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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Uganda 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Uganda?


Average Monthly Salary
2,770,000 UGX
( 33,300,000 UGX yearly)

LOW
1,330,000
UGX
AVERAGE
2,770,000
UGX
HIGH
5,070,000
UGX

A person working in Teaching / Education in Uganda typically earns around 2,770,000 UGX per month. Salaries range from 1,330,000 UGX (lowest average) to 5,070,000 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor2,900,000 UGX
Academic Coach2,870,000 UGX
Academic Manager3,190,000 UGX
Academic Specialist2,470,000 UGX
Academic Staff2,190,000 UGX
Accompanist2,220,000 UGX
Achievement Coach2,660,000 UGX
Admissions Specialist2,410,000 UGX
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,060,000 UGX
Anthropology Teacher2,270,000 UGX
Arabic Language Teacher2,000,000 UGX
Archeology Teacher2,300,000 UGX
Architecture Teacher2,560,000 UGX
Archivist1,900,000 UGX
Art Teacher2,020,000 UGX
Assistant School Principal2,970,000 UGX
Assistant Teacher1,900,000 UGX
Biochemistry Professor 4,040,000 UGX
Biology Teacher2,150,000 UGX
Bursary Scheme Manager2,670,000 UGX
Business Teacher2,330,000 UGX
Chemistry Teacher2,110,000 UGX
Child Care Coordinator2,230,000 UGX
Child Care Worker1,850,000 UGX
Clinical School Psychologist3,190,000 UGX
College Aide2,800,000 UGX
College and Career Readiness Specialist3,040,000 UGX
College President4,940,000 UGX
Communications Teacher2,270,000 UGX
Community Education Officer1,810,000 UGX
Computer Science Teacher2,190,000 UGX
Computer Teacher2,080,000 UGX
Creative Writing Trainer2,630,000 UGX
Credit Counselor2,800,000 UGX
Cultural Studies Teacher2,060,000 UGX
Curriculum Developer2,900,000 UGX
Curriculum Specialist2,800,000 UGX
Demonstrator2,050,000 UGX
Deputy Controller of Examinations2,730,000 UGX
Director of Learning Technology2,930,000 UGX
Distance Learning Coordinator2,530,000 UGX
Economics Lecturer3,740,000 UGX
Education Administrator2,410,000 UGX
Education Assistant Director2,900,000 UGX
Education Assistant Principal2,280,000 UGX
Education Assistant Professor3,010,000 UGX
Education Consultant2,980,000 UGX
Education Coordinator2,250,000 UGX
Education Counselor2,540,000 UGX
Education Director3,930,000 UGX
Education Program Specialist2,830,000 UGX
Education Researcher3,280,000 UGX
Education Resource Specialist2,310,000 UGX
Education Services Facilitator2,500,000 UGX
Educational Psychologist3,470,000 UGX
EFL Teacher2,320,000 UGX
eLearning Trainer2,030,000 UGX
Elementary School Teacher1,740,000 UGX
Engineering Lecturer3,640,000 UGX
Engineering Teacher3,050,000 UGX
English Teacher2,050,000 UGX
ESL Teacher2,210,000 UGX
Faculty Assistant2,660,000 UGX
Foreign Language Teacher2,080,000 UGX
GED Teacher2,050,000 UGX
Geography Teacher2,130,000 UGX
Head of Mathematics Department3,080,000 UGX
Head of School3,760,000 UGX
High School Teacher2,370,000 UGX
History Teacher2,150,000 UGX
Infant Teacher1,650,000 UGX
Instructional Assistant2,330,000 UGX
Instructor2,500,000 UGX
Kindergarten Teacher1,850,000 UGX
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,790,000 UGX
Law Teacher3,010,000 UGX
Learning Designer2,730,000 UGX
Lecturer3,900,000 UGX
Librarian1,790,000 UGX
Library Assistant1,500,000 UGX
Library Director2,670,000 UGX
Library Specialist1,840,000 UGX
Life Sciences Teacher2,060,000 UGX
Math Lecturer3,900,000 UGX
Mathematics Teacher2,440,000 UGX
Mentor2,470,000 UGX
Middle School Teacher2,220,000 UGX
Music Teacher2,020,000 UGX
Nursery Manager3,140,000 UGX
Nursery Worker1,330,000 UGX
Paraprofessional2,930,000 UGX
Physical Education Specialist2,370,000 UGX
Physical Education Teacher2,000,000 UGX
Physics Teacher 2,190,000 UGX
Political Science Teacher2,270,000 UGX
Post Doctoral Researcher3,500,000 UGX
Preschool Education Administrator2,500,000 UGX
Preschool Teacher1,740,000 UGX
Primary School Teacher2,000,000 UGX
Principal3,040,000 UGX
Product Specialist2,560,000 UGX
Professor - Accounting4,000,000 UGX
Professor - Architecture4,170,000 UGX
Professor - Biology3,740,000 UGX
Professor - Business Administration3,740,000 UGX
Professor - Chemical Engineering4,200,000 UGX
Professor - Chemistry4,240,000 UGX
Professor - Civil Engineering3,640,000 UGX
Professor - Communication3,710,000 UGX
Professor - Computer Science4,000,000 UGX
Professor - Dentistry4,270,000 UGX
Professor - Drama3,640,000 UGX
Professor - Economics4,030,000 UGX
