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Information Technology Average Salaries in Botswana 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Botswana?

Average Monthly Salary
11,500 BWP
( 138,000 BWP yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer11,400 BWP
ABAP Developer10,400 BWP
Advertising Account Planner10,000 BWP
Android Developer10,200 BWP
Angular Developer10,400 BWP
Application Consultant12,500 BWP
Applications System Specialist10,500 BWP
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist12,400 BWP
Artificial Intelligence Developer11,700 BWP
AS400 Programmer11,300 BWP
Assistant Information Technology Manager13,700 BWP
Assistant Service Delivery Manager13,800 BWP
Avaloq Developer10,700 BWP
BizTalk Developer 10,900 BWP
Blockchain Associate11,100 BWP
Blockchain Developer10,700 BWP
Build and Release Engineer10,600 BWP
Business Intelligence Analyst12,700 BWP
Business Intelligence Developer11,900 BWP
Business Objects Developer10,800 BWP
Business Process Consultant12,500 BWP
Business Systems Analyst10,800 BWP
C# Developer10,900 BWP
C++ Developer12,100 BWP
Capacity Planning Manager16,000 BWP
Change Administrator10,000 BWP
Chief Information Security Officer16,100 BWP
Client Delivery Manager15,000 BWP
CMS Developer9,660 BWP
Computer Animator9,780 BWP
Computer Hardware Engineer9,660 BWP
Computer Networks Architect11,500 BWP
Computer Operator7,840 BWP
Computer Technician9,280 BWP
Copy Editor9,190 BWP
CRM Application Administrator11,000 BWP
Cross Platform Security Manager13,700 BWP
Curam Developer9,770 BWP
Data Analyst10,800 BWP
Data Architect11,800 BWP
Data Center Technician10,200 BWP
Data Entry Supervisor9,190 BWP
Data Manager12,800 BWP
Data Modeling Analyst11,300 BWP
Data Quality Analyst11,400 BWP
Data Security Analyst11,500 BWP
Data Security Manager13,400 BWP
Data Warehousing Manager12,300 BWP
Data Warehousing Specialist11,300 BWP
Database Administration Manager12,500 BWP
Database Administrator11,900 BWP
Database Analyst12,700 BWP
Database Developer11,600 BWP
Database Report Writer11,000 BWP
Delivery Manager12,000 BWP
Developer / Programmer10,200 BWP
Development Manager13,100 BWP
Director of Application Development15,200 BWP
Director of Technology17,800 BWP
Disaster Recovery Analyst11,500 BWP
Documentation Specialist9,900 BWP
E-Commerce Manager13,600 BWP
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst13,400 BWP
E-Commerce Marketing Manager15,000 BWP
E-Commerce Sales Manager14,500 BWP
E-Commerce Strategy Manager15,800 BWP
Enterprise Architecture Manager14,700 BWP
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect12,500 BWP
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager17,200 BWP
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant11,800 BWP
ERP Analyst12,400 BWP
ERP Project Manager15,000 BWP
Ethical Hacker10,500 BWP
Financial Systems Manager16,200 BWP
Flash Developer9,990 BWP
Front End Developer9,100 BWP
Full Stack Developer10,900 BWP
Functional Analyst12,200 BWP
Game Developer10,900 BWP
GIS Analyst10,900 BWP
GIS Developer11,000 BWP
Global BI Analyst12,300 BWP
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer10,400 BWP
Graphics Programmer10,300 BWP
Graphics Web Designer9,330 BWP
Hardware Design Engineer10,900 BWP
Hardware Engineering Manager17,100 BWP
Hardware Technician8,950 BWP
Head of Development15,700 BWP
Help Desk Analyst11,500 BWP
Help Desk Manager11,200 BWP
Help Desk Support8,010 BWP
Helpdesk Manager12,600 BWP
Imaging Programmer9,700 BWP
Informatics Optimization Specialist12,100 BWP
Information Assurance Analyst11,700 BWP
Information Program Director15,000 BWP
Information Security Administrator11,100 BWP
Information Security Analyst11,600 BWP
Information Security Engineer10,300 BWP
Information Security Manager14,700 BWP
Information Security Specialist12,500 BWP
Information Services Consultant12,800 BWP
Information Technology Administrator9,550 BWP
Information Technology Asset Manager14,700 BWP
Information Technology Consultant11,400 BWP
Information Technology Coordinator9,660 BWP
Information Technology Director19,200 BWP
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer9,700 BWP
Information Technology Manager16,700 BWP
Information Technology Operations Manager17,400 BWP
Information Technology Product Manager15,800 BWP
Information Technology Project Administrator9,470 BWP
Information Technology Project Coordinator12,400 BWP
Information Technology Project Leader13,000 BWP
Information Technology Project Manager13,900 BWP
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager13,900 BWP
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)12,700 BWP
Information Technology Quality Specialist12,000 BWP
Information Technology Support8,000 BWP
Information Technology Team Leader13,400 BWP
Information Technology Trainer11,900 BWP
Information Technology Training Analyst11,200 BWP
Interface Design Manager15,100 BWP
Interface Designer9,440 BWP
IOS Developer11,200 BWP
Java Developer10,600 BWP
Javascript Developer10,200 BWP
Lead Developer12,300 BWP
Linux Administrator11,300 BWP
Lotus Domino Administrator11,800 BWP
Lotus Notes Developer11,700 BWP
Mail Server Administrator10,600 BWP
Major Incident Manager12,900 BWP
Managed Service Specialist11,700 BWP
Microsystems Engineer11,400 BWP
