Botswana Government Worker’s Salary Scales

A civil servant, also known as a public servant, is a person employed in the public sector by a government department or agency for public sector undertakings. Civil servants work for central and state governments, and answer to the government, not a political party.

Average Monthly Salary

12,800 BWP

( 154,000 BWP yearly)

A person working in Government and Defence in Botswana typically earns around 12,800 BWP per month. Salaries range from 6,810 BWP (lowest average) to 20,100 BWP (highest average, the actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Government and Defence 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
Armed Forces Officer9,850 BWP
Army Officer10,300 BWP
Cartographer8,060 BWP
Customs Officer8,410 BWP
Defense Officer13,600 BWP

How much is the monthly salary in Botswana?

Average Wages in Botswana increased to 6299 BWP/Month (478.735 USD/Month) in the fourth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate of the average wage for employees was 6533 BWP/Month and the minimum was 3447 BWP/Month.

How much is the D1 scale in Botswana?

SALARY: D1 (BWP 251, 376 – 277, 524) per annum QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

What is BDF’s salary?

The adoption of the delinking exercise saw a BDF private with a certificate now earning as high as P9, 237 while a BDF private with a diploma can earn as high as P16, 326.

How much is the B4 scale in Botswana?

SALARY: B4 (P45, 012– P51, 360) per annum. QUALIFICATION: A minimum of Primary School Leaving Examination Certificate and candidates must be in possession of Botswana Driving Licenses class B and C.

How much do secondary school teachers earn in Botswana?

A mid-career Secondary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of P 183,819 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Secondary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of P 94,000 based on 7 salaries.

How much do constables earn in Botswana?

While there is no corporal (private) with degree qualification at the BDF, the police service is awash with degree holders and diploma holders who are stuck at constable level, which is pecked at B1 scale and commands a salary of (P4,221.50-P4,845).