A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Botswana typically earns around 11,200 BWP per month. Salaries range from 5,820 BWP (lowest average) to 17,500 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||10,500 BWP|
|Associate Analyst||11,800 BWP|
|Associate Landman||8,110 BWP|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||6,420 BWP|
|Biomass Plant Technician||7,400 BWP|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||12,700 BWP|
|Chemical Plant Operator||14,600 BWP|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||11,500 BWP|
|Completions Engineer||10,200 BWP|
|Cost Controller||9,140 BWP|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||11,200 BWP|
|Distribution Manager||13,800 BWP|
|Dragline Operator||6,620 BWP|
|Driller Offsider||5,780 BWP|
|Dump Truck Driver||6,120 BWP|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||15,900 BWP|
|Energy Advisor||15,300 BWP|
|Energy Analyst||14,100 BWP|
|Energy Auditor||13,600 BWP|
|Energy Dispatch Director||15,200 BWP|
|Energy Technical Assistant||9,230 BWP|
|Energy Technical Manager||12,600 BWP|
|Energy Technical Trainer||10,300 BWP|
|Exploration Manager||17,600 BWP|
|Field Safety Auditor||12,100 BWP|
|Fluids Engineer||10,300 BWP|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||11,700 BWP|
|Fuel Cell Technician||8,350 BWP|
|Fuels Handler||7,240 BWP|
|Gas Compressor Operator||6,590 BWP|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||9,390 BWP|
|Gas Supply Manager||14,300 BWP|
|Geothermal Production Manager||16,600 BWP|
|Geothermal Technician||9,360 BWP|
|HSE Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|HSE Officer||8,710 BWP|
|HSEQ Administrator||10,000 BWP|
|Instrument Designer||9,180 BWP|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||13,900 BWP|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||11,000 BWP|
|Maintenance Engineer||11,100 BWP|
|Maintenance Superintendent||12,100 BWP|
|Material Controller||9,400 BWP|
|Mine Engineer||11,000 BWP|
|Mine Surveyor||11,600 BWP|
|Mining Project Administrator||10,500 BWP|
|Mining Project Assistant||9,700 BWP|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||11,700 BWP|
|Mining Project Coordinator||10,700 BWP|
|Mining Project Engineer||10,800 BWP|
|Mining Project Manager||14,100 BWP|
|Mining Site Manager||13,300 BWP|
|Mining Team Leader||11,800 BWP|
|NDT Technician||9,430 BWP|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||8,650 BWP|
|Oil Trader||13,800 BWP|
|Oilwell Pumper||5,900 BWP|
|Petroleum Engineer||12,500 BWP|
|Petroleum Geologist||17,000 BWP|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||8,950 BWP|
|Pipeline Technician||8,370 BWP|
|Power Coordinator||8,660 BWP|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||17,000 BWP|
|Power Plant Operator||12,800 BWP|
|Radio Operator||7,520 BWP|
|Reliability Engineer||10,500 BWP|
|Reservoir Engineer||9,660 BWP|
|Risk Analyst||13,400 BWP|
|Shutdown Engineer||9,700 BWP|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||14,800 BWP|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||11,700 BWP|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||9,600 BWP|
|Solar Thermal Technician||9,870 BWP|
|Supply Operations Manager||18,300 BWP|
|Sustainability Specialist||15,400 BWP|
|System Development Advisor||12,800 BWP|
|Tanker Truck Driver||7,450 BWP|
|Utility Operator||8,410 BWP|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||12,800 BWP|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Botswana range from 5,820 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 17,500 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,700 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 10,700 BWP while the other half are earning more than 10,700 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 7,450 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 7,450 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 13,500 BWP while 25% are earning more than 13,500 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 15% 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%|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 6% less than that of All Jobs.