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Average Salary in Pakistan 2024

How much money does a person working in Pakistan make?

Average Monthly Salary
82,100 PKR
( 985,000 PKR 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 Pakistan typically earns around 82,100 PKR. Salaries range from 20,700 PKR (lowest average) to 365,000 PKR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

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

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
154,000 PKR or more
10% of people earn
120,000 to 154,000 PKR
20% of people earn
46,800 PKR or less
65% of people earn
46,800 to 120,000 PKR
Minimum Salary
20,700 PKR
70,700 PKR
365,000 PKR

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 Pakistan range from 20,700 PKR (starting salary) to 365,000 PKR (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 70,700 PKR, which means that 50% of the population in Pakistan 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 Pakistan earn less than 51,000 PKR while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 107,000 PKR 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 Pakistan. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 46,800 PKR to 120,000 PKR. Approximately 20% fall under the 46,800 PKR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 120,000 PKR to 154,000 PKR. Only 5% of people grossed 154,000 PKR 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 Pakistan, 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 Pakistan 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 Pakistan is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 410,000 PKR to 1,230,000 PKR 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 / Pakistan

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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 Pakistan, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 18% across all career fields.

86,900 PKR
74,000 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

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


Employees in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Pakistan
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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 Pakistan is 5%.

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 Pakistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Pakistan
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54% of surveyed staff in Pakistan reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% 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
Accountant56,400 PKR
Accounting Assistant42,600 PKR
Accounting Manager122,000 PKR
Bookkeeper37,300 PKR
Chartered Accountant71,000 PKR
Corporate Treasurer109,000 PKR
Financial Analyst100,000 PKR
Financial Manager158,000 PKR
Internal Auditor73,600 PKR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant41,200 PKR
Office Manager70,600 PKR
Receptionist38,600 PKR
Secretary34,900 PKR

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director82,200 PKR
Creative Director78,100 PKR
Graphic Designer50,700 PKR
Photographer45,900 PKR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer104,000 PKR
Air Traffic Controller86,000 PKR
Flight Attendant52,400 PKR
Pilot134,000 PKR

Architect91,600 PKR
CAD Drafter41,200 PKR

Mechanic30,800 PKR
Service Advisor52,700 PKR

Bank Branch Manager138,000 PKR
Teller30,400 PKR

Teacher62,300 PKR
Translator71,000 PKR

Business Planning
Business Analyst103,000 PKR
Business Development Manager124,000 PKR
Project Manager103,000 PKR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny31,900 PKR
Nursery Teacher29,300 PKR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer77,200 PKR
Construction Project Manager138,000 PKR
Health and Safety Officer36,400 PKR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative30,500 PKR
Customer Service Manager107,000 PKR
Customer Service Representative28,700 PKR

Civil Engineer75,700 PKR
Electrical Engineer80,000 PKR
Engineer71,600 PKR
Mechanical Engineer76,700 PKR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer185,000 PKR
Chief Financial Officer171,000 PKR
General Manager139,000 PKR
Project Manager91,300 PKR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef50,300 PKR
Executive Chef59,800 PKR
Hotel Manager140,000 PKR
Receptionist30,700 PKR
Travel Agent49,100 PKR
Waiter / Waitress26,200 PKR

Health and Medical
Dentist187,000 PKR
Dietitian156,000 PKR
Laboratory Technician60,800 PKR
Nurse63,000 PKR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager122,000 PKR
Human Resources Officer46,600 PKR

Information Technology
Computer Technician60,100 PKR
Database Administrator77,600 PKR
Developer / Programmer75,000 PKR
Information Technology Manager127,000 PKR
Network Engineer71,100 PKR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer48,300 PKR

Attorney153,000 PKR
Legal Assistant43,900 PKR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist88,700 PKR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer67,900 PKR
Pharmacist102,000 PKR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier29,000 PKR
Sales Manager136,000 PKR
Sales Representative49,400 PKR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher56,000 PKR
Secondary School Teacher65,100 PKR

Average Hourly Wage in Pakistan

470 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Pakistan is 470 PKR.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 Pakistan is 120 PKR. 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
Bahawalpur73,700 PKR
Faisalabad85,700 PKR
Gujranwala82,800 PKR
Hyderabad78,000 PKR
Islamabad76,700 PKR
Karachi88,700 PKR
Lahore87,200 PKR
Multan79,500 PKR
Peshawar81,300 PKR
Quetta75,000 PKR
Rawalpindi84,200 PKR
Sargodha72,000 PKR
Sialkot70,400 PKR

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 Pakistan is 12% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
76,500 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,700 PKR
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 Pakistan?

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 Pakistan would range anywhere between 70,700 PKR and 107,000 PKR.

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 Pakistan ranges from 20,700 PKR to 51,000 PKR. 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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