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Average Salary in Buenos Aires 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
52,000 ARS
( 624,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Buenos Aires typically earns around 52,000 ARS per month. Salaries range from 13,200 ARS (lowest average) to 232,000 ARS (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 Buenos Aires

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Buenos Aires range from 13,200 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 232,000 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,800 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 47,800 ARS while the other half are earning more than 47,800 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.

  • 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 27,500 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 27,500 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 129,000 ARS while 25% are earning more than 129,000 ARS.

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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Argentina
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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 Argentina earn 6% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

46,300 ARS
43,700 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

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


Employees in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2020. 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 Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina
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53% of surveyed staff in Argentina reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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
Accountant36,800 ARS
Accounting Assistant27,600 ARS
Accounting Manager77,400 ARS
Bookkeeper24,800 ARS
Chartered Accountant44,800 ARS
Corporate Treasurer72,400 ARS
Financial Analyst63,200 ARS
Financial Manager105,000 ARS
Internal Auditor50,000 ARS

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant26,000 ARS
Office Manager43,800 ARS
Receptionist18,600 ARS
Secretary23,100 ARS

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director48,800 ARS
Creative Director53,100 ARS
Graphic Designer33,000 ARS
Photographer29,300 ARS

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer62,800 ARS
Air Traffic Controller57,100 ARS
Flight Attendant34,500 ARS
Pilot84,100 ARS

Architect60,400 ARS
CAD Drafter26,200 ARS

Mechanic20,100 ARS
Service Advisor33,800 ARS

Bank Branch Manager91,000 ARS
Teller18,900 ARS

Teacher39,700 ARS
Translator44,800 ARS

Business Planning
Business Analyst61,000 ARS
Business Development Manager84,500 ARS
Project Manager56,600 ARS

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny21,600 ARS
Nursery Teacher19,400 ARS

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer48,400 ARS
Construction Project Manager88,500 ARS
Health and Safety Officer21,900 ARS

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative19,400 ARS
Customer Service Manager69,600 ARS
Customer Service Representative18,500 ARS

Electrical Engineer49,800 ARS
Engineer48,400 ARS
Mechanical Engineer50,000 ARS

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer121,000 ARS
Chief Financial Officer109,000 ARS
General Manager90,300 ARS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef32,000 ARS
Executive Chef37,300 ARS
Hotel Manager94,700 ARS
Travel Agent33,300 ARS
Waiter / Waitress15,900 ARS

Health and Medical
Dentist118,000 ARS
Dietitian104,000 ARS
Laboratory Technician39,700 ARS
Nurse41,000 ARS

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager73,500 ARS
Human Resources Officer30,000 ARS

Information Technology
Computer Technician40,900 ARS
Database Administrator48,900 ARS
Developer / Programmer50,800 ARS
Information Technology Manager88,100 ARS
Network Engineer43,200 ARS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer29,900 ARS

Attorney96,600 ARS
Legal Assistant27,500 ARS

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist57,500 ARS

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer41,900 ARS
Pharmacist63,200 ARS

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier20,100 ARS
Sales Manager90,300 ARS
Sales Representative32,500 ARS

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher35,600 ARS
Secondary School Teacher42,300 ARS

Average Hourly Wage in Buenos Aires

300 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 300 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 300 ARS 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.

Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthly
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We 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
Avellaneda45,500 ARS
Bahia Blanca48,500 ARS
Buenos Aires52,000 ARS
Cordoba51,600 ARS
Corrientes48,800 ARS
La Plata50,800 ARS
Lanus46,200 ARS
Mar del Plata50,400 ARS
Mendoza44,600 ARS
Neuquen46,800 ARS
Quilmes46,600 ARS
Resistencia47,700 ARS
Rosario51,200 ARS
Salta49,500 ARS
San Juan44,400 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman49,900 ARS
Santa Fe49,100 ARS
Santiago del Estero47,400 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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