Ghana amongst countries in Africa with Highest Paying Jobs In Africa?

Have you ever wondered which are the highest paying jobs in Africa? Have you been contemplating migrating to another African country in order to get a better salary? While you are killing yourself working overtime yet your salary remains the same, there are countries in Africa you can move to.

As a result of the growing economies Africa now has plenty of job opportunities to explore. Different African countries have their own main economic activities, which largely determines what kinds of job opportunities are available locally.

The coming of large multinational companies into Africa has further opened up a competitive job market that is constantly in search of top talent from across the continent, as well as across the globe.

So, are you planning for your next big career move and wish to know where you can find the highest paying jobs in Africa?

According to data by Numbeo, here is the list of countries in Africa with highest paying jobs that you should move to. 


Libya made to the top of the country in Africa with the highest paying jobs. This desert and oil-rich country in the Maghreb region in Africa is mostly known for four decades of rule by Muammar Gaddafi and the chaos that followed after his death. And even with the current political chaos and deteriorating security, the average monthly net salary after tax in Libya is $1,713.77.

The Purchasing Power Parity (GDP) is $90.89 billion while the GDP per capita is $14,200. And while the chaos may be a hindrance to stability in the region, Libya oil reserves estimated at 48 billion barrels not just make Libya one of the top 10 oil-rich countries in the world but also, it keeps the people happy with the highest salary and a low cost of living index of 42.22.

2. Zambia

The first thing that will make you move into this landlord country with rugged terrain is the diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari opportunities. Zambia has an average monthly salary of $1,482.22 and that is gold to anybody. According to the data on the site, the cost of living and rent in Zambia is low. The GDP per capita is 1607.36. Despite all that glamour, the country is currently in a political crisis and most of its economic and legal systems are still tainted by colonial attitudes.

3. South Africa

At the end of the day, we all want jobs that pay us well. Lawyers, computer and information systems managers, air traffic controllers, petroleum controllers, architects, software engineering are some of the jobs paid super well in South Africa. South Africa is the continent’s mining powerhouse. Numbeo says the average monthly net salary after tax in South Africa is $1,188.89. Though whites still have the best quality of life in the country, it still offers unique experience for sampling.

4. Namibia

Nambia’s economy heavily depends on the extraction and processing of minerals for exports. Mining accounts for 11.5% of GDP but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Its GDP per capita is $11,800 while its gross national saving is 16.8 per cent and household consumption is 63.5 per cent. Namibia is also one of the world’s five producers of uranium and also has rich diamond deposits. Though the country economy is currently vulnerable to world commodity price fluctuations and droughts, people in Namibia are paid an average of $753.73 a month. 


Located off the southeast coast of Africa, this tiny Island has a history of political stability coupled by a good governance record and an open and flexible regulatory system. It is Africa’s most competitive economy. With just 1.3 million people, the country’s economic growth increased in 2016 mainly supported by recovering investment activity. Despite global slowdown in recent years, the country’s annual growth rates remain high. Popularly known for its stunning coral reefs and diverse wildlife and plants, this stunning country pays one $666.66 on average a month.

6. Tanzania

This is the 6th highest paying economy in Africa with an average of $422.57 according to Numbeo. Half of employed workforce in Tanzania depends on agriculture for employment. According to World Bank, the country has maintained relatively stable, high growth over the last decade, recording a 7 percent per annum. The poverty rate has declined and the political stability driven by John Magufuli remains the foundation of Tanzania’s strong economic performance. 

7. Morocco

Since October 2016, Morocco has been undergoing political decay. The country now has a broad coalition formed by six parties. Agricultural production presents 15 percent of country’s GDP and though affected by drought in 2016, the country had a record cereal production in 2015. Macroeconomic policies and subsidy reforms have improved the country by miles. GDP is expected to shoot to 3.7 per cent and agricultural GDP by 10 per cent. These positive developments couple with a salary of $402.41 should motivate you to move to Morocco.

8. Zimbabwe

The average monthly salary after tax is $352.78. The land of Robert Mugabe can achieve more economic growth and poverty reduction if the country tackles its political flaws and reaches an agreement on inclusive and competitive investment policies.

9. Ghana

The country has made huge steps towards democracy. It boasts of an independent judicial system, and freedom of press and speech. Expect an average of $313.00 per month if you shift in Ghana and also improved economic growth driven by oil and non-oil sectors.


Despite low global oil prices, the Algerian economy grew at 3.8% in 2016. The economy is however expected to slow down in 2017-2019. The average monthly salary after tax in the country is $295.22, an amount way better than most of the countries in Africa.


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Henry Cobblah

Henry Cobblah is a Tech Developer, Entrepreneur, and a Journalist. With over 15 Years of experience in the digital media industry, he writes for over 7 media agencies and shows up for TV and Radio discussions on Technology, Sports and Startup Discussions.

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