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Average Salary in Finland 2020

How much money does a person working in Finland make?

Average Monthly Salary
4,730 EUR
( 56,700 EUR yearly)


A person working in Finland typically earns around 4,730 EUR per month. Salaries range from 640 EUR (lowest) to 20,900 EUR (highest).

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 Finland

Median and salary distribution monthly Finland

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Finland range between 640 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 20,900 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,540 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,540 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,540 EUR. 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 2,330 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,330 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 11,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,700 EUR.

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 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 Finland

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Finland
Average Salary 2016
4,350 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,510 EUR
Average Salary 2018+1%
4,570 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,640 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Finland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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
Accounting and Finance
Accountant3,080 EUR
Accounting Assistant2,890 EUR
Accounting Manager6,110 EUR
Bookkeeper2,300 EUR
Chartered Accountant3,930 EUR
Corporate Treasurer7,700 EUR
Financial Analyst4,710 EUR
Financial Manager8,740 EUR
Internal Auditor4,750 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,390 EUR
Office Manager3,280 EUR
Receptionist2,420 EUR
Secretary2,540 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director4,500 EUR
Creative Director4,730 EUR
Graphic Designer3,100 EUR
Photographer3,190 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer4,830 EUR
Air Traffic Controller4,830 EUR
Flight Attendant4,020 EUR
Pilot5,350 EUR

Architect4,210 EUR
CAD Drafter3,480 EUR

Mechanic2,400 EUR
Service Advisor3,410 EUR

Bank Branch Manager6,800 EUR
Teller3,220 EUR

Teacher3,570 EUR
Translator3,930 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst5,470 EUR
Business Development Manager7,010 EUR
Project Manager5,240 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,900 EUR
Nursery Teacher3,390 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,260 EUR
Construction Project Manager5,590 EUR
Health and Safety Officer2,810 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,210 EUR
Customer Service Manager5,870 EUR
Customer Service Representative3,040 EUR

Civil Engineer4,250 EUR
Electrical Engineer4,240 EUR
Engineer4,110 EUR
Mechanical Engineer4,430 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer10,300 EUR
Chief Financial Officer9,740 EUR
General Manager7,820 EUR
Project Manager5,360 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef3,770 EUR
Executive Chef3,840 EUR
Hotel Manager6,810 EUR
Receptionist3,230 EUR
Travel Agent3,760 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,700 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist10,800 EUR
Dietitian9,860 EUR
Laboratory Technician3,400 EUR
Nurse3,560 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager6,080 EUR
Human Resources Officer3,570 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician3,560 EUR
Database Administrator4,490 EUR
Developer / Programmer4,010 EUR
Information Technology Manager6,430 EUR
Network Engineer3,860 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer3,730 EUR

Attorney6,530 EUR
Legal Assistant3,150 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist4,330 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,000 EUR
Pharmacist5,320 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,520 EUR
Sales Manager6,760 EUR
Sales Representative3,030 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,210 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,650 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Finland

27 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland is 27 EUR. This means that the average person in Finland earns approximatly 27 EUR 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.

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CityAverage Salary
Helsinki5,050 EUR
3762 - 278

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