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Average Salary in Namibia 2019

How much money does a person working in Namibia make?

17,588 NAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Namibia typically earns around 17,588 NAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Namibia | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Namibia

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Namibia range between 2,381 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 77,882 NAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 17,588 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 17,588 NAD while the other half are earning more than 17,588 NAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 8,986 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,986 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 47,735 NAD while 25% are earning more than 47,735 NAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Namibia

How are Namibia salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Namibia
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,335 NAD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
16,939 NAD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
17,362 NAD
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
17,588 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Namibia are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant11,133 NAD
Administrative Assistant8,977 NAD
Architect15,031 NAD
Attorney24,579 NAD
Biomedical Engineer14,255 NAD
CAD Drafter12,474 NAD
Cashier10,047 NAD
Chartered Accountant15,331 NAD
Chef13,514 NAD
Chief Executive Officer38,629 NAD
Chief Financial Officer35,517 NAD
Civil Engineer16,107 NAD
Civil Engineer15,498 NAD
Computer Technician12,562 NAD
Creative Director16,682 NAD
Dentist42,214 NAD
Developer / Programmer15,416 NAD
Electrical Engineer17,584 NAD
Elementary School Teacher12,362 NAD
Engineer16,200 NAD
Executive Chef14,521 NAD
Flight Attendant15,316 NAD
General Manager29,682 NAD
Graphic Designer11,862 NAD
Hotel Manager25,425 NAD
Human Resources Manager24,989 NAD
Internal Auditor18,360 NAD
Journalist16,908 NAD
Legal Assistant12,788 NAD
Mechanical Engineer16,452 NAD
Nurse14,121 NAD
Pharmacist19,626 NAD
Photographer11,624 NAD
Pilot19,956 NAD
Police Officer14,271 NAD
Project Manager19,958 NAD
Receptionist9,253 NAD
Receptionist12,898 NAD
Sales Manager26,421 NAD
Sales Representative11,542 NAD
Secondary School Teacher13,472 NAD
Secretary9,497 NAD
Teacher12,905 NAD
Teller11,975 NAD
Travel Agent14,556 NAD
Waiter / Waitress10,218 NAD

Average Hourly Wage in Namibia | All Jobs

101 NAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia | All Jobs is 101 NAD. This means that the average person in Namibia earns approximatly 101 NAD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek18,940 NAD
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