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Average Salary in Afghanistan 2019

How much money does a person working in Afghanistan make?

78,482 AFN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Afghanistan typically earns around 78,482 AFN 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 Afghanistan | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Afghanistan

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Afghanistan range between 10,623 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 347,531 AFN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 75,343 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 75,343 AFN while the other half are earning more than 75,343 AFN. 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 38,685 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 38,685 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 194,522 AFN while 25% are earning more than 194,522 AFN.

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 Afghanistan

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Afghanistan
Average Salary 2016    =  
73,534 AFN
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
76,255 AFN
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
77,246 AFN
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
78,482 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Afghanistan are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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
Accountant57,447 AFN
Administrative Assistant41,057 AFN
Architect75,719 AFN
Attorney112,414 AFN
Biomedical Engineer71,240 AFN
CAD Drafter63,343 AFN
Cashier46,548 AFN
Chartered Accountant68,221 AFN
Chef68,625 AFN
Chief Executive Officer175,227 AFN
Chief Financial Officer168,497 AFN
Civil Engineer73,526 AFN
Computer Technician61,855 AFN
Creative Director82,141 AFN
Dentist187,851 AFN
Developer / Programmer73,398 AFN
Electrical Engineer79,891 AFN
Elementary School Teacher53,705 AFN
Engineer73,892 AFN
Executive Chef74,038 AFN
Flight Attendant71,793 AFN
General Manager137,997 AFN
Graphic Designer56,050 AFN
Hotel Manager114,388 AFN
Human Resources Manager111,777 AFN
Internal Auditor80,405 AFN
Journalist83,058 AFN
Legal Assistant55,778 AFN
Mechanical Engineer81,237 AFN
Nurse64,911 AFN
Pharmacist95,288 AFN
Photographer55,145 AFN
Pilot99,332 AFN
Police Officer61,010 AFN
Project Manager89,167 AFN
Receptionist60,226 AFN
Sales Manager129,938 AFN
Sales Representative54,101 AFN
Secondary School Teacher65,524 AFN
Secretary42,773 AFN
Teacher60,246 AFN
Teller53,500 AFN
Travel Agent63,742 AFN
Waiter / Waitress47,117 AFN

Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan | All Jobs

453 AFN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan | All Jobs is 453 AFN. This means that the average person in Afghanistan earns approximatly 453 AFN 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
Herat80,136 AFN
Jalalabad75,501 AFN
Kabul86,603 AFN
Kandahar83,541 AFN
Kunduz72,583 AFN
Mazari Sharif77,398 AFN
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