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Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does a person working in Egypt make?

Average Monthly Salary
11,200 EGP
( 134,000 EGP yearly)


A person working in Egypt typically earns around 11,200 EGP per month. Salaries range from 1,510 EGP (lowest) to 49,400 EGP (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 Egypt

Median and salary distribution monthly Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Egypt range between 1,510 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 49,400 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,700 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,700 EGP while the other half are earning more than 10,700 EGP. 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 5,500 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,500 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 27,700 EGP while 25% are earning more than 27,700 EGP.

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 Egypt

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Egypt
Average Salary 2016
10,300 EGP
Average Salary 2017+4%
10,600 EGP
Average Salary 2018+1%
10,800 EGP
Average Salary 2019+2%
10,900 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Egypt are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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
Accountant7,470 EGP
Accounting Assistant6,940 EGP
Accounting Manager14,400 EGP
Bookkeeper5,700 EGP
Chartered Accountant9,210 EGP
Corporate Treasurer19,100 EGP
Financial Analyst11,000 EGP
Financial Manager21,600 EGP
Internal Auditor10,800 EGP

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant5,580 EGP
Office Manager7,550 EGP
Receptionist5,990 EGP
Secretary5,640 EGP

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director11,000 EGP
Creative Director10,800 EGP
Graphic Designer7,490 EGP
Photographer7,560 EGP

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer12,000 EGP
Air Traffic Controller10,800 EGP
Flight Attendant8,870 EGP
Pilot12,500 EGP

Architect9,300 EGP
CAD Drafter8,200 EGP

Mechanic5,830 EGP
Service Advisor8,130 EGP

Bank Branch Manager15,000 EGP
Teller7,410 EGP

Teacher8,440 EGP
Translator9,210 EGP

Business Planning
Business Analyst13,300 EGP
Business Development Manager16,000 EGP
Project Manager13,000 EGP

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny6,560 EGP
Nursery Teacher7,550 EGP

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer10,100 EGP
Construction Project Manager13,300 EGP
Health and Safety Officer6,970 EGP

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative7,580 EGP
Customer Service Manager14,100 EGP
Customer Service Representative7,260 EGP

Civil Engineer10,100 EGP
Electrical Engineer10,800 EGP
Engineer9,300 EGP
Mechanical Engineer10,700 EGP

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer25,000 EGP
Chief Financial Officer23,100 EGP
General Manager18,800 EGP
Project Manager12,400 EGP

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef8,890 EGP
Executive Chef9,830 EGP
Hotel Manager15,500 EGP
Receptionist8,020 EGP
Travel Agent8,570 EGP
Waiter / Waitress6,740 EGP

Health and Medical
Dentist25,400 EGP
Dietitian24,400 EGP
Laboratory Technician8,230 EGP
Nurse8,610 EGP

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager15,100 EGP
Human Resources Officer8,530 EGP

Information Technology
Computer Technician8,140 EGP
Database Administrator10,500 EGP
Developer / Programmer9,110 EGP
Information Technology Manager15,000 EGP
Network Engineer9,620 EGP

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer8,580 EGP

Attorney15,300 EGP
Legal Assistant8,070 EGP

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist10,400 EGP

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer9,190 EGP
Pharmacist12,200 EGP

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier5,880 EGP
Sales Manager16,700 EGP
Sales Representative6,690 EGP

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher7,580 EGP
Secondary School Teacher8,820 EGP

Average Hourly Wage in Egypt

64 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 64 EGP. This means that the average person in Egypt earns approximatly 64 EGP 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
Alexandria10,800 EGP
Cairo11,900 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh10,200 EGP
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