Wages in Botswana

A wage is a payment made by an employer to an employee for work done in a specific period of time. Some examples of wage payments include compensatory payments such as minimum wage, prevailing wage, and yearly bonuses, and remunerative payments such as prizes and tip payouts.

Average Wages in Botswana increased to 6299 BWP/Month (475.7 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. Data is published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (BWP/Month) by years





What is Botswana’s minimum wage?

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Trade/IndustryNew Statutory Hourly Wage Rate
Manufacturing, Service (Including security guard companies employing security guards), and repair tradesP4.50 per hour
Building, construction, Exploration, and Quarrying industriesP4.50 per hour
Hotel, Catering, and Entertainment TradesP4.50 per hour

What is a good salary in Botswana?

The gross salary range for people working in Botswana is typically from 2,243.00 BWP (minimum salary) to 15,720.00 BWP (highest average, the actual maximum salary is higher). This is the total monthly salary including bonuses. Salaries can vary drastically among different job categories.

What is the minimum wage increase for 2022?


From 1 July 2022, the National Minimum Wage will increase by 5.2%, which amounts to $40 a week. The new National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour.

Which African country has the highest minimum wage?


As of 2019, Seychelles was the African country with the highest estimated minimum gross monthly wage, standing at 432 U.S. dollars.

The gross monthly minimum wage in Africa as of 2019, by country (in U.S. dollars)

CharacteristicThe gross monthly minimum wage in U.S. dollars