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Average Salary in Fiji 2023

How much money does a person working in Fiji make?

Average Monthly Salary
4,810 FJD
( 57,700 FJD yearly)


A person working in Fiji typically earns around 4,810 FJD per month. Salaries range from 1,220 FJD (lowest average) to 21,500 FJD (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 Fiji

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Fiji range from 1,220 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 21,500 FJD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,190 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,190 FJD while the other half are earning more than 5,190 FJD. 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 2,880 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,880 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 14,400 FJD while 25% are earning more than 14,400 FJD.

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?

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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 Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji Dollar(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

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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 Fiji earn 11% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.

5,060 FJD
4,560 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

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


Employees in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months.

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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 Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Fiji for the year 2022. 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 Fiji

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Fiji
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61% of surveyed staff in Fiji reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant3,240 FJD
Accounting Assistant2,460 FJD
Accounting Manager7,150 FJD
Bookkeeper2,270 FJD
Chartered Accountant4,110 FJD
Corporate Treasurer6,540 FJD
Financial Analyst5,870 FJD
Financial Manager8,810 FJD
Internal Auditor4,420 FJD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,420 FJD
Office Manager4,150 FJD
Receptionist2,330 FJD
Secretary2,120 FJD

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director4,500 FJD
Creative Director4,520 FJD
Graphic Designer3,050 FJD
Photographer2,540 FJD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer6,030 FJD
Air Traffic Controller5,040 FJD
Flight Attendant3,060 FJD
Pilot8,130 FJD

Architect5,840 FJD
CAD Drafter2,450 FJD

Mechanic1,750 FJD
Service Advisor3,360 FJD

Bank Branch Manager8,690 FJD
Teller1,790 FJD

Teacher3,580 FJD
Translator4,110 FJD

Business Planning
Business Analyst5,710 FJD
Business Development Manager7,190 FJD
Project Manager6,130 FJD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny1,860 FJD
Nursery Teacher1,740 FJD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,230 FJD
Construction Project Manager7,380 FJD
Health and Safety Officer2,160 FJD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative1,770 FJD
Customer Service Manager6,060 FJD
Customer Service Representative1,810 FJD

Civil Engineer4,190 FJD
Electrical Engineer4,540 FJD
Engineer4,560 FJD
Mechanical Engineer4,510 FJD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer10,500 FJD
Chief Financial Officer9,490 FJD
General Manager7,860 FJD
Project Manager5,370 FJD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef2,990 FJD
Executive Chef3,270 FJD
Hotel Manager8,480 FJD
Receptionist1,760 FJD
Travel Agent2,950 FJD
Waiter / Waitress1,430 FJD

Health and Medical
Dentist10,800 FJD
Dietitian9,520 FJD
Laboratory Technician3,580 FJD
Nurse3,750 FJD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager7,150 FJD
Human Resources Officer2,830 FJD

Information Technology
Computer Technician3,480 FJD
Database Administrator4,540 FJD
Developer / Programmer4,670 FJD
Information Technology Manager7,900 FJD
Network Engineer3,980 FJD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer2,910 FJD

Attorney8,970 FJD
Legal Assistant2,350 FJD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist5,130 FJD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer3,780 FJD
Pharmacist6,220 FJD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier1,780 FJD
Sales Manager7,870 FJD
Sales Representative2,880 FJD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,250 FJD
Secondary School Teacher3,970 FJD

Average Hourly Wage in Fiji

28 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 28 FJD. This means that the average person in Fiji earns approximately 28 FJD 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
Suva5,130 FJD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,280 FJD
Public Sector+25%
5,340 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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