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Average Salary in Algeria 2024

How much money does a person working in Algeria make?

Average Monthly Salary
180,000 DZD
( 2,160,000 DZD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Algeria typically earns around 180,000 DZD. Salaries range from 45,400 DZD (lowest average) to 801,000 DZD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries in Algeria vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Pay Scale and Salaries in Algeria

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
344,000 DZD or more
10% of people earn
269,000 to 344,000 DZD
20% of people earn
105,000 DZD or less
65% of people earn
105,000 to 269,000 DZD
Minimum Salary
45,400 DZD
158,000 DZD
801,000 DZD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Algeria range from 45,400 DZD (starting salary) to 801,000 DZD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 158,000 DZD, which means that 50% of the population in Algeria earns less than that while the other half earns more. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population in Algeria earn less than 114,000 DZD while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 240,000 DZD while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights into how salaries are actually distributed in Algeria. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 105,000 DZD to 269,000 DZD. Approximately 20% fall under the 105,000 DZD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 269,000 DZD to 344,000 DZD. Only 5% of people grossed 344,000 DZD or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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Salary is primarily determined by the level of experience one possesses, with higher levels of experience resulting in higher wages.

In Algeria, employees with two to five years of experience typically earn an average of 32% more than entry-level and junior workers in all industries and fields.

Individuals with more than five years of experience tend to earn an average of 36% more than those with less than five years of experience.

After ten years of work, salaries increase by 21%, with an additional 14% increase for those who have worked for over 15 years.

These figures should be used as rough estimates, as considering individual job titles can lead to more accurate assessments.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

The correlation between higher education and higher salary is widely acknowledged, but how much of an income increase can one expect from obtaining a degree?

We conducted a study in Algeria comparing the salaries of professionals with different levels of college degrees who held similar positions in various industries.

Our results showed that individuals with a certificate or diploma earned an average of 17% more than those who only completed high school.

Those who obtained a Bachelor's Degree earned 24% more than their counterparts with a certificate or diploma.

Professionals with a Master's Degree earned 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, those who held a PhD earned an average of 23% more than those with a Master's Degree while performing the same job.

Is investing in a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Is pursuing higher education worth the investment?

Earning a Master's degree or any post-graduate qualification in Algeria is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 901,000 DZD to 2,700,000 DZD and a duration of around two years. It's important to note that during this period, any salary increases are unlikely, assuming ongoing employment. Salary reviews are typically conducted after completing the program and obtaining the degree.

Many individuals pursue advanced education as a means of transitioning to higher-paying positions, and the statistics indicate that this is an effective strategy. On average, individuals who change jobs after earning a higher degree receive a salary increase of about 10% more than the typical annual raise.

Ultimately, deciding whether or not to pursue advanced education depends on a variety of factors, including the personal situation and experience. However, if one can afford the financial costs of obtaining a higher degree, the return on investment is likely to be worthwhile, with the ability to recoup the costs in approximately a year.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Algeria

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In Algeria, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 18% across all career fields.

196,000 DZD
166,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Algeria

How much are annual salary increments in Algeria? How often do employees get salary raises?


Employees in Algeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Algeria is 2%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates in Algeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Algeria
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66% of surveyed staff in Algeria reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Salaries for popular jobs. Salaries by occupations.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant134,000 DZD
Accounting Assistant105,000 DZD
Accounting Manager267,000 DZD
Bookkeeper88,700 DZD
Chartered Accountant176,000 DZD
Corporate Treasurer243,000 DZD
Financial Analyst238,000 DZD
Financial Manager361,000 DZD
Internal Auditor179,000 DZD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant98,200 DZD
Office Manager155,000 DZD
Receptionist86,600 DZD
Secretary81,500 DZD

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director188,000 DZD
Creative Director193,000 DZD
Graphic Designer114,000 DZD
Photographer101,000 DZD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer238,000 DZD
Air Traffic Controller205,000 DZD
Flight Attendant122,000 DZD
Pilot312,000 DZD

Architect223,000 DZD
CAD Drafter96,200 DZD

Mechanic69,000 DZD
Service Advisor128,000 DZD

Bank Branch Manager349,000 DZD
Teller66,800 DZD

Teacher148,000 DZD
Translator176,000 DZD

Business Planning
Business Analyst226,000 DZD
Business Development Manager308,000 DZD
Project Manager240,000 DZD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny74,500 DZD
Nursery Teacher67,100 DZD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer177,000 DZD
Construction Project Manager310,000 DZD
Health and Safety Officer84,800 DZD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative69,900 DZD
Customer Service Manager261,000 DZD
Customer Service Representative72,700 DZD

Civil Engineer166,000 DZD
Electrical Engineer179,000 DZD
Engineer174,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineer168,000 DZD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer414,000 DZD
Chief Financial Officer376,000 DZD
General Manager338,000 DZD
Project Manager200,000 DZD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef117,000 DZD
Executive Chef137,000 DZD
Hotel Manager326,000 DZD
Receptionist72,900 DZD
Travel Agent119,000 DZD
Waiter / Waitress59,900 DZD

Health and Medical
Dentist464,000 DZD
Dietitian372,000 DZD
Laboratory Technician134,000 DZD
Nurse147,000 DZD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager267,000 DZD
Human Resources Officer109,000 DZD

Information Technology
Computer Technician149,000 DZD
Database Administrator185,000 DZD
Developer / Programmer179,000 DZD
Information Technology Manager302,000 DZD
Network Engineer166,000 DZD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer108,000 DZD

Attorney365,000 DZD
Legal Assistant98,600 DZD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist220,000 DZD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer155,000 DZD
Pharmacist243,000 DZD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier71,800 DZD
Sales Manager337,000 DZD
Sales Representative115,000 DZD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher128,000 DZD
Secondary School Teacher155,000 DZD

Average Hourly Wage in Algeria

1,040 DZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Algeria is 1,040 DZD.This is the rate that the average individual gets paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Algeria is 260 DZD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Annaba192,000 DZD
Batna185,000 DZD
Biskra175,000 DZD
Blida189,000 DZD
Chlef171,000 DZD
Constantine195,000 DZD
El Djazair202,000 DZD
Oran199,000 DZD
Setif181,000 DZD
Sidi bel Abbes178,000 DZD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Algeria is 21% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
164,000 DZD
Public Sector+21%
198,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Algeria?

It is extremely difficult to give an exact figure of a good salary when no specific job is selected, however; an estimate can be provided based purely on the cost of living. A good compensation in Algeria would range anywhere between 158,000 DZD and 240,000 DZD.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary in Algeria ranges from 45,400 DZD to 114,000 DZD. The base salary depends on many factors including profession, experience, and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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