Top 5 Highest-Paying Jobs to Apply For in 2023 And Their Salary Range
Africa is a large talent pool and includes skills that match the needs of the organization. There are a number of in-demand skills that employers would be looking for in 2023. Careers such as IT professionals, data analysts and business consulting.
Workers in Africa are among the highest paid people in the world, new data shows. There are lucrative job opportunities in Nigeria and Africa as people start looking for new jobs and career opportunities. Using the most recent data, analysts have identified 5 occupations with the highest median annual wages in 2022, when the data is released
Software development – $107,731 (~N70m)
Glassdoor, the online job market analysis platform, software development is a lucrative high-paying job in Africa. African developers are getting full-time jobs paying as high as $107,731 yearly. It involves developing, designing, supporting and deploying software to clients as well as developers designing applications and ensuring their smooth operations. Additionally, developers create, analyse and test computer programmes and software which solve specific problems.
Data analysis -$65,000 (~N40m)
Data analysis has become one of the latest high-paying jobs in the last decade as companies, organisations and even government agencies seek analysts to professionals who collect, process and analyse data to help them make decisions. Data analysts use statistics and software tools to obtain insights from a large database and communicate their findings to stakeholders through reports and visualizations. Glassdoor says the median salary for data analysts in the US is about $65,000 annually and the median salary for analysts in the United Kingdom is around 30,000 pounds yearly in Canada, the median salary is about $50,000 per year. In Africa, data analysts earn about $40,000 yearly. However, data analysts may earn higher if they work for multinationals.
IT professionals -$50,000 (~N35m)
Information technology is a broad occupation and professionals are in high demand in several African countries as organisations and government agencies depend on them to improve operations and communicate with clients. They design, build and maintain computer systems and networks and work in various industries such as finance, healthcare and the government. A report by African Development Bank (AfDB) said the average salary for IT professionals in Africa is between $40,000 and $50,000 annually. Some professionals in the IT industry in Africa may earn higher especially if they work for large multinationals or are in leadership positions.
Management consulting – $200,000 (~N150m)
Management consultants advise firms and organisations on ways to improve their operations and achieve corporate goals. They work in a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare and manufacturing. Roles in Africa can offer high salaries for individuals with commensurate skills and expertise. According to Business Insider, salary ranges are estimates and may vary depending on factors such as education level, experience and location. Personal research is critical.