A person working in Information Technology in Botswana typically earns around 11,500 BWP per month. Salaries range from 1,670 BWP (lowest average) to 18,200 BWP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||11,400 BWP|
|ABAP Developer||10,400 BWP|
|Advertising Account Planner||10,000 BWP|
|Android Developer||10,200 BWP|
|Angular Developer||10,400 BWP|
|Application Consultant||12,500 BWP|
|Applications System Specialist||10,500 BWP|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||12,400 BWP|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||11,700 BWP|
|AS400 Programmer||11,300 BWP|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||13,700 BWP|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||13,800 BWP|
|Avaloq Developer||10,700 BWP|
|BizTalk Developer||10,900 BWP|
|Blockchain Associate||11,100 BWP|
|Blockchain Developer||10,700 BWP|
|Build and Release Engineer||10,600 BWP|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||12,700 BWP|
|Business Intelligence Developer||11,900 BWP|
|Business Objects Developer||10,800 BWP|
|Business Process Consultant||12,500 BWP|
|Business Systems Analyst||10,800 BWP|
|C# Developer||10,900 BWP|
|C++ Developer||12,100 BWP|
|Capacity Planning Manager||16,000 BWP|
|Change Administrator||10,000 BWP|
|Chief Information Security Officer||16,100 BWP|
|Client Delivery Manager||15,000 BWP|
|CMS Developer||9,660 BWP|
|Computer Animator||9,780 BWP|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||9,660 BWP|
|Computer Networks Architect||11,500 BWP|
|Computer Operator||7,840 BWP|
|Computer Technician||9,280 BWP|
|Copy Editor||9,190 BWP|
|CRM Application Administrator||11,000 BWP|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||13,700 BWP|
|Curam Developer||9,770 BWP|
|Data Analyst||10,800 BWP|
|Data Architect||11,800 BWP|
|Data Center Technician||10,200 BWP|
|Data Entry Supervisor||9,190 BWP|
|Data Manager||12,800 BWP|
|Data Modeling Analyst||11,300 BWP|
|Data Quality Analyst||11,400 BWP|
|Data Security Analyst||11,500 BWP|
|Data Security Manager||13,400 BWP|
|Data Warehousing Manager||12,300 BWP|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||11,300 BWP|
|Database Administration Manager||12,500 BWP|
|Database Administrator||11,900 BWP|
|Database Analyst||12,700 BWP|
|Database Developer||11,600 BWP|
|Database Report Writer||11,000 BWP|
|Delivery Manager||12,000 BWP|
|Developer / Programmer||10,200 BWP|
|Development Manager||13,100 BWP|
|Director of Application Development||15,200 BWP|
|Director of Technology||17,800 BWP|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||11,500 BWP|
|Documentation Specialist||9,900 BWP|
|E-Commerce Manager||13,600 BWP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||13,400 BWP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||15,000 BWP|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||14,500 BWP|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||15,800 BWP|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||14,700 BWP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||12,500 BWP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||17,200 BWP|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||11,800 BWP|
|ERP Analyst||12,400 BWP|
|ERP Project Manager||15,000 BWP|
|Ethical Hacker||10,500 BWP|
|Financial Systems Manager||16,200 BWP|
|Flash Developer||9,990 BWP|
|Front End Developer||9,100 BWP|
|Full Stack Developer||10,900 BWP|
|Functional Analyst||12,200 BWP|
|Game Developer||10,900 BWP|
|GIS Analyst||10,900 BWP|
|GIS Developer||11,000 BWP|
|Global BI Analyst||12,300 BWP|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||10,400 BWP|
|Graphics Programmer||10,300 BWP|
|Graphics Web Designer||9,330 BWP|
|Hardware Design Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||17,100 BWP|
|Hardware Technician||8,950 BWP|
|Head of Development||15,700 BWP|
|Help Desk Analyst||11,500 BWP|
|Help Desk Manager||11,200 BWP|
|Help Desk Support||8,010 BWP|
|Helpdesk Manager||12,600 BWP|
|Imaging Programmer||9,700 BWP|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||12,100 BWP|
|Information Assurance Analyst||11,700 BWP|
|Information Program Director||15,000 BWP|
|Information Security Administrator||11,100 BWP|
|Information Security Analyst||11,600 BWP|
|Information Security Engineer||10,300 BWP|
|Information Security Manager||14,700 BWP|
|Information Security Specialist||12,500 BWP|
|Information Services Consultant||12,800 BWP|
|Information Technology Administrator||9,550 BWP|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||14,700 BWP|
|Information Technology Consultant||11,400 BWP|
|Information Technology Coordinator||9,660 BWP|
|Information Technology Director||19,200 BWP|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||9,700 BWP|
|Information Technology Manager||16,700 BWP|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||17,400 BWP|
|Information Technology Product Manager||15,800 BWP|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||9,470 BWP|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||12,400 BWP|
|Information Technology Project Leader||13,000 BWP|
|Information Technology Project Manager||13,900 BWP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||13,900 BWP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||12,700 BWP|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||12,000 BWP|
|Information Technology Support||8,000 BWP|
|Information Technology Team Leader||13,400 BWP|
