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Average Salary in Mauritius 2024

How much money does a person working in Mauritius make?

Average Monthly Salary
46,600 MUR
( 559,000 MUR 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 Mauritius typically earns around 46,600 MUR. Salaries range from 11,700 MUR (lowest average) to 207,000 MUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries in Mauritius 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 Mauritius

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
87,300 MUR or more
10% of people earn
68,300 to 87,300 MUR
20% of people earn
26,600 MUR or less
65% of people earn
26,600 to 68,300 MUR
Minimum Salary
11,700 MUR
40,100 MUR
207,000 MUR

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 Mauritius range from 11,700 MUR (starting salary) to 207,000 MUR (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 40,100 MUR, which means that 50% of the population in Mauritius 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 Mauritius earn less than 29,000 MUR while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 60,800 MUR 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 Mauritius. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 26,600 MUR to 68,300 MUR. Approximately 20% fall under the 26,600 MUR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 68,300 MUR to 87,300 MUR. Only 5% of people grossed 87,300 MUR or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Mauritius, 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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 233,000 MUR to 699,000 MUR 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 / Mauritius

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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 Mauritius, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 9% across all career fields.

48,200 MUR
44,300 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mauritius

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


Employees in Mauritius are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mauritius
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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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mauritius
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68% of surveyed staff in Mauritius reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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
Accountant31,400 MUR
Accounting Assistant25,500 MUR
Accounting Manager69,100 MUR
Bookkeeper22,000 MUR
Chartered Accountant43,600 MUR
Corporate Treasurer64,400 MUR
Financial Analyst61,300 MUR
Financial Manager93,200 MUR
Internal Auditor46,000 MUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant25,300 MUR
Office Manager41,100 MUR
Receptionist22,900 MUR
Secretary20,200 MUR

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director46,400 MUR
Creative Director44,500 MUR
Graphic Designer30,800 MUR
Photographer26,500 MUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer62,100 MUR
Air Traffic Controller50,100 MUR
Flight Attendant33,000 MUR
Pilot81,300 MUR

Architect57,800 MUR
CAD Drafter23,300 MUR

Mechanic17,200 MUR
Service Advisor30,800 MUR

Bank Branch Manager87,300 MUR
Teller17,700 MUR

Teacher35,600 MUR
Translator43,600 MUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst57,900 MUR
Business Development Manager70,800 MUR
Project Manager61,300 MUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny19,600 MUR
Nursery Teacher17,000 MUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer44,700 MUR
Construction Project Manager80,300 MUR
Health and Safety Officer21,600 MUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative17,400 MUR
Customer Service Manager64,700 MUR
Customer Service Representative16,900 MUR

Civil Engineer43,600 MUR
Electrical Engineer47,000 MUR
Engineer44,100 MUR
Mechanical Engineer42,400 MUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer103,000 MUR
Chief Financial Officer98,700 MUR
General Manager83,900 MUR
Project Manager53,100 MUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef28,500 MUR
Executive Chef32,100 MUR
Hotel Manager86,900 MUR
Receptionist16,600 MUR
Travel Agent30,600 MUR
Waiter / Waitress14,400 MUR

Health and Medical
Dentist115,000 MUR
Dietitian92,500 MUR
Laboratory Technician33,700 MUR
Nurse34,800 MUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager72,600 MUR
Human Resources Officer27,600 MUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician34,300 MUR
Database Administrator47,500 MUR
Developer / Programmer46,500 MUR
Information Technology Manager76,700 MUR
Network Engineer38,800 MUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer27,900 MUR

Attorney93,800 MUR
Legal Assistant23,700 MUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist53,200 MUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer39,000 MUR
Pharmacist59,000 MUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier17,600 MUR
Sales Manager79,500 MUR
Sales Representative31,100 MUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher31,900 MUR
Secondary School Teacher39,500 MUR

Average Hourly Wage in Mauritius

270 MUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Mauritius is 270 MUR.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 Mauritius is 68 MUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

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 Mauritius is 18% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
41,900 MUR
Public Sector+18%
49,400 MUR
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 Mauritius?

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 Mauritius would range anywhere between 40,100 MUR and 60,800 MUR.

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 Mauritius ranges from 11,700 MUR to 29,000 MUR. 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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