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Average Salary in Buenos Aires 2019

How much money does a person working in Buenos Aires make?

21,896 ARS per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Buenos Aires typically earns around 21,896 ARS 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 Buenos Aires | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Buenos Aires

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Buenos Aires range between 2,964 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 96,958 ARS per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 21,020 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 21,020 ARS while the other half are earning more than 21,020 ARS. 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 10,793 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 10,793 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 54,270 ARS while 25% are earning more than 54,270 ARS.

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 Buenos Aires

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Buenos Aires
Average Salary 2016    =  
20,515 ARS
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
21,274 ARS
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
21,551 ARS
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
21,896 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Buenos Aires are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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
Accountant15,050 ARS
Administrative Assistant10,862 ARS
Architect18,909 ARS
Attorney29,739 ARS
Biomedical Engineer17,495 ARS
CAD Drafter16,079 ARS
Cashier12,602 ARS
Chartered Accountant17,936 ARS
Chef17,420 ARS
Chief Executive Officer50,408 ARS
Chief Financial Officer45,545 ARS
Civil Engineer19,874 ARS
Computer Technician17,082 ARS
Creative Director22,684 ARS
Dentist49,389 ARS
Developer / Programmer19,039 ARS
Electrical Engineer20,799 ARS
Elementary School Teacher14,886 ARS
Engineer19,392 ARS
Executive Chef18,946 ARS
Flight Attendant18,029 ARS
General Manager37,707 ARS
Graphic Designer15,033 ARS
Hotel Manager32,412 ARS
Human Resources Manager28,153 ARS
Internal Auditor22,633 ARS
Journalist20,799 ARS
Legal Assistant15,581 ARS
Mechanical Engineer21,530 ARS
Nurse17,305 ARS
Pharmacist23,275 ARS
Photographer14,905 ARS
Pilot24,187 ARS
Police Officer16,377 ARS
Project Manager23,637 ARS
Receptionist14,998 ARS
Sales Manager34,170 ARS
Sales Representative13,586 ARS
Secondary School Teacher17,682 ARS
Secretary11,522 ARS
Teacher16,591 ARS
Teller14,182 ARS
Travel Agent17,943 ARS
Waiter / Waitress12,670 ARS

Average Hourly Wage in Buenos Aires | All Jobs

126 ARS per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires | All Jobs is 126 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximatly 126 ARS 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.

Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthlyWe compared salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda19,173 ARS
Bahia Blanca20,404 ARS
Buenos Aires21,896 ARS
Cordoba21,718 ARS
Corrientes20,566 ARS
La Plata21,383 ARS
Lanus19,432 ARS
Mar del Plata21,226 ARS
Mendoza18,767 ARS
Neuquen19,721 ARS
Quilmes19,616 ARS
Resistencia20,103 ARS
Rosario21,540 ARS
Salta20,846 ARS
San Juan18,678 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman21,005 ARS
Santa Fe20,666 ARS
Santiago del Estero19,942 ARS
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