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

305.72 LKR = 1 USD

4,131,849 LKR

$13,515 USD
Colombo

4,199,414 LKR

2,140,062 LKR

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

Average Salary / Sri Lanka

Average salary in Sri Lanka is 4,131,849 LKR per year. The most typical earning is 2,140,062 LKR. All data are based on 1,394 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 4,494,131 LKR. Women receive a salary of 2,996,087 LKR.

The most paid careers are Sports & Recreation with average income 7,123,350 LKR and Management & Business with income 7,001,061 LKR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 6,725,910 LKR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 6,267,325 LKR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 9,141,124 LKR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 8,560,250 LKR.

Levels / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

Salary Levels (LKR) per Year Surveys [%]
305,700 LKR - 611,099 LKR
0 n/a
611,400 LKR - 916,899 LKR
130 100%
9.33%
917,200 LKR - 1,528,299 LKR
273 90.67%
19.58%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
1,528,600 LKR - 3,056,899 LKR
422 71.09%
30.27%
3,057,200 LKR - 4,585,499 LKR
211 40.82%
15.14%
4,585,800 LKR - 6,114,199 LKR
139 25.68%
9.97%
6,114,500 LKR - 7,642,799 LKR
74 15.71%
5.31%
7,643,100 LKR - 9,171,399 LKR
31 10.4%
2.22%
9,171,700 LKR - 10,699,999 LKR
24 8.18%
1.72%
10,700,300 LKR - 12,228,599 LKR
25 6.46%
1.79%
12,228,900 LKR - 13,757,199 LKR
10 4.66%
0.72%
13,757,500 LKR - 15,285,899 LKR
10 3.95%
0.72%
15,286,200 LKR - 16,814,499 LKR
4 3.23%
0.29%
16,814,800 LKR - 18,343,099 LKR
8 2.94%
0.57%
18,343,400 LKR - 19,871,699 LKR
6 2.37%
0.43%
19,872,000 LKR - 21,400,299 LKR
2 1.94%
0.14%
21,400,600 LKR - 22,928,899 LKR
4 1.79%
0.29%
22,929,200 LKR - 24,457,599 LKR
3 1.51%
0.22%
24,457,900 LKR - 25,986,199 LKR
1 1.29%
0.07%
25,986,500 LKR - 27,514,799 LKR
0 n/a
27,515,100 LKR - 29,043,399 LKR
0 n/a
29,043,700 LKR - 30,571,999 LKR
3 1.22%
0.22%
30,572,300 LKR - 32,100,599 LKR
0 n/a
32,100,900 LKR - 33,629,199 LKR
0 n/a
33,629,600 LKR - 35,157,899 LKR
0 n/a
35,158,200 LKR - 36,686,499 LKR
1 1%
0.07%
36,686,800 LKR - 38,215,099 LKR
2 0.93%
0.14%
38,215,400 LKR - 39,743,699 LKR
2 0.79%
0.14%
39,744,000 LKR - 41,272,299 LKR
1 0.65%
0.07%
41,272,600 LKR - 42,800,899 LKR
0 n/a
42,801,300 LKR - 44,329,599 LKR
1 0.57%
0.07%
44,329,900 LKR - 45,858,199 LKR
1 0.5%
0.07%
HIGH SALARIES
45,858,500 LKR - 48,915,399 LKR
2 0.43%
0.14%
48,915,700 LKR - 51,972,599 LKR
1 0.29%
0.07%
51,972,900 LKR - 55,029,899 LKR
1 0.22%
0.07%
55,030,200 LKR - 58,087,099 LKR
0 n/a
58,087,400 LKR - 61,144,299 LKR
0 n/a
61,144,600 LKR - 64,201,599 LKR
0 n/a
64,201,900 LKR - 67,258,799 LKR
0 n/a
67,259,100 LKR - 70,315,999 LKR
1 0.14%
0.07%
70,316,300 LKR - 73,373,299 LKR
0 n/a
73,373,600 LKR - 76,430,499 LKR
0 n/a
76,430,800 LKR - 107,003,099 LKR
1 0.07%
0.07%

Gender / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 988 4,494,131 LKR
2 Women 313 2,996,087 LKR

