Brazil Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Employment Income   Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Vacation Time   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable (1)  Gross (2)   
2003
8,723
9,139
 
9,801
10,268
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current reals
(1)    Based on gross employment average income and non-consumption expenditure per worker.
(2)    Based on salary & business average income per capita and proportion of workforce to total population.
Source: Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares [29], 2002-2003.
 
 

Average Salary in Brazil - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Airline Pilot average income PPP $ 4,851 $ 1,913 Employees, 2001. 5,132 reals 22% 38.6
Engineer average income PPP $ 3,687 $ 1,481 Employees, petroleum and natural gas engineer, Dec 2004. 5,246 reals 20% 44.0
Accountant average income PPP $ 3,671 $ 1,351 Employees, Dec 2003. 4,807 reals 20% 39.5
Computer Programmer average income PPP $ 3,088 $ 1,240 Employees, insurance industry, Dec 2004. 4,339 reals 19% 41.0
Flight Attendant average income PPP $ 2,319 $ 914 Employees, 2001. 2,251 reals 15% 35.5
Professor average income PPP $ 1,968 $ 790 Employees, Dec 2004. 2,604 reals 14% 26.9
Professional Nurse average income PPP $ 1,766 $ 650 Employees, Dec 2003. 2,103 reals 12% 37.7
Physiotherapist average income PPP $ 1,141 $ 420 Employees, Dec 2003. 1,328 reals 10% 32.0
Office Clerk average income PPP $ 1,021 $ 376 Employees, public administration, Dec 2003. 1,189 reals 10% 35.9
Wood Grinder average income PPP $ 864 $ 347 Employees, Dec 2004. 1,092 reals 10% 41.5
Bus Driver average income PPP $ 762 $ 306 Employees, Dec 2004. 964 reals 10% 42.5
Miner average income PPP $ 747 $ 295 Employees, 2001. 685 reals 10% 36.0
Teacher average income PPP $ 745 $ 299 Employees, Dec 2004. 942 reals 10% 22.3
Auxiliary Nurse average income PPP $ 742 $ 292 Employees, 2001. 680 reals 10% 38.9
Postman average income PPP $ 699 $ 257 Employees, Dec 2003. 814 reals 10% 44.0
Car Mechanic average income PPP $ 649 $ 239 Employees, Dec 2003. 756 reals 10% 43.6
Carpenter average income PPP $ 512 $ 188 Employees, Dec 2003. 596 reals 10% 43.8
Salesperson average income PPP $ 504 $ 199 Employees, 2001. 462 reals 10% 43.5
Hotel Receptionist average income PPP $ 490 $ 193 Employees, men, 2001. 449 reals 10% 43.5
Firefighter average income PPP $ 479 $ 176 Employees, Dec 2003. 558 reals 10% 40.7
Baker average income PPP $ 409 $ 161 Employees, 2001. 375 reals 10% 43.8
Furniture Finisher average income PPP $ 385 $ 155 Employees, Dec 2004. 487 reals 10% 43.8
Garment Cutter average income PPP $ 350 $ 140 Employees, Dec 2004. 442 reals 10% 43.9
Chambermaid average income PPP $ 332 $ 122 Employees, Dec 2003. 386 reals 10% 43.6
Sector              
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 2,204 $ 784 Employees, 2002. 2,300 reals 13% 42.1
Financial average income PPP $ 2,104 $ 748 Employees, 2002. 2,196 reals 13% 39.3
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,487 $ 529 Employees, 2002. 1,517 reals 11% 44.7
Education average income PPP $ 1,152 $ 410 Employees, 2002. 1,162 reals 10% 32.5
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 916 $ 326 Employees, 2002. 924 reals 10% 47.2
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 894 $ 318 Employees, 2002. 902 reals 10% 44.2
All Sectors average income PPP $ 877 $ 312 Employees, 2002. 885 reals 10% 42.2
Real Estate average income PPP $ 781 $ 278 Employees, 2002. 788 reals 10% 42.4
Construction average income PPP $ 631 $ 225 Employees, 2002. 637 reals 10% 44.8
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 417 $ 148 Employees, 2002. 421 reals 10% 45.4
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The compulsory deductions reflect the 2004 income tax rates in Brazil. The deductions include social security and income tax. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and take into account family benefits in terms of cash transfers.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by job and by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer (1)    
2003
5,052
5,293
 
5,663
5,933
 
2,402
2,516
 
1,104
1,157
 
 
850
890
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current reals
(1)    Incl. social security, pension, public assistance, food stamps, unemployment, worker's compensation, etc.
Source: Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares [29], 2002-2003.
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food   Apparel   Education   Transport     
2003
4,637
4,858
 
302
316
 
1,646
1,724
 
962
1,008
 
263
276
 
189
198
 
854
895
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current reals
(1)    Incl. rent, property maintenance, fuel and power, appliances, household equipment, utensils, furnishings, supplies.
Source: Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares [29], 2002-2003.
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 21.3   13.9   5.4   1.2   62.9    
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
84.6 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
188.1 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Vacation Time

 :  
30 consecutive days, of which 10 can be sold back to the employer (legally required minimum vacation time) [e].
 

Inflation

 :  
153.5 (2001), 166.5 (2002), 191.1 (2003), 203.6 (2004), 215.7 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
0.909 (2001), 0.985 (2002), 1.111 (2003), 1.172 (2004), 1.211 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], reals per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
2.305 (2001), 2.769 (2002), 3.018 (2003), 2.919 (2004), 2.421 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], reals per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.387 (2001), 0.346 (2002), 0.362 (2003), 0.395 (2004), 0.493 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[29]   Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[b]   CIA World Factbook.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[e]   Vacation - Wikipedia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[f]   World Tourism Organization, a United Nations agency; survey of vacation days worldwide, 2000.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Brazil, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Brazil Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Brazil: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
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