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Average Salary in Turkmenistan 2024

How much money does a person working in Turkmenistan make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,250 TMT
( 62,900 TMT 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 Turkmenistan typically earns around 5,250 TMT. Salaries range from 1,320 TMT (lowest average) to 23,300 TMT (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

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

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
10,200 TMT or more
10% of people earn
8,000 to 10,200 TMT
20% of people earn
3,110 TMT or less
65% of people earn
3,110 to 8,000 TMT
Minimum Salary
1,320 TMT
4,700 TMT
23,300 TMT

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 Turkmenistan range from 1,320 TMT (starting salary) to 23,300 TMT (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 4,700 TMT, which means that 50% of the population in Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan earn less than 3,400 TMT while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 7,120 TMT 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 Turkmenistan. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 3,110 TMT to 8,000 TMT. Approximately 20% fall under the 3,110 TMT cap. Ten percent of wages are from 8,000 TMT to 10,200 TMT. Only 5% of people grossed 10,200 TMT 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 Turkmenistan, 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 Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 26,200 TMT to 78,700 TMT 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 / Turkmenistan

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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 Turkmenistan, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8% across all career fields.

5,410 TMT
5,030 TMT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkmenistan

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


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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Turkmenistan
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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 Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Turkmenistan
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64% of surveyed staff in Turkmenistan reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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
Accountant3,700 TMT
Accounting Assistant2,960 TMT
Accounting Manager7,780 TMT
Bookkeeper2,590 TMT
Chartered Accountant4,690 TMT
Corporate Treasurer7,110 TMT
Financial Analyst7,050 TMT
Financial Manager10,600 TMT
Internal Auditor5,050 TMT

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,900 TMT
Office Manager4,740 TMT
Receptionist1,910 TMT
Secretary2,420 TMT

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director5,140 TMT
Creative Director5,430 TMT
Graphic Designer3,490 TMT
Photographer2,910 TMT

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer6,900 TMT
Air Traffic Controller6,050 TMT
Flight Attendant3,680 TMT
Pilot9,290 TMT

Architect6,670 TMT
CAD Drafter2,800 TMT

Mechanic2,100 TMT
Service Advisor3,650 TMT

Bank Branch Manager9,450 TMT
Teller2,040 TMT

Teacher3,890 TMT
Translator4,690 TMT

Business Planning
Business Analyst6,850 TMT
Business Development Manager8,640 TMT
Project Manager6,130 TMT

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,130 TMT
Nursery Teacher1,990 TMT

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,790 TMT
Construction Project Manager8,870 TMT
Health and Safety Officer2,470 TMT

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative2,030 TMT
Customer Service Manager7,290 TMT
Customer Service Representative2,070 TMT

Electrical Engineer5,450 TMT
Engineer4,960 TMT
Mechanical Engineer5,150 TMT

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer12,600 TMT
Chief Financial Officer10,800 TMT
General Manager9,450 TMT

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef3,420 TMT
Executive Chef3,740 TMT
Hotel Manager9,220 TMT
Travel Agent3,370 TMT
Waiter / Waitress1,720 TMT

Health and Medical
Dentist12,400 TMT
Dietitian10,900 TMT
Laboratory Technician4,090 TMT
Nurse4,080 TMT

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager7,780 TMT
Human Resources Officer3,070 TMT

Information Technology
Computer Technician4,180 TMT
Database Administrator5,460 TMT
Developer / Programmer5,080 TMT
Information Technology Manager9,030 TMT
Network Engineer4,780 TMT

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer3,320 TMT

Attorney10,800 TMT
Legal Assistant2,680 TMT

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist6,170 TMT

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,330 TMT
Pharmacist6,770 TMT

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier1,940 TMT
Sales Manager9,000 TMT
Sales Representative3,470 TMT

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,720 TMT
Secondary School Teacher4,320 TMT

Average Hourly Wage in Turkmenistan

30 TMT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Turkmenistan is 30 TMT.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 Turkmenistan is 8 TMT. 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
Asgabat6,200 TMT

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 Turkmenistan is 14% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
4,830 TMT
Public Sector+14%
5,510 TMT
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 Turkmenistan?

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 Turkmenistan would range anywhere between 4,700 TMT and 7,120 TMT.

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 Turkmenistan ranges from 1,320 TMT to 3,400 TMT. 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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