Ten best paying jobs in Africa

April 12, 2015

Though African countries are at a higher risk of falling into the middle-income trap, the continent has the potential to avoid it and draw more local and international investment in manufacturing due to a mushrooming tech-savvy youth population and manageable labor costs.African countries like Nigeria and South Africa lags behind other middle-income economies in learning assessments. Currently, half of all high school graduates end up working poorly paying jobs due to inadequate skills for higher-salary employment, according to a study conducted last year.African countries have significantly improved access to education compared to two decades ago. The challenge now is mostly to enhance the quality of this education.There is little training offered to employees and more modern training centers would help graduates obtain the skills to be competitive.

However, on-the-job training is tied to the assurance that employers can retain trained workers at reasonable costs,more skilled workers are helping improve infrastructure and market regulations.A new research show the top 10 highest paid workers per hour, and along with the jobs you’d expect to be in the list mining engineers, dentists, financial dealers there are others professionals attracting huge pay packages.University lecturers, crane operators and train drivers are among the workers who earn well above the Africa average of $14.70 an hour.The available statistics in my possession looks figures look at full-time non-managerial employees and people under other contact arrangements who work 40 hours or more each week. Employees counted are responsible for their job only, and not for the management of other staff members.

Top ten highest paid workers on average hourly earnings as at December 2014 in Africa are;

1. Internal medicine specialist $78.10
2. Anaesthetist $64
3. Other medical practitioners like emergency medicine specialists, dermatologists, obstetricians, gynaecologist, ophthalmologists, pathologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologist, radiation oncologists and medical practitioners earns an average $51.30
4. Dental practitioners $49.60
5. Mining engineers, Marine transport professionals, and ICT business and systems analysts $45.50
6. Chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation plant operators $43.20
7. Barristers and Civil engineering professionals $41.70
8. Financial dealers and Aircraft maintenance engineers $40.40
9. Geologists and geophysicists, medical imaging professionals $39.50
10.University lecturers and tutors, ICT sales professionals and Crane, hoist and lift operators, Generalist medical practitioners $37.60

Contador Harrison