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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Botswana 2020

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Botswana?

Average Monthly Salary
8,400 BWP
( 101,000 BWP yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Botswana typically earns around 8,400 BWP per month. Salaries range from 5,100 BWP (lowest average) to 13,800 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 Construction / Building / Installation 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
Adjudicator7,250 BWP
Assembler7,160 BWP
Boat Builder and Shipwright8,070 BWP
Bricklayer6,190 BWP
Building Administrator8,040 BWP
Building Contracts Manager12,700 BWP
Building Inspector8,580 BWP
Building Monitor6,520 BWP
Building Sales Manager13,100 BWP
Cabinetmaker6,930 BWP
Carpenter7,580 BWP
Civil Engineer11,000 BWP
Civil Technician8,810 BWP
Concreter7,390 BWP
Construction and Maintenance Manager9,290 BWP
Construction Assistant8,190 BWP
Construction Coordinator9,470 BWP
Construction Estimator10,200 BWP
Construction Field Engineer10,900 BWP
Construction General Manager11,600 BWP
Construction Inventory Officer6,640 BWP
Construction Operations Manager10,900 BWP
Construction Project Coordinator11,500 BWP
Construction Project Engineer11,000 BWP
Construction Project Manager14,600 BWP
Construction Project Planner11,000 BWP
Construction Quality Control Manager12,300 BWP
Construction Safety Officer10,500 BWP
Construction Superintendent11,100 BWP
Construction Supervisor11,900 BWP
Construction Technical Assistant7,970 BWP
Construction Technical Officer7,330 BWP
Construction Technical Writer7,790 BWP
Construction Technician7,050 BWP
Crane and Tower Operator6,990 BWP
Diesel Mechanic6,190 BWP
Drywall Installer7,080 BWP
Electrical Draftsman6,670 BWP
Electrical Engineering Supervisor10,600 BWP
Electrical Engineering Technician8,410 BWP
Electrician9,320 BWP
Elevator Installer and Repairer7,850 BWP
Engineer10,800 BWP
Excavator Operator7,730 BWP
Floor Finisher8,020 BWP
Floor Manager9,590 BWP
Foreman6,040 BWP
Frame and Truss Detailer6,570 BWP
Furniture Finisher6,060 BWP
Gas Technician 5,750 BWP
Handyman6,230 BWP
Health and Safety Coordinator8,610 BWP
Health and Safety Officer7,370 BWP
Installation Manager12,100 BWP
Installer7,260 BWP
Insulation Installer6,510 BWP
Labourer5,010 BWP
Land Surveyor7,400 BWP
Lift Technician6,070 BWP
Material Tester7,490 BWP
Model Maker7,630 BWP
Order Picker6,340 BWP
Painter6,560 BWP
Pipe Layer5,830 BWP
Pipefitter5,560 BWP
Plumber6,610 BWP
Property Coordinator11,000 BWP
Purchasing Manager11,700 BWP
Quantity Surveyor10,100 BWP
Roof Slater and Tiler7,180 BWP
Sheet Metal Mechanic7,530 BWP
Site Clerk6,610 BWP
Site engineer9,940 BWP
Site Leader11,500 BWP
Stock Controller8,720 BWP
Structural Steel Construction Worker7,670 BWP
Technical Draughtsman7,670 BWP
Tendering Manager13,700 BWP
Tower Crane Operator6,390 BWP
Wall and Floor Tiler6,340 BWP
Warehouse Manager11,600 BWP
Welder6,220 BWP
Welding Superintendent7,630 BWP

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Botswana

Median and salary distribution monthly Botswana Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Botswana range from 5,100 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 13,800 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,900 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 8,900 BWP while the other half are earning more than 8,900 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 Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 6,300 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 6,300 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 12,100 BWP while 25% are earning more than 12,100 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?

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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.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana Construction / Building / Installation
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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 19% more than their female counterparts.

7,760 BWP
9,230 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Botswana for all Careers

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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Botswana

How much are annual salary increments in Botswana for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Botswana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Botswana Construction / Building / Installation
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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.

Botswana / All Professions

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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Botswana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Botswana Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low 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.

87% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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.

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

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Botswana

How do Construction / Building / Installation salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Botswana Construction / Building / Installation
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Average Salary 2016
7,390 BWP
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,660 BWP
Average Salary 2018+3%
7,920 BWP
Average Salary 2019+3%
8,170 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation 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 3% 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Botswana

48 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 48 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximately 48 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 29% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone10,300 BWP
25000 - 1

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