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Average Salary in Brunei 2020

How much money does a person working in Brunei make?

Average Monthly Salary
3,240 BND
( 38,900 BND yearly)


A person working in Brunei typically earns around 3,240 BND per month. Salaries range from 440 BND (lowest) to 14,400 BND (highest).

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 Brunei

Median and salary distribution monthly Brunei

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Brunei range between 440 BND per month (minimum salary) to 14,400 BND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,240 BND per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,240 BND while the other half are earning more than 3,240 BND. 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 1,660 BND while 75% of them are earning more than 1,660 BND. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 8,800 BND while 25% are earning more than 8,800 BND.

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 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 Brunei

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Brunei
Average Salary 2016
2,930 BND
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,040 BND
Average Salary 2018+3%
3,110 BND
Average Salary 2019+1%
3,150 BND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Brunei are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant2,160 BND
Accounting Assistant2,150 BND
Accounting Manager4,190 BND
Bookkeeper1,750 BND
Chartered Accountant2,850 BND
Corporate Treasurer5,560 BND
Financial Analyst3,260 BND
Financial Manager6,330 BND
Internal Auditor3,200 BND

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant1,650 BND
Office Manager2,190 BND
Receptionist2,320 BND
Secretary1,760 BND

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director3,150 BND
Creative Director3,350 BND
Graphic Designer2,180 BND
Photographer2,280 BND

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer3,650 BND
Air Traffic Controller3,180 BND
Flight Attendant2,660 BND
Pilot3,900 BND

Architect2,930 BND
CAD Drafter2,510 BND

Mechanic1,770 BND
Service Advisor2,560 BND

Bank Branch Manager4,490 BND
Teller2,150 BND

Teacher2,440 BND
Translator2,850 BND

Business Planning
Business Analyst4,020 BND
Business Development Manager4,960 BND
Project Manager3,590 BND

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny1,970 BND
Nursery Teacher2,350 BND

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer3,050 BND
Construction Project Manager3,810 BND
Health and Safety Officer2,130 BND

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative2,310 BND
Customer Service Manager4,360 BND
Customer Service Representative2,170 BND

Electrical Engineer3,290 BND
Engineer2,930 BND
Mechanical Engineer3,110 BND

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer7,590 BND
Chief Financial Officer6,980 BND
General Manager5,810 BND

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef2,720 BND
Executive Chef2,830 BND
Hotel Manager4,840 BND
Travel Agent2,540 BND
Waiter / Waitress1,940 BND

Health and Medical
Dentist7,850 BND
Dietitian7,500 BND
Laboratory Technician2,390 BND
Nurse2,630 BND

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager4,390 BND
Human Resources Officer2,670 BND

Information Technology
Computer Technician2,520 BND
Database Administrator3,100 BND
Developer / Programmer2,860 BND
Information Technology Manager4,700 BND
Network Engineer2,770 BND

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer2,500 BND

Attorney4,510 BND
Legal Assistant2,310 BND

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,220 BND

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer2,690 BND
Pharmacist3,750 BND

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier1,750 BND
Sales Manager5,170 BND
Sales Representative2,010 BND

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher2,310 BND
Secondary School Teacher2,710 BND

Average Hourly Wage in Brunei

19 BND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brunei is 19 BND. This means that the average person in Brunei earns approximatly 19 BND 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.

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