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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

315.13 LKR = 1 USD

4,291,780 LKR

$13,619 USD
Colombo

4,362,370 LKR

2,205,923 LKR

$7,000 USD
Including "Colombo"
Excluding "Colombo"

Average Salary / Sri Lanka

Average salary in Sri Lanka is 4,291,780 LKR per year. The most typical earning is 2,205,923 LKR. All data are based on 1,356 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 4,663,951 LKR. Women receive a salary of 3,119,805 LKR.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 7,342,572 LKR and Sports & Recreation with income 7,342,572 LKR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 6,964,414 LKR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 6,586,256 LKR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 9,422,443 LKR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 8,823,692 LKR.

Levels / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

Salary Levels (LKR) per Year Surveys [%]
315,100 LKR - 629,899 LKR
0 n/a
630,300 LKR - 945,099 LKR
130 100%
9.59%
945,400 LKR - 1,575,299 LKR
263 90.41%
19.4%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
1,575,700 LKR - 3,150,999 LKR
409 71.02%
30.16%
3,151,300 LKR - 4,726,699 LKR
202 40.86%
14.9%
4,727,000 LKR - 6,302,299 LKR
136 25.96%
10.03%
6,302,600 LKR - 7,877,999 LKR
72 15.93%
5.31%
7,878,300 LKR - 9,453,599 LKR
31 10.62%
2.29%
9,454,000 LKR - 11,029,299 LKR
23 8.33%
1.7%
11,029,600 LKR - 12,604,999 LKR
25 6.64%
1.84%
12,605,300 LKR - 14,180,599 LKR
10 4.79%
0.74%
14,180,900 LKR - 15,756,299 LKR
10 4.06%
0.74%
15,756,600 LKR - 17,331,899 LKR
4 3.32%
0.29%
17,332,300 LKR - 18,907,599 LKR
8 3.02%
0.59%
18,907,900 LKR - 20,483,299 LKR
6 2.43%
0.44%
20,483,600 LKR - 22,058,899 LKR
2 1.99%
0.15%
22,059,200 LKR - 23,634,599 LKR
4 1.84%
0.29%
23,634,900 LKR - 25,210,199 LKR
3 1.55%
0.22%
25,210,500 LKR - 26,785,899 LKR
1 1.33%
0.07%
26,786,200 LKR - 28,361,599 LKR
0 n/a
28,361,900 LKR - 29,937,199 LKR
0 n/a
29,937,500 LKR - 31,512,899 LKR
3 1.25%
0.22%
31,513,200 LKR - 33,088,499 LKR
0 n/a
33,088,800 LKR - 34,664,199 LKR
0 n/a
34,664,500 LKR - 36,239,899 LKR
0 n/a
36,240,200 LKR - 37,815,499 LKR
1 1.03%
0.07%
37,815,800 LKR - 39,391,199 LKR
2 0.96%
0.15%
39,391,500 LKR - 40,966,799 LKR
2 0.81%
0.15%
40,967,100 LKR - 42,542,499 LKR
1 0.66%
0.07%
42,542,800 LKR - 44,118,099 LKR
0 n/a
44,118,500 LKR - 45,693,799 LKR
1 0.59%
0.07%
45,694,100 LKR - 47,269,499 LKR
1 0.52%
0.07%
HIGH SALARIES
47,269,800 LKR - 50,420,799 LKR
2 0.44%
0.15%
50,421,100 LKR - 53,572,099 LKR
1 0.29%
0.07%
53,572,400 LKR - 56,723,399 LKR
1 0.22%
0.07%
56,723,700 LKR - 59,874,699 LKR
0 n/a
59,875,100 LKR - 63,026,099 LKR
0 n/a
63,026,400 LKR - 66,177,399 LKR
0 n/a
66,177,700 LKR - 69,328,699 LKR
0 n/a
69,329,000 LKR - 72,479,999 LKR
1 0.15%
0.07%
72,480,300 LKR - 75,631,299 LKR
0 n/a
75,631,600 LKR - 78,782,699 LKR
0 n/a
78,783,000 LKR - 110,296,199 LKR
1 0.07%
0.07%

Gender / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 962 4,663,951 LKR
2 Women 301 3,119,805 LKR

Education / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 28 6,964,414 LKR
2 Masters Degree 346 6,586,256 LKR
3 Bachelors Degree 748 3,592,503 LKR
4 High School 94 2,867,700 LKR
5 Some College 131 2,804,673 LKR
6 Bellow H. School 9 2,331,975 LKR

Experience / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 103 9,422,443 LKR
2 16-20 Years 82 8,823,692 LKR
3 12-16 Years 118 6,712,308 LKR
4 8-12 Years 239 4,600,925 LKR
5 4-8 Years 314 3,371,911 LKR
6 2-4 Years 239 2,678,620 LKR
7 0-1 Year 128 2,237,436 LKR
8 1-2 Years 133 1,922,304 LKR

