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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

14.51 ZAR = 1 USD

711,691 ZAR

$49,057 USD
Johannesburg

810,299 ZAR

246,626 ZAR

$17,000 USD
Including "Johannesburg"
Excluding "Johannesburg"

Average Salary / South Africa

Average salary in South Africa is 711,691 ZAR per year. The most typical earning is 246,626 ZAR. All data are based on 3,943 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 800,811 ZAR. Women receive a salary of 552,733 ZAR.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 1,108,369 ZAR and Health Care & Medical with income 976,351 ZAR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 1,146,088 ZAR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 1,035,831 ZAR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 1,034,381 ZAR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 977,802 ZAR.

Levels / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

Salary Levels (ZAR) per Year Surveys [%]
43,500 ZAR - 72,499 ZAR
0 n/a
72,500 ZAR - 145,099 ZAR
103 100%
2.61%
145,100 ZAR - 217,599 ZAR
310 97.39%
7.86%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
217,600 ZAR - 290,099 ZAR
384 89.53%
9.74%
290,100 ZAR - 362,699 ZAR
340 79.79%
8.62%
362,700 ZAR - 435,199 ZAR
350 71.16%
8.88%
435,200 ZAR - 507,699 ZAR
357 62.29%
9.05%
507,800 ZAR - 580,299 ZAR
243 53.23%
6.16%
580,300 ZAR - 652,799 ZAR
239 47.07%
6.06%
652,800 ZAR - 725,399 ZAR
207 41.01%
5.25%
725,400 ZAR - 797,899 ZAR
159 35.76%
4.03%
797,900 ZAR - 870,399 ZAR
176 31.73%
4.46%
870,400 ZAR - 942,999 ZAR
125 27.26%
3.17%
943,000 ZAR - 1,015,499 ZAR
151 24.09%
3.83%
1,015,500 ZAR - 1,087,999 ZAR
103 20.26%
2.61%
1,088,100 ZAR - 1,160,599 ZAR
86 17.65%
2.18%
1,160,600 ZAR - 1,233,099 ZAR
82 15.47%
2.08%
1,233,100 ZAR - 1,305,699 ZAR
64 13.39%
1.62%
1,305,700 ZAR - 1,378,199 ZAR
57 11.77%
1.45%
1,378,200 ZAR - 1,450,699 ZAR
41 10.32%
1.04%
1,450,700 ZAR - 1,523,299 ZAR
39 9.28%
0.99%
1,523,300 ZAR - 1,595,799 ZAR
29 8.29%
0.74%
1,595,800 ZAR - 1,668,299 ZAR
36 7.56%
0.91%
1,668,400 ZAR - 1,740,899 ZAR
37 6.64%
0.94%
1,740,900 ZAR - 1,813,399 ZAR
18 5.71%
0.46%
1,813,400 ZAR - 1,885,999 ZAR
15 5.25%
0.38%
1,886,000 ZAR - 1,958,499 ZAR
35 4.87%
0.89%
1,958,500 ZAR - 2,030,999 ZAR
27 3.98%
0.68%
2,031,000 ZAR - 2,103,599 ZAR
6 3.3%
0.15%
2,103,600 ZAR - 2,176,099 ZAR
14 3.14%
0.36%
HIGH SALARIES
2,176,100 ZAR - 2,321,199 ZAR
22 2.79%
0.56%
2,321,200 ZAR - 2,466,299 ZAR
22 2.23%
0.56%
2,466,300 ZAR - 2,611,299 ZAR
13 1.67%
0.33%
2,611,300 ZAR - 2,756,399 ZAR
8 1.34%
0.2%
2,756,400 ZAR - 2,901,499 ZAR
6 1.14%
0.15%
2,901,500 ZAR - 3,046,499 ZAR
11 0.99%
0.28%
3,046,600 ZAR - 3,191,599 ZAR
2 0.71%
0.05%
3,191,600 ZAR - 3,336,699 ZAR
8 0.66%
0.2%
3,336,700 ZAR - 3,481,799 ZAR
5 0.46%
0.13%
3,481,800 ZAR - 3,626,799 ZAR
1 0.33%
0.03%
3,626,900 ZAR - 5,077,599 ZAR
12 0.3%
0.3%

Gender / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,896 800,811 ZAR
2 Women 1,101 552,733 ZAR

Education / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 95 1,146,088 ZAR
2 Masters Degree 546 1,035,831 ZAR
3 Bachelors Degree 1,845 729,724 ZAR
4 Some College 1,013 558,536 ZAR
5 High School 429 494,704 ZAR
6 Bellow H. School 15 449,730 ZAR

Experience / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 593 1,034,381 ZAR
2 16-20 Years 418 977,802 ZAR
3 12-16 Years 481 895,109 ZAR
4 8-12 Years 684 735,527 ZAR
5 4-8 Years 758 578,847 ZAR
6 2-4 Years 520 439,575 ZAR
7 0-1 Year 249 382,996 ZAR
8 1-2 Years 240 368,489 ZAR

Age / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 9 1,291,163 ZAR
2 61-65 27 1,101,115 ZAR
3 46-50 263 1,041,634 ZAR
4 51-55 126 1,002,464 ZAR
5 41-45 362 947,336 ZAR
6 14-20 13 925,575 ZAR
7 56-60 69 898,011 ZAR
8 36-40 509 819,670 ZAR
9 n/a 946 718,118 ZAR
10 31-35 624 676,047 ZAR
11 26-30 708 481,647 ZAR
12 21-25 285 307,557 ZAR
13 76-99 1 301,754 ZAR
14 71-75 1 282,895 ZAR

