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Average Salary in Albania 2020

How much money does a person working in Albania make?


Average Monthly Salary
96,100 ALL
( 1,150,000 ALL yearly)

LOW
24,300
ALL
AVERAGE
96,100
ALL
HIGH
429,000
ALL

A person working in Albania typically earns around 96,100 ALL per month. Salaries range from 24,300 ALL (lowest average) to 429,000 ALL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Albania

Median and salary distribution monthly Albania
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Albania range from 24,300 ALL per month (minimum salary) to 429,000 ALL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 92,200 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 92,200 ALL while the other half are earning more than 92,200 ALL. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 52,400 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 52,400 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 250,000 ALL while 25% are earning more than 250,000 ALL.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.



Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Albania
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Albania earn 7% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Male
100,000 ALL
Female-7%
93,200 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Albania

How much are annual salary increments in Albania? How often do employees get salary raises?

Albania

Employees in Albania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Albania
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Albania is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Albania for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junoir Level
3% - 5%
Mid-Career
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Bonus and Incentive Rates in Albania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Albania
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67% of surveyed staff in Albania reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
33%
No Bonus
67%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Finance
High
Architecture
High
Sales
High
Business Development
High
Marketing / Advertising
High
Information Technology
Moderate
Healthcare
Moderate
Insurance
Moderate
Customer Service
Moderate
Human Resources
Moderate
Construction
Low
Transport
Low
Hospitality
Low

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant72,000 ALL
Accounting Assistant56,500 ALL
Accounting Manager143,000 ALL
Bookkeeper46,700 ALL
Chartered Accountant92,000 ALL
Corporate Treasurer140,000 ALL
Financial Analyst126,000 ALL
Financial Manager192,000 ALL
Internal Auditor94,300 ALL

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant51,900 ALL
Office Manager89,400 ALL
Receptionist36,300 ALL
Secretary46,800 ALL

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director96,600 ALL
Creative Director98,700 ALL
Graphic Designer63,800 ALL
Photographer56,500 ALL

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer132,000 ALL
Air Traffic Controller114,000 ALL
Flight Attendant67,300 ALL
Pilot171,000 ALL

Architecture
Architect121,000 ALL
CAD Drafter52,000 ALL

Automotive
Mechanic36,600 ALL
Service Advisor67,800 ALL

Banking
Bank Branch Manager187,000 ALL
Teller38,600 ALL

Bilingual
Teacher77,700 ALL
Translator92,000 ALL

Business Planning
Business Analyst130,000 ALL
Business Development Manager157,000 ALL
Project Manager116,000 ALL

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny42,000 ALL
Nursery Teacher37,700 ALL

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer93,100 ALL
Construction Project Manager168,000 ALL
Health and Safety Officer43,700 ALL

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative37,000 ALL
Customer Service Manager137,000 ALL
Customer Service Representative38,100 ALL

Engineering
Electrical Engineer100,000 ALL
Engineer96,800 ALL
Mechanical Engineer92,400 ALL

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer220,000 ALL
Chief Financial Officer211,000 ALL
General Manager177,000 ALL

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef63,500 ALL
Executive Chef73,900 ALL
Hotel Manager174,000 ALL
Travel Agent62,900 ALL
Waiter / Waitress31,500 ALL

Health and Medical
Dentist243,000 ALL
Dietitian196,000 ALL
Laboratory Technician73,400 ALL
Nurse81,500 ALL

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager150,000 ALL
Human Resources Officer60,900 ALL

Information Technology
Computer Technician76,000 ALL
Database Administrator97,700 ALL
Developer / Programmer97,400 ALL
Information Technology Manager169,000 ALL
Network Engineer89,300 ALL

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer57,700 ALL

Legal
Attorney193,000 ALL
Legal Assistant52,100 ALL

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist118,000 ALL

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer84,700 ALL
Pharmacist131,000 ALL

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier35,900 ALL
Sales Manager168,000 ALL
Sales Representative63,400 ALL

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher67,800 ALL
Secondary School Teacher79,500 ALL

Average Hourly Wage in Albania


550 ALL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Albania is 550 ALL. This means that the average person in Albania earns approximately 550 ALL for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berat93,300 ALL
Durres105,000 ALL
Elbasan101,000 ALL
Fier97,500 ALL
Gjirokaster91,700 ALL
Korca95,700 ALL
Lezhe88,300 ALL
Sarande90,000 ALL
Shkodra99,800 ALL
Tirana107,000 ALL
Vlore104,000 ALL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
91,300 ALL
Public Sector+14%
104,000 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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