Age / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 13 13,046,459 LKR
2 51-55 27 9,769,088 LKR
3 46-50 46 9,390,929 LKR
4 41-45 69 8,193,428 LKR
5 36-40 164 6,019,018 LKR
6 31-35 289 4,537,898 LKR
7 61-65 4 4,285,793 LKR
8 n/a 94 4,096,714 LKR
9 14-20 20 3,750,069 LKR
10 26-30 422 2,678,620 LKR
11 21-25 208 2,300,462 LKR

Work Type / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 27 10,304,812 LKR
2 Permanent 1,111 4,285,793 LKR
3 Contract 194 3,718,556 LKR
4 Part Time 24 2,079,870 LKR

Cities / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colombo 1,192 4,348,819 LKR
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 19 4,128,227 LKR
3 --Other-- 104 3,844,608 LKR
4 Moratuwa 8 3,592,503 LKR
5 Negombo 33 3,434,937 LKR

Career Groups / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Management & Business 161 7,342,572 LKR
2 Sports & Recreation 1 7,342,572 LKR
3 Media 13 5,766,913 LKR
4 Salesmen & Saleswomen 9 5,451,781 LKR
5 Finance & Banking 112 5,420,268 LKR
6 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 13 5,199,675 LKR
7 Security & Fireguard 2 4,790,004 LKR
8 Fashion 13 4,663,951 LKR
9 Logistics, Road, Railway 13 4,663,951 LKR
10 Aviation & Shipping 14 4,632,438 LKR
11 Hotels & Tourism 36 4,317,306 LKR
12 IT & Programming 218 4,159,740 LKR
13 Arts, Culture, Performance 1 4,065,201 LKR
14 Construction & Labor Workers 18 4,033,687 LKR
15 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 21 4,002,174 LKR
16 Architect Constructions 12 4,002,174 LKR
17 Properties & Real Estates 3 3,844,608 LKR
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 108 3,781,582 LKR
19 Human Resources 78 3,781,582 LKR
20 Insurance 11 3,718,556 LKR
21 Accounting & Administration 181 3,624,016 LKR
22 IT & Programming II 71 3,592,503 LKR
23 Engineers & Technicians V 11 3,560,990 LKR
24 Engineers & Technicians 74 3,308,884 LKR
25 Automobile 6 3,308,884 LKR
26 Engineers & Technicians II 2 3,245,858 LKR
27 Making Design 9 3,025,265 LKR
28 Engineers & Technicians IV 7 2,993,752 LKR
29 Health Care & Medical II 12 2,836,186 LKR
30 Education & University 39 2,741,647 LKR
31 Military 7 2,710,134 LKR
32 Law 11 2,521,054 LKR
33 Health Care & Medical 16 2,458,028 LKR
34 Customer Services 18 2,300,462 LKR
35 Organization & Coordination 19 2,237,436 LKR
36 Public Sector 14 2,111,383 LKR
37 Agriculture & Fishing 1 1,481,119 LKR
38 Engineers & Technicians III 1 1,071,448 LKR

Careers / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 24 13,046,459 LKR
2 CEO 16 12,951,920 LKR
3 Director 20 12,510,735 LKR
4 Hotel Manager 7 9,516,982 LKR
5 Bank Manager 11 9,170,337 LKR
6 Banks 11 8,414,021 LKR
7 Logistics Manager 7 7,689,217 LKR
8 Other Human Resource Career 11 6,932,901 LKR
9 IT Project Manager 35 6,239,611 LKR
10 Finance Manager 22 5,672,373 LKR
11 Chartered Accountant 27 5,483,294 LKR
12 Lead Developer 14 5,357,241 LKR
13 IT Manager 53 4,979,083 LKR
14 Human Resources Manager 37 4,821,517 LKR
15 Certified Management Accountant 10 4,600,925 LKR
16 Marketing Manager 24 4,380,333 LKR
17 Engineering Manager 9 4,348,819 LKR
18 Senior Accountant 11 4,222,767 LKR
19 Computer Engineer 7 4,191,253 LKR
20 Other IT Career 11 4,033,687 LKR
21 Manager 18 4,002,174 LKR
22 Account Manager 7 4,002,174 LKR
23 Business Development Manager 9 3,970,661 LKR
24 Financial Analyst 18 3,939,148 LKR
25 Operations Manager 11 3,907,635 LKR
26 Other Engineer Career 10 3,844,608 LKR
27 Software Developer 54 3,434,937 LKR
28 Sales Manager 24 3,403,424 LKR
29 Lecturer 16 3,340,397 LKR
30 Other Tourism Career 8 3,340,397 LKR
31 Engineer 37 3,214,345 LKR
32 Other Finance Career 16 3,214,345 LKR
33 Other Management Career 20 3,119,805 LKR
34 Doctor 10 3,056,779 LKR
35 Manufacturing 10 3,056,779 LKR
36 Civil Engineer 7 2,993,752 LKR
37 Audit Manager 16 2,899,213 LKR
38 .NET Developer 13 2,899,213 LKR
39 Software Engineer 21 2,836,186 LKR
40 Accountant 40 2,773,160 LKR
41 Marketing 10 2,773,160 LKR
42 Java Developer 10 2,710,134 LKR
43 Architect 8 2,710,134 LKR
44 Mechanical Engineer 14 2,521,054 LKR
45 Electrical Engineer 7 2,489,541 LKR
46 Risk Manager 7 2,237,436 LKR
47 Financial Accountant 7 2,174,409 LKR
48 Other Public Sector Career 10 2,016,843 LKR
49 Fashion Designer 8 1,953,817 LKR
50 IT Coordinator 12 1,890,791 LKR
51 Non-Profit Organization 6 1,890,791 LKR
52 Assistant Manager 13 1,859,278 LKR
53 Marketing Executive 15 1,764,738 LKR
54 Human Resource 18 1,386,580 LKR
55 Human Resource Administrator 8 1,323,553 LKR
56 Accountant Executive 22 1,229,014 LKR
57 Call Center 7 1,071,448 LKR
58 Teacher 7 1,008,421 LKR

