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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Namibia 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Namibia?

Average Monthly Salary
18,500 NAD
( 222,000 NAD yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Namibia typically earns around 18,500 NAD per month. Salaries range from 8,870 NAD (lowest average) to 33,700 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor18,600 NAD
Academic Coach17,800 NAD
Academic Manager20,700 NAD
Academic Specialist16,400 NAD
Academic Staff13,500 NAD
Accompanist15,600 NAD
Achievement Coach18,600 NAD
Admissions Specialist15,400 NAD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher14,000 NAD
Anthropology Teacher14,100 NAD
Arabic Language Teacher14,300 NAD
Archeology Teacher14,300 NAD
Architecture Teacher16,300 NAD
Archivist12,200 NAD
Art Teacher13,500 NAD
Assistant School Principal18,900 NAD
Assistant Teacher12,400 NAD
Biochemistry Professor 25,600 NAD
Biology Teacher14,000 NAD
Bursary Scheme Manager16,900 NAD
Business Teacher15,000 NAD
Chemistry Teacher14,100 NAD
Child Care Coordinator13,800 NAD
Child Care Worker11,700 NAD
Clinical School Psychologist20,900 NAD
College Aide18,800 NAD
College and Career Readiness Specialist18,900 NAD
College President32,100 NAD
Communications Teacher15,100 NAD
Community Education Officer11,800 NAD
Computer Science Teacher13,400 NAD
Computer Teacher13,800 NAD
Creative Writing Trainer16,900 NAD
Credit Counselor18,600 NAD
Cultural Studies Teacher13,900 NAD
Curriculum Developer18,200 NAD
Curriculum Specialist19,400 NAD
Demonstrator12,800 NAD
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,900 NAD
Director of Learning Technology19,200 NAD
Distance Learning Coordinator16,200 NAD
Economics Lecturer25,400 NAD
Education Administrator17,100 NAD
Education Assistant Director18,000 NAD
Education Assistant Principal14,900 NAD
Education Assistant Professor20,800 NAD
Education Consultant20,700 NAD
Education Coordinator14,900 NAD
Education Counselor17,100 NAD
Education Director24,600 NAD
Education Program Specialist19,300 NAD
Education Researcher20,700 NAD
Education Resource Specialist16,500 NAD
Education Services Facilitator16,600 NAD
Educational Psychologist23,500 NAD
EFL Teacher14,900 NAD
eLearning Trainer12,900 NAD
Elementary School Teacher12,400 NAD
Engineering Lecturer23,800 NAD
Engineering Teacher19,800 NAD
English Teacher13,300 NAD
ESL Teacher14,500 NAD
Faculty Assistant18,400 NAD
Foreign Language Teacher13,800 NAD
GED Teacher13,300 NAD
Geography Teacher14,500 NAD
Head of Mathematics Department20,100 NAD
Head of School23,800 NAD
High School Teacher16,300 NAD
History Teacher15,400 NAD
Infant Teacher10,700 NAD
Instructional Assistant15,600 NAD
Instructor17,000 NAD
Kindergarten Teacher12,000 NAD
Language Instructor For Expatriate11,900 NAD
Law Teacher19,900 NAD
Learning Designer17,100 NAD
Lecturer25,700 NAD
Librarian11,900 NAD
Library Assistant10,100 NAD
Library Director16,500 NAD
Library Specialist12,100 NAD
Life Sciences Teacher13,500 NAD
Math Lecturer26,800 NAD
Mathematics Teacher16,000 NAD
Mentor15,300 NAD
Middle School Teacher15,600 NAD
Music Teacher14,100 NAD
Nursery Manager21,500 NAD
Nursery Worker8,440 NAD
Paraprofessional20,300 NAD
Physical Education Specialist16,000 NAD
Physical Education Teacher13,300 NAD
Physics Teacher 15,400 NAD
Political Science Teacher15,300 NAD
Post Doctoral Researcher23,000 NAD
Preschool Education Administrator17,000 NAD
Preschool Teacher12,000 NAD
Primary School Teacher12,500 NAD
Principal20,800 NAD
Product Specialist16,600 NAD
Professor - Accounting27,100 NAD
Professor - Architecture26,200 NAD
Professor - Biology26,600 NAD
Professor - Business Administration24,700 NAD
Professor - Chemical Engineering28,400 NAD
Professor - Chemistry26,600 NAD
Professor - Civil Engineering25,800 NAD
Professor - Communication24,400 NAD
Professor - Computer Science26,900 NAD
Professor - Dentistry26,700 NAD
Professor - Drama25,700 NAD
Professor - Economics26,400 NAD
Professor - Education27,300 NAD
Professor - Electrical Engineering27,000 NAD
Professor - English25,700 NAD
Professor - Environmental Engineering26,100 NAD
Professor - Foreign Languages25,400 NAD
Professor - Geological Sciences25,000 NAD
Professor - History26,400 NAD
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,900 NAD
Professor - Law28,400 NAD
Professor - Legal Support24,000 NAD
Professor - Liberal Arts26,300 NAD
Professor - Marketing26,400 NAD
Professor - Mathematics27,300 NAD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering28,100 NAD
Professor - Medical Administration26,900 NAD
Professor - Medicine31,700 NAD
Professor - Music23,000 NAD
Professor - Nursing24,900 NAD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,900 NAD
Professor - Philosophy26,400 NAD
Professor - Physical Therapy26,300 NAD
Professor - Physics28,500 NAD
Professor - Psychology24,600 NAD
Professor - Rehabilitation24,100 NAD
Professor - Social Work22,400 NAD
Professor - Sociology25,800 NAD
Professor - Special Education24,900 NAD
Psychology Teacher20,800 NAD
Public Management Assistant Professor22,000 NAD
School Counselor18,800 NAD
Science Educator14,400 NAD
Science Laboratory Assistant13,000 NAD
Science Teacher15,200 NAD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher14,900 NAD
Secondary School Teacher13,500 NAD
Special Education Teacher15,800 NAD
Special Needs Assistant12,800 NAD
Statistics Lecturer24,500 NAD
Student Accounts Coordinator14,100 NAD
Student Development Specialist17,100 NAD
Student Employment Specialist15,400 NAD
Student Services12,900 NAD
Student Support Manager17,600 NAD
Substitute Teacher11,800 NAD
Teacher13,000 NAD
Teacher Aide11,000 NAD
Teacher Trainer16,800 NAD
Training and Development Specialist17,800 NAD
Training Coordinator13,100 NAD
Tutor14,000 NAD
University Teacher24,800 NAD
Vocational Education Teacher14,500 NAD

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Namibia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Namibia range from 8,870 NAD per month (minimum average salary) to 33,700 NAD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,300 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 19,300 NAD while the other half are earning more than 19,300 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,700 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 12,700 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 27,600 NAD while 25% are earning more than 27,600 NAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Namibia costs anywhere from 87,200 Namibia Dollar(s) to 262,000 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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Namibia Teaching / Education
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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 who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

19,200 NAD
18,100 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Namibia for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Namibia

How much are annual salary increments in Namibia for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Namibia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Namibia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Namibia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Namibia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Namibia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Namibia Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

63% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Namibia

110 NAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia is 110 NAD. This means that the average person in Namibia earns approximately 110 NAD for every worked hour.

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

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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek19,900 NAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,700 NAD
Public Sector+7%
18,000 NAD
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