Average Academic Staff Salary in Afghanistan for 2023
In this article, we will look at the average Academic Staff salary for 2023 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!
The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.
All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ؋.
How Much Does an Academic Staff Make in Afghanistan?
An Academic Staff working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 761,400 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 389,200 AFN to the highest average salary of 1,172,800 AFN.
These are average salaries for an Academic Staff in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for an Academic Staff to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.
Academic Staff salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.
Distribution of Academic Staff Salaries in Afghanistan
So we've looked at the average salaries an Academic Staff will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.
We already know that an Academic Staff can earn between 389,200 AFN and 1,172,800 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.
The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.
The median salary for an Academic Staff in Afghanistan is 745,000 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.
What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 745,000 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 745,000 AFN.
If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.
If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).
Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.
For the average Academic Staff salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 510,200 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 510,200 AFN.
75% of the population earn less than 939,600 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 939,600 AFN.
Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.
The difference between a median and an average salary
The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.
- If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
- If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
- If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.
Academic Staff Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan
The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.
We have researched the average academic staff salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.
- 0 - 2 Years Experience. An Academic Staff in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 433,800 AFN.
- 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Academic Staff salary would increase to 566,900 AFN.
- 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as an Academic Staff, the average salary would be 795,700 AFN.
- 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 955,800 AFN.
- 15 - 20 Years Experience. An Academic Staff with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 1,037,600 AFN.
- 20+ Years Experience. For an Academic Staff with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 1,122,900 AFN.
Average Salary by Experience Chart
Academic Staff Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan
As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?
In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.
The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.
The data we have below is combined across all professions. To view the most accurate data possible, you can select a specific job from the list below.
Employees that have earned a certificate or diploma from a post-secondary program can expect to earn approximately 17% more than those who only completed high school level.
If you have a bachelor's degree, you can expect to earn approximately 25% more than those who only completed to a certificate or diploma level.
For professionals reaching the master's degree level, your salary would be around 30% higher than those with a bachelor's degree.
If you are able to achieve a PhD, you can expect to earn approximately 22% more than those with a master's degree for the same job role.
How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?
The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.
As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.
It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.
Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.
Academic Staff Salary Compared by Gender
In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.
In Afghanistan, a male academic staff will earn an average of 839,500 AFN, while a female academic staff will earn around 695,200 AFN.
This means that a male academic staff earns approximately 21% more than a female academic staff for performing the same job.
Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan
Academic Staff Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan
In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.
From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for an Academic Staff in Afghanistan is around 6% every 30 months.
The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.
In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.
To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:
Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12
So for this example, it would be:
Annual Increase = ( 6 ÷ 30 ) × 12 = 2%
What this means is that an Academic Staff in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.
Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2023
In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.
You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.
Academic Staff Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan
Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.
Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.
An Academic Staff is a low bonus based job, with 11% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.
89% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.
For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 1% to 3%.
