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Average Salary in Algeria 2023

How much money does a person working in Algeria make?

Average Monthly Salary
180,000 DZD
( 2,150,000 DZD yearly)


A person working in Algeria typically earns around 180,000 DZD per month. Salaries range from 45,400 DZD (lowest average) to 801,000 DZD (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 Algeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Algeria range from 45,400 DZD per month (minimum salary) to 801,000 DZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 176,000 DZD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 176,000 DZD while the other half are earning more than 176,000 DZD. 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 99,600 DZD while 75% of them are earning more than 99,600 DZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 479,000 DZD while 25% are earning more than 479,000 DZD.

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 Algeria costs anywhere from 898,000 Algerian Dinar(s) to 2,690,000 Algerian Dinar(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

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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 Algeria earn 18% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

195,000 DZD
165,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Algeria

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


Employees in Algeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months.

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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 Algeria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Algeria for the year 2022. 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%
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 Algeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Algeria
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66% of surveyed staff in Algeria reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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
Accountant134,000 DZD
Accounting Assistant105,000 DZD
Accounting Manager267,000 DZD
Bookkeeper88,700 DZD
Chartered Accountant176,000 DZD
Corporate Treasurer243,000 DZD
Financial Analyst238,000 DZD
Financial Manager361,000 DZD
Internal Auditor179,000 DZD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant98,200 DZD
Office Manager155,000 DZD
Receptionist72,900 DZD
Secretary81,500 DZD

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director188,000 DZD
Creative Director193,000 DZD
Graphic Designer114,000 DZD
Photographer101,000 DZD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer238,000 DZD
Air Traffic Controller205,000 DZD
Flight Attendant122,000 DZD
Pilot312,000 DZD

Architect223,000 DZD
CAD Drafter96,200 DZD

Mechanic69,000 DZD
Service Advisor128,000 DZD

Bank Branch Manager349,000 DZD
Teller66,800 DZD

Teacher148,000 DZD
Translator176,000 DZD

Business Planning
Business Analyst226,000 DZD
Business Development Manager308,000 DZD
Project Manager200,000 DZD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny74,500 DZD
Nursery Teacher67,100 DZD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer166,000 DZD
Construction Project Manager310,000 DZD
Health and Safety Officer84,800 DZD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative69,900 DZD
Customer Service Manager261,000 DZD
Customer Service Representative72,700 DZD

Electrical Engineer179,000 DZD
Engineer174,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineer168,000 DZD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer414,000 DZD
Chief Financial Officer376,000 DZD
General Manager338,000 DZD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef117,000 DZD
Executive Chef137,000 DZD
Hotel Manager326,000 DZD
Travel Agent119,000 DZD
Waiter / Waitress59,900 DZD

Health and Medical
Dentist464,000 DZD
Dietitian372,000 DZD
Laboratory Technician134,000 DZD
Nurse147,000 DZD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager267,000 DZD
Human Resources Officer109,000 DZD

Information Technology
Computer Technician149,000 DZD
Database Administrator185,000 DZD
Developer / Programmer179,000 DZD
Information Technology Manager302,000 DZD
Network Engineer166,000 DZD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer108,000 DZD

Attorney365,000 DZD
Legal Assistant98,600 DZD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist220,000 DZD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer155,000 DZD
Pharmacist243,000 DZD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier71,800 DZD
Sales Manager337,000 DZD
Sales Representative115,000 DZD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher128,000 DZD
Secondary School Teacher155,000 DZD

Average Hourly Wage in Algeria

1,040 DZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Algeria is 1,040 DZD. This means that the average person in Algeria earns approximately 1,040 DZD 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
Annaba191,000 DZD
Batna184,000 DZD
Biskra174,000 DZD
Blida188,000 DZD
Chlef170,000 DZD
Constantine195,000 DZD
El Djazair202,000 DZD
Oran198,000 DZD
Setif181,000 DZD
Sidi bel Abbes177,000 DZD

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 Algeria earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
163,000 DZD
Public Sector+21%
197,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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