Average First Officer Salary in Afghanistan for 2022
In this article, we will look at the average First Officer salary for 2022 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 a First Officer Make in Afghanistan?
A First Officer working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 743,100 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 357,300 AFN to the highest average salary of 1,165,400 AFN.
These are average salaries for a First Officer in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a First Officer to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.
First Officer 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 First Officer Salaries in Afghanistan
So we've looked at the average salaries a First Officer will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.
We already know that a First Officer can earn between 357,300 AFN and 1,165,400 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 a First Officer in Afghanistan is 774,200 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.
What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 774,200 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 774,200 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 First Officer salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 507,300 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 507,300 AFN.
75% of the population earn less than 1,006,300 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 1,006,300 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.
First Officer 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 first officer 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. A First Officer 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 First Officer salary would increase to 592,600 AFN.
- 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a First Officer, the average salary would be 778,500 AFN.
- 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 956,200 AFN.
- 15 - 20 Years Experience. A First Officer with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 1,014,700 AFN.
- 20+ Years Experience. For a First Officer with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 1,112,300 AFN.
Average Salary by Experience Chart
First Officer 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 a First Officer 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. A First Officer in Afghanistan with a high school education can earn an average salary of 519,300 AFN.
Certificate or Diploma. A First Officer in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 759,300 AFN.
Bachelor's Degree. A First Officer in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 1,021,800 AFN.
Average Salary by Education Chart
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%||
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.
First Officer 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 first officer will earn an average of 792,900 AFN, while a female first officer will earn around 721,600 AFN.
This means that a male first officer earns approximately 10% more than a female first officer for performing the same job.
Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan
First Officer 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 a First Officer in Afghanistan is around 7% every 28 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 ÷ 28 ) × 12 = 3%
What this means is that a First Officer in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 3% every 12 months.
Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2022
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.
First Officer 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.
A First Officer is a low bonus based job, with 39% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.
61% 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 3% to 6%.
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 a First Officer
In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a First Officer in Afghanistan.
|Aeronautical Engineer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,074,600 AFN|
|Aerospace Engineer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,259,300 AFN|
|Aerospace Technician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||970,200 AFN|
|Air Crew Member||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||615,700 AFN|
|Air Crew Officer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||659,200 AFN|
|Air Traffic Assistant||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||573,500 AFN|
|Air Traffic Controller||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,079,600 AFN|
|Aircraft Assembler||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||516,100 AFN|
|Aircraft Body Repairer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||457,300 AFN|
|Aircraft Captain||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,621,400 AFN|
|Aircraft Electrician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||548,500 AFN|
|Aircraft Electronics Techician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||545,300 AFN|
|Aircraft Engineer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,062,500 AFN|
|Aircraft Fueler||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||459,300 AFN|
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||988,600 AFN|
|Aircraft Maintenance Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,606,100 AFN|
|Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,051,400 AFN|
|Aircraft Maintenance Technician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||480,300 AFN|
|Aircraft Mechanic||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||522,700 AFN|
|Aircraft Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,703,200 AFN|
|Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||504,400 AFN|
|Aircraft Quality Assurance||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,369,700 AFN|
|Aircraft Rigging Assembler||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||504,400 AFN|
|Aircraft Service Technician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||475,700 AFN|
|Airfield Management Specialist||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,537,500 AFN|
|Airfield Operations Specialist||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,154,300 AFN|
|Airline Cabin Crew||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||991,000 AFN|
|Airline Copilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,116,700 AFN|
|Airline Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,716,600 AFN|
|Airlines Sales Director||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,990,300 AFN|
|Airlines Sales Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,846,200 AFN|
|Airlines Structural Assembler||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||454,300 AFN|
|Airport Services Agent||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||637,500 AFN|
|Airport Services Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,942,700 AFN|
|Airport Services Supervisor||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,212,800 AFN|
|Assistant Aircraft Mechanic||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||447,300 AFN|
|Aviation Analyst||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,345,400 AFN|
|Aviation Inspector||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,106,000 AFN|
|Aviation Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||2,086,500 AFN|
|Aviation Operations Controller||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,125,300 AFN|
|Aviation Resources Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,703,200 AFN|
|Aviation Safety Assistant||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||566,900 AFN|
|Aviation Safety Manager||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,930,500 AFN|
|Aviation Safety Officer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,038,700 AFN|
|Aviation Technician||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||476,600 AFN|
|Cargo and Freight Agent||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||444,300 AFN|
|Cargo Executive||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||913,400 AFN|
|Chief Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,800,200 AFN|
|Fleet Controller||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,606,100 AFN|
|Fleet Management Officer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||652,200 AFN|
|Flight Attendant||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||689,900 AFN|
|Flight Planner||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||926,000 AFN|
|Flight Scheduler||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||840,800 AFN|
|Flight Simulation Engineer||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||927,000 AFN|
|Freight and Cargo Inspector||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||714,300 AFN|
|Helicopter Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,125,500 AFN|
|Loading Bridge Operator||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||411,400 AFN|
|Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,728,900 AFN|
|Ramp Agent||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||453,200 AFN|
|Reservations Sales Agent||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||573,500 AFN|
|Safety and Quality Specialist||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,004,500 AFN|
|Test Pilot||Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||1,235,600 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||724,000 AFN|
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