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Average Salary in Curitiba 2019

How much money does a person working in Curitiba make?

12,467 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Curitiba typically earns around 12,467 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 Curitiba | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Curitiba

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Curitiba range between 1,687 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 55,207 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,717 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 12,717 BRL while the other half are earning more than 12,717 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 6,482 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,482 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 35,321 BRL while 25% are earning more than 35,321 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 Curitiba

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Curitiba
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,376 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,797 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
12,163 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
12,467 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Curitiba 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
Accountant8,249 BRL
Administrative Assistant6,542 BRL
Architect10,824 BRL
Attorney17,912 BRL
Biomedical Engineer10,511 BRL
CAD Drafter8,767 BRL
Cashier7,064 BRL
Chartered Accountant10,207 BRL
Chef9,499 BRL
Chief Executive Officer26,085 BRL
Chief Financial Officer23,812 BRL
Civil Engineer10,911 BRL
Computer Technician9,023 BRL
Creative Director11,982 BRL
Dentist28,106 BRL
Developer / Programmer10,481 BRL
Electrical Engineer11,304 BRL
Elementary School Teacher8,003 BRL
Engineer10,824 BRL
Executive Chef10,608 BRL
Flight Attendant9,875 BRL
General Manager20,626 BRL
Graphic Designer8,467 BRL
Hotel Manager17,597 BRL
Human Resources Manager16,869 BRL
Internal Auditor12,821 BRL
Journalist11,539 BRL
Legal Assistant8,604 BRL
Mechanical Engineer11,962 BRL
Nurse9,206 BRL
Pharmacist13,205 BRL
Photographer7,793 BRL
Pilot14,168 BRL
Police Officer9,699 BRL
Project Manager13,802 BRL
Receptionist6,775 BRL
Sales Manager18,492 BRL
Sales Representative7,441 BRL
Secondary School Teacher9,538 BRL
Secretary6,412 BRL
Teacher9,317 BRL
Teller8,281 BRL
Travel Agent10,164 BRL
Waiter / Waitress7,274 BRL

Average Hourly Wage in Curitiba | All Jobs

72 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Curitiba | All Jobs is 72 BRL. This means that the average person in Curitiba earns approximatly 72 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.

Curitiba VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Curitiba and Brazil monthlyWe compared salaries in Curitiba and Brazil and we found that Curitiba salaries are 10% 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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