Average Artist Salary in Afghanistan for 2023
In this article, we will look at the average Artist 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 Artist Make in Afghanistan?
An Artist working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 799,300 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 367,200 AFN to the highest average salary of 1,273,300 AFN.
These are average salaries for an Artist in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for an Artist to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.
Artist 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 Artist Salaries in Afghanistan
So we've looked at the average salaries an Artist will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.
We already know that an Artist can earn between 367,200 AFN and 1,273,300 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 Artist in Afghanistan is 862,400 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.
What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 862,400 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 862,400 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 Artist salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 553,400 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 553,400 AFN.
75% of the population earn less than 1,154,300 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 1,154,300 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.
Artist 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 artist 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 Artist in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 419,400 AFN.
- 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Artist salary would increase to 559,000 AFN.
- 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as an Artist, the average salary would be 823,400 AFN.
- 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 1,004,500 AFN.
- 15 - 20 Years Experience. An Artist with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 1,097,500 AFN.
- 20+ Years Experience. For an Artist with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 1,184,200 AFN.
Average Salary by Experience Chart
Artist 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.
In our research, we looked at the average salary for an Artist in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.
High School. An Artist in Afghanistan with a high school education can earn an average salary of 513,300 AFN.
Certificate or Diploma. An Artist in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 602,700 AFN.
Bachelor's Degree. An Artist in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 875,000 AFN.
Master's Degree. An Artist in Afghanistan with a master's degree education can earn an average salary of 1,145,100 AFN.
Average Salary by Education Chart
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%||
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.
Artist 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 artist will earn an average of 888,400 AFN, while a female artist will earn around 714,600 AFN.
This means that a male artist earns approximately 24% more than a female artist for performing the same job.
Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan
Artist 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 Artist in Afghanistan is around 7% every 29 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 = ( 7 ÷ 29 ) × 12 = 3%
What this means is that an Artist in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 3% 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.
Artist 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 Artist is a low bonus based job, with 16% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.
84% 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 0% to 4%.
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 Artist
In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to an Artist in Afghanistan.
|Advertising Account Executive||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,079,600 AFN|
|Advertising Account Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,168,700 AFN|
|Advertising Account Planner||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||571,300 AFN|
|Advertising and Promotions Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,583,700 AFN|
|Advertising Coordinator||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||767,000 AFN|
|Advertising Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,547,500 AFN|
|Advertising Operations Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,645,600 AFN|
|Advertising Sales Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,668,900 AFN|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,065,800 AFN|
|Advertising Team Leader||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||904,700 AFN|
|Animator||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||695,400 AFN|
|Art Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||955,800 AFN|
|Art Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||958,700 AFN|
|Artworker||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||559,000 AFN|
|Assistant Art Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||754,900 AFN|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technician||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||548,800 AFN|
|Audio Engineer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||714,600 AFN|
|Audiosual Technician||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||566,900 AFN|
|Broadcast Administrator||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,021,800 AFN|
|Catering Sales||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||623,200 AFN|
|Catering Trainer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||724,000 AFN|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||566,900 AFN|
|Conference Organiser||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||722,100 AFN|
|Content and Media Production Lead||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,097,500 AFN|
|CopyWriter||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||658,300 AFN|
|Creative Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||699,700 AFN|
|Creative Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||965,000 AFN|
|Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||574,200 AFN|
|Desktop Publisher||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||459,700 AFN|
|Digital Campaign Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,011,500 AFN|
|Digital Media Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,191,100 AFN|
|Digital Media Strategist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,249,900 AFN|
|Director of Events||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,693,600 AFN|
|Director of Graphic Design||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||918,600 AFN|
|Director of Social Media Marketing||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,283,600 AFN|
|Events and Promotions Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,583,700 AFN|
|Events Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,583,700 AFN|
|Exhibit Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||772,700 AFN|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||745,000 AFN|
|Exhibit Display Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||996,600 AFN|
|Finisher||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||510,000 AFN|
|Graphic Artist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||610,100 AFN|
|Graphic Design Specialist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||701,400 AFN|
|Graphic Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||615,300 AFN|
|Graphics Artist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||642,800 AFN|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||832,100 AFN|
|Group Creative Director||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,047,900 AFN|
|Imagery Analyst||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||556,000 AFN|
|Imaging Technologist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||559,000 AFN|
|Interaction Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||475,700 AFN|
|Media Analyst||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||810,200 AFN|
|Media Executive||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,057,100 AFN|
|Media Planner||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||808,000 AFN|
|Media Production Coordinator||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||737,000 AFN|
|Media Production Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,333,900 AFN|
|Media Project Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,283,600 AFN|
|Media Relations Representative||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,058,300 AFN|
|Media Sales Executive||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,320,500 AFN|
|Meeting and Event Planner||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||717,900 AFN|
|Multimedia Artist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||615,700 AFN|
|Multimedia Specialist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||559,000 AFN|
|Photographer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||544,800 AFN|
|PPC Campaign Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||986,700 AFN|
|Print Production Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,075,700 AFN|
|Product and Brand Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,547,500 AFN|
|Sales Promotion Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,537,500 AFN|
|Search Engine Optimization Specialist (SEO)||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||643,800 AFN|
|Sketch Artist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||698,200 AFN|
|Social Media Executive||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,235,600 AFN|
|Social Media Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,235,600 AFN|
|Social Media Marketing Manager||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,273,300 AFN|
|Social Media Strategist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||1,235,600 AFN|
|Special Events Supervisor||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||955,800 AFN|
|Technical Typist||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||419,400 AFN|
|User Experience UX Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||642,800 AFN|
|UX Designer||Advertising / Graphic Design / Events||562,200 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||813,850 AFN|
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