A person working in Teaching / Education in Tanzania typically earns around 1,340,000 TZS per month. Salaries range from 642,000 TZS (lowest average) to 2,440,000 TZS (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||1,410,000 TZS|
|Academic Coach||1,330,000 TZS|
|Academic Manager||1,590,000 TZS|
|Academic Specialist||1,220,000 TZS|
|Academic Staff||1,070,000 TZS|
|Achievement Coach||1,420,000 TZS|
|Admissions Specialist||1,230,000 TZS|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,030,000 TZS|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,120,000 TZS|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,030,000 TZS|
|Archeology Teacher||1,080,000 TZS|
|Architecture Teacher||1,190,000 TZS|
|Art Teacher||959,000 TZS|
|Assistant School Principal||1,380,000 TZS|
|Assistant Teacher||920,000 TZS|
|Biochemistry Professor||1,990,000 TZS|
|Biology Teacher||1,100,000 TZS|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||1,310,000 TZS|
|Business Teacher||1,090,000 TZS|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,060,000 TZS|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,110,000 TZS|
|Child Care Worker||909,000 TZS|
|Clinical School Psychologist||1,640,000 TZS|
|College Aide||1,370,000 TZS|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||1,470,000 TZS|
|College President||2,410,000 TZS|
|Communications Teacher||1,060,000 TZS|
|Community Education Officer||920,000 TZS|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,020,000 TZS|
|Computer Teacher||1,000,000 TZS|
|Creative Writing Trainer||1,310,000 TZS|
|Credit Counselor||1,360,000 TZS|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,050,000 TZS|
|Curriculum Developer||1,410,000 TZS|
|Curriculum Specialist||1,400,000 TZS|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||1,260,000 TZS|
|Director of Learning Technology||1,440,000 TZS|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||1,230,000 TZS|
|Economics Lecturer||1,840,000 TZS|
|Education Administrator||1,260,000 TZS|
|Education Assistant Director||1,360,000 TZS|
|Education Assistant Principal||1,210,000 TZS|
|Education Assistant Professor||1,560,000 TZS|
|Education Consultant||1,520,000 TZS|
|Education Coordinator||1,180,000 TZS|
|Education Counselor||1,320,000 TZS|
|Education Director||1,830,000 TZS|
|Education Program Specialist||1,350,000 TZS|
|Education Researcher||1,550,000 TZS|
|Education Resource Specialist||1,190,000 TZS|
|Education Services Facilitator||1,280,000 TZS|
|Educational Psychologist||1,750,000 TZS|
|EFL Teacher||1,070,000 TZS|
|eLearning Trainer||1,020,000 TZS|
|Elementary School Teacher||909,000 TZS|
|Engineering Lecturer||1,800,000 TZS|
|Engineering Teacher||1,530,000 TZS|
|English Teacher||1,020,000 TZS|
|ESL Teacher||1,090,000 TZS|
|Faculty Assistant||1,380,000 TZS|
|Foreign Language Teacher||967,000 TZS|
|GED Teacher||932,000 TZS|
|Geography Teacher||1,020,000 TZS|
|Head of Mathematics Department||1,530,000 TZS|
|Head of School||1,770,000 TZS|
|High School Teacher||1,200,000 TZS|
|History Teacher||1,110,000 TZS|
|Infant Teacher||802,000 TZS|
|Instructional Assistant||1,090,000 TZS|
|Kindergarten Teacher||877,000 TZS|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||911,000 TZS|
|Law Teacher||1,580,000 TZS|
|Learning Designer||1,250,000 TZS|
|Library Assistant||732,000 TZS|
|Library Director||1,230,000 TZS|
|Library Specialist||925,000 TZS|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,100,000 TZS|
|Math Lecturer||1,980,000 TZS|
|Mathematics Teacher||1,260,000 TZS|
|Middle School Teacher||1,120,000 TZS|
|Music Teacher||999,000 TZS|
|Nursery Manager||1,640,000 TZS|
|Nursery Worker||690,000 TZS|
|Physical Education Specialist||1,180,000 TZS|
|Physical Education Teacher||945,000 TZS|
|Physics Teacher||1,150,000 TZS|
|Political Science Teacher||1,080,000 TZS|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||1,670,000 TZS|
|Preschool Education Administrator||1,190,000 TZS|
|Preschool Teacher||863,000 TZS|
|Primary School Teacher||930,000 TZS|
|Product Specialist||1,220,000 TZS|
|Professor - Accounting||2,020,000 TZS|
|Professor - Architecture||2,080,000 TZS|