Education / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 29 6,725,910 LKR
2 Masters Degree 362 6,267,325 LKR
3 Bachelors Degree 767 3,454,672 LKR
4 High School 95 2,751,508 LKR
5 Some College 132 2,720,936 LKR
6 Bellow H. School 9 2,262,351 LKR

Experience / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 103 9,141,124 LKR
2 16-20 Years 82 8,560,250 LKR
3 12-16 Years 121 6,511,904 LKR
4 8-12 Years 244 4,463,558 LKR
5 4-8 Years 325 3,271,238 LKR
6 2-4 Years 249 2,598,647 LKR
7 0-1 Year 130 2,140,062 LKR
8 1-2 Years 140 1,864,911 LKR

Age / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 13 12,656,941 LKR
2 51-55 28 9,324,558 LKR
3 46-50 46 9,110,551 LKR
4 41-45 72 7,826,514 LKR
5 36-40 171 5,717,024 LKR
6 31-35 302 4,341,269 LKR
7 61-65 4 4,157,835 LKR
8 n/a 94 3,974,401 LKR
9 14-20 21 3,974,401 LKR
10 26-30 434 2,598,647 LKR
11 21-25 209 2,231,779 LKR

Work Type / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 28 9,752,570 LKR
2 Permanent 1,145 4,127,263 LKR
3 Contract 197 3,607,533 LKR
4 Part Time 24 2,017,773 LKR

Cities / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colombo 1,225 4,188,408 LKR
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 21 3,821,540 LKR
3 Moratuwa 9 3,729,823 LKR
4 --Other-- 106 3,699,250 LKR
5 Negombo 33 3,332,383 LKR

Career Groups / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Sports & Recreation 1 7,123,350 LKR
2 Management & Business 164 7,001,061 LKR
3 Media 14 5,319,583 LKR
4 Finance & Banking 113 5,227,866 LKR
5 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 13 5,044,433 LKR
6 Salesmen & Saleswomen 10 4,860,999 LKR
7 Security & Fireguard 2 4,646,992 LKR
8 Logistics, Road, Railway 13 4,524,703 LKR
9 Aviation & Shipping 14 4,494,131 LKR
10 Fashion 14 4,432,986 LKR
11 Engineers & Technicians II 3 4,280,125 LKR
12 Hotels & Tourism 36 4,188,408 LKR
13 IT & Programming 222 4,004,974 LKR
14 Arts, Culture, Performance 1 3,943,829 LKR
15 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 21 3,882,684 LKR
16 Architect Constructions 12 3,882,684 LKR
17 Construction & Labor Workers 20 3,729,823 LKR
18 Properties & Real Estates 3 3,729,823 LKR
19 Human Resources 80 3,638,106 LKR
20 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 111 3,607,533 LKR
21 Insurance 11 3,607,533 LKR
22 Accounting & Administration 187 3,546,389 LKR
23 IT & Programming II 75 3,546,389 LKR
24 Engineers & Technicians V 12 3,454,672 LKR
25 Automobile 6 3,210,093 LKR
26 Engineers & Technicians 77 3,148,949 LKR
27 Making Design 9 2,934,942 LKR
28 Engineers & Technicians IV 7 2,904,370 LKR
29 Health Care & Medical II 12 2,751,508 LKR
30 Education & University 42 2,690,364 LKR
31 Military 8 2,476,358 LKR
32 Law 11 2,445,785 LKR
33 Health Care & Medical 17 2,415,213 LKR
34 Customer Services 18 2,231,779 LKR
35 Organization & Coordination 19 2,170,634 LKR
36 Public Sector 14 2,048,345 LKR
37 Agriculture & Fishing 1 1,436,899 LKR
38 Engineers & Technicians III 1 1,039,458 LKR

