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Average Salary in Fortaleza 2019

How much money does a person working in Fortaleza make?

12,795 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Fortaleza typically earns around 12,795 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 Fortaleza | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Fortaleza

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Fortaleza range between 1,732 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 56,658 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,795 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 12,795 BRL while the other half are earning more than 12,795 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 6,537 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,537 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 34,727 BRL while 25% are earning more than 34,727 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 Fortaleza

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Fortaleza
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,883 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,323 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
12,631 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
12,795 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Fortaleza are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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
Accountant8,515 BRL
Administrative Assistant6,558 BRL
Architect11,443 BRL
Attorney17,956 BRL
Biomedical Engineer10,134 BRL
CAD Drafter9,201 BRL
Cashier6,999 BRL
Chartered Accountant11,052 BRL
Chef9,969 BRL
Chief Executive Officer29,110 BRL
Chief Financial Officer26,735 BRL
Civil Engineer10,841 BRL
Computer Technician9,297 BRL
Creative Director12,347 BRL
Dentist30,432 BRL
Developer / Programmer11,146 BRL
Electrical Engineer12,614 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,877 BRL
Engineer10,885 BRL
Executive Chef11,081 BRL
Flight Attendant10,688 BRL
General Manager22,468 BRL
Graphic Designer8,638 BRL
Hotel Manager17,913 BRL
Human Resources Manager17,313 BRL
Internal Auditor12,778 BRL
Journalist11,889 BRL
Legal Assistant8,600 BRL
Mechanical Engineer11,672 BRL
Nurse10,149 BRL
Pharmacist13,774 BRL
Photographer8,750 BRL
Pilot15,158 BRL
Police Officer9,896 BRL
Project Manager13,467 BRL
Receptionist6,571 BRL
Sales Manager20,022 BRL
Sales Representative8,054 BRL
Secondary School Teacher9,949 BRL
Secretary6,860 BRL
Teacher9,146 BRL
Teller8,080 BRL
Travel Agent10,130 BRL
Waiter / Waitress7,227 BRL

Average Hourly Wage in Fortaleza | All Jobs

74 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fortaleza | All Jobs is 74 BRL. This means that the average person in Fortaleza earns approximatly 74 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.

Fortaleza VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Fortaleza and Brazil monthlyWe compared salaries in Fortaleza and Brazil and we found that Fortaleza salaries are 13% 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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