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Average Salary in Tanzania 2019

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Tanzania

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Tanzania
Average Salary 2016    =  
1,161,521 TZS
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
1,204,497 TZS
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
1,241,836 TZS
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
1,272,882 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Tanzania are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant896,346 TZS
Administrative Assistant703,979 TZS
Architect1,115,608 TZS
Attorney1,927,495 TZS
Biomedical Engineer1,102,290 TZS
CAD Drafter984,246 TZS
Cashier742,569 TZS
Chartered Accountant1,104,986 TZS
Chef1,066,332 TZS
Chief Executive Officer2,853,338 TZS
Chief Financial Officer2,770,992 TZS
Civil Engineer1,209,160 TZS
Computer Technician1,026,342 TZS
Creative Director1,362,936 TZS
Dentist3,042,652 TZS
Developer / Programmer1,150,495 TZS
Electrical Engineer1,236,446 TZS
Elementary School Teacher909,305 TZS
Engineer1,174,078 TZS
Executive Chef1,180,053 TZS
Flight Attendant1,120,676 TZS
General Manager2,373,951 TZS
Graphic Designer898,587 TZS
Hotel Manager1,954,782 TZS
Human Resources Manager1,722,330 TZS
Internal Auditor1,297,127 TZS
Journalist1,312,457 TZS
Legal Assistant968,361 TZS
Mechanical Engineer1,284,587 TZS
Nurse982,297 TZS
Pharmacist1,391,587 TZS
Photographer906,870 TZS
Pilot1,496,733 TZS
Police Officer1,029,365 TZS
Project Manager1,482,215 TZS
Receptionist915,578 TZS
Sales Manager2,001,851 TZS
Sales Representative844,502 TZS
Secondary School Teacher1,005,097 TZS
Secretary677,377 TZS
Teacher962,938 TZS
Teller889,329 TZS
Travel Agent1,028,324 TZS
Waiter / Waitress770,245 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dar es Salaam1,451,006 TZS
Dodoma1,208,789 TZS
Mwanza1,336,288 TZS
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