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Creative Designer Average Salary in Afghanistan 2021

How much money does a Creative Designer make in Afghanistan?


Average Monthly Salary
58,200 AFN
( 699,000 AFN yearly)

LOW
27,400
AFN
AVERAGE
58,200
AFN
HIGH
92,000
AFN

A person working as a Creative Designer in Afghanistan typically earns around 58,200 AFN per month. Salaries range from 27,400 AFN (lowest) to 92,000 AFN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Creative Designer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Creative Designer Salary Distribution in Afghanistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Afghanistan Creative Designer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Creative Designer salaries in Afghanistan range from 27,400 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 92,000 AFN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 61,700 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 61,700 AFN while the other half are earning more than 61,700 AFN. 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 Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 40,100 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 40,100 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 81,500 AFN while 25% are earning more than 81,500 AFN.


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

Creative Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Creative Designer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Creative Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 31,600 AFN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 43,500 AFN per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 61,900 AFN per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Creative Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 75,500 AFN per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 79,700 AFN per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 86,800 AFN per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Creative Designer average salary change by experience in Afghanistan

0 - 2 Years
31,600 AFN
2 - 5 Years+38%
43,500 AFN
5 - 10 Years+42%
61,900 AFN
10 - 15 Years+22%
75,500 AFN
15 - 20 Years+6%
79,700 AFN
20+ Years+9%
86,800 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Creative Designer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Creative Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Creative Designer is 39,000 AFN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 45,500 AFN per month, 17% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 66,100 AFN per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 86,800 AFN per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Creative Designer average salary difference by education level in Afghanistan

High School
39,000 AFN
Certificate or Diploma+17%
45,500 AFN
Bachelor's Degree+45%
66,100 AFN
Master's Degree+31%
86,800 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Afghanistan costs anywhere from 389,000 Afghani(s) to 1,170,000 Afghani(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Creative Designer employees in Afghanistan earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
63,500 AFN
Female-15%
54,200 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Creative Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

How much are annual salary increments in Afghanistan for Creative Designer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Creative Designer

Creative Designer(s) in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 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.

Afghanistan / 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 Afghanistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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 Afghanistan 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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Creative Designer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Afghanistan Creative Designer
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A Creative Designer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

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

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
40%
No Bonus
60%

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.

Creative Designer Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan


340 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 340 AFN. This means that the average Creative Designer in Afghanistan earns approximately 340 AFN 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.

Creative Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Creative Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Afghanistan
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The average salary for Creative Designer is 21% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive90,100 AFN+55%
Advertising Account Manager97,400 AFN+67%
Advertising Account Planner47,700 AFN-18%
Advertising Coordinator63,800 AFN+10%
Advertising Manager129,000 AFN+120%
Advertising Operations Manager137,000 AFN+140%
Advertising Strategic Planner88,900 AFN+53%
Advertising Team Leader75,400 AFN+29%
Animator57,900 AFN-1%
Art Director79,800 AFN+37%
Artist66,700 AFN+15%
Artworker46,700 AFN-20%
Assistant Art Director62,900 AFN+8%
Audiosual Technician47,300 AFN-19%
Broadcast Administrator85,000 AFN+46%
Catering Sales51,900 AFN-11%
Catering Trainer60,400 AFN+4%
Commercial and Industrial Designer47,300 AFN-19%
Conference Organiser60,200 AFN+3%
Content and Media Production Lead91,300 AFN+57%
CopyWriter54,700 AFN-6%
Creative Designer58,200 AFN-0%
Creative Director80,300 AFN+38%
Designer 48,000 AFN-18%
Desktop Publisher38,200 AFN-34%
Director of Graphic Design76,700 AFN+32%
Events and Promotions Manager132,000 AFN+130%
Exhibit Display Coordinator62,200 AFN+7%
Exhibit Display Manager83,100 AFN+43%
Finisher42,400 AFN-27%
Graphic Artist51,000 AFN-12%
Graphic Designer51,400 AFN-12%
Graphics Design Supervisor69,200 AFN+19%
Imagery Analyst46,400 AFN-20%
Imaging Technologist46,500 AFN-20%
Interaction Designer39,600 AFN-32%
Media Planner67,300 AFN+16%
Media Production Coordinator61,500 AFN+6%
Media Production Manager111,000 AFN+91%
Media Project Manager107,000 AFN+84%
Media Relations Representative88,200 AFN+51%
Media Sales Executive110,000 AFN+89%
Multimedia Specialist46,500 AFN-20%
Photographer45,300 AFN-22%
PPC Campaign Manager82,200 AFN+41%
Print Production Manager89,500 AFN+54%
Product and Brand Manager129,000 AFN+120%
Sales Promotion Manager128,000 AFN+120%
Sketch Artist58,300 AFN+0%
Social Media Executive103,000 AFN+77%
Technical Typist34,800 AFN-40%
User Experience UX Designer53,600 AFN-8%
UX Designer46,800 AFN-20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat59,800 AFN
Jalalabad56,600 AFN
Kabul65,300 AFN
Kandahar63,300 AFN
Kunduz55,200 AFN
Mazari Sharif59,200 AFN

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 Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
73,200 AFN
Public Sector+11%
81,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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