Average Packer Salary in Afghanistan for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Packer salary for 2024 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 Packer Make in Afghanistan?

A Packer working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 279,400 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 148,300 AFN to the highest average salary of 424,900 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
279,400 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
23,283 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
148,300 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
12,358 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
424,900 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
35,408 AFN

These are average salaries for a Packer in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Packer to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Packer 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 Packer Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries a Packer will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Packer can earn between 148,300 AFN and 424,900 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.

Median salary

The median salary for a Packer in Afghanistan is 263,100 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 263,100 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 263,100 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 Packer salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 185,100 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 185,100 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 322,600 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 322,600 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.

Packer 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 packer 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 Packer in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 172,200 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Packer salary would increase to 208,600 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Packer, the average salary would be 294,700 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 344,600 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Packer with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 381,800 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Packer with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 401,300 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
172,200 AFN
2-5 Years +23%
208,600 AFN
5-10 Years +42%
294,700 AFN
10-15 Years +17%
344,600 AFN
15-20 Years +10%
381,800 AFN
20+ Years +6%
401,300 AFN

Packer 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 Packer 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 Packer in Afghanistan with a high school education can earn an average salary of 225,300 AFN.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Packer in Afghanistan with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 365,400 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
225,300 AFN
Certificate or Diploma +61%
365,400 AFN

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.

Packer 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 packer will earn an average of 296,000 AFN, while a female packer will earn around 249,600 AFN.

This means that a male packer earns approximately 19% more than a female packer for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

296,000 AFN
Female -19%
249,600 AFN

Packer 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 Packer in Afghanistan is around 4% 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 = ( 4 ÷ 30 ) × 12  = 2%

What this means is that a Packer in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2024

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.

Information Technology

Packer 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 Packer is a low bonus based job, with 8% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

92% 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%.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Packer

