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Highest and Best Paying Jobs in Tanzania

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Highest and best paying jobs in Tanzania

You are about to join college and perhaps wondering which is the best career to study to have a successful life.

Below is a list of the highest paying jobs in Tanzania.


A lawyer is an individual who eats life with a big spoon in Tanzania. Those employed by popular law firms earn more than Tsh 2 million while those in private practice make even more than Tsh 20 million per month.
The reason why law is one of the best is because of the rigorous training they undergo before becoming lawyer. Another reason why it’s a respected profession is because lawyers don’t compete for jobs with other graduates.

Medical Doctors

Medical doctors are people who sacrifice a lot to ensure the population is healthy.Because of that, they attract very good salaries.
Apart from being employed as a doctor, you can start your own clinic/hospital and make money like pea nuts.

NGO employees

If you manage to secure employment at the United Nations or top NGOs like World Vision, your life will never be the same again.
These NGOs, however, have preferred skills, which include Statistics, environmental science, political science, monitoring and evaluation, project management, communications, and even bachelor of commerce.
At the United Nations, you can earn more than Tsh 5 million even if you don’t possess a masters degree.

Chief Executive Officers

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the senior most employee of any organization. In Tanzania, more than half of the CEOs earn at least Tsh 5 million per month, which is good enough for anyone to live a comfortable life.
To be the CEO of any company, you must possess several years of professional experience on top of exemplary academic qualifications.

Oil and Gas Engineer

If you want good money in Tanzania, then study oil and gas engineering. This is one course that is highly paying; in fact, several engineers earn above Tsh 3 million-there are others who earn more than Tsh 5 million.

Finance Manager

A Finance Manager is not only respected in Tanzania but also highly paid. The average salary of a Finance Manager for top companies is Tsh 5 million. But to be a Finance Manager one has to study business related course and a professional course like CPA, ACCA, CIA or CFA


Piloting is so far the best career in Tanzania. To be a pilot, you have to be thoroughly trained for at least 4 years.Thereafter,you can get a top paying job which will earn you at least Tsh 7 million per month.

Financial Analyst

A Financial Analyst is an individual who works at the investment banks, stock brokers and stock market.
To be a Financial Analyst, you must pursue Chartered Financial Analyst, which is a tough course.
After completing the professional certification, employers and companies will come for you.
The starting salary of a Financial Analyst in Tanzania is Tsh 2 million

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