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Average Salary in Namibia 2019

How much money does a person working in Namibia make?

20,988 NAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Namibia typically earns around 20,988 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

25% of people earn
10,000 NAD
or less
50% of people earn
15,100 NAD
or less
75% of people earn
26,000 NAD
or less
2,080 NAD
15,100 NAD
108,333 NAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Namibia range between 2,080 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 108,333 NAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 15,100 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 15,100 NAD while the other half are earning more than 15,100 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 10,000 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 10,000 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 26,000 NAD while 25% are earning more than 26,000 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
19,779 NAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
20,333 NAD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
20,739 NAD
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
20,988 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Namibia | All Jobs

108 NAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia | All Jobs is 108 NAD. This means that the average person in Namibia earns approximatly 108 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
Gobabis11,750 NAD
Keetmanshoop4,000 NAD
Otjiwarongo23,200 NAD
Swakopmund19,174 NAD
Tsumeb32,233 NAD
Walvis Bay20,521 NAD
Windhoek21,890 NAD
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