Average Salon Assistant Salary in Afghanistan for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Salon Assistant salary for 2024 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does a Salon Assistant Make in Afghanistan?

A Salon Assistant working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 464,400 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 239,300 AFN to the highest average salary of 707,700 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
464,400 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
38,700 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
239,300 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
19,941 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
707,700 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
58,975 AFN

These are average salaries for a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Salon Assistant to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Salon Assistant salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Salon Assistant Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries a Salon Assistant will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Salon Assistant can earn between 239,300 AFN and 707,700 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan is 445,100 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 445,100 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 445,100 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).


Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Salon Assistant salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 309,800 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 309,800 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 553,800 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 553,800 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Salon Assistant Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average salon assistant salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. A Salon Assistant in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 275,200 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Salon Assistant salary would increase to 367,900 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Salon Assistant, the average salary would be 476,600 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 576,500 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Salon Assistant with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 633,100 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Salon Assistant with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 663,100 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
275,200 AFN
2-5 Years +34%
367,900 AFN
5-10 Years +30%
476,600 AFN
10-15 Years +21%
576,500 AFN
15-20 Years +9%
633,100 AFN
20+ Years +5%
663,100 AFN

Salon Assistant Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • High School. A Salon Assistant in Afghanistan with a high school education can earn an average salary of 341,900 AFN.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Salon Assistant in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 576,500 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
341,900 AFN
Certificate or Diploma +68%
576,500 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Salon Assistant Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Afghanistan, a male salon assistant will earn an average of 442,200 AFN, while a female salon assistant will earn around 500,100 AFN.

This means that a male salon assistant earns approximately 12% less than a female salon assistant for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

442,200 AFN
Female +12%
500,100 AFN

Salon Assistant Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan is around 6% every 29 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 6 ÷ 29 ) × 12  = 2%

What this means is that a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2024

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

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Salon Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

A Salon Assistant is a low bonus based job, with 9% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

91% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 1% to 3%.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Salon Assistant

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Salon Assistant in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
Aromatherapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,064,100 AFN
Art Therapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 739,500 AFN
Assistant Spa Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 823,400 AFN
Beauty Advisor Fitness / Hair / Beauty 739,500 AFN
Beauty Educator Fitness / Hair / Beauty 925,900 AFN
Beauty Shop Coordinator Fitness / Hair / Beauty 528,600 AFN
Beauty Specialist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 754,900 AFN
Beauty Supply Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,296,900 AFN
Beauty Therapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 780,600 AFN
Cosmetic Sales Fitness / Hair / Beauty 414,000 AFN
Cosmetologist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 664,500 AFN
Day Spa Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,405,700 AFN
Esthetician Fitness / Hair / Beauty 354,000 AFN
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Fitness / Hair / Beauty 810,200 AFN
Fitness Instructor Fitness / Hair / Beauty 553,400 AFN
Grooming Salon Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,125,300 AFN
Hair Replacement Specialist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,224,800 AFN
Hair Stylist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 444,300 AFN
Health Coach Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,050,100 AFN
Health Educator Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,198,300 AFN
Manicurist and Pedicurist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 279,400 AFN
Massage Therapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 592,600 AFN
Masseur Fitness / Hair / Beauty 480,300 AFN
Natural Remedy Consultant Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,070,600 AFN
Naturopath and Acupuncturist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 430,500 AFN
Occupational Therapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 625,000 AFN
Occupational Therapy Assistant Fitness / Hair / Beauty 453,200 AFN
Physical Therapy Attendant Fitness / Hair / Beauty 462,300 AFN
Recreational Therapist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 595,300 AFN
Salon Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,273,300 AFN
Spa Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,417,600 AFN
Spa Supervisor Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,122,500 AFN
Sport and Recreation Manager Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,500,800 AFN
Tattoo Artist Fitness / Hair / Beauty 354,000 AFN
Weight Loss Consultant Fitness / Hair / Beauty 1,357,900 AFN
Yoga Instructor Fitness / Hair / Beauty 862,400 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Herat 459,300 AFN
Jalalabad 421,400 AFN
Kabul 518,300 AFN
Kandahar 485,300 AFN
Kunduz 409,000 AFN
Mazari Sharif 424,300 AFN

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