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Average Salary in Quito 2019

How much money does a person working in Quito make?

2,251 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Quito typically earns around 2,251 USD 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 Quito | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Quito

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Quito range between 305 USD per month (minimum salary) to 9,968 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,229 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,229 USD while the other half are earning more than 2,229 USD. 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 1,140 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,140 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 5,977 USD while 25% are earning more than 5,977 USD.

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 Quito

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Quito
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,054 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,130 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
2,177 USD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,251 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Quito are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant1,624 USD
Administrative Assistant1,251 USD
Architect2,015 USD
Attorney3,424 USD
Biomedical Engineer2,052 USD
CAD Drafter1,720 USD
Cashier1,256 USD
Chartered Accountant1,987 USD
Chef1,864 USD
Chief Executive Officer5,234 USD
Chief Financial Officer4,712 USD
Civil Engineer1,985 USD
Computer Technician1,844 USD
Creative Director2,449 USD
Dentist5,470 USD
Developer / Programmer2,125 USD
Electrical Engineer2,268 USD
Elementary School Teacher1,628 USD
Engineer2,119 USD
Executive Chef2,031 USD
Flight Attendant1,999 USD
General Manager3,958 USD
Graphic Designer1,552 USD
Hotel Manager3,349 USD
Human Resources Manager3,046 USD
Internal Auditor2,484 USD
Journalist2,359 USD
Legal Assistant1,707 USD
Mechanical Engineer2,273 USD
Nurse1,898 USD
Pharmacist2,628 USD
Photographer1,542 USD
Pilot2,834 USD
Police Officer1,777 USD
Project Manager2,622 USD
Receptionist1,660 USD
Sales Manager3,599 USD
Sales Representative1,506 USD
Secondary School Teacher1,898 USD
Secretary1,283 USD
Teacher1,746 USD
Teller1,573 USD
Travel Agent1,969 USD
Waiter / Waitress1,324 USD

Average Hourly Wage in Quito | All Jobs

13 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Quito | All Jobs is 13 USD. This means that the average person in Quito earns approximatly 13 USD 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.

Quito VS Ecuador

Salary Comparison Between Quito and Ecuador monthlyWe compared salaries in Quito and Ecuador and we found that Quito salaries are 1% more than those of Ecuador.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cuenca2,190 USD
Duran2,049 USD
Guayaquil2,312 USD
Machala2,005 USD
Manta1,967 USD
Portoviejo1,905 USD
Quito2,251 USD
Santo Domingo2,129 USD
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