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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Zimbabwe 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
230,000 ZWD
( 2,760,000 ZWD yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Zimbabwe typically earns around 230,000 ZWD per month. Salaries range from 110,000 ZWD (lowest average) to 419,000 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 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 Advisor222,000 ZWD
Academic Coach236,000 ZWD
Academic Manager272,000 ZWD
Academic Specialist194,000 ZWD
Academic Staff175,000 ZWD
Accompanist186,000 ZWD
Achievement Coach217,000 ZWD
Admissions Specialist203,000 ZWD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher173,000 ZWD
Anthropology Teacher188,000 ZWD
Arabic Language Teacher174,000 ZWD
Archeology Teacher185,000 ZWD
Architecture Teacher210,000 ZWD
Archivist161,000 ZWD
Art Teacher176,000 ZWD
Assistant School Principal244,000 ZWD
Assistant Teacher159,000 ZWD
Biochemistry Professor 322,000 ZWD
Biology Teacher180,000 ZWD
Bursary Scheme Manager213,000 ZWD
Business Teacher198,000 ZWD
Chemistry Teacher180,000 ZWD
Child Care Coordinator175,000 ZWD
Child Care Worker147,000 ZWD
Clinical School Psychologist268,000 ZWD
College Aide233,000 ZWD
College and Career Readiness Specialist233,000 ZWD
College President401,000 ZWD
Communications Teacher183,000 ZWD
Community Education Officer151,000 ZWD
Computer Science Teacher170,000 ZWD
Computer Teacher172,000 ZWD
Creative Writing Trainer217,000 ZWD
Credit Counselor225,000 ZWD
Cultural Studies Teacher181,000 ZWD
Curriculum Developer230,000 ZWD
Curriculum Specialist227,000 ZWD
Demonstrator162,000 ZWD
Deputy Controller of Examinations225,000 ZWD
Director of Learning Technology239,000 ZWD
Distance Learning Coordinator193,000 ZWD
Economics Lecturer322,000 ZWD
Education Administrator199,000 ZWD
Education Assistant Director234,000 ZWD
Education Assistant Principal196,000 ZWD
Education Assistant Professor249,000 ZWD
Education Consultant261,000 ZWD
Education Coordinator185,000 ZWD
Education Counselor212,000 ZWD
Education Director335,000 ZWD
Education Program Specialist238,000 ZWD
Education Researcher254,000 ZWD
Education Resource Specialist202,000 ZWD
Education Services Facilitator201,000 ZWD
Educational Psychologist284,000 ZWD
EFL Teacher182,000 ZWD
eLearning Trainer159,000 ZWD
Elementary School Teacher144,000 ZWD
Engineering Lecturer297,000 ZWD
Engineering Teacher261,000 ZWD
English Teacher175,000 ZWD
ESL Teacher181,000 ZWD
Faculty Assistant221,000 ZWD
Foreign Language Teacher163,000 ZWD
GED Teacher170,000 ZWD
Geography Teacher179,000 ZWD
Head of Mathematics Department244,000 ZWD
Head of School292,000 ZWD
High School Teacher201,000 ZWD
History Teacher188,000 ZWD
Infant Teacher134,000 ZWD
Instructional Assistant189,000 ZWD
Instructor205,000 ZWD
Kindergarten Teacher143,000 ZWD
Language Instructor For Expatriate144,000 ZWD
Law Teacher247,000 ZWD
Learning Designer215,000 ZWD
Lecturer305,000 ZWD
Librarian144,000 ZWD
Library Assistant125,000 ZWD
Library Director219,000 ZWD
Library Specialist162,000 ZWD
Life Sciences Teacher177,000 ZWD
Math Lecturer330,000 ZWD
Mathematics Teacher205,000 ZWD
Mentor193,000 ZWD
Middle School Teacher186,000 ZWD
Music Teacher173,000 ZWD
Nursery Manager272,000 ZWD
Nursery Worker106,000 ZWD
Paraprofessional244,000 ZWD
Physical Education Specialist193,000 ZWD
Physical Education Teacher169,000 ZWD
Physics Teacher 189,000 ZWD
Political Science Teacher199,000 ZWD
Post Doctoral Researcher280,000 ZWD
Preschool Education Administrator210,000 ZWD
Preschool Teacher155,000 ZWD
Primary School Teacher170,000 ZWD
Principal264,000 ZWD
Product Specialist198,000 ZWD
Professor - Accounting327,000 ZWD
Professor - Architecture314,000 ZWD
Professor - Biology317,000 ZWD
Professor - Business Administration323,000 ZWD
Professor - Chemical Engineering334,000 ZWD
Professor - Chemistry343,000 ZWD
Professor - Civil Engineering301,000 ZWD
Professor - Communication311,000 ZWD
Professor - Computer Science309,000 ZWD
Professor - Dentistry337,000 ZWD