What are the Types of Bonus?
There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:
- Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
- Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
- Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
- Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.
Government vs Private Sector Salaries
Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.
Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.
Salaries for Jobs Similar to an Academic Staff
In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to an Academic Staff in Afghanistan.
|Academic Advisor||Teaching / Education||1,077,700 AFN|
|Academic Assistant||Teaching / Education||721,600 AFN|
|Academic Coach||Teaching / Education||995,200 AFN|
|Academic Librarian||Teaching / Education||727,400 AFN|
|Academic Manager||Teaching / Education||1,162,300 AFN|
|Academic Specialist||Teaching / Education||879,700 AFN|
|Accompanist||Teaching / Education||832,100 AFN|
|Achievement Coach||Teaching / Education||1,000,700 AFN|
|Admissions Specialist||Teaching / Education||894,500 AFN|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||Teaching / Education||791,600 AFN|
|Anthropology Teacher||Teaching / Education||862,100 AFN|
|Arabic Language Teacher||Teaching / Education||731,700 AFN|
|Archeology Teacher||Teaching / Education||877,300 AFN|
|Architecture Teacher||Teaching / Education||956,200 AFN|
|Archivist||Teaching / Education||698,200 AFN|
|Art Teacher||Teaching / Education||788,000 AFN|
|Assistant School Principal||Teaching / Education||1,108,500 AFN|
|Assistant Teacher||Teaching / Education||692,500 AFN|
|Biochemistry Professor||Teaching / Education||1,510,400 AFN|
|Biology Teacher||Teaching / Education||864,700 AFN|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||Teaching / Education||996,600 AFN|
|Business Teacher||Teaching / Education||860,300 AFN|
|Careers Advisor||Teaching / Education||1,004,600 AFN|
|Careers Consultant||Teaching / Education||1,048,600 AFN|
|Chemistry Teacher||Teaching / Education||829,000 AFN|
|Child Care Coordinator||Teaching / Education||854,300 AFN|
|Child Care Worker||Teaching / Education||691,200 AFN|
|Childcare Worker||Teaching / Education||684,900 AFN|
|Classroom Assistant||Teaching / Education||687,100 AFN|
|Clinical School Psychologist||Teaching / Education||1,148,200 AFN|
|College Aide||Teaching / Education||990,700 AFN|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||Teaching / Education||1,048,100 AFN|
|College Dean||Teaching / Education||1,980,600 AFN|
|College President||Teaching / Education||1,800,200 AFN|
|Communications Teacher||Teaching / Education||803,400 AFN|
|Community Education Officer||Teaching / Education||727,400 AFN|
|Computer Science Teacher||Teaching / Education||765,100 AFN|
|Computer Teacher||Teaching / Education||743,300 AFN|
|Creative Writing Trainer||Teaching / Education||973,800 AFN|
|Credit Counselor||Teaching / Education||1,004,600 AFN|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||Teaching / Education||800,500 AFN|
|Curriculum Coordinator||Teaching / Education||970,600 AFN|
|Curriculum Developer||Teaching / Education||1,092,200 AFN|
|Curriculum Specialist||Teaching / Education||1,057,700 AFN|
|Dean of Faculty||Teaching / Education||1,716,600 AFN|
|Demonstrator||Teaching / Education||706,200 AFN|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||Teaching / Education||948,900 AFN|
|Director of Learning Technology||Teaching / Education||1,057,700 AFN|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||Teaching / Education||938,700 AFN|
|Economics Lecturer||Teaching / Education||1,440,700 AFN|
|Economics Teacher||Teaching / Education||843,600 AFN|
|Education Administrator||Teaching / Education||889,400 AFN|
|Education Assistant||Teaching / Education||741,500 AFN|
|Education Assistant Director||Teaching / Education||1,105,600 AFN|
|Education Assistant Librarian||Teaching / Education||596,100 AFN|
|Education Assistant Principal||Teaching / Education||913,400 AFN|
|Education Assistant Professor||Teaching / Education||1,144,400 AFN|
|Education Associate||Teaching / Education||752,600 AFN|
|Education Consultant||Teaching / Education||1,031,200 AFN|
|Education Consultant||Teaching / Education||1,122,500 AFN|
|Education Coordinator||Teaching / Education||895,900 AFN|
|Education Counselor||Teaching / Education||983,700 AFN|
|Education Director||Teaching / Education||1,487,200 AFN|
|Education Program Specialist||Teaching / Education||986,700 AFN|
|Education Researcher||Teaching / Education||1,113,100 AFN|
|Education Resource Specialist||Teaching / Education||847,000 AFN|
|Education Services Facilitator||Teaching / Education||893,500 AFN|
|Educational Psychologist||Teaching / Education||1,212,800 AFN|
|EFL Teacher||Teaching / Education||860,300 AFN|
|eLearning Trainer||Teaching / Education||756,700 AFN|
|Elementary School Teacher||Teaching / Education||643,800 AFN|
|Engineering Lecturer||Teaching / Education||1,320,500 AFN|
|Engineering Teacher||Teaching / Education||1,114,700 AFN|
|English Teacher||Teaching / Education||747,400 AFN|
|ESL Teacher||Teaching / Education||800,200 AFN|
|Faculty Assistant||Teaching / Education||1,011,300 AFN|
|Foreign Language Teacher||Teaching / Education||748,600 AFN|
|GED Teacher||Teaching / Education||751,700 AFN|
|Geography Teacher||Teaching / Education||743,300 AFN|
|Head of Mathematics Department||Teaching / Education||1,120,700 AFN|
|Head of School||Teaching / Education||1,273,300 AFN|
|High School Teacher||Teaching / Education||906,500 AFN|
|History Teacher||Teaching / Education||791,200 AFN|
|Infant Teacher||Teaching / Education||600,000 AFN|
|Instructional Assistant||Teaching / Education||829,000 AFN|
|Instructor||Teaching / Education||875,000 AFN|
|Kindergarten Teacher||Teaching / Education||675,100 AFN|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||Teaching / Education||639,900 AFN|
|Law Teacher||Teaching / Education||1,196,900 AFN|
|Learning Designer||Teaching / Education||939,600 AFN|
