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Average Salary in Rio de Janeiro 2019

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

11,459 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Rio de Janeiro typically earns around 11,459 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

25% of people earn
3,900 BRL
or less
50% of people earn
7,042 BRL
or less
75% of people earn
16,000 BRL
or less
Minimum
1,500 BRL
Median
7,042 BRL
Maximum
52,000 BRL

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Rio de Janeiro range between 1,500 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 52,000 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,042 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 7,042 BRL while the other half are earning more than 7,042 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 3,900 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 3,900 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 16,000 BRL while 25% are earning more than 16,000 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

Salaries for specific job categories

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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.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,548 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
10,844 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
11,147 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,459 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 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.


Average Hourly Wage in Rio de Janeiro | All Jobs

59 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Rio de Janeiro | All Jobs is 59 BRL. This means that the average person in Rio de Janeiro earns approximatly 59 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.

Salary Comparison in Rio de Janeiro

11,459 BRL
10,678 BRL
Average Salary
Rio de Janeiro
Average Salary
Brazil
We compared salaries in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and we found that Rio de Janeiro salaries are 7% more than those of Brazil.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belem8,550 BRL
Belo Horizonte11,054 BRL
Brasilia10,833 BRL
Campinas7,958 BRL
Cuiaba7,667 BRL
Curitiba8,182 BRL
Fortaleza7,250 BRL
Porto Alegre4,465 BRL
Recife2,400 BRL
Rio de Janeiro11,459 BRL
Santos9,893 BRL
Sao Paulo11,858 BRL
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