How much money does a person working in Tanzania make?
1,272,882 TZS per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Tanzania typically earns around 1,272,882 TZS 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 Tanzania | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Tanzania range between 172,289 TZS per month (minimum salary) to 5,636,511 TZS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,298,340 TZS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,298,340 TZS while the other half are earning more than 1,298,340 TZS. 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 661,783 TZS while 75% of them are earning more than 661,783 TZS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 3,606,123 TZS while 25% are earning more than 3,606,123 TZS.
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 Tanzania
How are Tanzania salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2017|| = |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2020|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Tanzania are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||703,979 TZS|
|Biomedical Engineer||1,102,290 TZS|
|CAD Drafter||984,246 TZS|
|Chartered Accountant||1,104,986 TZS|
|Chief Executive Officer||2,853,338 TZS|
|Chief Financial Officer||2,770,992 TZS|
|Civil Engineer||1,155,368 TZS|
|Computer Technician||1,026,342 TZS|
|Creative Director||1,362,936 TZS|
|Developer / Programmer||1,150,495 TZS|
|Electrical Engineer||1,236,446 TZS|
|Elementary School Teacher||909,305 TZS|
|Executive Chef||1,180,053 TZS|
|Flight Attendant||1,120,676 TZS|
|General Manager||2,373,951 TZS|
|Graphic Designer||898,587 TZS|
|Hotel Manager||1,954,782 TZS|
|Human Resources Manager||1,722,330 TZS|
|Internal Auditor||1,297,127 TZS|
|Legal Assistant||968,361 TZS|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,284,587 TZS|
|Police Officer||1,029,365 TZS|
|Project Manager||1,482,215 TZS|
|Sales Manager||2,001,851 TZS|
|Sales Representative||844,502 TZS|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,005,097 TZS|
|Travel Agent||1,028,324 TZS|
|Waiter / Waitress||770,245 TZS|
Average Hourly Wage in Tanzania | All Jobs
7,344 TZS per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tanzania | All Jobs is 7,344 TZS. This means that the average person in Tanzania earns approximatly 7,344 TZS 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.
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