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Average Salary in Egypt 2018

How much money does a person working in Egypt make?

9,135 EGP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Egypt typically earns around 9,135 EGP 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 Egypt | All Jobs

25% of people earn
3,500 EGP
or less
50% of people earn
6,000 EGP
or less
75% of people earn
11,000 EGP
or less
Minimum
750 EGP
Median
6,000 EGP
Maximum
100,000 EGP

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Egypt range between 750 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 100,000 EGP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,000 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,000 EGP while the other half are earning more than 6,000 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.

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 3,500 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,000 EGP while 25% are earning more than 11,000 EGP.

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 Egypt

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

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
8,558 EGP
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
8,781 EGP
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
9,027 EGP
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
9,135 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Egypt are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in Egypt | All Jobs

47 EGP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt | All Jobs is 47 EGP. This means that the average person in Egypt earns approximatly 47 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
Alexandria6,645 EGP
Aswan8,852 EGP
Beni Suef8,196 EGP
Cairo9,270 EGP
Cusae5,892 EGP
Damietta18,842 EGP
Giza10,003 EGP
Hurghada14,575 EGP
Ismailia8,383 EGP
Mansoura3,367 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh4,063 EGP
Shibin El Kom2,533 EGP
Suez10,250 EGP
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