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Average Salary in Croatia 2019

How much money does a person working in Croatia make?

13,257 HRK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Croatia typically earns around 13,257 HRK 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 Croatia | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Croatia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Croatia range between 1,794 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 58,704 HRK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,787 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 13,787 HRK while the other half are earning more than 13,787 HRK. 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 7,012 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 7,012 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 39,145 HRK while 25% are earning more than 39,145 HRK.

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 Croatia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Croatia
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,888 HRK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,328 HRK
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
12,784 HRK
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
13,257 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Croatia are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant9,139 HRK
Administrative Assistant6,494 HRK
Architect11,624 HRK
Attorney17,781 HRK
Biomedical Engineer10,802 HRK
CAD Drafter9,842 HRK
Cashier7,133 HRK
Chartered Accountant11,722 HRK
Chef10,663 HRK
Chief Executive Officer30,287 HRK
Chief Financial Officer26,102 HRK
Civil Engineer11,320 HRK
Computer Technician9,867 HRK
Creative Director13,103 HRK
Dentist32,278 HRK
Developer / Programmer11,732 HRK
Electrical Engineer13,125 HRK
Elementary School Teacher8,914 HRK
Engineer12,209 HRK
Executive Chef11,573 HRK
Flight Attendant11,207 HRK
General Manager22,375 HRK
Graphic Designer8,629 HRK
Hotel Manager19,548 HRK
Human Resources Manager17,938 HRK
Internal Auditor13,504 HRK
Journalist12,618 HRK
Legal Assistant9,313 HRK
Mechanical Engineer12,086 HRK
Nurse9,823 HRK
Pharmacist14,208 HRK
Photographer8,542 HRK
Pilot14,967 HRK
Police Officer9,884 HRK
Project Manager13,945 HRK
Receptionist7,261 HRK
Sales Manager21,237 HRK
Sales Representative8,445 HRK
Secondary School Teacher10,262 HRK
Secretary6,774 HRK
Teacher9,828 HRK
Teller8,367 HRK
Travel Agent10,706 HRK
Waiter / Waitress7,547 HRK

Average Hourly Wage in Croatia | All Jobs

76 HRK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia | All Jobs is 76 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximatly 76 HRK 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
Zadar13,845 HRK
Zagreb14,728 HRK
7967 - 167
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