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Average Salary in Botswana 2019

How much money does a person working in Botswana make?

11,838 BWP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Botswana typically earns around 11,838 BWP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Botswana | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Botswana

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Botswana range between 1,602 BWP per month (minimum salary) to 52,418 BWP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,364 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,364 BWP while the other half are earning more than 11,364 BWP. 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 the population are earning less than 5,835 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,835 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 29,340 BWP while 25% are earning more than 29,340 BWP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Botswana

How are Botswana salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Botswana
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,091 BWP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,501 BWP
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
11,651 BWP
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
11,838 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Botswana are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant7,991 BWP
Administrative Assistant6,341 BWP
Architect10,269 BWP
Attorney17,361 BWP
Biomedical Engineer10,590 BWP
CAD Drafter8,665 BWP
Cashier6,579 BWP
Chartered Accountant10,499 BWP
Chef9,388 BWP
Chief Executive Officer26,852 BWP
Chief Financial Officer25,008 BWP
Civil Engineer10,912 BWP
Computer Technician9,281 BWP
Creative Director12,325 BWP
Dentist28,909 BWP
Developer / Programmer10,150 BWP
Electrical Engineer11,636 BWP
Elementary School Teacher8,073 BWP
Engineer10,269 BWP
Executive Chef10,692 BWP
Flight Attendant9,759 BWP
General Manager21,636 BWP
Graphic Designer7,877 BWP
Hotel Manager17,392 BWP
Human Resources Manager16,017 BWP
Internal Auditor12,183 BWP
Journalist11,868 BWP
Legal Assistant8,843 BWP
Mechanical Engineer11,357 BWP
Nurse9,098 BWP
Pharmacist12,783 BWP
Photographer8,184 BWP
Pilot14,003 BWP
Police Officer9,023 BWP
Project Manager13,105 BWP
Receptionist6,302 BWP
Sales Manager19,020 BWP
Sales Representative7,354 BWP
Secondary School Teacher9,233 BWP
Secretary6,337 BWP
Teacher9,027 BWP
Teller7,863 BWP
Travel Agent9,659 BWP
Waiter / Waitress7,332 BWP

Average Hourly Wage in Botswana | All Jobs

68 BWP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana | All Jobs is 68 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximatly 68 BWP for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone14,554 BWP
14764 - 47
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