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Average Salary in Estonia 2020

How much money does a person working in Estonia make?

16,802 EEK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Estonia typically earns around 16,802 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Estonia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Estonia range between 2,274 EEK per month (minimum salary) to 74,403 EEK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,802 EEK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 16,802 EEK while the other half are earning more than 16,802 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 8,584 EEK while 75% of them are earning more than 8,584 EEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 45,603 EEK while 25% are earning more than 45,603 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

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Estonia
Average Salary 2017    =  
15,741 EEK
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
16,135 EEK
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
16,345 EEK
Average Salary 2020    +3%  
16,802 EEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Estonia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% 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
Accountant11,117 EEK
Administrative Assistant8,817 EEK
Architect14,588 EEK
Attorney24,140 EEK
Biomedical Engineer14,165 EEK
CAD Drafter11,816 EEK
Cashier9,520 EEK
Chartered Accountant13,756 EEK
Chef12,801 EEK
Chief Executive Officer35,155 EEK
Chief Financial Officer32,092 EEK
Civil Engineer14,705 EEK
Computer Technician12,161 EEK
Creative Director16,149 EEK
Dentist37,879 EEK
Developer / Programmer14,125 EEK
Electrical Engineer15,234 EEK
Elementary School Teacher10,786 EEK
Engineer14,588 EEK
Executive Chef14,296 EEK
Flight Attendant13,308 EEK
General Manager27,798 EEK
Graphic Designer11,411 EEK
Hotel Manager23,716 EEK
Human Resources Manager22,735 EEK
Internal Auditor17,279 EEK
Journalist15,551 EEK
Legal Assistant11,595 EEK
Mechanical Engineer16,121 EEK
Nurse12,407 EEK
Pharmacist17,797 EEK
Photographer10,503 EEK
Pilot19,095 EEK
Police Officer13,072 EEK
Project Manager18,601 EEK
Receptionist9,130 EEK
Sales Manager24,922 EEK
Sales Representative10,028 EEK
Secondary School Teacher12,854 EEK
Secretary8,642 EEK
Teacher12,557 EEK
Teller11,160 EEK
Travel Agent13,699 EEK
Waiter / Waitress9,803 EEK

Average Hourly Wage in Estonia | All Jobs

97 EEK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Estonia | All Jobs is 97 EEK. This means that the average person in Estonia earns approximatly 97 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
Tallinn17,611 EEK
11032 - 65
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