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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Zimbabwe 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
148,000 ZWD
( 1,780,000 ZWD yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe typically earns around 148,000 ZWD per month. Salaries range from 54,800 ZWD (lowest average) to 371,000 ZWD (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 Foreman62,900 ZWD
Assembly Line Worker57,200 ZWD
Assembly Supervisor90,000 ZWD
Assistance Maintenance Manager228,000 ZWD
Assistant Shipping Manager188,000 ZWD
Chemical Equipment Controller140,000 ZWD
Chemical Technican Apprentice116,000 ZWD
CNC Machinist132,000 ZWD
CNC Operator131,000 ZWD
CNC Programmer151,000 ZWD
Colour Technologist73,000 ZWD
Contracts Manager249,000 ZWD
Data Collection Coordinator106,000 ZWD
Demand Planner86,300 ZWD
Derrick Operator64,600 ZWD
Director of Manufacturing369,000 ZWD
Dock Worker59,300 ZWD
Drying Technician59,500 ZWD
Equipment Operator53,700 ZWD
Export Sales Coordinator178,000 ZWD
Factory Superintendent89,700 ZWD
Factory Worker65,800 ZWD
Failure Analysis Technician90,100 ZWD
Fiberglass Laminator62,400 ZWD
Food Technologist108,000 ZWD
Forklift Driver62,000 ZWD
Forming Machine Operator62,300 ZWD
Furnace Operator59,400 ZWD
Gas Appliance Repairer62,800 ZWD
General Warehouse Associate104,000 ZWD
Heavy Equipment Operator82,200 ZWD
HSE Manager255,000 ZWD
Industrial Engineer205,000 ZWD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic123,000 ZWD
Industrial Production Manager365,000 ZWD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer189,000 ZWD
Intake Operator82,800 ZWD
Key Account Manager297,000 ZWD
Lift Truck Operator64,200 ZWD
Loading Supervisor110,000 ZWD
Logistic Coordinator162,000 ZWD
Logistics Clerk71,900 ZWD
Machine Operator61,700 ZWD
Machinist61,700 ZWD
Maintenance Manager223,000 ZWD
Maintenance Store Clerk64,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineer187,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager280,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist221,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Manager341,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Operative102,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Production Technician74,100 ZWD
Manufacturing Supervisor168,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Technician71,600 ZWD
Materials Supervisor166,000 ZWD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer199,000 ZWD
Mechanical Foreman63,000 ZWD
Merchandise Planner102,000 ZWD
Metrology Engineer190,000 ZWD
Operations Engineer192,000 ZWD
Operations Manager307,000 ZWD
Order Management Coordinator155,000 ZWD
Order Processing Manager265,000 ZWD
Order Selector73,700 ZWD
Package Handler56,800 ZWD
Packaging Manager211,000 ZWD
Packer62,600 ZWD
Packing Deputy Supervisor158,000 ZWD
Planning Manager279,000 ZWD
Plant Manager319,000 ZWD
Precision Instrument Repairer91,900 ZWD
Process Technician73,100 ZWD
Product Manager315,000 ZWD
Production Analyst259,000 ZWD
Production Director386,000 ZWD
Production Engineer201,000 ZWD
Production Engineering Supervisor306,000 ZWD
Production Inspector201,000 ZWD
Production Laborer54,900 ZWD
Production Manager354,000 ZWD
Production Scheduler152,000 ZWD
Production Supervisor199,000 ZWD
Quality Control Analyst262,000 ZWD
Quality Control Inspector209,000 ZWD
Quality Control Manager276,000 ZWD
Service Technician72,700 ZWD
SHEQ Officer94,900 ZWD
Shipping Manager298,000 ZWD
Small Engine Mechanic106,000 ZWD
Spray Painter59,200 ZWD
Sterile Processing Technician70,000 ZWD
Structural Welder53,300 ZWD
Supply Chain Operative177,000 ZWD
Technical Operator84,700 ZWD
Technology Development Manager347,000 ZWD
Testing Technician135,000 ZWD
Toolmaker102,000 ZWD
Warehouse Operative65,400 ZWD
Warehouse Worker68,300 ZWD
Warranty Handler108,000 ZWD
Welder59,600 ZWD
Workshop Manager224,000 ZWD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Zimbabwe

Median and salary distribution Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
189,000 ZWD or more
10% of people earn
156,000 to 189,000 ZWD
20% of people earn
83,300 ZWD or less
65% of people earn
83,300 to 156,000 ZWD
Minimum Salary
54,800 ZWD
139,000 ZWD
371,000 ZWD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Zimbabwe range from 54,800 ZWD per month (starting average salary) to 371,000 ZWD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 139,000 ZWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 139,000 ZWD while the other half are earning more than 139,000 ZWD. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 107,000 ZWD while 75% of them are earning more than 107,000 ZWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 177,000 ZWD while 25% are earning more than 177,000 ZWD.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 83,300 ZWD to 156,000 ZWD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 83,300 ZWD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 156,000 ZWD to 189,000 ZWD. Only 5% of people grossed 189,000 ZWD or more.

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?

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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 Zimbabwe costs anywhere from 1,080,000 Zimbabwe Dollar(s) to 3,250,000 Zimbabwe Dollar(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Factory and Manufacturing

Salary comparison by gender Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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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 Zimbabwe who work in Factory and Manufacturing earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

157,000 ZWD
139,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Zimbabwe for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Zimbabwe

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe 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.

Zimbabwe / All Professions

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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 Zimbabwe is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Zimbabwe for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Zimbabwe

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low bonus-based field. 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Zimbabwe

How do Factory and Manufacturing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
128,000 ZWD
Average Salary 2020+4%
133,000 ZWD
Average Salary 2021+4%
138,000 ZWD
Average Salary 2022+4%
143,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Zimbabwe are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Zimbabwe

850 ZWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Zimbabwe is 850 ZWD. This means that the average person in Zimbabwe earns approximately 850 ZWD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Zimbabwe is 320 ZWD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

148,000 ZWD
217,000 ZWD
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Zimbabwe
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bulawayo149,000 ZWD
Harare156,000 ZWD

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

Private Sector
193,000 ZWD
Public Sector+25%
241,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 139,000 ZWD and 177,000 ZWD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe is ranges from 107,000 ZWD to 177,000 ZWD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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