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
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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +1% |
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
|Administrative Assistant||6,558 BRL|
|Biomedical Engineer||10,134 BRL|
|CAD Drafter||9,201 BRL|
|Chartered Accountant||11,052 BRL|
|Chief Executive Officer||29,110 BRL|
|Chief Financial Officer||26,735 BRL|
|Civil Engineer||10,841 BRL|
|Computer Technician||9,297 BRL|
|Creative Director||12,347 BRL|
|Developer / Programmer||11,146 BRL|
|Electrical Engineer||12,614 BRL|
|Elementary School Teacher||8,877 BRL|
|Executive Chef||11,081 BRL|
|Flight Attendant||10,688 BRL|
|General Manager||22,468 BRL|
|Graphic Designer||8,638 BRL|
|Hotel Manager||17,913 BRL|
|Human Resources Manager||17,313 BRL|
|Internal Auditor||12,778 BRL|
|Legal Assistant||8,600 BRL|
|Mechanical Engineer||11,672 BRL|
|Police Officer||9,896 BRL|
|Project Manager||13,467 BRL|
|Sales Manager||20,022 BRL|
|Sales Representative||8,054 BRL|
|Secondary School Teacher||9,949 BRL|
|Travel Agent||10,130 BRL|
|Waiter / Waitress||7,227 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
We compared salaries in Fortaleza and Brazil and we found that Fortaleza salaries are 13% more than those of Brazil.
Salary Comparison By City
|Belo Horizonte||12,628 BRL|
|Joao Pessoa||11,413 BRL|
|Petrolina and Juazeiro||10,363 BRL|
|Porto Alegre||11,938 BRL|
|Rio de Janeiro||13,082 BRL|
|Sao Luis||11,854 BRL|
|Sao Paulo||13,186 BRL|
|Vale do Aco||10,882 BRL|
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