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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Botswana 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Botswana?

Average Monthly Salary
12,500 BWP
( 149,000 BWP yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Botswana typically earns around 12,500 BWP per month. Salaries range from 5,970 BWP (lowest average) to 22,700 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor12,600 BWP
Academic Coach12,400 BWP
Academic Manager13,900 BWP
Academic Specialist10,800 BWP
Academic Staff9,590 BWP
Accompanist10,700 BWP
Achievement Coach12,900 BWP
Admissions Specialist11,000 BWP
Agricultural Sciences Teacher9,740 BWP
Anthropology Teacher9,820 BWP
Arabic Language Teacher9,020 BWP
Archeology Teacher10,100 BWP
Architecture Teacher11,300 BWP
Archivist8,270 BWP
Art Teacher8,810 BWP
Assistant School Principal13,100 BWP
Assistant Teacher8,810 BWP
Biochemistry Professor 18,000 BWP
Biology Teacher10,500 BWP
Bursary Scheme Manager11,900 BWP
Business Teacher10,200 BWP
Chemistry Teacher9,350 BWP
Child Care Coordinator9,910 BWP
Child Care Worker8,220 BWP
Clinical School Psychologist14,800 BWP
College Aide11,900 BWP
College and Career Readiness Specialist13,000 BWP
College President22,100 BWP
Communications Teacher9,780 BWP
Community Education Officer8,810 BWP
Computer Science Teacher9,700 BWP
Computer Teacher9,320 BWP
Creative Writing Trainer11,600 BWP
Credit Counselor12,100 BWP
Cultural Studies Teacher9,970 BWP
Curriculum Developer13,500 BWP
Curriculum Specialist12,300 BWP
Demonstrator8,660 BWP
Deputy Controller of Examinations11,800 BWP
Director of Learning Technology13,700 BWP
Distance Learning Coordinator11,000 BWP
Economics Lecturer17,400 BWP
Education Administrator11,200 BWP
Education Assistant Director12,700 BWP
Education Assistant Principal11,000 BWP
Education Assistant Professor13,700 BWP
Education Consultant14,600 BWP
Education Coordinator10,600 BWP
Education Counselor12,000 BWP
Education Director16,800 BWP
Education Program Specialist12,700 BWP
Education Researcher14,800 BWP
Education Resource Specialist10,500 BWP
Education Services Facilitator11,300 BWP
Educational Psychologist15,800 BWP
EFL Teacher9,980 BWP
eLearning Trainer9,170 BWP
Elementary School Teacher8,070 BWP
Engineering Lecturer17,100 BWP
Engineering Teacher13,300 BWP
English Teacher8,910 BWP
ESL Teacher10,400 BWP
Faculty Assistant12,100 BWP
Foreign Language Teacher9,100 BWP
GED Teacher8,590 BWP
Geography Teacher9,590 BWP
Head of Mathematics Department13,900 BWP
Head of School16,900 BWP
High School Teacher10,700 BWP
History Teacher9,740 BWP
Infant Teacher7,350 BWP
Instructional Assistant10,100 BWP
Instructor11,400 BWP
Kindergarten Teacher7,640 BWP
Language Instructor For Expatriate8,110 BWP
Law Teacher14,200 BWP
Learning Designer11,600 BWP
Lecturer17,000 BWP
Librarian8,110 BWP
Library Assistant6,390 BWP
Library Director11,500 BWP
Library Specialist8,760 BWP
Life Sciences Teacher9,930 BWP
Math Lecturer17,500 BWP
Mathematics Teacher11,300 BWP
Mentor11,000 BWP
Middle School Teacher10,700 BWP
Music Teacher9,550 BWP
Nursery Manager14,700 BWP
Nursery Worker6,240 BWP
Paraprofessional14,000 BWP
Physical Education Specialist11,300 BWP
Physical Education Teacher8,840 BWP
Physics Teacher 10,400 BWP
Political Science Teacher9,940 BWP
Post Doctoral Researcher15,900 BWP
Preschool Education Administrator11,200 BWP
Preschool Teacher8,040 BWP
Primary School Teacher8,560 BWP
Principal14,200 BWP
Product Specialist10,600 BWP
Professor - Accounting18,200 BWP
Professor - Architecture19,000 BWP
Professor - Biology17,100 BWP
Professor - Business Administration17,200 BWP
Professor - Chemical Engineering19,300 BWP
Professor - Chemistry17,700 BWP
Professor - Civil Engineering16,900 BWP
Professor - Communication17,200 BWP
Professor - Computer Science18,600 BWP
Professor - Dentistry18,100 BWP
Professor - Drama17,100 BWP
Professor - Economics18,900 BWP
Professor - Education17,300 BWP
Professor - Electrical Engineering18,600 BWP
Professor - English17,300 BWP
Professor - Environmental Engineering19,000 BWP
Professor - Foreign Languages16,400 BWP
Professor - Geological Sciences17,500 BWP
Professor - History18,100 BWP
Professor - Industrial Engineering16,700 BWP
Professor - Law18,600 BWP
Professor - Legal Support17,100 BWP
Professor - Liberal Arts18,300 BWP
Professor - Marketing18,400 BWP
Professor - Mathematics18,600 BWP
Professor - Mechanical Engineering18,700 BWP
Professor - Medical Administration19,400 BWP
Professor - Medicine22,400 BWP
Professor - Music16,000 BWP
Professor - Nursing16,900 BWP
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences18,200 BWP
Professor - Philosophy17,100 BWP
Professor - Physical Therapy18,500 BWP
Professor - Physics19,600 BWP
Professor - Psychology18,300 BWP
Professor - Rehabilitation15,900 BWP
Professor - Social Work16,000 BWP
Professor - Sociology18,000 BWP
Professor - Special Education17,000 BWP
Psychology Teacher14,600 BWP
Public Management Assistant Professor14,500 BWP
School Counselor13,500 BWP
Science Educator9,900 BWP
Science Laboratory Assistant8,740 BWP
Science Teacher10,000 BWP
Secondary Mathematics Teacher10,200 BWP
Secondary School Teacher9,230 BWP
Special Education Teacher10,200 BWP
Special Needs Assistant8,500 BWP
Statistics Lecturer16,300 BWP
Student Accounts Coordinator9,280 BWP
Student Development Specialist11,500 BWP
Student Employment Specialist11,200 BWP
Student Services8,560 BWP
Student Support Manager12,300 BWP
Substitute Teacher8,300 BWP
Teacher8,880 BWP
Teacher Aide7,600 BWP
Teacher Trainer11,500 BWP
Training and Development Specialist13,100 BWP
Training Coordinator8,520 BWP
Tutor9,850 BWP
University Teacher16,900 BWP
Vocational Education Teacher9,770 BWP

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Botswana

Median and salary distribution monthly Botswana Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Botswana range from 5,970 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 22,700 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,500 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,500 BWP while the other half are earning more than 12,500 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.

  • 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 8,290 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 8,290 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 17,600 BWP while 25% are earning more than 17,600 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.
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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 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 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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Botswana Teaching / Education
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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 in Botswana who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,800 BWP
12,000 BWP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Botswana for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Botswana

How much are annual salary increments in Botswana for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Botswana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Botswana Teaching / Education
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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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Botswana for the year 2020. 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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Botswana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Botswana Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

65% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Botswana

72 BWP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Botswana is 72 BWP. This means that the average person in Botswana earns approximately 72 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Botswana
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gaborone15,300 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
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