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Average Salary in Porto Alegre 2019

How much money does a person working in Porto Alegre make?

11,938 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Porto Alegre typically earns around 11,938 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 Porto Alegre | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Porto Alegre

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Porto Alegre range between 1,616 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 52,863 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,580 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,580 BRL while the other half are earning more than 11,580 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 5,938 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 5,938 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 30,288 BRL while 25% are earning more than 30,288 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 Porto Alegre

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Porto Alegre
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,087 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,497 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,681 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
11,938 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Porto Alegre are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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
Accountant8,016 BRL
Administrative Assistant5,899 BRL
Architect10,103 BRL
Attorney16,153 BRL
Biomedical Engineer10,015 BRL
CAD Drafter8,871 BRL
Cashier6,503 BRL
Chartered Accountant9,622 BRL
Chef9,611 BRL
Chief Executive Officer26,536 BRL
Chief Financial Officer23,392 BRL
Civil Engineer10,134 BRL
Computer Technician9,169 BRL
Creative Director12,176 BRL
Dentist26,495 BRL
Developer / Programmer9,933 BRL
Electrical Engineer10,934 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,020 BRL
Engineer10,364 BRL
Executive Chef10,613 BRL
Flight Attendant9,752 BRL
General Manager19,747 BRL
Graphic Designer7,589 BRL
Hotel Manager16,506 BRL
Human Resources Manager15,356 BRL
Internal Auditor11,387 BRL
Journalist11,160 BRL
Legal Assistant8,527 BRL
Mechanical Engineer11,736 BRL
Nurse9,543 BRL
Pharmacist13,164 BRL
Photographer7,655 BRL
Pilot13,634 BRL
Police Officer9,151 BRL
Project Manager12,890 BRL
Receptionist6,232 BRL
Sales Manager18,338 BRL
Sales Representative7,349 BRL
Secondary School Teacher9,036 BRL
Secretary6,482 BRL
Teacher8,833 BRL
Teller7,734 BRL
Travel Agent9,027 BRL
Waiter / Waitress7,104 BRL

Average Hourly Wage in Porto Alegre | All Jobs

69 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Porto Alegre | All Jobs is 69 BRL. This means that the average person in Porto Alegre earns approximatly 69 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.

Porto Alegre VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Porto Alegre and Brazil monthlyWe compared salaries in Porto Alegre and Brazil and we found that Porto Alegre salaries are 5% 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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