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Average Salary in Ethiopia 2019

How much money does a person working in Ethiopia make?

8,970 ETB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Ethiopia typically earns around 8,970 ETB 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 Ethiopia | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Ethiopia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Ethiopia range between 1,214 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 39,721 ETB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,060 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 9,060 ETB while the other half are earning more than 9,060 ETB. 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 4,623 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,623 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 24,878 ETB while 25% are earning more than 24,878 ETB.

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 Ethiopia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Ethiopia
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,257 ETB
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,563 ETB
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,803 ETB
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,970 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Ethiopia 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
Accountant5,917 ETB
Administrative Assistant4,761 ETB
Architect7,671 ETB
Attorney13,037 ETB
Biomedical Engineer7,422 ETB
CAD Drafter6,237 ETB
Cashier4,926 ETB
Chartered Accountant7,516 ETB
Chef6,757 ETB
Chief Executive Officer18,925 ETB
Chief Financial Officer18,116 ETB
Civil Engineer7,586 ETB
Computer Technician6,809 ETB
Creative Director9,042 ETB
Dentist20,696 ETB
Developer / Programmer7,405 ETB
Electrical Engineer8,623 ETB
Elementary School Teacher5,824 ETB
Engineer7,476 ETB
Executive Chef7,564 ETB
Flight Attendant7,658 ETB
General Manager15,144 ETB
Graphic Designer5,812 ETB
Hotel Manager12,712 ETB
Human Resources Manager11,542 ETB
Internal Auditor8,470 ETB
Journalist8,285 ETB
Legal Assistant6,271 ETB
Mechanical Engineer8,395 ETB
Nurse7,060 ETB
Pharmacist9,423 ETB
Photographer5,929 ETB
Pilot9,978 ETB
Police Officer6,999 ETB
Project Manager10,174 ETB
Receptionist4,531 ETB
Sales Manager12,940 ETB
Sales Representative5,771 ETB
Secondary School Teacher7,158 ETB
Secretary4,749 ETB
Teacher6,849 ETB
Teller6,104 ETB
Travel Agent6,715 ETB
Waiter / Waitress5,317 ETB

Average Hourly Wage in Ethiopia | All Jobs

52 ETB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia | All Jobs is 52 ETB. This means that the average person in Ethiopia earns approximatly 52 ETB 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
Adis Abeba9,460 ETB
Gonder8,722 ETB
Mekele7,764 ETB
5573 - 51
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