A person working as a Creative Designer in Zambia typically earns around 4,510 ZMK per month. Salaries range from 2,440 ZMK (lowest) to 6,810 ZMK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Creative Designer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Creative Designer salaries in Zambia range from 2,440 ZMK per month (minimum salary) to 6,810 ZMK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,150 ZMK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 4,150 ZMK while the other half are earning more than 4,150 ZMK. 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 Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 2,960 ZMK while 75% of them are earning more than 2,960 ZMK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 5,040 ZMK while 25% are earning more than 5,040 ZMK.
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 your wage. We broke down Creative Designer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Creative Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,830 ZMK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,570 ZMK per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,710 ZMK per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Creative Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,540 ZMK per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,130 ZMK per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,530 ZMK per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Creative Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Creative Designer is 3,440 ZMK per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,880 ZMK per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,100 ZMK per month, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,330 ZMK per month, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+13%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Zambia costs anywhere from 30,000 Zambian Kwacha(s) to 90,000 Zambian Kwacha(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Creative Designer employees in Zambia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Creative Designer(s) in Zambia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Zambia for the year 2021. 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.
A Creative Designer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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 Creative Designer is 20% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advertising Account Executive||6,710 ZMK||+49%|
|Advertising Account Manager||7,380 ZMK||+64%|
|Advertising Account Planner||3,540 ZMK||-21%|
|Advertising Coordinator||4,990 ZMK||+11%|
|Advertising Manager||9,510 ZMK||+110%|
|Advertising Operations Manager||10,200 ZMK||+130%|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||6,560 ZMK||+45%|
|Advertising Team Leader||5,870 ZMK||+30%|
|Art Director||6,020 ZMK||+34%|
|Assistant Art Director||4,470 ZMK||-1%|
|Audiosual Technician||3,450 ZMK||-23%|
|Broadcast Administrator||6,450 ZMK||+43%|
|Catering Sales||3,760 ZMK||-17%|
|Catering Trainer||4,560 ZMK||+1%|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||3,560 ZMK||-21%|
|Conference Organiser||4,450 ZMK||-1%|
|Content and Media Production Lead||6,580 ZMK||+46%|
|Creative Designer||4,510 ZMK||+0%|
|Creative Director||5,990 ZMK||+33%|
|Desktop Publisher||2,740 ZMK||-39%|
|Director of Graphic Design||5,390 ZMK||+20%|
|Events and Promotions Manager||9,640 ZMK||+110%|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||4,750 ZMK||+5%|
|Exhibit Display Manager||5,970 ZMK||+32%|
|Graphic Artist||3,710 ZMK||-18%|
|Graphic Designer||3,850 ZMK||-15%|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||5,270 ZMK||+17%|
|Imagery Analyst||3,450 ZMK||-23%|
|Imaging Technologist||3,600 ZMK||-20%|
|Interaction Designer||3,190 ZMK||-29%|
|Media Planner||4,750 ZMK||+5%|
|Media Production Coordinator||4,630 ZMK||+3%|
|Media Production Manager||7,860 ZMK||+74%|
|Media Project Manager||8,230 ZMK||+83%|
|Media Relations Representative||6,620 ZMK||+47%|
|Media Sales Executive||7,800 ZMK||+73%|
|Multimedia Specialist||3,600 ZMK||-20%|
|PPC Campaign Manager||6,210 ZMK||+38%|
|Print Production Manager||6,860 ZMK||+52%|
|Product and Brand Manager||9,320 ZMK||+110%|
|Sales Promotion Manager||9,470 ZMK||+110%|
|Sketch Artist||4,430 ZMK||-2%|
|Social Media Executive||7,760 ZMK||+72%|
|Technical Typist||2,680 ZMK||-41%|
|User Experience UX Designer||4,150 ZMK||-8%|
|UX Designer||3,490 ZMK||-23%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Zambia earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.