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Average Salary in Rio de Janeiro 2019

How much money does a person working in Rio de Janeiro make?

13,082 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Rio de Janeiro typically earns around 13,082 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 Rio de Janeiro | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Rio de Janeiro

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Rio de Janeiro range between 1,771 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 57,931 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,606 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 13,606 BRL while the other half are earning more than 13,606 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 6,920 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,920 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 38,630 BRL while 25% are earning more than 38,630 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 Rio de Janeiro

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Rio de Janeiro
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,732 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,166 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
12,616 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
13,082 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Rio de Janeiro 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
Accountant8,836 BRL
Administrative Assistant6,973 BRL
Architect11,414 BRL
Attorney19,091 BRL
Biomedical Engineer10,305 BRL
CAD Drafter9,932 BRL
Cashier6,869 BRL
Chartered Accountant11,136 BRL
Chef10,760 BRL
Chief Executive Officer28,622 BRL
Chief Financial Officer25,370 BRL
Civil Engineer11,884 BRL
Computer Technician10,087 BRL
Creative Director13,395 BRL
Dentist30,665 BRL
Developer / Programmer11,286 BRL
Electrical Engineer13,023 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,596 BRL
Engineer11,128 BRL
Executive Chef10,718 BRL
Flight Attendant11,257 BRL
General Manager22,975 BRL
Graphic Designer9,139 BRL
Hotel Manager17,936 BRL
Human Resources Manager16,826 BRL
Internal Auditor13,391 BRL
Journalist12,279 BRL
Legal Assistant9,109 BRL
Mechanical Engineer12,241 BRL
Nurse10,178 BRL
Pharmacist14,655 BRL
Photographer8,303 BRL
Pilot15,575 BRL
Police Officer9,967 BRL
Project Manager14,841 BRL
Receptionist7,137 BRL
Sales Manager19,180 BRL
Sales Representative8,483 BRL
Secondary School Teacher10,067 BRL
Secretary6,707 BRL
Teacher9,252 BRL
Teller8,905 BRL
Travel Agent10,616 BRL
Waiter / Waitress7,541 BRL

Average Hourly Wage in Rio de Janeiro | All Jobs

75 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Rio de Janeiro | All Jobs is 75 BRL. This means that the average person in Rio de Janeiro earns approximatly 75 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.

Rio de Janeiro VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Rio de Janeiro and Brazil monthlyWe compared salaries in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and we found that Rio de Janeiro 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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