A person working in Engineering in Botswana typically earns around 10,500 BWP per month. Salaries range from 5,820 BWP (lowest average) to 14,000 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 Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||9,850 BWP|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||11,200 BWP|
|Associate Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Autocad Operator||8,930 BWP|
|Automation Engineer||11,300 BWP|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Biochemical Engineer||12,100 BWP|
|BMS Engineer||11,800 BWP|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||10,400 BWP|
|Broadcast Engineer||11,800 BWP|
|CAD Design Engineer||10,700 BWP|
|CAD Designer||8,270 BWP|
|CAE Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Ceramics Engineer||10,500 BWP|
|Civil Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Commissioning Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Communications Engineer||11,400 BWP|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||9,170 BWP|
|Contract Associate Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Control Systems Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Controls Engineer||11,200 BWP|
|Controls Software Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Corrosion Engineer||10,600 BWP|
|Design Engineer||12,100 BWP|
|Drafting Manager||12,500 BWP|
|Drilling Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,640 BWP|
|Electrical Engineer||11,600 BWP|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||14,000 BWP|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||12,300 BWP|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||9,840 BWP|
|Energy Engineer||12,000 BWP|
|Engine Assembler||7,910 BWP|
|Engineering Account Manager||10,500 BWP|
|Engineering Chief Designer||11,600 BWP|
|Engineering Consultant||12,200 BWP|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||12,100 BWP|
|Engineering Lab Technician||9,740 BWP|
|Engineering Planning Manager||13,900 BWP|
|Engineering Production Manager||13,600 BWP|
|Engineering Project Analyst||11,900 BWP|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||10,600 BWP|
|Engineering Project Director||13,200 BWP|
|Engineering Project Manager||12,800 BWP|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||13,400 BWP|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||9,470 BWP|
|Engineering Sales Manager||12,700 BWP|
|Engineering Technician||9,370 BWP|
|Engineering Technologist||9,690 BWP|
|Environmental Engineer||11,200 BWP|
|Equipment Engineer||10,600 BWP|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||13,200 BWP|
|Fabrication Specialist||9,100 BWP|
|Facade Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Fiber Analyst||9,130 BWP|
|Field Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Field Engineering Manager||13,700 BWP|
|Fire Engineer||11,100 BWP|
|Fitter and Turner||5,940 BWP|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||12,400 BWP|
|Generation Engineer||13,100 BWP|
|Genetic Engineer||12,800 BWP|
|Geological Engineer||12,000 BWP|
|Geotechnical Engineer||12,500 BWP|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||8,480 BWP|
|Highway Engineer||9,520 BWP|
|HSE Professional||9,230 BWP|
|HVAC Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|HVAC Supervisor||11,100 BWP|
|Industrial Engineer||10,500 BWP|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||10,700 BWP|
|Instrument Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|Instrumentation Engineer||12,100 BWP|
|Instrumentation Manager||13,500 BWP|
|Irrigation Engineer||10,800 BWP|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||10,800 BWP|
|Locomotive Engineer||10,700 BWP|
|Maintenance Engineer||9,920 BWP|
|Maintenance Fitter||6,930 BWP|
|Maintenance Manager||12,300 BWP|
|Manufacturing Engineer||11,700 BWP|
|Marine Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Materials Engineer||9,900 BWP|
|Materials Researcher||11,600 BWP|
|Materials Technician||10,100 BWP|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||11,900 BWP|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||12,000 BWP|
|Mechanical Designer||9,700 BWP|
|Mechanical Engineer||11,400 BWP|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||13,600 BWP|
|Mechanical Inspector||11,200 BWP|
|Mechatronics Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Mining Engineer||9,480 BWP|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||11,700 BWP|
|Optical Engineer||9,660 BWP|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,920 BWP|
|PCB Assembler||7,660 BWP|
|Photonics Engineer||11,700 BWP|
|Photonics Technician||9,810 BWP|
|Pipeline Engineer||10,800 BWP|
|Piping Designer||8,920 BWP|
|Piping Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Planning Engineer||10,600 BWP|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||7,390 BWP|
|Principal Cost Engineer||12,200 BWP|
|Principal Engineer||11,300 BWP|
|Principal Support Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Process Engineer||10,500 BWP|
|Process Operator||9,320 BWP|
|Product Development Engineer||11,800 BWP|
|Product Development Technician||9,780 BWP|
|Product Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Product Safety Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Production Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Project Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Proposal Manager||12,500 BWP|
|Purchasing Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Rail Engineer||10,700 BWP|
|Robotics Engineer||13,200 BWP|
|Robotics Technician||10,200 BWP|
|Safety Engineer||9,840 BWP|
|Safety Inspector||9,230 BWP|
|Safety Manager||11,600 BWP|
|Safety Officer||8,770 BWP|
|Sales Engineer||10,400 BWP|
|Scheduling Engineer||9,740 BWP|
|Service Engineer||12,100 BWP|
|Solar Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|Staff Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Static Equipment Engineer||9,860 BWP|
|Stationary Engineer||9,720 BWP|
|Stress Engineer||9,600 BWP|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Structural Designer||9,310 BWP|
|Structural Engineer||11,400 BWP|
|Structural Technician||9,660 BWP|
|Supply Chain Specialist||12,300 BWP|
|Technical Affairs Officer||8,770 BWP|
|Technical Assistant||8,920 BWP|
|Technical Engineer||9,810 BWP|
|Technical Support Engineer||9,310 BWP|
|Tender Engineer||9,370 BWP|
|Test Development Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Transportation Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Validation Engineer||10,900 BWP|
|Verification Engineer||10,100 BWP|
|Wastewater Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Wind Energy Engineer||11,300 BWP|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||13,500 BWP|
|Work Planner||7,880 BWP|
Engineering salaries in Botswana range from 5,820 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 14,000 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,300 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,300 BWP while the other half are earning more than 10,300 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 Engineering are earning less than 7,270 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 7,270 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 11,900 BWP while 25% are earning more than 11,900 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 23% more than their female counterparts.
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||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Engineering 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.
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 Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.