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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Zimbabwe 2024

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Zimbabwe?

Average Monthly Salary
151,000 ZWD
( 1,820,000 ZWD 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe typically earns around 151,000 ZWD. Salaries range from 54,800 ZWD (lowest average) to 371,000 ZWD (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 Factory and Manufacturing domain in Zimbabwe 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
Factory and Manufacturing
3D Printing Technician133,000 ZWD
Additive Manufacturing Engineer180,000 ZWD
Assembly Foreman62,900 ZWD
Assembly Line Worker57,200 ZWD
Assembly Supervisor90,000 ZWD
Assistance Maintenance Manager228,000 ZWD
Assistant Shipping Manager188,000 ZWD
Automation Process Analyst140,000 ZWD
Chemical Equipment Controller140,000 ZWD
Chemical Technican Apprentice116,000 ZWD
CNC Machinist132,000 ZWD
CNC Operator131,000 ZWD
CNC Programmer151,000 ZWD
Colour Technologist73,000 ZWD
Contracts Manager249,000 ZWD
Data Collection Coordinator106,000 ZWD
Demand Planner86,300 ZWD
Derrick Operator64,600 ZWD
Digital Twin Engineer178,000 ZWD
Director of Manufacturing369,000 ZWD
Dock Worker59,300 ZWD
Drying Technician59,500 ZWD
Equipment Operator53,700 ZWD
Export Sales Coordinator178,000 ZWD
Factory Superintendent89,700 ZWD
Factory Worker65,800 ZWD
Failure Analysis Technician90,100 ZWD
Fiberglass Laminator62,400 ZWD
Food Technologist108,000 ZWD
Forklift Driver62,000 ZWD
Forklift Operator60,100 ZWD
Forming Machine Operator62,300 ZWD
Furnace Operator59,400 ZWD
Gas Appliance Repairer62,800 ZWD
General Warehouse Associate104,000 ZWD
Green Product Designer171,000 ZWD
Heavy Equipment Operator82,200 ZWD
HSE Manager255,000 ZWD
Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist186,000 ZWD
Industrial Engineer205,000 ZWD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic123,000 ZWD
Industrial Production Manager365,000 ZWD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer189,000 ZWD
Intake Operator82,800 ZWD
Key Account Manager297,000 ZWD
Lean Manufacturing Specialist186,000 ZWD
Lift Truck Operator64,200 ZWD
Loading Supervisor110,000 ZWD
Logistic Coordinator162,000 ZWD
Logistics Clerk71,900 ZWD
Machine Operator61,700 ZWD
Machinist61,700 ZWD
Maintenance Manager223,000 ZWD
Maintenance Store Clerk64,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineer187,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager280,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist221,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Manager341,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Operative102,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Production Technician74,100 ZWD
Manufacturing Supervisor168,000 ZWD
Manufacturing Technician71,600 ZWD
Materials Manager258,000 ZWD
Materials Supervisor166,000 ZWD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer199,000 ZWD
Mechanical Foreman63,000 ZWD
Merchandise Planner102,000 ZWD
Metrology Engineer190,000 ZWD
Operations Engineer192,000 ZWD
Operations Manager307,000 ZWD
Order Management Coordinator155,000 ZWD
Order Processing Manager265,000 ZWD
Order Selector73,700 ZWD
Package Handler56,800 ZWD
Packaging Manager211,000 ZWD
Packer62,600 ZWD
Packing Deputy Supervisor158,000 ZWD
Planning Manager279,000 ZWD
Plant Manager319,000 ZWD
Precision Instrument Repairer91,900 ZWD
Predictive Maintenance Analyst183,000 ZWD
Process Technician73,100 ZWD
Product Manager315,000 ZWD
Production Analyst259,000 ZWD
Production Director386,000 ZWD
Production Engineer201,000 ZWD
Production Engineering Supervisor306,000 ZWD
Production Inspector201,000 ZWD
Production Laborer54,900 ZWD
Production Manager354,000 ZWD
Production Operator87,200 ZWD
Production Scheduler152,000 ZWD
Production Supervisor199,000 ZWD
Production Technician81,200 ZWD
Production Worker80,500 ZWD
Quality Control Analyst262,000 ZWD
Quality Control Inspector209,000 ZWD
Quality Control Manager276,000 ZWD
Service Technician72,700 ZWD
SHEQ Officer94,900 ZWD
Shipping Manager298,000 ZWD
Small Engine Mechanic106,000 ZWD
Smart Factory Consultant232,000 ZWD
Spray Painter59,200 ZWD
Sterile Processing Technician70,000 ZWD
Structural Welder53,300 ZWD
Supply Chain Operative177,000 ZWD
Sustainable Manufacturing Specialist251,000 ZWD
Technical Operator84,700 ZWD
Technology Development Manager347,000 ZWD
Testing Technician135,000 ZWD
Toolmaker102,000 ZWD
Warehouse Forklift Operator60,600 ZWD
Warehouse Operative65,400 ZWD
Warehouse Worker68,300 ZWD
Warranty Handler108,000 ZWD
Welder59,600 ZWD
Workshop Manager224,000 ZWD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Zimbabwe

Median and salary distribution Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
189,000 ZWD or more
10% of people earn
156,000 to 189,000 ZWD
20% of people earn
83,300 ZWD or less
65% of people earn
83,300 to 156,000 ZWD
Minimum Salary
54,800 ZWD
142,000 ZWD
371,000 ZWD

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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe range from 54,800 ZWD (starting average salary) to 371,000 ZWD (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 Factory and Manufacturing is 142,000 ZWD, implying that half of the workforce in Zimbabwe 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe earn less than 109,000 ZWD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 180,000 ZWD, 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 83,300 ZWD to 156,000 ZWD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 83,300 ZWD mark, while 10% ranged from 156,000 ZWD to 189,000 ZWD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 189,000 ZWD 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe costs anywhere from 1,090,000 ZWD to 3,260,000 ZWD 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Zimbabwe

Salary comparison by gender Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 13%.

160,000 ZWD
142,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Zimbabwe for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Zimbabwe

How much are annual salary increments in Zimbabwe for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing
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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.

Zimbabwe / 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 Zimbabwe 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Zimbabwe

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Zimbabwe Factory and Manufacturing
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86% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Zimbabwe

870 ZWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe is 870 ZWD.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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe is 320 ZWD. 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
Bulawayo153,000 ZWD
Harare160,000 ZWD

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 Zimbabwe is 25% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
194,000 ZWD
Public Sector+25%
242,000 ZWD
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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 142,000 ZWD and 180,000 ZWD. 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Zimbabwe ranges from 54,800 ZWD to 109,000 ZWD. 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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