|Information Technology Trainer||11,900 BWP|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||11,200 BWP|
|Interface Design Manager||15,100 BWP|
|Interface Designer||9,440 BWP|
|IOS Developer||11,200 BWP|
|Java Developer||10,600 BWP|
|Lead Developer||12,300 BWP|
|Linux Administrator||11,300 BWP|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||11,800 BWP|
|Lotus Notes Developer||11,700 BWP|
|Mail Server Administrator||10,600 BWP|
|Major Incident Manager||12,900 BWP|
|Managed Service Specialist||11,700 BWP|
|Microsystems Engineer||11,400 BWP|
|Mobile Developer||10,500 BWP|
|Multimedia Developer||10,300 BWP|
|Multimedia Services Manager||13,100 BWP|
|Network Administration Team Lead||13,200 BWP|
|Network Administrator||9,660 BWP|
|Network Analyst||10,500 BWP|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||16,600 BWP|
|Network Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Network Engineering Manager||12,800 BWP|
|Network Security Systems Manager||12,800 BWP|
|Network Specialist||11,200 BWP|
|Network Technician||9,130 BWP|
|Nodejs Developer||12,300 BWP|
|NT Systems Administrator||10,700 BWP|
|Numerical Control Programmer||9,200 BWP|
|Online Banking Manager||17,700 BWP|
|Online Banking Specialist||14,500 BWP|
|OPS Manager||13,400 BWP|
|Oracle Database Administrator||11,300 BWP|
|Oracle Developer||11,900 BWP|
|Perl Developer||10,200 BWP|
|PHP Developer||9,820 BWP|
|Python Developer||11,400 BWP|
|Records Manager||9,390 BWP|
|Remedy Developer||9,470 BWP|
|Reporting Analyst||11,700 BWP|
|Ruby Developer||10,500 BWP|
|Salesforce Administrator||11,500 BWP|
|Salesforce Developer||8,810 BWP|
|SAP Consultant||11,900 BWP|
|SAS Programmer||9,940 BWP|
|Scrum Master||9,700 BWP|
|SEO Associate||9,240 BWP|
|SEO Manager||14,600 BWP|
|Service Delivery Manager||14,300 BWP|
|Service Level Manager||15,300 BWP|
|Service Support Lead||11,100 BWP|
|SharePoint Administrator||10,600 BWP|
|Sharepoint Consultant||12,000 BWP|
|Sharepoint Developer||10,200 BWP|
|Shift Leader||11,900 BWP|
|SOA Analyst||12,000 BWP|
|SOC Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|Software Analyst||10,900 BWP|
|Software Architect||11,700 BWP|
|Software Development Manager||13,200 BWP|
|Software Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|Software QA Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Software Sales||10,000 BWP|
|Software Specialist||10,100 BWP|
|Software Support Engineer||9,020 BWP|
|Software Test Engineer||9,870 BWP|
|Solutions Architect||12,600 BWP|
|Storage Engineer||9,200 BWP|
|Support Analyst||10,100 BWP|
|Support Specialist||11,700 BWP|
|System Administrator||9,940 BWP|
|Systems Analyst||11,000 BWP|
|Systems Architect||11,600 BWP|
|Systems Consultant||12,800 BWP|
|Systems Engineer||8,950 BWP|
|Systems Integrator||11,100 BWP|
|Technical Analyst||10,400 BWP|
|Technical Consultant||11,900 BWP|
|Technical Manager||12,900 BWP|
|Technical Project Manager||15,100 BWP|
|Technical Sales||11,100 BWP|
|Technical Trainer||12,000 BWP|
|Technical Writer||10,700 BWP|
|Technology Business Analyst||11,600 BWP|
|Technology Director||13,700 BWP|
|Technology Specialist||12,400 BWP|
|Teradata Developer||9,810 BWP|
|Test Analyst||11,300 BWP|
|Testing Manager||13,500 BWP|
|TIBCO Developer||9,610 BWP|
|UNIX Administrator||11,400 BWP|
|Usability Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|User Experience Consultant||12,600 BWP|
|User Experience Design Expert||12,400 BWP|
|User Experience Designer||9,860 BWP|
|User Experience Researcher||12,600 BWP|
|User Interface Designer||10,900 BWP|
|VB Developer||8,920 BWP|
|VB.NET Developer||10,500 BWP|
|Video Game Designer||9,950 BWP|
|Visual Information Specialist||10,400 BWP|
|Web Applications Manager||13,100 BWP|
|Web Content Specialist||12,100 BWP|
|Web Designer||10,100 BWP|
|Web Developer||10,500 BWP|
|Web Editor||9,050 BWP|
|Web Project Manager||13,000 BWP|
|Web Promotions Specialist||11,100 BWP|
|Web Security Administrator||11,800 BWP|
|Web Security Manager||14,900 BWP|
|Web Support Analyst||9,000 BWP|
|Web Writer||8,880 BWP|
|Windows System Administrator||10,500 BWP|
|Wireless Consultant||11,900 BWP|
|Writer and Documentor||10,400 BWP|
Information Technology salaries in Botswana range from 1,670 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 18,200 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,500 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 10,500 BWP while the other half are earning more than 10,500 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 people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,500 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,500 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 13,200 BWP while 25% are earning more than 13,200 BWP.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Botswana costs anywhere from 59,200 Pula(s) to 178,000 Pula(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 11% more than their female counterparts.
Information Technology professionals in Botswana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 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 Botswana 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.
Information Technology 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.
69% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Botswana earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Information Technology salaries in Botswana are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.