Professor - Drama323,000 ZWD
Professor - Economics329,000 ZWD
Professor - Education338,000 ZWD
Professor - Electrical Engineering332,000 ZWD
Professor - English314,000 ZWD
Professor - Environmental Engineering317,000 ZWD
Professor - Foreign Languages307,000 ZWD
Professor - Geological Sciences332,000 ZWD
Professor - History316,000 ZWD
Professor - Industrial Engineering327,000 ZWD
Professor - Law335,000 ZWD
Professor - Legal Support312,000 ZWD
Professor - Liberal Arts307,000 ZWD
Professor - Marketing326,000 ZWD
Professor - Mathematics351,000 ZWD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering358,000 ZWD
Professor - Medical Administration341,000 ZWD
Professor - Medicine400,000 ZWD
Professor - Music289,000 ZWD
Professor - Nursing310,000 ZWD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences308,000 ZWD
Professor - Philosophy324,000 ZWD
Professor - Physical Therapy355,000 ZWD
Professor - Physics346,000 ZWD
Professor - Psychology328,000 ZWD
Professor - Rehabilitation289,000 ZWD
Professor - Social Work296,000 ZWD
Professor - Sociology305,000 ZWD
Professor - Special Education325,000 ZWD
Psychology Teacher277,000 ZWD
Public Management Assistant Professor276,000 ZWD
School Counselor237,000 ZWD
Science Educator180,000 ZWD
Science Laboratory Assistant161,000 ZWD
Science Teacher188,000 ZWD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher180,000 ZWD
Secondary School Teacher176,000 ZWD
Special Education Teacher188,000 ZWD
Special Needs Assistant152,000 ZWD
Statistics Lecturer303,000 ZWD
Student Accounts Coordinator177,000 ZWD
Student Development Specialist209,000 ZWD
Student Employment Specialist207,000 ZWD
Student Services166,000 ZWD
Student Support Manager218,000 ZWD
Substitute Teacher150,000 ZWD
Teacher165,000 ZWD
Teacher Aide136,000 ZWD
Teacher Trainer216,000 ZWD
Training and Development Specialist234,000 ZWD
Training Coordinator170,000 ZWD
Tutor169,000 ZWD
University Teacher300,000 ZWD
Vocational Education Teacher178,000 ZWD

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Zimbabwe

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

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Zimbabwe range from 110,000 ZWD per month (minimum average salary) to 419,000 ZWD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 248,000 ZWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 248,000 ZWD while the other half are earning more than 248,000 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

    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 161,000 ZWD while 75% of them are earning more than 161,000 ZWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 361,000 ZWD while 25% are earning more than 361,000 ZWD.

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 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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe who work in Teaching / Education earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

244,000 ZWD
216,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Zimbabwe for all Careers

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

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

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe 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.

Zimbabwe / 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 Zimbabwe is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Zimbabwe

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Zimbabwe 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
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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Zimbabwe

1,330 ZWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Zimbabwe is 1,330 ZWD. This means that the average person in Zimbabwe earns approximately 1,330 ZWD 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 Zimbabwe
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bulawayo232,000 ZWD
Harare243,000 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

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