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Animator Average Salary in Botswana 2023

How much money does an Animator make in Botswana?

Average Monthly Salary
8,560 BWP
( 103,000 BWP yearly)


A person working as an Animator in Botswana typically earns around 8,560 BWP per month. Salaries range from 4,280 BWP (lowest) to 13,300 BWP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Animator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Animator Salary Distribution in Botswana

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Animator salaries in Botswana range from 4,280 BWP per month (minimum salary) to 13,300 BWP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,560 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Animator(s) are earning less than 8,560 BWP while the other half are earning more than 8,560 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 Animator(s) are earning less than 5,780 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,780 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Animator(s) are earning less than 10,900 BWP while 25% are earning more than 10,900 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

Animator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Animator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Animator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,130 BWP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,800 BWP per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,090 BWP per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Animator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,800 BWP per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,700 BWP per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,500 BWP per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Animator average salary change by experience in Botswana

0 - 2 Years
5,130 BWP
2 - 5 Years+32%
6,800 BWP
5 - 10 Years+34%
9,090 BWP
10 - 15 Years+19%
10,800 BWP
15 - 20 Years+8%
11,700 BWP
20+ Years+7%
12,500 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Animator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Animator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Animator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Animator is 6,440 BWP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,340 BWP per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,940 BWP per month, 36% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 12,500 BWP per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Animator average salary difference by education level in Botswana

High School
6,440 BWP
Certificate or Diploma+14%
7,340 BWP
Bachelor's Degree+36%
9,940 BWP
Master's Degree+26%
12,500 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 58,700 Pula(s) to 176,000 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Animator Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Animator employees in Botswana earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,790 BWP
8,270 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Botswana for all Careers

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Animator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Botswana

How much are annual salary increments in Botswana for Animator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Animator(s) in Botswana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Botswana / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Botswana is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Botswana for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Animator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Botswana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Botswana Animator
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An Animator is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Animator Average Hourly Wage in Botswana

49 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 49 BWP. This means that the average Animator in Botswana earns approximately 49 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.

Animator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Animator and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Animator is 23% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive13,500 BWP+58%
Advertising Account Manager13,900 BWP+62%
Advertising Account Planner7,250 BWP-15%
Advertising Coordinator9,600 BWP+12%
Advertising Manager19,900 BWP+130%
Advertising Operations Manager20,400 BWP+140%
Advertising Strategic Planner13,100 BWP+53%
Advertising Team Leader11,000 BWP+29%
Animator8,560 BWP+0%
Art Director12,100 BWP+41%
Artist9,920 BWP+16%
Artworker6,960 BWP-19%
Assistant Art Director8,860 BWP+4%
Audiosual Technician7,230 BWP-16%
Broadcast Administrator12,100 BWP+41%
Catering Sales7,670 BWP-10%
Catering Trainer9,170 BWP+7%
Commercial and Industrial Designer7,220 BWP-16%
Conference Organiser8,830 BWP+3%
Content and Media Production Lead13,000 BWP+52%
CopyWriter7,990 BWP-7%
Creative Designer9,090 BWP+6%
Creative Director12,100 BWP+41%
Designer 6,690 BWP-22%
Desktop Publisher5,820 BWP-32%
Director of Graphic Design10,700 BWP+25%
Events and Promotions Manager18,900 BWP+120%
Exhibit Display Coordinator9,170 BWP+7%
Exhibit Display Manager12,600 BWP+47%
Finisher6,180 BWP-28%
Graphic Artist7,790 BWP-9%
Graphic Designer7,220 BWP-16%
Graphics Design Supervisor10,300 BWP+20%
Imagery Analyst7,010 BWP-18%
Imaging Technologist7,200 BWP-16%
Interaction Designer6,350 BWP-26%
Media Planner9,730 BWP+14%
Media Production Coordinator8,950 BWP+5%
Media Production Manager16,600 BWP+94%
Media Project Manager16,000 BWP+87%
Media Relations Representative13,000 BWP+52%
Media Sales Executive15,700 BWP+83%
Multimedia Specialist7,200 BWP-16%
Photographer6,730 BWP-21%
PPC Campaign Manager12,500 BWP+46%
Print Production Manager13,600 BWP+59%
Product and Brand Manager18,300 BWP+110%
Sales Promotion Manager17,800 BWP+110%
Sketch Artist8,250 BWP-4%
Social Media Executive15,600 BWP+82%
Technical Typist5,240 BWP-39%
User Experience UX Designer8,370 BWP-2%
UX Designer7,360 BWP-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone10,100 BWP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
11,000 BWP
Public Sector+11%
12,200 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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