A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Botswana typically earns around 11,200 BWP per month. Salaries range from 7,280 BWP (lowest average) to 18,900 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Artist||10,300 BWP|
|3D Designer||9,780 BWP|
|3D Generalist||9,660 BWP|
|3D Visualization Specialist||10,200 BWP|
|Acrobatic Rigger||9,200 BWP|
|Associate Media Director||11,900 BWP|
|Associate Producer||14,500 BWP|
|Broadcast Associate||8,630 BWP|
|Broadcast News Analyst||10,500 BWP|
|Broadcast Technician||7,670 BWP|
|Broadcasting Journalist||12,000 BWP|
|Broadcasting Presenter||13,700 BWP|
|Camera Equipment Repairer||7,130 BWP|
|Cartoonist / Animator||10,700 BWP|
|CAS Engineer||11,200 BWP|
|Censorship Executive||12,500 BWP|
|Communications Manager||15,500 BWP|
|Dance Director||11,500 BWP|
|Director of Photography||12,300 BWP|
|Disc Jockey||8,050 BWP|
|Editorial Assistant||7,830 BWP|
|Events Manager||11,000 BWP|
|Graphic Designer||7,160 BWP|
|Instructional Designer||8,990 BWP|
|Makeup Artist||9,700 BWP|
|Media Design Manager||16,700 BWP|
|Media Equipment Operator||7,640 BWP|
|Media Operations Manager||14,600 BWP|
|Media Producer||12,500 BWP|
|Media Product Development Manager||15,600 BWP|
|Media Program Director||18,000 BWP|
|Media Relations Manager||17,900 BWP|
|Media Sales Manager||18,600 BWP|
|Movement and Dance Coordinator||10,900 BWP|
|Multimedia Coordinator||9,860 BWP|
|Multimedia Designer||8,950 BWP|
|Music Consultant||10,400 BWP|
|News Associate||9,930 BWP|
|News Reporter||12,600 BWP|
|Product Designer||8,630 BWP|
|Production Artist||10,100 BWP|
|Production Assistant||9,050 BWP|
|Production Director||13,800 BWP|
|Production Technician||7,340 BWP|
|Program Researcher||11,700 BWP|
|Promotion Coordinator||9,510 BWP|
|Sound Engineer||11,200 BWP|
|Stage Technician||7,730 BWP|
|Sub Editor||8,810 BWP|
|Television Executive Producer||19,900 BWP|
|Transmission Engineer||10,700 BWP|
|Video Editor||8,810 BWP|
|Video Producer||10,900 BWP|
|Visual Designer||10,500 BWP|
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries in Botswana range from 7,280 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 18,900 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,500 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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.
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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 8,010 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 8,010 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 13,800 BWP while 25% are earning more than 13,800 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 20% 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||+2%|
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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.
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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 5% less than that of All Jobs.