Salaries for Professionals and Various Careers in Tanzania



Salaries for various professionals in Tanzania are distributed based on the skills one possess and the company they work for. It is estimated that more than 50 % of the workers in Tanzania earn less than Tsh 1,000,000 per month.

In our statistics, the highest paid people in Tanzania are those who underwent training in engineering related courses, piloting, computer science, medicine and architecture while individuals who pursued education related courses earn the least.

Below is a chart showing average monthly salaries for professionals in Tanzania.

Career/Profession Average Monthly Salary( Tsh)
Doctors 2,000,000
Lawyers 1,800,000
Accountant 1,000,000
Data Analyst 890,000
Actuary 1,500,000
Nurses 700,000
Pilot 3,000,000
Mechanical Engineer 1,300,000
Civil Engineer 1,400,000
Electrical Engineer 1,200,000
Human Resources Officer 1,000,000
Sales Executive 600,000
Software Engineer 2,100,000
Journalist 1,600,000
IT Expert 1,500,000
Cabin Crew 900,000
Auditor 1,600,000
Receptionist/Secretary 500,000
Customer Care 600,000
Architect 1,800,000
NGO Worker 1,600,000
Lecturer 1,500,000
High School Teacher 500,000
Primary School Teacher 300,000
Quantity Surveyor 1,500,000
Bank Teller 900,0000
Cashier 400,000
Real Estates Manager 1,200,000
Waiter/Waitress 300,000
Messenger 200,000
Driver 400,000
Security Officer 100,000


The figures above indicate the average salaries, meaning there are individuals who could be earning less or more than what is indicated here.

If you are planning to study in any University in Tanzania, the best thing to do is to choose the highest paying career, otherwise you may regret after completing your degree.

If you are looking for careers which highest rates of employment, piloting, medicine, architecture and software engineering are the best courses to pursue in Tanzania. But you should be prepared to pay more for the training.

From the table above you will notice that security, front office, customer care and education are the least paying careers. To shock you more, these courses attract the highest number of students to Tanzania colleges and universities, which means that the supply of manpower exceeds the demand, thus lowering the pay to the lowest salary possible.