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Business Planning Average Salaries in Cameroon 2020

How much money does a person working in Business Planning make in Cameroon?


Average Monthly Salary
484,000 XAF
( 5,810,000 XAF yearly)

LOW
239,000
XAF
AVERAGE
484,000
XAF
HIGH
827,000
XAF

A person working in Business Planning in Cameroon typically earns around 484,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 239,000 XAF (lowest average) to 827,000 XAF (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Business Planning 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
Assistant Business Development Manager622,000 XAF
Assistant Merchandise Planner360,000 XAF
Business Advisor559,000 XAF
Business Analyst574,000 XAF
Business Consultant579,000 XAF
Business Continuity Associate363,000 XAF
Business Development Associate300,000 XAF
Business Development Coordinator317,000 XAF
Business Development Manager701,000 XAF
Business Development Specialist563,000 XAF
Business Operations Specialist534,000 XAF
Business Process Writer312,000 XAF
Capacity Planner405,000 XAF
Capacity Planning Supervisor561,000 XAF
Change Communications Analyst527,000 XAF
Change Control Analyst559,000 XAF
Contracts Executive539,000 XAF
Corporate Strategy Analyst580,000 XAF
Cost Control Engineer376,000 XAF
Cost Estimator380,000 XAF
Data Executive310,000 XAF
Development Researcher438,000 XAF
Due Diligence Analyst579,000 XAF
Estimating Manager607,000 XAF
General Manager692,000 XAF
Incident Handler409,000 XAF
Incident Specialist471,000 XAF
Lean Consultant443,000 XAF
Manager740,000 XAF
Materials Planner254,000 XAF
Merchandise Controller253,000 XAF
Merchandise Planner239,000 XAF
Operations Analyst530,000 XAF
Operations Research Analyst340,000 XAF
Planning and Reporting Manager608,000 XAF
Planning Director740,000 XAF
Project Administrator367,000 XAF
Project Manager607,000 XAF
Project Planner349,000 XAF
Research Assistant313,000 XAF
Research Engineer357,000 XAF
Research Officer279,000 XAF
Risk Management Specialist555,000 XAF
Scholarship Coordinator277,000 XAF
Store Planner267,000 XAF
Strategy Director812,000 XAF
Top Research and Development Executive819,000 XAF

Business Planning Jobs Salary Distribution in Cameroon

Median and salary distribution monthly Cameroon Business Planning
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Business Planning salaries in Cameroon range from 239,000 XAF per month (minimum average salary) to 827,000 XAF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 484,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Business Planning are earning less than 484,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 484,000 XAF. 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 Business Planning are earning less than 325,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 325,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Business Planning are earning less than 655,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 655,000 XAF.


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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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 Cameroon costs anywhere from 2,300,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) to 6,900,000 CFA Franc BEAC(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.

Business Planning Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cameroon Business Planning
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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 Cameroon who work in Business Planning earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
460,000 XAF
Male+9%
501,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cameroon for all Careers

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Business Planning Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cameroon

How much are annual salary increments in Cameroon for Business Planning professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Business Planning

Business Planning professionals in Cameroon are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Cameroon / 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 Cameroon is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cameroon for the year 2019. 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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Business Planning Bonus and Incentive Rates in Cameroon

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cameroon Business Planning
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Business Planning is considered to be a high 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.

40% of surveyed staff in Business Planning reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
60%
No Bonus
40%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cameroon earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
432,000 XAF
Public Sector+11%
478,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Business Planning Hourly Average Wage in Cameroon


2,790 XAF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cameroon is 2,790 XAF. This means that the average person in Cameroon earns approximately 2,790 XAF 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.

Business Planning VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Business Planning and Business Planning monthly Cameroon
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The average salary for Business Planning is 5% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Douala532,000 XAF
Yaounde499,000 XAF
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