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Average Salary in Brazil 2018

How much money does a person working in Brazil make?

10,669 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Brazil typically earns around 10,669 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 Brazil | All Jobs

25% of people earn
4,000 BRL
or less
50% of people earn
7,500 BRL
or less
75% of people earn
14,215 BRL
or less
833 BRL
7,500 BRL
60,000 BRL

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Brazil range between 833 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 60,000 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,500 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 7,500 BRL while the other half are earning more than 7,500 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 4,000 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 4,000 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 14,215 BRL while 25% are earning more than 14,215 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

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Salary Trend and Forecast in Brazil

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
9,995 BRL
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
10,215 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
10,501 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
10,669 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Brazil are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Brazil | All Jobs

55 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil | All Jobs is 55 BRL. This means that the average person in Brazil earns approximatly 55 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belem8,550 BRL
Belo Horizonte11,054 BRL
Brasilia10,249 BRL
Campinas7,958 BRL
Cuiaba7,667 BRL
Curitiba8,182 BRL
Fortaleza7,250 BRL
Porto Alegre4,465 BRL
Recife2,400 BRL
Rio de Janeiro11,520 BRL
Santos9,893 BRL
Sao Paulo11,871 BRL
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