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Environmental Average Salaries in Zambia 2024

How much money does a person working in Environmental make in Zambia?

Average Monthly Salary
6,010 ZMK
( 72,100 ZMK yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Environmental in Zambia typically earns around 6,010 ZMK. Salaries range from 2,860 ZMK (lowest average) to 10,300 ZMK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Environmental domain in Zambia exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Air Quality Specialist5,550 ZMK
Carbon Market Analyst5,460 ZMK
Carbon Offset Broker5,210 ZMK
Circular Economy Consultant6,980 ZMK
Climate Change Actuary5,300 ZMK
Climate Change Adaptation Specialist5,490 ZMK
Climate Risk Manager8,260 ZMK
Ecological Restoration Specialist6,810 ZMK
Ecotourism Guide3,710 ZMK
Environment Advisor8,470 ZMK
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist9,510 ZMK
Environmental and Conservation Photographer3,620 ZMK
Environmental Assistant3,450 ZMK
Environmental Compliance Engineer5,470 ZMK
Environmental Compliance Inspector4,250 ZMK
Environmental Coordinator3,520 ZMK
Environmental Data Scientist6,420 ZMK
Environmental Economist9,240 ZMK
Environmental Educator7,360 ZMK
Environmental Engineer5,340 ZMK
Environmental Health and Safety Manager9,680 ZMK
Environmental Health Practitioner10,700 ZMK
Environmental Impact Assessor7,250 ZMK
Environmental Justice Advocate5,030 ZMK
Environmental Manager9,580 ZMK
Environmental Officer2,850 ZMK
Environmental Planner3,610 ZMK
Environmental Policy Analyst7,730 ZMK
Environmental Protection Officer2,960 ZMK
Environmental Restoration Planner5,140 ZMK
Environmental Scientist10,100 ZMK
Environmental Services Coordinator3,090 ZMK
Environmental Specialist4,610 ZMK
Environmental Superintendent3,790 ZMK
Environmental Technician2,850 ZMK
Forestry Consultant6,610 ZMK
Forestry Supervisor4,120 ZMK
Geologist9,980 ZMK
Green Building Analyst4,700 ZMK
Green Building Consultant4,440 ZMK
Green Energy Engineer5,250 ZMK
Green Energy Lawyer6,810 ZMK
Green Infrastructure Planner7,470 ZMK
Permaculture Designer4,910 ZMK
Recycling Consultant6,350 ZMK
Recycling Coordinator3,820 ZMK
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner10,200 ZMK
Social Compliance Analyst4,510 ZMK
Stormwater Manager4,820 ZMK
Sustainability Engineer5,680 ZMK
Toxicologist6,500 ZMK
Waste Management Manager9,200 ZMK
Waste Tracking Specialist7,540 ZMK
Water Conservationist5,550 ZMK
Water Resource Manager6,530 ZMK
Water Treatment Superintendent4,740 ZMK
Zero Waste Manager6,460 ZMK

Environmental Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Zambia

Median and salary distribution Zambia Environmental monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
5,760 ZMK or more
10% of people earn
5,030 to 5,760 ZMK
20% of people earn
3,420 ZMK or less
65% of people earn
3,420 to 5,030 ZMK
Minimum Salary
2,860 ZMK
5,480 ZMK
10,300 ZMK

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Environmental in Zambia range from 2,860 ZMK (starting average salary) to 10,300 ZMK (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Environmental is 5,480 ZMK, implying that half of the workforce in Zambia earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Environmental in Zambia earn less than 4,450 ZMK, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 6,370 ZMK, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Environmental in Zambia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 3,420 ZMK to 5,030 ZMK. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 3,420 ZMK mark, while 10% ranged from 5,030 ZMK to 5,760 ZMK. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 5,760 ZMK or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Environmental in Zambia 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Environmental in Zambia, 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 certificate 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 Zambia costs anywhere from 30,100 ZMK to 90,300 ZMK and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Environmental / Zambia

Salary comparison by gender Zambia Environmental monthly
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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? In the field of Environmental in Zambia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 15%.

6,430 ZMK
5,620 ZMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Zambia for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Environmental / Zambia

How much are annual salary increments in Zambia for individuals working in Environmental? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Environmental in Zambia 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 Zambia Environmental
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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.

Zambia / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Zambia is 2%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Environmental / Zambia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Zambia Environmental
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66% of surveyed staff in Environmental reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Environmental / Zambia

35 ZMK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Environmental in Zambia is 35 ZMK.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Environmental in Zambia is 16 ZMK. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Lusaka6,930 ZMK

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Zambia is 17% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
5,600 ZMK
Public Sector+17%
6,560 ZMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Environmental in Zambia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 5,480 ZMK and 6,370 ZMK. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Environmental in Zambia ranges from 2,860 ZMK to 4,450 ZMK. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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