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Average Salary in Recife 2019

How much money does a person working in Recife make?

12,313 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Recife typically earns around 12,313 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 Recife | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Recife

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Recife range between 1,667 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 54,525 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,190 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 12,190 BRL while the other half are earning more than 12,190 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 6,235 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,235 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 32,690 BRL while 25% are earning more than 32,690 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 Recife

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Recife
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,236 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,652 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,908 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
12,313 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Recife 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
Accountant8,219 BRL
Administrative Assistant6,236 BRL
Architect11,174 BRL
Attorney17,074 BRL
Biomedical Engineer9,945 BRL
CAD Drafter8,953 BRL
Cashier6,950 BRL
Chartered Accountant10,399 BRL
Chef9,700 BRL
Chief Executive Officer27,800 BRL
Chief Financial Officer24,375 BRL
Civil Engineer10,798 BRL
Computer Technician9,420 BRL
Creative Director12,510 BRL
Dentist28,635 BRL
Developer / Programmer10,915 BRL
Electrical Engineer11,465 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,453 BRL
Engineer10,905 BRL
Executive Chef10,758 BRL
Flight Attendant10,554 BRL
General Manager21,205 BRL
Graphic Designer7,878 BRL
Hotel Manager17,167 BRL
Human Resources Manager15,840 BRL
Internal Auditor12,113 BRL
Journalist11,465 BRL
Legal Assistant8,165 BRL
Mechanical Engineer11,523 BRL
Nurse9,166 BRL
Pharmacist13,363 BRL
Photographer7,977 BRL
Pilot13,468 BRL
Police Officer9,495 BRL
Project Manager13,967 BRL
Receptionist6,796 BRL
Sales Manager17,907 BRL
Sales Representative7,953 BRL
Secondary School Teacher10,136 BRL
Secretary6,416 BRL
Teacher9,511 BRL
Teller8,380 BRL
Travel Agent9,603 BRL
Waiter / Waitress6,840 BRL

Average Hourly Wage in Recife | All Jobs

71 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Recife | All Jobs is 71 BRL. This means that the average person in Recife earns approximatly 71 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.

Recife VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Recife and Brazil monthlyWe compared salaries in Recife and Brazil and we found that Recife salaries are 9% 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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