A person working in Namibia typically earns around 17,600 NAD per month. Salaries range from 2,380 NAD (lowest average) to 77,900 NAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries in Namibia range from 2,380 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 77,900 NAD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 17,600 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 17,600 NAD while the other half are earning more than 17,600 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 8,990 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,990 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 47,700 NAD while 25% are earning more than 47,700 NAD.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Namibia costs anywhere from 87,900 Namibia Dollar(s) to 264,000 Namibia Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Namibia earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Namibia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+1%|
Salaries in Namibia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Accounting Assistant||11,300 NAD|
|Accounting Manager||22,700 NAD|
|Chartered Accountant||15,300 NAD|
|Corporate Treasurer||29,400 NAD|
|Financial Analyst||17,700 NAD|
|Financial Manager||34,400 NAD|
|Internal Auditor||18,400 NAD|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
|Administrative Assistant||8,980 NAD|
|Office Manager||12,200 NAD|
Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
|Art Director||17,000 NAD|
|Creative Director||16,700 NAD|
|Graphic Designer||11,900 NAD|
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
|Aerospace Engineer||18,600 NAD|
|Air Traffic Controller||18,200 NAD|
|Flight Attendant||15,300 NAD|
|CAD Drafter||12,500 NAD|
|Service Advisor||13,500 NAD|
|Bank Branch Manager||25,200 NAD|
|Business Analyst||19,900 NAD|
|Business Development Manager||24,700 NAD|
|Project Manager||20,800 NAD|
Care Giving and Child Care
|Nursery Teacher||12,300 NAD|
Construction / Building / Installation
|Civil Engineer||16,100 NAD|
|Construction Project Manager||20,600 NAD|
|Health and Safety Officer||11,200 NAD|
Customer Service and Call Center
|Call Center Representative||12,400 NAD|
|Customer Service Manager||22,300 NAD|
|Customer Service Representative||12,500 NAD|
|Civil Engineer||15,500 NAD|
|Electrical Engineer||17,600 NAD|
|Mechanical Engineer||16,500 NAD|
Executive and Management
|Chief Executive Officer||38,600 NAD|
|Chief Financial Officer||35,500 NAD|
|General Manager||29,700 NAD|
|Project Manager||20,000 NAD|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
|Executive Chef||14,500 NAD|
|Hotel Manager||25,400 NAD|
|Travel Agent||14,600 NAD|
|Waiter / Waitress||10,200 NAD|
Health and Medical
|Laboratory Technician||12,700 NAD|
|Human Resources Manager||25,000 NAD|
|Human Resources Officer||14,700 NAD|
|Computer Technician||12,600 NAD|
|Database Administrator||16,900 NAD|
|Developer / Programmer||15,400 NAD|
|Information Technology Manager||24,700 NAD|
|Network Engineer||15,000 NAD|
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
|Police Officer||14,300 NAD|
|Legal Assistant||12,800 NAD|
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
|Biomedical Engineer||14,300 NAD|
Sales Retail and Wholesale
|Sales Manager||26,400 NAD|
|Sales Representative||11,500 NAD|
Teaching / Education
|Elementary School Teacher||12,400 NAD|
|Secondary School Teacher||13,500 NAD|
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.