Professor - Education4,070,000 UGX
Professor - Electrical Engineering4,340,000 UGX
Professor - English3,640,000 UGX
Professor - Environmental Engineering4,000,000 UGX
Professor - Foreign Languages3,800,000 UGX
Professor - Geological Sciences4,030,000 UGX
Professor - History3,770,000 UGX
Professor - Industrial Engineering3,830,000 UGX
Professor - Law4,270,000 UGX
Professor - Legal Support3,900,000 UGX
Professor - Liberal Arts3,770,000 UGX
Professor - Marketing3,900,000 UGX
Professor - Mathematics4,220,000 UGX
Professor - Mechanical Engineering4,230,000 UGX
Professor - Medical Administration4,370,000 UGX
Professor - Medicine4,560,000 UGX
Professor - Music3,580,000 UGX
Professor - Nursing3,770,000 UGX
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences4,070,000 UGX
Professor - Philosophy3,800,000 UGX
Professor - Physical Therapy4,100,000 UGX
Professor - Physics4,330,000 UGX
Professor - Psychology4,030,000 UGX
Professor - Rehabilitation3,480,000 UGX
Professor - Social Work3,510,000 UGX
Professor - Sociology3,930,000 UGX
Professor - Special Education4,100,000 UGX
Psychology Teacher3,360,000 UGX
Public Management Assistant Professor3,420,000 UGX
School Counselor3,030,000 UGX
Science Educator2,220,000 UGX
Science Laboratory Assistant1,950,000 UGX
Science Teacher2,230,000 UGX
Secondary Mathematics Teacher2,240,000 UGX
Secondary School Teacher2,220,000 UGX
Special Education Teacher2,220,000 UGX
Special Needs Assistant1,950,000 UGX
Statistics Lecturer3,640,000 UGX
Student Accounts Coordinator2,190,000 UGX
Student Development Specialist2,670,000 UGX
Student Employment Specialist2,340,000 UGX
Student Services2,050,000 UGX
Student Support Manager2,600,000 UGX
Substitute Teacher1,790,000 UGX
Teacher1,900,000 UGX
Teacher Aide1,780,000 UGX
Teacher Trainer2,600,000 UGX
Training and Development Specialist2,720,000 UGX
Training Coordinator1,950,000 UGX
Tutor2,060,000 UGX
University Teacher3,740,000 UGX
Vocational Education Teacher2,060,000 UGX

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Uganda

Median and salary distribution monthly Uganda Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Uganda range from 1,330,000 UGX per month (minimum average salary) to 5,070,000 UGX per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,990,000 UGX per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,990,000 UGX while the other half are earning more than 2,990,000 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,950,000 UGX while 75% of them are earning more than 1,950,000 UGX. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,350,000 UGX while 25% are earning more than 4,350,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Uganda Teaching / Education
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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 Teaching / Education earn 27% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
2,440,000 UGX
Male+27%
3,100,000 UGX
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uganda for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Uganda
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uganda

How much are annual salary increments in Uganda for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Uganda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Uganda Teaching / Education
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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

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Uganda

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Uganda Teaching / Education
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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.

61% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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.

Received Bonus
39%
No Bonus
61%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Uganda
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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

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Uganda


16,000 UGX per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uganda is 16,000 UGX. This means that the average person in Uganda earns approximately 16,000 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Uganda
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kampala2,980,000 UGX
2933880 - 5

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