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Engineering Average Salaries in Botswana 2020

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Botswana?

Average Monthly Salary
10,500 BWP
( 126,000 BWP yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer10,900 BWP
Assembly Engineering Technician9,850 BWP
Assistant Chief Engineer11,200 BWP
Associate Engineer10,200 BWP
Autocad Operator8,930 BWP
Automation Engineer11,300 BWP
Avionic System Support Engineer10,100 BWP
Biochemical Engineer12,100 BWP
BMS Engineer11,800 BWP
Bridge and Lock Tender10,400 BWP
Broadcast Engineer11,800 BWP
CAD Design Engineer10,700 BWP
CAD Designer8,270 BWP
CAE Engineer10,100 BWP
Ceramics Engineer10,500 BWP
Civil Engineer10,900 BWP
Commissioning Engineer10,200 BWP
Communications Engineer11,400 BWP
Condition Monitoring Engineer9,170 BWP
Contract Associate Engineer11,500 BWP
Control Systems Engineer11,500 BWP
Controls Engineer11,200 BWP
Controls Software Engineer10,400 BWP
Corrosion Engineer10,600 BWP
Design Engineer12,100 BWP
Drafter8,120 BWP
Drafting Manager12,500 BWP
Drilling Engineer10,200 BWP
Electrical Draughtsman6,640 BWP
Electrical Engineer11,600 BWP
Electrical Engineering Manager14,000 BWP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist12,300 BWP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler9,840 BWP
Energy Engineer12,000 BWP
Engine Assembler7,910 BWP
Engineer10,300 BWP
Engineering Account Manager10,500 BWP
Engineering Chief Designer11,600 BWP
Engineering Consultant12,200 BWP
Engineering Key Account Manager12,100 BWP
Engineering Lab Technician9,740 BWP
Engineering Planning Manager13,900 BWP
Engineering Production Manager13,600 BWP
Engineering Project Analyst11,900 BWP
Engineering Project Coordinator 10,600 BWP
Engineering Project Director13,200 BWP
Engineering Project Manager12,800 BWP
Engineering Research and Development Manager13,400 BWP
Engineering Safety Coordinator9,470 BWP
Engineering Sales Manager12,700 BWP
Engineering Technician9,370 BWP
Engineering Technologist9,690 BWP
Environmental Engineer11,200 BWP
Equipment Engineer10,600 BWP
Equipment Engineering Manager13,200 BWP
Estimator10,300 BWP
Fabrication Specialist9,100 BWP
Fabricator8,150 BWP
Facade Engineer11,500 BWP
Fiber Analyst9,130 BWP
Field Engineer10,100 BWP
Field Engineering Manager13,700 BWP
Fire Engineer11,100 BWP
Fitter and Turner5,940 BWP
Forestry Strategic Planner12,400 BWP
Generation Engineer13,100 BWP
Genetic Engineer12,800 BWP
Geological Engineer12,000 BWP
Geotechnical Engineer12,500 BWP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic8,480 BWP
Highway Engineer9,520 BWP
HSE Professional9,230 BWP
HVAC Engineer11,000 BWP
HVAC Supervisor11,100 BWP
Industrial Engineer10,500 BWP
Industrial Engineering Technologist10,700 BWP
Instrument Engineer11,500 BWP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer11,000 BWP
Instrumentation Engineer12,100 BWP
Instrumentation Manager13,500 BWP
Irrigation Engineer10,800 BWP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer10,800 BWP
Locomotive Engineer10,700 BWP
Maintenance Engineer9,920 BWP
Maintenance Fitter6,930 BWP
Maintenance Manager12,300 BWP
Manufacturing Engineer11,700 BWP
Marine Engineer10,200 BWP
Materials Engineer9,900 BWP
Materials Researcher11,600 BWP
Materials Technician10,100 BWP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer11,900 BWP
Mechanical Design Engineer12,000 BWP
Mechanical Designer9,700 BWP
Mechanical Engineer11,400 BWP
Mechanical Engineering Manager13,600 BWP
Mechanical Inspector11,200 BWP
Mechatronics Engineer10,900 BWP
Mining Engineer9,480 BWP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer11,700 BWP
Optical Engineer9,660 BWP
Optical Instrument Assembler8,920 BWP
PCB Assembler7,660 BWP
Photonics Engineer11,700 BWP
Photonics Technician9,810 BWP
Pipeline Engineer10,800 BWP
Piping Designer8,920 BWP
Piping Engineer10,400 BWP
Planning Engineer10,600 BWP
Pressure Vessel Inspector7,390 BWP
Principal Cost Engineer12,200 BWP
Principal Engineer11,300 BWP
Principal Support Engineer10,200 BWP
Process Engineer10,500 BWP
Process Operator9,320 BWP
Product Development Engineer11,800 BWP
Product Development Technician9,780 BWP
Product Engineer10,900 BWP
Product Safety Engineer10,100 BWP
Production Engineer11,500 BWP
Project Engineer10,900 BWP
Proposal Manager12,500 BWP
Purchasing Engineer10,400 BWP
Quality Assurance Engineer10,400 BWP
Rail Engineer10,700 BWP
Robotics Engineer13,200 BWP
Robotics Technician10,200 BWP
Safety Engineer9,840 BWP
Safety Inspector9,230 BWP
Safety Manager11,600 BWP
Safety Officer8,770 BWP
Sales Engineer10,400 BWP
Scheduling Engineer9,740 BWP
Service Engineer12,100 BWP
Solar Engineer11,000 BWP
Staff Engineer10,100 BWP
Static Equipment Engineer9,860 BWP
Stationary Engineer9,720 BWP
Stress Engineer9,600 BWP
Structural Analysis Engineer10,900 BWP
Structural Designer9,310 BWP
Structural Engineer11,400 BWP
Structural Technician9,660 BWP
Supply Chain Specialist12,300 BWP
Surveyor8,170 BWP
Technical Affairs Officer8,770 BWP
Technical Assistant8,920 BWP
Technical Engineer9,810 BWP
Technical Support Engineer9,310 BWP
Tender Engineer9,370 BWP
Test Development Engineer10,900 BWP
Transportation Engineer10,900 BWP
Validation Engineer10,900 BWP
Verification Engineer10,100 BWP
Wastewater Engineer10,200 BWP
Wind Energy Engineer11,300 BWP
Wind Energy Operations Manager13,500 BWP
Work Planner7,880 BWP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Botswana

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana Engineering
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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 23% more than their female counterparts.

9,500 BWP
11,700 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Botswana for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana
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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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Botswana

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Botswana Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
9,430 BWP
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,780 BWP
Average Salary 2018+2%
10,000 BWP
Average Salary 2019+3%
10,300 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Botswana

61 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 61 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximately 61 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone12,900 BWP
8000 - 1

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