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Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does a person working in Egypt make?


Average Monthly Salary
9,200 EGP
( 110,000 EGP yearly)

LOW
2,330
EGP
AVERAGE
9,200
EGP
HIGH
41,100
EGP

A person working in Egypt typically earns around 9,200 EGP per month. Salaries range from 2,330 EGP (lowest average) to 41,100 EGP (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 Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Egypt range from 2,330 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 41,100 EGP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,470 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 8,470 EGP while the other half are earning more than 8,470 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 4,860 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,860 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 22,800 EGP while 25% are earning more than 22,800 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 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 Egypt
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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 Egypt earn 14% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

Female
8,460 EGP
Male+14%
9,670 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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

Egypt

Employees in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Egypt
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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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Egypt for the year 2019. 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%
Mid-Career
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 Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt
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52% of surveyed staff in Egypt reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% 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
48%
No Bonus
52%

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

Finance
High
Architecture
High
Sales
High
Business Development
High
Marketing / Advertising
High
Information Technology
Moderate
Healthcare
Moderate
Insurance
Moderate
Customer Service
Moderate
Human Resources
Moderate
Construction
Low
Transport
Low
Hospitality
Low

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Egypt
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,450 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant6,350 EGP
Accounting Assistant4,790 EGP
Accounting Manager13,700 EGP
Bookkeeper4,190 EGP
Chartered Accountant7,990 EGP
Corporate Treasurer12,200 EGP
Financial Analyst11,300 EGP
Financial Manager17,800 EGP
Internal Auditor8,280 EGP

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant4,640 EGP
Office Manager7,940 EGP
Receptionist4,350 EGP
Secretary3,930 EGP

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director9,250 EGP
Creative Director8,790 EGP
Graphic Designer5,700 EGP
Photographer5,160 EGP

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer11,700 EGP
Air Traffic Controller9,680 EGP
Flight Attendant5,900 EGP
Pilot15,100 EGP

Architecture
Architect10,300 EGP
CAD Drafter4,640 EGP

Automotive
Mechanic3,460 EGP
Service Advisor5,920 EGP

Banking
Bank Branch Manager15,500 EGP
Teller3,420 EGP

Bilingual
Teacher7,010 EGP
Translator7,990 EGP

Business Planning
Business Analyst11,600 EGP
Business Development Manager14,000 EGP
Project Manager11,600 EGP

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny3,590 EGP
Nursery Teacher3,300 EGP

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer8,690 EGP
Construction Project Manager15,500 EGP
Health and Safety Officer4,090 EGP

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,440 EGP
Customer Service Manager12,100 EGP
Customer Service Representative3,230 EGP

Engineering
Civil Engineer8,510 EGP
Electrical Engineer9,000 EGP
Engineer8,050 EGP
Mechanical Engineer8,620 EGP

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer20,800 EGP
Chief Financial Officer19,300 EGP
General Manager15,700 EGP
Project Manager10,300 EGP

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef5,660 EGP
Executive Chef6,730 EGP
Hotel Manager15,700 EGP
Receptionist3,450 EGP
Travel Agent5,520 EGP
Waiter / Waitress2,940 EGP

Health and Medical
Dentist21,100 EGP
Dietitian17,600 EGP
Laboratory Technician6,840 EGP
Nurse7,090 EGP

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager13,700 EGP
Human Resources Officer5,240 EGP

Information Technology
Computer Technician6,770 EGP
Database Administrator8,730 EGP
Developer / Programmer8,440 EGP
Information Technology Manager14,300 EGP
Network Engineer8,000 EGP

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer5,430 EGP

Legal
Attorney17,200 EGP
Legal Assistant4,940 EGP

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist9,980 EGP

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer7,640 EGP
Pharmacist11,500 EGP

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier3,260 EGP
Sales Manager15,300 EGP
Sales Representative5,560 EGP

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher6,300 EGP
Secondary School Teacher7,330 EGP

Average Hourly Wage in Egypt


53 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 53 EGP. This means that the average person in Egypt earns approximately 53 EGP 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria8,890 EGP
Cairo9,780 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh8,390 EGP
9321 - 2217

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