A person working in Teaching / Education in Botswana typically earns around 12,300 BWP per month. Salaries range from 5,970 BWP (lowest average) to 20,400 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||12,600 BWP|
|Academic Coach||12,400 BWP|
|Academic Manager||13,900 BWP|
|Academic Specialist||10,800 BWP|
|Academic Staff||9,590 BWP|
|Achievement Coach||12,900 BWP|
|Admissions Specialist||11,000 BWP|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||9,740 BWP|
|Anthropology Teacher||9,820 BWP|
|Arabic Language Teacher||9,020 BWP|
|Archeology Teacher||10,100 BWP|
|Architecture Teacher||11,300 BWP|
|Art Teacher||8,810 BWP|
|Assistant School Principal||13,100 BWP|
|Assistant Teacher||8,810 BWP|
|Biochemistry Professor||14,600 BWP|
|Biology Teacher||10,500 BWP|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||11,900 BWP|
|Business Teacher||10,200 BWP|
|Chemistry Teacher||9,350 BWP|
|Child Care Coordinator||9,910 BWP|
|Child Care Worker||8,220 BWP|
|Clinical School Psychologist||14,800 BWP|
|College Aide||11,900 BWP|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||13,000 BWP|
|College President||19,800 BWP|
|Communications Teacher||9,780 BWP|
|Community Education Officer||8,810 BWP|
|Computer Science Teacher||9,700 BWP|
|Computer Teacher||9,320 BWP|
|Creative Writing Trainer||11,600 BWP|
|Credit Counselor||12,100 BWP|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||9,970 BWP|
|Curriculum Developer||13,500 BWP|
|Curriculum Specialist||12,300 BWP|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||11,800 BWP|
|Director of Learning Technology||13,700 BWP|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||11,000 BWP|
|Economics Lecturer||17,400 BWP|
|Education Administrator||11,200 BWP|
|Education Assistant Director||12,700 BWP|
|Education Assistant Principal||11,000 BWP|
|Education Assistant Professor||13,700 BWP|
|Education Consultant||14,600 BWP|
|Education Coordinator||10,600 BWP|
|Education Counselor||12,000 BWP|
|Education Director||16,800 BWP|
|Education Program Specialist||12,700 BWP|
|Education Researcher||14,800 BWP|
|Education Resource Specialist||10,500 BWP|
|Education Services Facilitator||11,300 BWP|
|Educational Psychologist||15,800 BWP|
|EFL Teacher||9,980 BWP|
|eLearning Trainer||9,170 BWP|
|Elementary School Teacher||8,070 BWP|
|Engineering Lecturer||17,100 BWP|
|Engineering Teacher||13,300 BWP|
|English Teacher||8,910 BWP|
|ESL Teacher||10,400 BWP|
|Faculty Assistant||12,100 BWP|
|Foreign Language Teacher||9,100 BWP|
|GED Teacher||8,590 BWP|
|Geography Teacher||9,590 BWP|
|Head of Mathematics Department||13,900 BWP|
|Head of School||16,900 BWP|
|High School Teacher||10,700 BWP|
|History Teacher||9,740 BWP|
|Infant Teacher||7,350 BWP|
|Instructional Assistant||10,100 BWP|
|Kindergarten Teacher||7,640 BWP|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||8,110 BWP|
|Law Teacher||14,200 BWP|
|Learning Designer||11,600 BWP|
|Library Assistant||6,390 BWP|
|Library Director||11,500 BWP|
|Library Specialist||8,760 BWP|
|Life Sciences Teacher||9,930 BWP|
|Math Lecturer||17,500 BWP|
|Mathematics Teacher||11,300 BWP|
|Middle School Teacher||10,700 BWP|
|Music Teacher||9,550 BWP|
|Nursery Manager||14,700 BWP|
|Nursery Worker||6,240 BWP|
|Physical Education Specialist||11,300 BWP|
|Physical Education Teacher||8,840 BWP|
|Physics Teacher||10,400 BWP|
|Political Science Teacher||9,940 BWP|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||15,900 BWP|
|Preschool Education Administrator||11,200 BWP|
|Preschool Teacher||8,040 BWP|
|Primary School Teacher||8,560 BWP|
|Product Specialist||10,600 BWP|
|Professor - Accounting||18,200 BWP|
|Professor - Architecture||19,000 BWP|
|Professor - Biology||17,100 BWP|
|Professor - Business Administration||17,200 BWP|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||19,300 BWP|
|Professor - Chemistry||17,700 BWP|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||16,900 BWP|
|Professor - Communication||17,200 BWP|
|Professor - Computer Science||18,600 BWP|
|Professor - Dentistry||18,100 BWP|
|Professor - Drama||17,100 BWP|
|Professor - Economics||18,900 BWP|
|Professor - Education||17,300 BWP|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||18,600 BWP|
|Professor - English||17,300 BWP|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||19,000 BWP|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||16,400 BWP|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||17,500 BWP|
|Professor - History||18,100 BWP|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||16,700 BWP|
|Professor - Law||18,600 BWP|
|Professor - Legal Support||17,100 BWP|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||18,300 BWP|
|Professor - Marketing||18,400 BWP|
|Professor - Mathematics||18,600 BWP|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||18,700 BWP|
|Professor - Medical Administration||19,400 BWP|
|Professor - Medicine||20,600 BWP|
|Professor - Music||16,000 BWP|
|Professor - Nursing||16,900 BWP|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||18,200 BWP|
|Professor - Philosophy||17,100 BWP|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||18,500 BWP|
|Professor - Physics||19,600 BWP|
|Professor - Psychology||18,300 BWP|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||15,900 BWP|
|Professor - Social Work||16,000 BWP|
|Professor - Sociology||18,000 BWP|
|Professor - Special Education||17,000 BWP|
|Psychology Teacher||14,100 BWP|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||14,500 BWP|
|School Counselor||13,500 BWP|
|Science Educator||9,900 BWP|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||8,740 BWP|
|Science Teacher||10,000 BWP|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||10,200 BWP|
|Secondary School Teacher||9,230 BWP|
|Special Education Teacher||10,200 BWP|
|Special Needs Assistant||8,500 BWP|
|Statistics Lecturer||16,300 BWP|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||9,280 BWP|
|Student Development Specialist||11,500 BWP|
|Student Employment Specialist||11,200 BWP|
|Student Services||8,560 BWP|
|Student Support Manager||12,300 BWP|
|Substitute Teacher||8,300 BWP|
|Teacher Aide||7,600 BWP|
|Teacher Trainer||11,500 BWP|
|Training and Development Specialist||13,100 BWP|
|Training Coordinator||8,520 BWP|
|University Teacher||16,900 BWP|
|Vocational Education Teacher||9,770 BWP|
Teaching / Education salaries in Botswana range from 5,970 BWP per month (minimum average salary) to 20,400 BWP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 12,300 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,300 BWP while the other half are earning more than 12,300 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 8,240 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 8,240 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 16,400 BWP while 25% are earning more than 16,400 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 8% 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||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+1%|
Teaching / Education 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 1% 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 Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.