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How much people earn in Nepal

A result of a survey conducted to know how much in general do people earn in Nepal



In order to know how much actually can people earn in Nepal by working as an employee or doing their own business/freelancing, we had asked KMAG community to anonymously share their monthly income.

We had asked them the following questions:

  1. Your monthly income
  2. Source of income. Options: Job, business, rent, other)
  3. If job, private or government? along with profession/Position.
  4. If business, mention your business.
  5. If other, what is it about.

For personal detail of the respondents, we had asked Age, Gender, and their location.

We received 160 responses.

Male to Female ratio

Source of income

Out of 160 respondents, job was primary source of income for 87% of the respondents, business for 6% and rent for 1.5% and others for 2.5%.

Profession wise

Banking/Insurance job:

Profession/PositionAgeGenderLocation Income
Junior AssistantNANANA30000
Banker/Senior Assistant26FemalePhidim, Panchthar40000
Non life insurance (Assistant)27FemaleJhapa25,000
Average: Rs. 36166


Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Medical OfficerPrivate26MaleKathmandu65000
Medical representativesPrivate24FemaleKathmandu50000
Medical record officerPrivate25FemaleLalitpur23000
Pharmacy officerGovernment27MaleKathmandu45000
Staff NursePrivate24FemalePokhara21000
Staff nurseGovernment26FemaleKathmandu35000
Veterinary InstructorGovernment24MaleBaglung40,000
Average Income: 44,917


Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Home TutionPrivate21FemaleDharan,Sunsari7000
High school TeacherPrivate25FemaleKathmandu45000
Secondary level TeacherPrivate25FemaleKathmandu30000
TeacherGovernment26MaleKoshipaari, Kavre45000
Assistant ProfesorPrivate28MaleBhaktapur69000
Coordinator of PCL levelPrivate25FemaleKathmandu23250
Secondary teacherPrivate21MaleKoteshwar, kathmandu15000
Associate ProfessorPrivate42MaleKathmandu3,00,000
Average: Rs. 32,839


Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Software QA EngineerPrivate27MaleKathmandu90000
Computer operatorGovernment24MaleKathmandu23500
Assistant technology managerPrivate31MaleKathmandu115000
Associate QA EngineerPrivate25FemaleLalitpur35000
IT/CRM ExecutivePrivate25MaleKathmandu, Balkhu30000
Intermediate Mobileapp developerPrivate23MalePokhara30000
software engineerPrivate23Malekathmandu50000
Head of TechnologyPrivate30MaleKathmandu400000
Software engineerPrivate26MaleKathmandu160000
Junior DeveloperPrivate24MaleKathmandu20000
Software EngineerPrivate25MaleKathmandu88750
Senior Software EnginnerPrivate27Maleputalisadak150000
Sr. IT AssistantPrivate27MalePokhara30280
Database EngineerPrivate25MaleKathmandu45000
Software EngineerPrivate24FemaleKathmandu25000
Software engineerPrivate27MaleKathmandu70000
Web developerPrivate30MaleKathmandu20000
IT professionalPrivate40MaleNew Baneshwor112000
IT officerPrivate23MaleBhaluwang, Dang230,000
Data EngineerPrivate27Male 56000
Senior Software EngineerPrivate25MaleKathmandu125000
Computer engineerPrivate26MaleKtm90000
Software EngineerPrivate25Malekathmandu67000
Senior software engineerPrivate27MaleLalitpur100000
Software EngineerPrivate23MaleKathmandu70000
Software EngineerPrivate28MaleHattisar, Kathmandu70,000
Average: Rs. 82,052

Account & Finance:

Profession/PositionAgeGenderLocation Income
Chartered Accountant28MaleKathmandu125000
Finance Officer37MaleKathmandu60000
Finance Manager30MaleKathmandu75000
Chartered accountant27MaleKathmandu60000
Audit Assistant (CA Final)26MaleThamel30000
Average: 59055

Sales & Marketing:

Profession/PositionAgeGenderLocation Income
Marketing Assistant25MaleKathmandu25000
Marketing Executive23FemaleKathmandu25000
Jr. Business relations executive22MaleKathmandu10000
Sales officer28MaleKathmandu35,000
Marketing Officer21FemaleKathmandu20000
Team Leader – Marketing28MaleKathmandu38000
Average: Rs, 24000

Engineer (non IT):

Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Geomatics EngineerPrivate23MaleKathmandu30000
civil engineerPrivate27Femalekathmandu45000
Civil EngineerPrivate27MaleNawalpur35000
Civil EngineerPrivate23MaleKirtipur15000
Civil EngineerPrivate30MaleKathmandu30000
Biomedical EnginnerPrivate26MaleKathmandu40000
Civil EngineerPrivate23MaleLalitpur25000
Project EngineerPrivate24MaleKathmadu22000
Civil engineerPrivate23MaleKathmandu38000
Civil EngineerPrivate32MaleKathmandu90000
Civil engineerPrivate22MaleKathmandu27000
Rs. 41250

Media, Creativity & Digital:

Profession/PositionAgeGenderLocation Income
Content Marketing Manager/ Creative director29MaleKathmandu44000
Content Editor24FemaleKathmandu23000
Graphic designer25MaleBanganga,Kapilvastu18000
Editor40FemaleBanganga, Kapilvastu25000
Content Management25MaleKathmandu15000
Rs. 33,333

Managerial/Senior Level:

Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Business Development DirectorPrivate34MaleKathmandu75000
Field CoordinatorPrivate28MaleKathmandu40000
Training and Research OfficerGovernment28Female35000
Senior designerPrivate32MaleKathmandu100000
Procurement ManagerPrivate37MalePokhara50000
Purchase ManagerPrivate26MaleKathmandu60000
Manager in a 3 star hotelPrivate28FemaleHattisar, Kathmandu25000
product managerPrivate27Femalelalitpur46000
Senior Human Resource OfficerPrivate30FemaleThamel53,000
M&E OfficerPrivate28FemaleKathmandu90000
Human Resources OfficerPrivate25MaleKathmandu26000
ManagerPrivate45MaleBanganga, kapilvastu40000
Country Support Officer 30Female135000
Development worker/Project CoordinatorPrivate27Female60000
Operating headPrivate24Male20,000
Asst logistics managerPrivate31Male65000
Average: Rs. 57631


Profession/PositionPrivate/GovernmentAgeGenderLocation Income
Relationship officerPrivate24MaleKathmandu15000
Entry Level (52 hours work)Private22FemaleKtm7000
Trainee (IT)Private23FemaleSanepa13000
AdministratorPrivate24FemaleOld baneshwor14000
manufacturing companyPrivate23Malelalitpur10,000
Young woman lead 23FemaleKathamndu12850
Computer operatorPrivate25FemaleKathmandu18000
Traniee (Operations management)Private26FemaleLalitpur20,000
HR sectorPrivate21FemaleKathmandu27000
Jr OfficerPrivate24MaleNew Baneshwor22000
Average: Rs. 19,346


Position HeldBusiness NatureIncomeAgeGenderLocation 
 Clothing store15,00024MaleBhumisthali, Gokarneshwar
Software DeveloperSoftware Development10000025MaleKathmandu/Pokhara
Dealership ownerFMCG dealership3500031MaleTansen, Palpa
Digital MarketerFreelance and Other40,00025Male 
Civil Engineer , CEOCivil Engineering Firm or Consultancy owned my me.4000025MaleKathmandu
OwnerBlogs/ website2000024MaleVirtual
Founder 4000023Male 
ManagerProject4500020MaleNot specified
Average: 38,045

Comparative graphical presentation


This report is a mere information on how much some individuals from Nepal are earning and the profession-wise payment pattern. This may not be true for all and may not even reflect industry-wise payment standard in practice but this can be pretty handy to get a clue on how much in general educated people can expect to earn by working in Nepal.

This available data can be interpreted in number of ways, which we will leave up to the reader. If you are interested to contribute in this data collection, and make it more realistic and insightful, please CLICK HERE and fill up the form.


Survey: Menstruation-related practices among urban youth



This survey is to be participated only by girls. If you are a male, and landed up here for whatsoever reason, you can play a part by distributing this survey form to your female friends.

Mensuration taboo has still been widely practiced in Nepali society, despite the rise in literacy and progressivism and rigorous attempt from all sides to normalize it. Those who keep the taboo alive have their own reasons and those who are fighting against it are still trying to understand why, especially educated groups, still follow the tradition despite knowing there is no neither science nor a rationality behind it.

This survey is conducted to understand the matter much more in general perspectives, their reasons, and their thoughts towards it; and to see the future of the taboo based on the data collected.

We would like to thank you in advance for participating in this survey. Because of your small contribution, we get to understand the matter from your eyes and state of minds, based on which we can have the more realistic and pragmatic views towards the issue.

Please note that this survey is conducted anonymously, which means your identity is unknown, so please be as honest as you could to get us more factual with our conclusion. Result of the survey will be published here on this website for public view. In case you have a problem accessing the form here on this page, please CLICK HERE.

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Survey: Usage of banking services in Nepal




Banks play a vital role in the modern economy. Despite being a significant aspect of everyday life, there has been very little or no research done on the banking sector of Nepal from consumers’ point of view. Also, although banks offer a variety of services, majority people still understand banks for its traditional roles of lending and borrowing money.

This survey is thus conducted in an attempt to learn overall banking experience from consumers’ point of view. This survey is supported by Muktinath Bank. We will publish an article later through this website based on this survey result, to make it publicly available. We believe that this survey will help the banks in the future to take it as a reference to formulate their products and services.

This form is completely anonymous, which means we won’t be knowing your identity. So, please try to be as honest as you can. You can CLICK HERE for the survey form just in case you could not access the form below.

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What motivates you every day to carry on your day-to-day life



We had asked the KMAG community to share what motivates them to carry on day-to-day life with a positive feeling and high hope. Amidst the challenging world, chaotic socioeconomy, and boring lifestyle, and negativity-charged social media, we wanted to gather motivations from our followers to inspire rests in need of some positivity and boosted energy. This is what we collected:

Every morning I wake up, I know there are people I am gonna meet, tasks that I am gonna do, things that I am gonna see. Every morning I know that all these people and things gonna teach me something new; I will be wiser than yesterday, more knowledgeable, and able to enjoy life a little more

All my short term and long term goals that I planned for a better future of me and my family

There are more problems to face. Today, this isn’t the last resort

Having breakfast over a table with family

The purpose of my life that I discovered. Since the time I realized my purpose, I made a pledge to myself that I will contribute something to promote the well-being of orphans and underprivileged children

The intention and ambition to be independent by all means

Urge to know things about life and society and wtf are we doing actually on earth

That you are alive. Many don’t take it as a big deal. Being alive is the greatest thing that is happening to you right now

Making myself capable to earn enough so that I can afford or buy anything without thinking twice

The fact that there are far bigger worries in the world than mine!

Might fall dead any moment

Pursuit of happiness is what motivates me

Hope of being a billionaire someday and do every possible good thjngs as much as i can. This keeps me alive

My hopes and dreams to make a lovely family just like my parents made us

I have a family that loves and supports me unconditionally, so it motivates me to go extra mile for them

I was destined to live this life ! And I am grateful for my existence !

The fact that I only have one life

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