Average Salary in Uganda

Average Salary in Uganda

How much money does a person working in Uganda make?

A person working in Uganda typically earns around 2,620,000 UGX per month. Salaries range from 663,000 UGX (lowest average) to 11,700,000 UGX (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

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

Distribution of Salaries in Uganda

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

Salary Range Salaries in Uganda range from 663,000 UGX per month (minimum salary) to 11,700,000 UGX per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

Median SalaryThe median salary is 2,830,000 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,830,000 UGX while the other half are earning more than 2,830,000 UGX. 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 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 1,570,000 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,570,000 UGX.

Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,850,000 UGX while 25% are earning more than 7,850,000 UGX.

What is Uganda’s minimum wage?

Uganda’s Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

Uganda’s minimum wage is 6,000 Ugandan shillings per month for all workers.