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Packer in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
Assembly Foreman Factory and Manufacturing 277,400 AFN
Assembly Line Worker Factory and Manufacturing 273,000 AFN
Assembly Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 420,100 AFN
Assistance Maintenance Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,004,600 AFN
Assistant Shipping Manager Factory and Manufacturing 839,500 AFN
Chemical Equipment Controller Factory and Manufacturing 649,700 AFN
Chemical Technican Apprentice Factory and Manufacturing 548,800 AFN
CNC Machinist Factory and Manufacturing 597,800 AFN
CNC Operator Factory and Manufacturing 572,200 AFN
CNC Programmer Factory and Manufacturing 679,200 AFN
Colour Technologist Factory and Manufacturing 348,300 AFN
Contracts Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,125,300 AFN
Data Collection Coordinator Factory and Manufacturing 472,000 AFN
Demand Planner Factory and Manufacturing 385,300 AFN
Derrick Operator Factory and Manufacturing 283,700 AFN
Director of Manufacturing Factory and Manufacturing 1,632,100 AFN
Dock Worker Factory and Manufacturing 257,700 AFN
Drying Technician Factory and Manufacturing 271,300 AFN
Equipment Operator Factory and Manufacturing 249,600 AFN
Export Sales Coordinator Factory and Manufacturing 814,500 AFN
Factory Superintendent Factory and Manufacturing 409,000 AFN
Factory Worker Factory and Manufacturing 290,800 AFN
Failure Analysis Technician Factory and Manufacturing 421,400 AFN
Fiberglass Laminator Factory and Manufacturing 282,300 AFN
Food Technologist Factory and Manufacturing 472,100 AFN
Forklift Driver Factory and Manufacturing 286,400 AFN
Forklift Operator Factory and Manufacturing 282,300 AFN
Forming Machine Operator Factory and Manufacturing 296,000 AFN
Furnace Operator Factory and Manufacturing 275,500 AFN
Gas Appliance Repairer Factory and Manufacturing 282,500 AFN
General Warehouse Associate Factory and Manufacturing 472,000 AFN
Heavy Equipment Operator Factory and Manufacturing 369,900 AFN
HSE Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,124,200 AFN
Industrial Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 918,500 AFN
Industrial Machinery Mechanic Factory and Manufacturing 548,800 AFN
Industrial Production Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,560,800 AFN
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 852,900 AFN
Intake Operator Factory and Manufacturing 352,000 AFN
Key Account Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,320,500 AFN
Lift Truck Operator Factory and Manufacturing 275,200 AFN
Loading Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 478,000 AFN
Logistic Coordinator Factory and Manufacturing 696,700 AFN
Logistics Clerk Factory and Manufacturing 349,300 AFN
Machine Operator Factory and Manufacturing 267,100 AFN
Machinist Factory and Manufacturing 275,500 AFN
Maintenance Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,012,100 AFN
Maintenance Store Clerk Factory and Manufacturing 288,700 AFN
Manufacturing Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 889,400 AFN
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,333,900 AFN
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Factory and Manufacturing 942,700 AFN
Manufacturing Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,560,800 AFN
Manufacturing Operative Factory and Manufacturing 447,700 AFN
Manufacturing Production Technician Factory and Manufacturing 335,800 AFN
Manufacturing Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 744,700 AFN
Manufacturing Technician Factory and Manufacturing 325,900 AFN
Materials Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,179,800 AFN
Materials Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 800,200 AFN
Mechanical Fitter Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 929,700 AFN
Mechanical Foreman Factory and Manufacturing 283,400 AFN
Merchandise Planner Factory and Manufacturing 444,300 AFN
Metrology Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 823,400 AFN
Operations Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 840,100 AFN
Operations Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,380,400 AFN
Order Management Coordinator Factory and Manufacturing 725,700 AFN
Order Processing Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,175,700 AFN
Order Selector Factory and Manufacturing 339,100 AFN
Package Handler Factory and Manufacturing 263,900 AFN
Packaging Manager Factory and Manufacturing 946,800 AFN
Packing Deputy Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 748,600 AFN
Planning Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,235,600 AFN
Plant Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,428,800 AFN
Precision Instrument Repairer Factory and Manufacturing 394,500 AFN
Process Technician Factory and Manufacturing 344,600 AFN
Product Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,476,700 AFN
Production Analyst Factory and Manufacturing 1,235,600 AFN
Production Director Factory and Manufacturing 1,716,600 AFN
Production Engineer Factory and Manufacturing 931,900 AFN
Production Engineering Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 1,369,700 AFN
Production Inspector Factory and Manufacturing 917,200 AFN
Production Laborer Factory and Manufacturing 239,000 AFN
Production Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,668,900 AFN
Production Operator Factory and Manufacturing 392,300 AFN
Production Scheduler Factory and Manufacturing 695,400 AFN
Production Supervisor Factory and Manufacturing 906,500 AFN
Production Technician Factory and Manufacturing 392,300 AFN
Production Worker Factory and Manufacturing 359,900 AFN
Quality Control Analyst Factory and Manufacturing 1,182,400 AFN
Quality Control Inspector Factory and Manufacturing 955,800 AFN
Quality Control Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,320,500 AFN
Service Technician Factory and Manufacturing 332,100 AFN
SHEQ Officer Factory and Manufacturing 404,600 AFN
Shipping Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,320,500 AFN
Small Engine Mechanic Factory and Manufacturing 485,300 AFN
Spray Painter Factory and Manufacturing 281,500 AFN
Sterile Processing Technician Factory and Manufacturing 309,800 AFN
Structural Welder Factory and Manufacturing 238,900 AFN
Supply Chain Operative Factory and Manufacturing 736,700 AFN
Technical Operator Factory and Manufacturing 366,200 AFN
Technology Development Manager Factory and Manufacturing 1,547,500 AFN
Testing Technician Factory and Manufacturing 653,200 AFN
Toolmaker Factory and Manufacturing 450,300 AFN
Warehouse Forklift Operator Factory and Manufacturing 282,300 AFN
Warehouse Operative Factory and Manufacturing 292,000 AFN
Warehouse Worker Factory and Manufacturing 292,000 AFN
Warranty Handler Factory and Manufacturing 500,100 AFN
Welder Factory and Manufacturing 283,400 AFN
Workshop Manager Factory and Manufacturing 979,600 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.

City Average Salary
Herat 273,300 AFN
Jalalabad 272,800 AFN
Kabul 296,000 AFN
Kandahar 301,300 AFN
Kunduz 249,600 AFN
Mazari Sharif 283,400 AFN

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