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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Uganda 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Uganda?

Average Monthly Salary
1,790,000 UGX
( 21,500,000 UGX yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Uganda typically earns around 1,790,000 UGX per month. Salaries range from 663,000 UGX (lowest average) to 4,490,000 UGX (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman759,000 UGX
Assembly Line Worker684,000 UGX
Assembly Supervisor1,060,000 UGX
Assistance Maintenance Manager2,580,000 UGX
Assistant Shipping Manager2,340,000 UGX
Chemical Equipment Controller1,700,000 UGX
Chemical Technican Apprentice1,500,000 UGX
CNC Machinist1,680,000 UGX
CNC Operator1,640,000 UGX
CNC Programmer1,760,000 UGX
Colour Technologist897,000 UGX
Contracts Manager3,120,000 UGX
Data Collection Coordinator1,210,000 UGX
Demand Planner1,050,000 UGX
Derrick Operator779,000 UGX
Director of Manufacturing4,260,000 UGX
Dock Worker700,000 UGX
Drying Technician684,000 UGX
Equipment Operator663,000 UGX
Export Sales Coordinator2,210,000 UGX
Factory Superintendent1,160,000 UGX
Factory Worker780,000 UGX
Failure Analysis Technician1,160,000 UGX
Fiberglass Laminator761,000 UGX
Food Technologist1,390,000 UGX
Forklift Driver741,000 UGX
Forming Machine Operator820,000 UGX
Furnace Operator722,000 UGX
Gas Appliance Repairer722,000 UGX
General Warehouse Associate1,200,000 UGX
Heavy Equipment Operator956,000 UGX
HSE Manager3,200,000 UGX
Industrial Engineer2,380,000 UGX
Industrial Machinery Mechanic1,440,000 UGX
Industrial Production Manager4,210,000 UGX
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer2,360,000 UGX
Intake Operator980,000 UGX
Key Account Manager3,690,000 UGX
Lift Truck Operator741,000 UGX
Loading Supervisor1,370,000 UGX
Logistic Coordinator1,820,000 UGX
Logistics Clerk874,000 UGX
Machine Operator759,000 UGX
Machinist760,000 UGX
Maintenance Manager2,880,000 UGX
Maintenance Store Clerk780,000 UGX
Manufacturing Engineer2,360,000 UGX
Manufacturing Engineering Manager3,690,000 UGX
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist2,700,000 UGX
Manufacturing Manager4,220,000 UGX
Manufacturing Operative1,280,000 UGX
Manufacturing Production Technician984,000 UGX
Manufacturing Supervisor2,030,000 UGX
Manufacturing Technician836,000 UGX
Materials Supervisor2,010,000 UGX
Mechanical Fitter Engineer2,320,000 UGX
Mechanical Foreman722,000 UGX
Merchandise Planner1,310,000 UGX
Metrology Engineer2,340,000 UGX
Operations Engineer2,210,000 UGX
Operations Manager3,630,000 UGX
Order Management Coordinator1,970,000 UGX
Order Processing Manager3,240,000 UGX
Order Selector874,000 UGX
Package Handler720,000 UGX
Packaging Manager2,420,000 UGX
Packer779,000 UGX
Packing Deputy Supervisor1,970,000 UGX
Planning Manager3,350,000 UGX
Plant Manager4,100,000 UGX
Precision Instrument Repairer1,110,000 UGX
Process Technician893,000 UGX
Product Manager3,720,000 UGX
Production Analyst3,320,000 UGX
Production Director4,600,000 UGX
Production Engineer2,400,000 UGX
Production Engineering Supervisor3,600,000 UGX
Production Inspector2,600,000 UGX
Production Laborer697,000 UGX
Production Manager4,510,000 UGX
Production Scheduler1,890,000 UGX
Production Supervisor2,460,000 UGX
Quality Control Analyst2,960,000 UGX
Quality Control Inspector2,520,000 UGX
Quality Control Manager3,390,000 UGX
Service Technician917,000 UGX
SHEQ Officer1,110,000 UGX
Shipping Manager3,590,000 UGX
Small Engine Mechanic1,330,000 UGX
Spray Painter779,000 UGX
Sterile Processing Technician880,000 UGX
Structural Welder646,000 UGX
Supply Chain Operative2,050,000 UGX
Technical Operator1,030,000 UGX
Technology Development Manager4,200,000 UGX
Testing Technician1,760,000 UGX
Toolmaker1,230,000 UGX
Warehouse Operative779,000 UGX
Warehouse Worker800,000 UGX
Warranty Handler1,330,000 UGX
Welder740,000 UGX
Workshop Manager2,720,000 UGX

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Uganda

Median and salary distribution monthly Uganda Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Uganda range from 663,000 UGX per month (minimum average salary) to 4,490,000 UGX per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,930,000 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 1,930,000 UGX while the other half are earning more than 1,930,000 UGX. 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 1,170,000 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,170,000 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 3,470,000 UGX while 25% are earning more than 3,470,000 UGX.

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?

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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.

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 Uganda costs anywhere from 13,100,000 Uganda Shilling(s) to 39,300,000 Uganda 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Uganda Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Uganda who work in Factory and Manufacturing earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,930,000 UGX
1,650,000 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uganda for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uganda

How much are annual salary increments in Uganda for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Uganda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Uganda Factory and Manufacturing
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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.

Uganda / 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 Uganda is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Uganda for the year 2019. 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Uganda

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Uganda Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

86% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Uganda

10,300 UGX per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uganda is 10,300 UGX. This means that the average person in Uganda earns approximately 10,300 UGX 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Uganda
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kampala1,930,000 UGX

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 Uganda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,330,000 UGX
Public Sector+25%
2,910,000 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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