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Average Salary in Estonia 2018

How much money does a person working in Estonia make?

9,298 EEK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Estonia typically earns around 9,298 EEK 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 Estonia | All Jobs

25% of people earn
2,000 EEK
or less
50% of people earn
4,167 EEK
or less
75% of people earn
17,000 EEK
or less
Minimum
800 EEK
Median
4,167 EEK
Maximum
27,800 EEK

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Estonia range between 800 EEK per month (minimum salary) to 27,800 EEK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,167 EEK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,167 EEK while the other half are earning more than 4,167 EEK. 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 2,000 EEK while 75% of them are earning more than 2,000 EEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 17,000 EEK while 25% are earning more than 17,000 EEK.

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

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Salary Trend and Forecast in Estonia

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

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
8,711 EEK
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
8,868 EEK
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
9,116 EEK
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,298 EEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Estonia are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% 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 Estonia | All Jobs

48 EEK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Estonia | All Jobs is 48 EEK. This means that the average person in Estonia earns approximatly 48 EEK 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
Tallinn9,921 EEK
Tartu2,300 EEK
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