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Average Salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019

How much money does a person working in Bosnia and Herzegovina make?

2,258 BAM per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Bosnia and Herzegovina typically earns around 2,258 BAM 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina range between 306 BAM per month (minimum salary) to 9,997 BAM per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,348 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,348 BAM while the other half are earning more than 2,348 BAM. 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 1,194 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 1,194 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 6,666 BAM while 25% are earning more than 6,666 BAM.

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bosnia and Herzegovina
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,024 BAM
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,099 BAM
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
2,177 BAM
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
2,258 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant1,529 BAM
Administrative Assistant1,195 BAM
Architect1,989 BAM
Attorney3,272 BAM
Biomedical Engineer1,863 BAM
CAD Drafter1,671 BAM
Cashier1,296 BAM
Chartered Accountant1,957 BAM
Chef1,811 BAM
Chief Executive Officer5,080 BAM
Chief Financial Officer4,512 BAM
Civil Engineer1,969 BAM
Computer Technician1,687 BAM
Creative Director2,240 BAM
Dentist5,389 BAM
Developer / Programmer1,972 BAM
Electrical Engineer2,312 BAM
Elementary School Teacher1,523 BAM
Engineer2,040 BAM
Executive Chef2,057 BAM
Flight Attendant1,912 BAM
General Manager4,047 BAM
Graphic Designer1,576 BAM
Hotel Manager3,303 BAM
Human Resources Manager3,211 BAM
Internal Auditor2,289 BAM
Journalist2,268 BAM
Legal Assistant1,665 BAM
Mechanical Engineer2,221 BAM
Nurse1,800 BAM
Pharmacist2,458 BAM
Photographer1,477 BAM
Pilot2,727 BAM
Police Officer1,715 BAM
Project Manager2,435 BAM
Receptionist1,683 BAM
Sales Manager3,724 BAM
Sales Representative1,441 BAM
Secondary School Teacher1,868 BAM
Secretary1,173 BAM
Teacher1,683 BAM
Teller1,461 BAM
Travel Agent1,814 BAM
Waiter / Waitress1,377 BAM

Average Hourly Wage in Bosnia and Herzegovina | All Jobs

13 BAM per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bosnia and Herzegovina | All Jobs is 13 BAM. This means that the average person in Bosnia and Herzegovina earns approximatly 13 BAM 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Banja Luka2,442 BAM
Medjugorje2,069 BAM
Mostar2,136 BAM
Sarajevo2,524 BAM
Tuzla2,359 BAM
Zenica2,255 BAM
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