|Professor - Biology||1,840,000 TZS|
|Professor - Business Administration||1,820,000 TZS|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||2,030,000 TZS|
|Professor - Chemistry||2,020,000 TZS|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||1,900,000 TZS|
|Professor - Communication||1,910,000 TZS|
|Professor - Computer Science||2,040,000 TZS|
|Professor - Dentistry||1,950,000 TZS|
|Professor - Drama||1,820,000 TZS|
|Professor - Economics||1,990,000 TZS|
|Professor - Education||1,990,000 TZS|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||2,100,000 TZS|
|Professor - English||1,920,000 TZS|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||2,090,000 TZS|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||1,770,000 TZS|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||1,860,000 TZS|
|Professor - History||1,910,000 TZS|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||1,920,000 TZS|
|Professor - Law||2,110,000 TZS|
|Professor - Legal Support||1,900,000 TZS|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||2,010,000 TZS|
|Professor - Marketing||2,030,000 TZS|
|Professor - Mathematics||2,020,000 TZS|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||2,000,000 TZS|
|Professor - Medical Administration||2,050,000 TZS|
|Professor - Medicine||2,330,000 TZS|
|Professor - Music||1,810,000 TZS|
|Professor - Nursing||1,880,000 TZS|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||2,010,000 TZS|
|Professor - Philosophy||1,860,000 TZS|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||1,980,000 TZS|
|Professor - Physics||2,070,000 TZS|
|Professor - Psychology||1,910,000 TZS|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||1,800,000 TZS|
|Professor - Social Work||1,800,000 TZS|
|Professor - Sociology||1,990,000 TZS|
|Professor - Special Education||1,860,000 TZS|
|Psychology Teacher||1,550,000 TZS|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||1,640,000 TZS|
|School Counselor||1,510,000 TZS|
|Science Educator||1,080,000 TZS|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||939,000 TZS|
|Science Teacher||1,060,000 TZS|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,140,000 TZS|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,010,000 TZS|
|Special Education Teacher||1,090,000 TZS|
|Special Needs Assistant||904,000 TZS|
|Statistics Lecturer||1,870,000 TZS|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,050,000 TZS|
|Student Development Specialist||1,230,000 TZS|
|Student Employment Specialist||1,180,000 TZS|
|Student Services||978,000 TZS|
|Student Support Manager||1,350,000 TZS|
|Substitute Teacher||922,000 TZS|
|Teacher Aide||858,000 TZS|
|Teacher Trainer||1,240,000 TZS|
|Training and Development Specialist||1,450,000 TZS|
|Training Coordinator||928,000 TZS|
|University Teacher||1,910,000 TZS|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,090,000 TZS|
Teaching / Education salaries in Tanzania range from 642,000 TZS per month (minimum average salary) to 2,440,000 TZS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,420,000 TZS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,420,000 TZS while the other half are earning more than 1,420,000 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 people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 928,000 TZS while 75% of them are earning more than 928,000 TZS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,050,000 TZS while 25% are earning more than 2,050,000 TZS.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Tanzania costs anywhere from 6,310,000 Tanzanian Shilling(s) to 18,900,000 Tanzanian Shilling(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Tanzania who work in Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Tanzania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Tanzania 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.
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.
46% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
|Dar es Salaam||1,530,000 TZS|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tanzania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.