Mobile Developer10,500 BWP
Multimedia Developer10,300 BWP
Multimedia Services Manager13,100 BWP
Network Administration Team Lead13,200 BWP
Network Administrator9,660 BWP
Network Analyst10,500 BWP
Network and Infrastructure Manager16,600 BWP
Network Engineer10,400 BWP
Network Engineering Manager12,800 BWP
Network Security Systems Manager12,800 BWP
Network Specialist11,200 BWP
Network Technician9,130 BWP
Nodejs Developer12,300 BWP
NT Systems Administrator10,700 BWP
Numerical Control Programmer9,200 BWP
Online Banking Manager17,700 BWP
Online Banking Specialist14,500 BWP
OPS Manager13,400 BWP
Oracle Database Administrator11,300 BWP
Oracle Developer11,900 BWP
Perl Developer10,200 BWP
PHP Developer9,820 BWP
Python Developer11,400 BWP
Records Manager9,390 BWP
Remedy Developer9,470 BWP
Reporting Analyst11,700 BWP
Ruby Developer10,500 BWP
Salesforce Administrator11,500 BWP
Salesforce Developer8,810 BWP
SAP Consultant11,900 BWP
SAS Programmer9,940 BWP
Scrum Master9,700 BWP
SEO Associate9,240 BWP
SEO Manager14,600 BWP
Service Delivery Manager14,300 BWP
Service Level Manager15,300 BWP
Service Support Lead11,100 BWP
SharePoint Administrator10,600 BWP
Sharepoint Consultant12,000 BWP
Sharepoint Developer10,200 BWP
Shift Leader11,900 BWP
SOA Analyst12,000 BWP
SOC Engineer11,000 BWP
Software Analyst10,900 BWP
Software Architect11,700 BWP
Software Development Manager13,200 BWP
Software Engineer11,000 BWP
Software QA Engineer10,200 BWP
Software Sales10,000 BWP
Software Specialist10,100 BWP
Software Support Engineer9,020 BWP
Software Test Engineer9,870 BWP
Solutions Architect12,600 BWP
Storage Engineer9,200 BWP
Supervisor10,700 BWP
Support Analyst10,100 BWP
Support Specialist11,700 BWP
System Administrator9,940 BWP
Systems Analyst11,000 BWP
Systems Architect11,600 BWP
Systems Consultant12,800 BWP
Systems Engineer8,950 BWP
Systems Integrator11,100 BWP
Technical Analyst10,400 BWP
Technical Consultant11,900 BWP
Technical Manager12,900 BWP
Technical Project Manager15,100 BWP
Technical Sales11,100 BWP
Technical Trainer12,000 BWP
Technical Writer10,700 BWP
Technology Business Analyst11,600 BWP
Technology Director13,700 BWP
Technology Specialist12,400 BWP
Teradata Developer9,810 BWP
Test Analyst11,300 BWP
Tester9,430 BWP
Testing Manager13,500 BWP
TIBCO Developer9,610 BWP
UNIX Administrator11,400 BWP
Usability Engineer11,000 BWP
User Experience Consultant12,600 BWP
User Experience Design Expert12,400 BWP
User Experience Designer9,860 BWP
User Experience Researcher12,600 BWP
User Interface Designer10,900 BWP
VB Developer8,920 BWP
VB.NET Developer10,500 BWP
Video Game Designer9,950 BWP
Visual Information Specialist10,400 BWP
Web Applications Manager13,100 BWP
Web Content Specialist12,100 BWP
Web Designer10,100 BWP
Web Developer10,500 BWP
Web Editor9,050 BWP
Web Project Manager13,000 BWP
Web Promotions Specialist11,100 BWP
Web Security Administrator11,800 BWP
Web Security Manager14,900 BWP
Web Support Analyst9,000 BWP
Web Writer8,880 BWP
Webmaster9,580 BWP
Windows System Administrator10,500 BWP
Wireless Consultant11,900 BWP
Writer and Documentor10,400 BWP

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Botswana

Median and salary distribution monthly Botswana Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

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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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana Information Technology
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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 earn 11% more than their female counterparts.

10,700 BWP
11,900 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Botswana for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Botswana

How much are annual salary increments in Botswana for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Botswana Information Technology
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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.

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Annual Salary Increment Rate Botswana
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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 Botswana is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Botswana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Botswana Information Technology
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Botswana
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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.

Private Sector
11,100 BWP
Public Sector+11%
12,300 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Botswana

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Botswana Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
10,500 BWP
Average Salary 2017+4%
10,900 BWP
Average Salary 2018+1%
11,100 BWP
Average Salary 2019+2%
11,200 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Botswana

66 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 66 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximately 66 BWP 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.

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Gaborone14,100 BWP
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