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Average Salary in Hungary 2019

How much money does a person working in Hungary make?

634,240 HUF per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Hungary typically earns around 634,240 HUF 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 Hungary | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Hungary

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Hungary range between 85,847 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 2,808,511 HUF per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 653,268 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 653,268 HUF while the other half are earning more than 653,268 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.

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 332,602 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 332,602 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 1,834,743 HUF while 25% are earning more than 1,834,743 HUF.

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 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    =  
573,715 HUF
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
594,942 HUF
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
615,170 HUF
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
634,240 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Hungary 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
Accountant383,490 HUF
Administrative Assistant320,156 HUF
Architect524,184 HUF
Attorney876,587 HUF
Biomedical Engineer499,141 HUF
CAD Drafter433,247 HUF
Cashier339,004 HUF
Chartered Accountant514,670 HUF
Chef469,379 HUF
Chief Executive Officer1,382,816 HUF
Chief Financial Officer1,274,951 HUF
Civil Engineer544,551 HUF
Civil Engineer556,342 HUF
Computer Technician432,266 HUF
Creative Director574,030 HUF
Dentist1,417,178 HUF
Developer / Programmer512,720 HUF
Electrical Engineer599,220 HUF
Elementary School Teacher420,040 HUF
Engineer550,983 HUF
Executive Chef503,341 HUF
Flight Attendant513,643 HUF
General Manager1,050,542 HUF
Graphic Designer426,590 HUF
Hotel Manager913,509 HUF
Human Resources Manager858,187 HUF
Internal Auditor621,374 HUF
Journalist552,769 HUF
Legal Assistant433,649 HUF
Mechanical Engineer579,479 HUF
Nurse478,358 HUF
Pharmacist645,850 HUF
Photographer417,257 HUF
Pilot700,147 HUF
Police Officer488,675 HUF
Project Manager668,629 HUF
Receptionist324,950 HUF
Receptionist433,455 HUF
Sales Manager932,404 HUF
Sales Representative387,064 HUF
Secondary School Teacher466,476 HUF
Secretary316,866 HUF
Teacher455,877 HUF
Teller401,178 HUF
Travel Agent492,607 HUF
Waiter / Waitress363,034 HUF

Average Hourly Wage in Hungary | All Jobs

3,659 HUF per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hungary | All Jobs is 3,659 HUF. This means that the average person in Hungary earns approximatly 3,659 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
Budapest643,076 HUF
Debrecen602,776 HUF
437225 - 318
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