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Average Salary in Brunei 2019

How much money does a person working in Brunei make?

3,242 BND per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Brunei typically earns around 3,242 BND 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 Brunei | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Brunei

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Brunei range between 439 BND per month (minimum salary) to 14,354 BND per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,242 BND per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,242 BND while the other half are earning more than 3,242 BND. 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 1,656 BND while 75% of them are earning more than 1,656 BND. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 8,798 BND while 25% are earning more than 8,798 BND.

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 Brunei

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Brunei
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,011 BND
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,122 BND
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,200 BND
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
3,242 BND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Brunei are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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
Accountant2,162 BND
Administrative Assistant1,647 BND
Architect2,929 BND
Attorney4,511 BND
Biomedical Engineer2,689 BND
CAD Drafter2,509 BND
Cashier1,750 BND
Chartered Accountant2,852 BND
Chef2,719 BND
Chief Executive Officer7,586 BND
Chief Financial Officer6,981 BND
Civil Engineer3,046 BND
Computer Technician2,521 BND
Creative Director3,348 BND
Dentist7,853 BND
Developer / Programmer2,859 BND
Electrical Engineer3,287 BND
Elementary School Teacher2,309 BND
Engineer2,929 BND
Executive Chef2,825 BND
Flight Attendant2,662 BND
General Manager5,810 BND
Graphic Designer2,184 BND
Hotel Manager4,839 BND
Human Resources Manager4,386 BND
Internal Auditor3,203 BND
Journalist3,224 BND
Legal Assistant2,310 BND
Mechanical Engineer3,110 BND
Nurse2,635 BND
Pharmacist3,749 BND
Photographer2,285 BND
Pilot3,896 BND
Police Officer2,502 BND
Project Manager3,589 BND
Receptionist2,322 BND
Sales Manager5,167 BND
Sales Representative2,006 BND
Secondary School Teacher2,708 BND
Secretary1,763 BND
Teacher2,442 BND
Teller2,153 BND
Travel Agent2,539 BND
Waiter / Waitress1,937 BND

Average Hourly Wage in Brunei | All Jobs

19 BND per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brunei | All Jobs is 19 BND. This means that the average person in Brunei earns approximatly 19 BND 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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