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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Botswana 2020

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Botswana?


Average Monthly Salary
10,400 BWP
( 125,000 BWP yearly)

LOW
6,840
BWP
AVERAGE
10,400
BWP
HIGH
16,000
BWP

A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Botswana typically earns around 10,400 BWP per month. Salaries range from 6,840 BWP (lowest average) to 16,000 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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
Accreditation Coordinator10,300 BWP
Accreditation Manager13,500 BWP
Advocate10,200 BWP
Control Room Operator7,580 BWP
Criminal Investigator11,900 BWP
Facility Monitor9,660 BWP
Fire Chief13,200 BWP
Fire Dispatcher9,850 BWP
Fire Education Specialist10,600 BWP
Fire Extinguisher Technician7,890 BWP
Fire Fighter9,620 BWP
Fire Inspector12,700 BWP
Fire Investigator11,800 BWP
Fire Prevention Engineer10,600 BWP
Forensic Investigator12,100 BWP
Forensic Science Technician11,700 BWP
Fraud and Forensic Specialist12,300 BWP
Fraud Examiner13,400 BWP
Grants Specialist13,300 BWP
Intellectual Property Associate11,500 BWP
Intelligence Research Specialist14,200 BWP
Investigator12,600 BWP
Jail Officer8,370 BWP
Juvenile Probation Officer9,920 BWP
Juvenile Supervision Officer10,200 BWP
Lock-Smith6,790 BWP
Parole Officer8,590 BWP
Police Captain11,700 BWP
Police Communications Officer10,800 BWP
Police Officer9,020 BWP
Police Patrol Officer9,140 BWP
Prison Officer8,340 BWP
Prisoner Custody Officer8,390 BWP
Private Detective / Investigator12,700 BWP
Security Adviser13,100 BWP
Security Guard6,820 BWP
Security Management Specialist13,400 BWP
Security Manager13,300 BWP
Security Officer8,430 BWP
Security Supervisor9,990 BWP
Security Systems Installer10,100 BWP
Security Technician7,830 BWP
Surveillance Operator9,840 BWP
Traffic Controller9,540 BWP

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Botswana

Median and salary distribution monthly Botswana Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Botswana range from 6,840 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 16,000 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,800 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 10,800 BWP while the other half are earning more than 10,800 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 7,940 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 7,940 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 13,900 BWP while 25% are earning more than 13,900 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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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.

Female
10,100 BWP
Male+11%
11,200 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

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Forecast and Trend in Botswana

How do Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Botswana Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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Average Salary 2016
9,290 BWP
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,640 BWP
Average Salary 2018+3%
9,930 BWP
Average Salary 2019+2%
10,200 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Botswana


60 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 60 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximately 60 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 12% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone12,800 BWP
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