|Lecturer||Teaching / Education||1,405,700 AFN|
|Librarian||Teaching / Education||639,900 AFN|
|Library Assistant||Teaching / Education||529,600 AFN|
|Library Director||Teaching / Education||923,000 AFN|
|Library Specialist||Teaching / Education||733,300 AFN|
|Library Technician||Teaching / Education||645,800 AFN|
|Life Sciences Teacher||Teaching / Education||824,800 AFN|
|Math Lecturer||Teaching / Education||1,487,200 AFN|
|Math Teacher||Teaching / Education||948,900 AFN|
|Mathematics Teacher||Teaching / Education||879,700 AFN|
|Mentor||Teaching / Education||945,400 AFN|
|Middle School Teacher||Teaching / Education||832,100 AFN|
|Music Teacher||Teaching / Education||757,600 AFN|
|Nursery Manager||Teaching / Education||1,198,300 AFN|
|Nursery Worker||Teaching / Education||498,000 AFN|
|Paraprofessional||Teaching / Education||1,102,100 AFN|
|Physical Education Specialist||Teaching / Education||923,000 AFN|
|Physical Education Teacher||Teaching / Education||718,000 AFN|
|Physics Teacher||Teaching / Education||814,500 AFN|
|Political Science Teacher||Teaching / Education||890,700 AFN|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||Teaching / Education||1,259,300 AFN|
|Preschool Education Administrator||Teaching / Education||869,400 AFN|
|Preschool Teacher||Teaching / Education||667,400 AFN|
|Primary School Teacher||Teaching / Education||757,600 AFN|
|Principal||Teaching / Education||1,166,500 AFN|
|Product Specialist||Teaching / Education||934,900 AFN|
|Professor - Accounting||Teaching / Education||1,391,600 AFN|
|Professor - Architecture||Teaching / Education||1,428,800 AFN|
|Professor - Biology||Teaching / Education||1,380,400 AFN|
|Professor - Business Administration||Teaching / Education||1,345,400 AFN|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,476,700 AFN|
|Professor - Chemistry||Teaching / Education||1,450,700 AFN|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,345,400 AFN|
|Professor - Communication||Teaching / Education||1,333,900 AFN|
|Professor - Computer Science||Teaching / Education||1,405,700 AFN|
|Professor - Dentistry||Teaching / Education||1,464,200 AFN|
|Professor - Drama||Teaching / Education||1,357,900 AFN|
|Professor - Economics||Teaching / Education||1,464,200 AFN|
|Professor - Education||Teaching / Education||1,440,700 AFN|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,500,800 AFN|
|Professor - English||Teaching / Education||1,357,900 AFN|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,450,700 AFN|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||Teaching / Education||1,345,400 AFN|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||Teaching / Education||1,405,700 AFN|
|Professor - History||Teaching / Education||1,417,600 AFN|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,405,700 AFN|
|Professor - Law||Teaching / Education||1,524,300 AFN|
|Professor - Legal Support||Teaching / Education||1,357,900 AFN|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||Teaching / Education||1,417,600 AFN|
|Professor - Marketing||Teaching / Education||1,510,400 AFN|
|Professor - Mathematics||Teaching / Education||1,547,500 AFN|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||Teaching / Education||1,510,400 AFN|
|Professor - Medical Administration||Teaching / Education||1,524,300 AFN|
|Professor - Medicine||Teaching / Education||1,728,900 AFN|
|Professor - Music||Teaching / Education||1,320,500 AFN|
|Professor - Nursing||Teaching / Education||1,357,900 AFN|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||Teaching / Education||1,428,800 AFN|
|Professor - Philosophy||Teaching / Education||1,440,700 AFN|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||Teaching / Education||1,510,400 AFN|
|Professor - Physics||Teaching / Education||1,560,800 AFN|
|Professor - Psychology||Teaching / Education||1,417,600 AFN|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||Teaching / Education||1,333,900 AFN|
|Professor - Social Work||Teaching / Education||1,306,100 AFN|
|Professor - Sociology||Teaching / Education||1,428,800 AFN|
|Professor - Special Education||Teaching / Education||1,450,700 AFN|
|Psychology Teacher||Teaching / Education||1,165,400 AFN|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||Teaching / Education||1,259,300 AFN|
|School Counselor||Teaching / Education||1,162,900 AFN|
|Science Educator||Teaching / Education||810,200 AFN|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||Teaching / Education||695,400 AFN|
|Science Teacher||Teaching / Education||778,200 AFN|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||Teaching / Education||802,400 AFN|
|Secondary School Teacher||Teaching / Education||785,400 AFN|
|Special Education Teacher||Teaching / Education||816,000 AFN|
|Special Needs Assistant||Teaching / Education||701,400 AFN|
|Statistics Lecturer||Teaching / Education||1,428,800 AFN|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||Teaching / Education||803,400 AFN|
|Student Development Specialist||Teaching / Education||986,700 AFN|
|Student Employment Specialist||Teaching / Education||934,900 AFN|
|Student Services||Teaching / Education||702,800 AFN|
|Student Services Coordinator||Teaching / Education||757,300 AFN|
|Student Support Manager||Teaching / Education||1,009,600 AFN|
|Substitute Teacher||Teaching / Education||645,800 AFN|
|Teacher||Teaching / Education||728,500 AFN|
|Teacher Aide||Teaching / Education||615,000 AFN|
|Teacher Trainer||Teaching / Education||954,900 AFN|
|Teaching Assistant||Teaching / Education||620,300 AFN|
|TEFL Teacher||Teaching / Education||838,100 AFN|
|Training and Development Specialist||Teaching / Education||1,091,600 AFN|
|Training Coordinator||Teaching / Education||761,400 AFN|
|Tutor||Teaching / Education||795,700 AFN|
|University Teacher||Teaching / Education||1,333,900 AFN|
|Vocational Education Teacher||Teaching / Education||767,500 AFN|
Salary Comparison by City
If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.
|Mazari Sharif||791,600 AFN|
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