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Farmer Average Salary in Senegal 2023

How much money does a Farmer make in Senegal?

Average Monthly Salary
102,000 XOF
( 1,230,000 XOF yearly)


A person working as a Farmer in Senegal typically earns around 102,000 XOF per month. Salaries range from 50,100 XOF (lowest) to 160,000 XOF (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Farmer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Farmer Salary Distribution in Senegal

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

  • Salary Range

    Farmer salaries in Senegal range from 50,100 XOF per month (minimum salary) to 160,000 XOF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 104,000 XOF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Farmer(s) are earning less than 104,000 XOF while the other half are earning more than 104,000 XOF. 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 Farmer(s) are earning less than 69,500 XOF while 75% of them are earning more than 69,500 XOF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Farmer(s) are earning less than 135,000 XOF while 25% are earning more than 135,000 XOF.

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

Farmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Senegal Farmer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Farmer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Farmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 59,400 XOF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 76,400 XOF per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 105,000 XOF per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Farmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 131,000 XOF per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 140,000 XOF per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 149,000 XOF per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Farmer average salary change by experience in Senegal

0 - 2 Years
59,400 XOF
2 - 5 Years+29%
76,400 XOF
5 - 10 Years+38%
105,000 XOF
10 - 15 Years+24%
131,000 XOF
15 - 20 Years+7%
140,000 XOF
20+ Years+7%
149,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Farmer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Farmer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Senegal Farmer
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Farmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Farmer is 84,000 XOF per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 139,000 XOF per month, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.

Farmer average salary difference by education level in Senegal

High School
84,000 XOF
Certificate or Diploma+65%
139,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Farmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Senegal Farmer
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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 Farmer employees in Senegal earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

106,000 XOF
96,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Senegal for all Careers

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Farmer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Senegal

How much are annual salary increments in Senegal for Farmer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Farmer(s) in Senegal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Senegal Farmer
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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.

Senegal / 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 Senegal is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Senegal for the year 2022. 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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Farmer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Senegal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Senegal Farmer
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A Farmer is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Farmer Average Hourly Wage in Senegal

590 XOF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Senegal is 590 XOF. This means that the average Farmer in Senegal earns approximately 590 XOF 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.

Farmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Farmer and Gardening / Farming / Fishing monthly Senegal
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The average salary for Farmer is 51% less than that of Gardening / Farming / Fishing. Also, Gardening / Farming / Fishing salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Agricultural and Food Science Technician198,000 XOF+94%
Agricultural and Food Scientist455,000 XOF+340%
Agricultural Consultant487,000 XOF+380%
Agricultural Engineer285,000 XOF+180%
Agricultural Inspector297,000 XOF+190%
Agricultural Manager509,000 XOF+400%
Agronomist409,000 XOF+300%
Animal Attendant151,000 XOF+48%
Animal Nutritionist268,000 XOF+160%
Animal Trainer175,000 XOF+71%
Aquaculture and Seafood Farmer168,000 XOF+64%
Bee Keeper92,200 XOF-10%
Commercial Horticulturist232,000 XOF+130%
Diver152,000 XOF+49%
Farm Manager383,000 XOF+270%
Farmer102,000 XOF-0%
Floral Designer121,000 XOF+18%
Foreman85,900 XOF-16%
Forestry and Logging Worker83,800 XOF-18%
Garden Center Helper85,500 XOF-16%
Garden Centre Manager238,000 XOF+130%
Gardener99,000 XOF-3%
General Farm Assistant94,400 XOF-8%
Greenhouse Assistant95,600 XOF-7%
Greenhouse Manager240,000 XOF+130%
Groundsman90,200 XOF-12%
Grower105,000 XOF+3%
Horticultural Worker94,100 XOF-8%
Tree Pruner92,300 XOF-10%
Tree Specialist153,000 XOF+50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dakar115,000 XOF

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 Senegal earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
333,000 XOF
Public Sector+14%
378,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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