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Director - It
Posted 06 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 7,763,600 LKR

Team Leader
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,583,500 LKR

Head Of It
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,304,000 LKR

Assistant Accountant
Posted 20 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 17,588,500 LKR

Internal Auditor
Posted 18 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 15,527,500 LKR

Mechanical Engineer
Posted 12 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,726,400 LKR

Ops Mge
Posted 09 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 4,727,000 LKR

Technical Project Manager
Posted 04 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 6,521,300 LKR

Technical Project Manager
Posted 04 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 6,521,300 LKR

Senior Software Engineer
Posted 04 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 4,658,300 LKR

Software Engineer
Posted 16 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 5,383,400 LKR

It Manager
Posted 15 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo High School 8-12 Years Advanced 1,080,600 LKR

Junior Financial Analyst
Posted 13 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Basic 1,547,000 LKR

Project Manager
Posted 18 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 2,594,500 LKR

Software Engineer
Posted 15 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Moratuwa Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 5,675,500 LKR

Director Factory Manager
Posted 15 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 6,401,900 LKR

Accountant
Posted 14 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Expert 1,945,900 LKR

Relationship Manager
Posted 14 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 2,335,100 LKR

Bookkeeper
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Intermediate 14,594,400 LKR

Assistant Manager Human Resources & Admin
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 4-8 Years Intermediate 2,120,800 LKR

Officer
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 1,167,600 LKR

Senior Software Engineer
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 4,864,700 LKR

Manager
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,891,900 LKR

Assistant Manager
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 3,405,300 LKR

Executive Project
Posted 06 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 1,615,100 LKR

General
Posted 05 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 1,621,400 LKR

Software Engineer
Posted 02 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 8-12 Years Advanced 1,712,400 LKR

Finance And Administrative Manager
Posted 26 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 5,545,700 LKR

Finance Manager
Posted 03 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 5,837,800 LKR

It Manager Cum Lecturer
Posted 03 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,031,100 LKR

Chief Executive Officer
Posted 26 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 5,837,800 LKR

Assistant Manager - Customer Service
Posted 25 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,809,500 LKR

Software Engineer
Posted 24 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,016,100 LKR

Pattern Technologist
Posted 23 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 4,569,400 LKR

Marketing Assistant
Posted 22 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 1,167,600 LKR

Project Manager
Posted 22 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 9,729,700 LKR

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer
Posted 20 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,817,400 LKR

Accountant
Posted 19 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 2,144,200 LKR

Qa Engineer
Posted 18 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,362,000 LKR

Leasing Manager
Posted 16 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 2,082,100 LKR

General Manager
Posted 14 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 38,918,800 LKR

People & Culture Lead
Posted 11 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 2,140,400 LKR

Executive
Posted 08 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,167,600 LKR

Manager Of It
Posted 31 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 6,408,500 LKR

Head Of Administration
Posted 24 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 3,891,900 LKR

Engineer
Posted 22 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,945,900 LKR

Director
Posted 16 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo High School 4-8 Years Advanced 3,781,600 LKR

Portfolio Manager
Posted 15 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 9,729,700 LKR

Assitant Manager
Posted 11 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Some College 8-12 Years Expert 2,188,900 LKR

Senior Banking Assistant
Posted 09 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo High School 4-8 Years Advanced 1,037,700 LKR

ECONOMY / Sri Lanka

Software developers earn around 6,500 USD per year and around 14,000 USD per year receive more skilled senior developers. Average incomes for mechanical engineers are similar to IT and are around 6,300 USD. An accountant earn about 6,000 USD on average per year. Average annual income for employees with Bachelors degree in Sri Lanka is around 11,500 USD.


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