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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 average) to 49,400 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 1,510 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 49,400 EGP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,300 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,300 EGP while the other half are earning more than 10,300 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 5,300 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,300 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 27,400 EGP while 25% are earning more than 27,400 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 55,800 Egyptian Pound(s) to 167,000 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.

10,300 EGP
11,700 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?


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

Information Technology

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%
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
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.

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.

Private Sector
10,800 EGP
Public Sector+6%
11,500 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Trend and Forecast in Egypt

How are Egypt salaries changing over time? The chart below shows the average salary change in the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Egypt
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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 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary 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 approximately 64 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
Alexandria10,800 EGP
Cairo11,900 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh10,200 EGP
9336 - 2174

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