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Average Salary in Croatia 2020

How much money does a person working in Croatia make?

Average Monthly Salary
26,900 HRK
( 322,000 HRK yearly)


A person working in Croatia typically earns around 26,900 HRK per month. Salaries range from 3,640 HRK (lowest) to 119,000 HRK (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 Croatia

Median and salary distribution monthly Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Croatia range between 3,640 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 119,000 HRK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,900 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 27,900 HRK while the other half are earning more than 27,900 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.

  • 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 14,200 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 14,200 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 79,300 HRK while 25% are earning more than 79,300 HRK.

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 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
23,200 HRK
Average Salary 2017+4%
24,100 HRK
Average Salary 2018+4%
25,000 HRK
Average Salary 2019+4%
25,900 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Croatia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% 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
Accountant18,500 HRK
Accounting Assistant17,000 HRK
Accounting Manager34,700 HRK
Bookkeeper14,100 HRK
Chartered Accountant23,800 HRK
Corporate Treasurer46,800 HRK
Financial Analyst26,000 HRK
Financial Manager54,100 HRK
Internal Auditor27,400 HRK

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant13,200 HRK
Office Manager17,300 HRK
Receptionist18,900 HRK
Secretary13,700 HRK

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director26,100 HRK
Creative Director26,500 HRK
Graphic Designer17,500 HRK
Photographer17,300 HRK

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer28,600 HRK
Air Traffic Controller25,400 HRK
Flight Attendant22,700 HRK
Pilot30,300 HRK

Architect23,600 HRK
CAD Drafter19,900 HRK

Mechanic14,300 HRK
Service Advisor21,600 HRK

Bank Branch Manager37,700 HRK
Teller17,000 HRK

Teacher19,900 HRK
Translator23,800 HRK

Business Planning
Business Analyst32,000 HRK
Business Development Manager39,300 HRK
Project Manager28,300 HRK

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny15,900 HRK
Nursery Teacher18,000 HRK

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer23,100 HRK
Construction Project Manager29,600 HRK
Health and Safety Officer17,000 HRK

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative18,100 HRK
Customer Service Manager34,000 HRK
Customer Service Representative19,100 HRK

Electrical Engineer26,600 HRK
Engineer24,700 HRK
Mechanical Engineer24,500 HRK

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer61,400 HRK
Chief Financial Officer52,900 HRK
General Manager45,300 HRK

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef21,600 HRK
Executive Chef23,400 HRK
Hotel Manager39,600 HRK
Travel Agent21,700 HRK
Waiter / Waitress15,300 HRK

Health and Medical
Dentist65,400 HRK
Dietitian60,500 HRK
Laboratory Technician18,800 HRK
Nurse19,900 HRK

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager36,300 HRK
Human Resources Officer21,800 HRK

Information Technology
Computer Technician20,000 HRK
Database Administrator24,700 HRK
Developer / Programmer23,800 HRK
Information Technology Manager37,200 HRK
Network Engineer22,300 HRK

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer20,000 HRK

Attorney36,000 HRK
Legal Assistant18,900 HRK

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist25,600 HRK

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer21,900 HRK
Pharmacist28,800 HRK

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier14,500 HRK
Sales Manager43,000 HRK
Sales Representative17,100 HRK

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher18,100 HRK
Secondary School Teacher20,800 HRK

Average Hourly Wage in Croatia

150 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 150 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximatly 150 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
Zadar28,100 HRK
Zagreb29,800 HRK
9063 - 200

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