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Average salary
in Portugal.


CONTRACT LANGUAGES Portuguese / English



TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

What is the average salary in Portugal?

The average salary in Portugal is around €1,269 per month.

What is the average salary in Lisbon?

The average salary for employees in Lisbon is significantly higher than in the rest of Portugal at around €3,755 per month (where the most common salary in Lisbon is closer to €1,416 per month).

Are there regional variations in Portugal’s average wage?

Yes, major cities such as Porto and Lisbon have the highest average salaries, whereas less developed and more remote areas generally have lower salaries.

How does the average salary in Portugal compare to surrounding countries?

The average salary in Portugal is the lowest in Western Europe and more in line with that of Eastern and Central Europe. However, the relatively low cost of living offsets the low salaries.

Average salary in Portugal based on Industry

What is the median income for tech workers in Portugal?

The lowest average salary for tech workers in Portugal is €1,430 per month to the highest average of €4,510 per month.

What is the median income for engineers in Portugal?

The average salary for engineers in Portugal is €2,410 per month.

What is the median income for salespeople in Portugal?

The average salary for sales representatives in Portugal is €1,730 per month.

What is the median income for my industry in Portugal?

Horizons has years of experience working in Portugal and Lisbon helping companies of all sizes meet their hiring and employment goals. Contact us for a free consultation for your hiring project in Portugal.

Hiring in Portugal, Made Easy

Your business can easily hire employees in Portugal without opening a local entity. We handle local employment law, complex tax regulations, and international payroll in 180+ countries worldwide. All you need to do is focus on your business.


There are two options for you to hire employees in Portugal if your budget is lower than the average salary or your candidates’ expectations.

Option 1: Increase the budget.
This may not always be possible; however, if there is room to increase the budget or if it is necessary for your employees to be based in Portugal, you will often find suitable candidates by increasing the budget to the minimum amount requested by the suitable candidates in your pipeline.

Option 2: Expand your search to include less expensive labor markets
If the role you are searching for is not required to be based in Portugal, you may be able to find skilled candidates for less in other markets.

For example, if the responsibilities for the role you are searching for in Portugal can be completed remotely, you might choose to search in a variety of other markets, especially if time zone is not a consideration.

Horizons supports 180+ countries worldwide and provides expert recruitment services as an add-on to our hiring solutions.

While this region has the highest minimum wage, it also has the lowest average salary in Portugal: Azores.

It is the most affordable region of Portugal, but also may have fewer skilled employees; since there is generally more opportunity in Lisbon, or in other parts of the EU, most skilled labor will go to where the salaires are highest.

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