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Average Salary in Hungary 2020

How much money does a person working in Hungary make?

Average Monthly Salary
1,280,000 HUF
( 15,300,000 HUF yearly)


A person working in Hungary typically earns around 1,280,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 173,000 HUF (lowest) to 5,660,000 HUF (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 Hungary

Median and salary distribution monthly Hungary

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Hungary range between 173,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 5,660,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,320,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,320,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 1,320,000 HUF. 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 670,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 670,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 3,700,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 3,700,000 HUF.

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 Hungary

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Hungary
Average Salary 2016
1,120,000 HUF
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,170,000 HUF
Average Salary 2018+3%
1,210,000 HUF
Average Salary 2019+3%
1,240,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Hungary 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
Accounting and Finance
Accountant773,000 HUF
Accounting Assistant743,000 HUF
Accounting Manager1,650,000 HUF
Bookkeeper639,000 HUF
Chartered Accountant1,040,000 HUF
Corporate Treasurer2,080,000 HUF
Financial Analyst1,270,000 HUF
Financial Manager2,490,000 HUF
Internal Auditor1,250,000 HUF

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant645,000 HUF
Office Manager823,000 HUF
Receptionist655,000 HUF
Secretary638,000 HUF

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director1,130,000 HUF
Creative Director1,160,000 HUF
Graphic Designer860,000 HUF
Photographer841,000 HUF

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer1,340,000 HUF
Air Traffic Controller1,240,000 HUF
Flight Attendant1,040,000 HUF
Pilot1,410,000 HUF

Architect1,060,000 HUF
CAD Drafter873,000 HUF

Mechanic650,000 HUF
Service Advisor971,000 HUF

Bank Branch Manager1,660,000 HUF
Teller808,000 HUF

Teacher919,000 HUF
Translator1,040,000 HUF

Business Planning
Business Analyst1,410,000 HUF
Business Development Manager1,710,000 HUF
Project Manager1,380,000 HUF

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny727,000 HUF
Nursery Teacher894,000 HUF

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer1,100,000 HUF
Construction Project Manager1,370,000 HUF
Health and Safety Officer742,000 HUF

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative846,000 HUF
Customer Service Manager1,590,000 HUF
Customer Service Representative845,000 HUF

Civil Engineer1,120,000 HUF
Electrical Engineer1,210,000 HUF
Engineer1,110,000 HUF
Mechanical Engineer1,170,000 HUF

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer2,790,000 HUF
Chief Financial Officer2,570,000 HUF
General Manager2,120,000 HUF
Project Manager1,350,000 HUF

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef946,000 HUF
Executive Chef1,010,000 HUF
Hotel Manager1,840,000 HUF
Receptionist873,000 HUF
Travel Agent993,000 HUF
Waiter / Waitress732,000 HUF

Health and Medical
Dentist2,860,000 HUF
Dietitian2,740,000 HUF
Laboratory Technician898,000 HUF
Nurse964,000 HUF

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager1,730,000 HUF
Human Resources Officer1,010,000 HUF

Information Technology
Computer Technician871,000 HUF
Database Administrator1,210,000 HUF
Developer / Programmer1,030,000 HUF
Information Technology Manager1,780,000 HUF
Network Engineer994,000 HUF

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer985,000 HUF

Attorney1,770,000 HUF
Legal Assistant874,000 HUF

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist1,110,000 HUF

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer1,010,000 HUF
Pharmacist1,300,000 HUF

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier683,000 HUF
Sales Manager1,880,000 HUF
Sales Representative780,000 HUF

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher846,000 HUF
Secondary School Teacher940,000 HUF

Average Hourly Wage in Hungary

7,370 HUF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hungary is 7,370 HUF. This means that the average person in Hungary earns approximatly 7,370 HUF 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
Budapest1,300,000 HUF
Debrecen1,210,000 HUF
475337 - 419

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