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Average Salary in Brazil 2019

How much money does a person working in Brazil make?

11,323 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Brazil typically earns around 11,323 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Brazil

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Brazil range between 1,533 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 50,138 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,096 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,096 BRL while the other half are earning more than 11,096 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 5,683 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 5,683 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 29,392 BRL while 25% are earning more than 29,392 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 Brazil

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Brazil
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,423 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
10,809 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,014 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,323 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Brazil 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

Average Hourly Wage in Brazil | All Jobs

65 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil | All Jobs is 65 BRL. This means that the average person in Brazil earns approximatly 65 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
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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