Careers / Sri Lanka (Gross LKR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 24 12,656,941 LKR
2 CEO 16 12,565,224 LKR
3 Director 20 12,137,211 LKR
4 Hotel Manager 7 9,232,841 LKR
5 Bank Manager 11 8,896,545 LKR
6 Banks 11 8,162,809 LKR
7 Logistics Manager 7 7,459,646 LKR
8 Other Human Resource Career 12 6,542,476 LKR
9 IT Project Manager 35 6,053,319 LKR
10 Finance Manager 23 5,319,583 LKR
11 Lead Developer 15 5,258,439 LKR
12 Chartered Accountant 30 5,136,150 LKR
13 IT Manager 54 4,769,282 LKR
14 Human Resources Manager 38 4,585,848 LKR
15 Certified Management Accountant 10 4,463,558 LKR
16 Business Manager 6 4,280,125 LKR
17 Marketing Manager 24 4,249,552 LKR
18 Senior Accountant 11 4,096,691 LKR
19 Computer Engineer 7 4,066,118 LKR
20 Manager 18 3,882,684 LKR
21 Engineering Manager 10 3,882,684 LKR
22 Business Development Manager 9 3,852,112 LKR
23 Financial Analyst 18 3,821,540 LKR
24 Other IT Career 12 3,790,967 LKR
25 Other Engineer Career 11 3,699,250 LKR
26 Operations Manager 12 3,638,106 LKR
27 Account Manager 8 3,638,106 LKR
28 Software Developer 54 3,332,383 LKR
29 Sales Manager 24 3,301,810 LKR
30 Other Tourism Career 8 3,240,666 LKR
31 Lecturer 17 3,179,521 LKR
32 Other Finance Career 16 3,118,376 LKR
33 Engineer 38 3,087,804 LKR
34 Other Management Career 20 3,026,659 LKR
35 Manufacturing 10 2,965,515 LKR
36 Doctor 11 2,934,942 LKR
37 Civil Engineer 7 2,904,370 LKR
38 Accountant 41 2,873,798 LKR
39 Software Engineer 22 2,812,653 LKR
40 Audit Manager 16 2,812,653 LKR
41 .NET Developer 13 2,812,653 LKR
42 Marketing 11 2,720,936 LKR
43 Java Developer 10 2,629,219 LKR
44 Architect 8 2,629,219 LKR
45 Mechanical Engineer 15 2,415,213 LKR
46 Electrical Engineer 7 2,415,213 LKR
47 Risk Manager 7 2,170,634 LKR
48 Financial Accountant 7 2,109,490 LKR
49 Fashion Designer 9 2,048,345 LKR
50 Other Public Sector Career 10 1,956,628 LKR
51 IT Coordinator 12 1,834,339 LKR
52 Assistant Manager 14 1,773,194 LKR
53 Marketing Executive 17 1,620,333 LKR
54 Human Resource 18 1,345,182 LKR
55 Human Resource Administrator 8 1,284,037 LKR
56 Accountant Executive 22 1,192,320 LKR
57 Call Center 7 1,039,458 LKR
58 Teacher 7 978,314 LKR

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Senior Design Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 May 2024

What I do?

"Design and fabrication drawings of steel work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 2,257,800 LKR

49/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 09 May 2024

What I do?

"Management of technicians."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 4-8 Years Intermediate 1,354,700 LKR

48/50  Senior Professor (Man)
Posted 05 May 2024

What I do?

"PhD. Teaching and Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Moratuwa Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years Expert 5,644,300 LKR

47/50  Senior Technician (Man)
Posted 05 May 2024

What I do?

"Handling chmeicals."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 6,585,000 LKR

46/50  Journalist (Woman)
Posted 03 May 2024

What I do?

"Writing news articles."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,881,400 LKR

45/50  Consultant (Woman)
Posted 02 May 2024

What I do?

"Knowledge on study abroad, visa process."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Expert 1,535,000 LKR

44/50  Architect (Man)
Posted 27 April 2024

What I do?

"Architecting software systems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 4,139,200 LKR

43/50  Residant Engineer (Man)
Posted 19 November 2023

What I do?

"Working as Client's PM consultant."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Intermediate 2,793,100 LKR

42/50  Product Manager (Man)
Posted 17 November 2023

What I do?

"Managing product."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 7,337,400 LKR

41/50  Hr Advisor (Man)
Posted 16 November 2023

What I do?

"Advisory on HR, HR Audits, Salary Surveys."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 4,279,200 LKR

40/50  Lecturer (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2023

What I do?

"Computer science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 2,211,600 LKR

39/50  Project Manager (Man)
Posted 12 July 2023

What I do?

"Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 1,053,200 LKR

38/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 12 July 2023

What I do?

"Operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 5,687,400 LKR

37/50  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 21 May 2023

What I do?

"Bachelor Degree."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,912,000 LKR

36/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 May 2023

What I do?

"React."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 6,023,100 LKR

35/50  Sales Executive (Woman)
Posted 19 May 2023

What I do?

"Promoting sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo High School 4-8 Years Intermediate 956,000 LKR

34/50  Dentist (Woman)
Posted 19 May 2023

What I do?

"Consultation, extractions, restorations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 2,868,000 LKR

33/50  Fashion Designer (Woman)
Posted 17 May 2023

What I do?

"Designing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,441,500 LKR

32/50  Commissioned Officer (Man)
Posted 08 September 2022

What I do?

"Administration, Human Resources,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 1,414,900 LKR

31/50  Sales Manager (Man)
Posted 07 September 2022

What I do?

"Key account management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 3,032,500 LKR

30/50  Tech Led (Woman)
Posted 07 September 2022

What I do?

"IT Operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 2,385,600 LKR

29/50  Deputy Manager (Man)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"Managing a finance and accounting shared service operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 1,010,700 LKR

28/50  It Manager (Man)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"Managing IT."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 2,169,700 LKR

27/50  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 24 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 10,504,600 LKR

26/50  Financial Controller (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Finance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 3,062,100 LKR

25/50  Head Of Operations (Man)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"Total Operation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,786,000 LKR

24/50  Head Of Ict (Man)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"IT Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 3,572,400 LKR

23/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 19 July 2022

What I do?

"C++ Senior Software Engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,572,400 LKR

22/50  Aircraft Maintenace (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"Aircraft Maintenace."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 3,368,200 LKR

21/50  Senior Manager (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"MBA Knowledge."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 1,531,100 LKR

20/50  Software Engineer Php (Man)
Posted 16 July 2022

What I do?

"PHP Laravel Zend HTML Js."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 1,032,100 LKR

19/50  Director (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"IFRS, Auditing, Forensic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 3,819,700 LKR

18/50  Director (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"IFRS, Auditing, Forensic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 3,819,700 LKR

17/50  All Hr Functions (Woman)
Posted 16 June 2022

What I do?

"Employee lifecycle."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 984,400 LKR

16/50  Civil Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Drainage design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,606,300 LKR

15/50  Business Process Reengineering (Woman)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Continuous improvement."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,191,700 LKR

14/50  Senior Marketing Executive (Man)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Engage with customers Introduce the product and services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 984,400 LKR

13/50  Corporate Communications Executive (Woman)
Posted 25 May 2022

What I do?

"Writing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 1,047,700 LKR

12/50  Director - It (Man)
Posted 06 April 2022

What I do?

"IT Projects and teams management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 7,531,800 LKR

11/50  Team Leader (Woman)
Posted 22 March 2022

What I do?

"Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,536,300 LKR

10/50  Head Of It (Woman)
Posted 22 March 2022

What I do?

"Digital Marketing, IT Coordinating."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Negombo Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,265,100 LKR

9/50  Assistant Accountant (Man)
Posted 20 March 2022

What I do?

"Operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 17,063,300 LKR

8/50  Internal Auditor (Man)
Posted 18 March 2022

What I do?

"ACCA member."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 15,063,900 LKR

7/50  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 March 2022

What I do?

"Reviewing contractor's submissions, attending meetings."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 3,615,200 LKR

6/50  Ops Mge (Man)
Posted 09 March 2022

What I do?

"Food Safety."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 4,585,800 LKR

5/50  Technical Project Manager (Woman)
Posted 04 March 2022

What I do?

"Project Management, Product Management, Delivery Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 6,326,600 LKR

4/50  Technical Project Manager (Woman)
Posted 04 March 2022

What I do?

"Project Management Delivery Management Product Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 6,326,600 LKR

3/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 04 March 2022

What I do?

". Net Core, . Net, Azure DevOps, MSSQL."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 4,519,200 LKR

2/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"Maintain AWS lambdas."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 5,222,700 LKR

1/50  It Manager (Man)
Posted 15 February 2022

What I do?

"Network Manage, Web Manage, Helpdesk."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colombo High School 8-12 Years Advanced 1,048,300 LKR


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