Africa's Average Salaries By Country

Nicholas Mushayi / Posted On: 25 April 2022 / Updated On: 5 October 2022 / Compensation and Benefits / 2,712

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Africa's Average Salaries By Country



According to March 2022 exchange rates, the average monthly pay in Africa is around 758 USD (US dollar). This is roughly ten times lower than typical incomes in the United States and the United Kingdom, which are 7,900 USD and 7,795 USD, respectively.

 

The average salary in Africa, on the other hand, varies substantially from country to country.

 

Please keep in mind that these wage averages are just estimates. Many people's average monthly wages in Africa may be greater or lower than the average due to financial inequality. Many factors influence average wage estimates, including region, profession, and years of experience.

 

Starting with the highest wage, these are the average salaries in 15 African countries:


Average Salary by Country (per month, in USD)

Country

Average Salary(per month, in USD)

South Africa

2,088 USD

Morocco

1,984 USD

Seychelles

1,365 USD

Kenya

1,285 USD

Namibia

1,168 USD

Gabon

930 USD

Nigeria

817 USD

Rwanda

673 USD

Zimbabwe

600 USD

Burundi

576 USD

Libya

492 USD

Zambia

339 USD

The Gambia

294 USD

Ethiopia

174 USD

Sudan

82 USD

Source: salaryexplorer.com

 

African Countries' Median Salary

The median salary for a country indicates that half of the population earns less than the median wage, while the other half earns more.

 

Seychelles and South Africa have median wages of roughly 1,365 USD and 1,984 USD, respectively, at the highest end of the salary scale.

 

The following is a list of ten other African countries, along with their median salaries:



Country

Median Monthly Salary (USD)

Rwanda

738 USD

Central African Republic

728 USD

Ghana

638 USD

Burundi

611 USD

Mozambique

605 USD

Guinea-Bissau

540 USD

Zambia

361 USD

Madagascar

307 USD

Democratic Republic of Congo

238 USD

Malawi

194 USD

Source: salaryexplorer.com



Africa's Average Salary by Profession

The average income in Africa varies greatly depending on the occupation. Here is a selection of Africa's most in-demand occupations, as well as the average wage for employees in these fields.

 

Occupation

Average Monthly Salary (in USD)

Agricultural Manager

7,500 USD

Mining Engineer

6,074 USD

Structural Engineer

4,600 USD

Investment Banker

3,900 USD

Chartered Accountant

3,800 USD

Marketing Manager

3,500 USD

Financial Auditor

3,500 USD

Veterinarian

2,000 USD

Merchandiser

1,667 USD

Cashier

440 USD

Source: africa.com

 

This article was written by Nicholas Mushayi, a consultant at the Industrial Psychology Consultants. 


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