019

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Sao Paulo

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sao Paulo
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,928 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,369 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
12,790 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
13,186 BRL
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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant8,932 BRL
Administrative Assistant6,947 BRL
Architect11,678 BRL
Attorney19,021 BRL
Biomedical Engineer10,593 BRL
CAD Drafter9,154 BRL
Cashier7,154 BRL
Chartered Accountant10,970 BRL
Chef9,917 BRL
Chief Executive Officer28,617 BRL
Chief Financial Officer26,762 BRL
Civil Engineer11,216 BRL
Computer Technician9,697 BRL
Creative Director12,878 BRL
Dentist30,206 BRL
Developer / Programmer11,578 BRL
Electrical Engineer12,401 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,567 BRL
Engineer11,678 BRL
Executive Chef10,903 BRL
Flight Attendant10,527 BRL
General Manager22,708 BRL
Graphic Designer8,743 BRL
Hotel Manager18,001 BRL
Human Resources Manager17,842 BRL
Internal Auditor13,299 BRL
Journalist12,401 BRL
Legal Assistant9,062 BRL
Mechanical Engineer12,651 BRL
Nurse9,611 BRL
Pharmacist14,887 BRL
Photographer8,759 BRL
Pilot14,494 BRL
Police Officer10,016 BRL
Project Manager14,598 BRL
Receptionist6,996 BRL
Sales Manager19,874 BRL
Sales Representative7,933 BRL
Secondary School Teacher10,752 BRL
Secretary6,559 BRL
Teacher10,089 BRL
Teller8,759 BRL
Travel Agent10,543 BRL
Waiter / Waitress7,477 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

Salary Comparison Between Sao Paulo and Brazil monthlyWe 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

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju11,327 BRL
Belem12,256 BRL
Belo Horizonte12,628 BRL
Brasilia13,043 BRL
Campinas11,891 BRL
Cuiaba11,186 BRL
Curitiba12,467 BRL
Fortaleza12,795 BRL
Goiania12,150 BRL
Joao Pessoa11,413 BRL
Londrina11,099 BRL
Macapa11,012 BRL
Maceio11,747 BRL
Manaus12,634 BRL
Maringa10,632 BRL
Natal11,606 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro10,363 BRL
Porto Alegre11,938 BRL
Recife12,313 BRL
Rio de Janeiro13,082 BRL
Salvador12,887 BRL
Santos10,648 BRL
Sao Luis11,854 BRL
Sao Paulo13,186 BRL
Teresina11,521 BRL
Vale do Aco10,882 BRL
Vitoria10,401 BRL
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