Work Type / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 144 877,700 ZAR
2 Permanent 3,492 710,865 ZAR
3 Contract 274 665,891 ZAR
4 Part Time 33 403,307 ZAR

Cities / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Emfuleni 14 966,196 ZAR
2 Johannesburg 1,799 810,966 ZAR
3 Matjhabeng 4 808,064 ZAR
4 Thulamela 3 779,050 ZAR
5 Mangaung 23 767,444 ZAR
6 Mbombela 29 757,288 ZAR
7 Emalahleni 37 745,682 ZAR
8 Polokwane 33 712,315 ZAR
9 Tshwane 337 684,751 ZAR
10 eThekwini 244 668,793 ZAR
11 Cape Town 954 641,229 ZAR
12 Rustenburg 24 606,411 ZAR
13 Ekurhuleni 131 529,521 ZAR
14 Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 98 517,915 ZAR
15 --Other-- 137 474,393 ZAR
16 Buffalo, South Africa 40 467,139 ZAR
17 Matlosana 5 464,238 ZAR
18 Msunduzi 23 451,181 ZAR
19 Madibeng 4 342,375 ZAR
20 Bushbuckridge 2 291,599 ZAR
21 Makhado 2 221,963 ZAR

Career Groups / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Management & Business 544 1,108,369 ZAR
2 Health Care & Medical 73 976,351 ZAR
3 Engineers & Technicians V 39 942,984 ZAR
4 Engineers & Technicians III 10 935,730 ZAR
5 Properties & Real Estates 42 915,420 ZAR
6 Aviation & Shipping 22 825,473 ZAR
7 Finance & Banking 299 806,614 ZAR
8 Engineers & Technicians IV 34 750,035 ZAR
9 IT & Programming 385 738,429 ZAR
10 Law 81 732,626 ZAR
11 Arts, Culture, Performance 13 725,372 ZAR
12 Engineers & Technicians 281 723,921 ZAR
13 Engineers & Technicians II 18 721,020 ZAR
14 IT & Programming II 187 693,456 ZAR
15 Insurance 73 689,103 ZAR
16 Public Sector 24 684,751 ZAR
17 Construction & Labor Workers 61 678,948 ZAR
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 210 625,271 ZAR
19 Automobile 27 625,271 ZAR
20 Human Resources 230 623,820 ZAR
21 Logistics, Road, Railway 59 596,256 ZAR
22 Health Care & Medical II 85 589,002 ZAR
23 Salesmen & Saleswomen 49 549,832 ZAR
24 Organization & Coordination 39 546,930 ZAR
25 Accounting & Administration 469 541,127 ZAR
26 Making Design 34 529,521 ZAR
27 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 67 528,071 ZAR
28 Architect Constructions 35 500,507 ZAR
29 Geography & Geodesy 13 497,605 ZAR
30 Media 58 488,901 ZAR
31 Education & University 192 487,450 ZAR
32 Agriculture & Fishing 31 477,295 ZAR
33 Hotels & Tourism 43 448,280 ZAR
34 Security & Fireguard 14 439,575 ZAR
35 Military 6 412,011 ZAR
36 Sports & Recreation 15 387,348 ZAR
37 Fashion 17 384,447 ZAR
38 Customer Services 43 368,489 ZAR
39 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 19 277,092 ZAR
40 Archaeology & History 2 245,175 ZAR

Careers / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 30 1,813,431 ZAR
2 Director 101 1,563,903 ZAR
3 General Manager 67 1,366,601 ZAR
4 Doctor 30 1,183,807 ZAR
5 Engineering Manager 33 1,144,637 ZAR
6 Chartered Accountant 83 1,085,157 ZAR
7 Business Development Manager 33 1,059,043 ZAR
8 IT Manager 90 1,027,127 ZAR
9 Manager 81 1,014,070 ZAR
10 Finance Manager 55 980,703 ZAR
11 IT Project Manager 45 971,999 ZAR
12 Other Engineer Career 37 945,885 ZAR
13 Risk Manager 20 908,166 ZAR
14 Operations Manager 39 851,587 ZAR
15 Project Manager 38 851,587 ZAR
16 University Professor 19 842,882 ZAR
17 Marketing Manager 41 799,360 ZAR
18 Logistics Manager 25 797,909 ZAR
19 Human Resources Manager 99 770,345 ZAR
20 Mechanical Engineer 46 761,641 ZAR
21 Sales Manager 31 745,682 ZAR
22 Software Engineer 20 745,682 ZAR
23 Civil Engineer 25 732,626 ZAR
24 Lawyer 35 715,217 ZAR
25 Engineer 56 707,963 ZAR
26 Other Management Career 42 703,611 ZAR
27 Risk Analyst 23 703,611 ZAR
28 Financial Analyst 29 686,202 ZAR
29 Other Education Career 22 657,187 ZAR
30 Database Administrator 21 655,736 ZAR
31 Other IT Career 42 647,032 ZAR
32 Other Finance Career 60 645,581 ZAR
33 Electrical Engineer 24 638,327 ZAR
34 Account Manager 20 632,524 ZAR
35 System Administrator 19 631,074 ZAR
36 Audit Manager 19 629,623 ZAR
37 Human Resource 18 623,820 ZAR
38 Other Human Resource Career 53 612,214 ZAR
39 Other Manufacturing Career 20 599,157 ZAR
40 Senior Accountant 22 591,903 ZAR
41 Software Developer 68 590,453 ZAR
42 System Analyst 20 577,396 ZAR
43 Manufacturing 19 570,142 ZAR
44 Salesmen or Saleswomen 19 520,817 ZAR
45 Other Medical Career 18 494,704 ZAR
46 Architect 19 493,253 ZAR
47 Accountant 49 448,280 ZAR
48 Marketing 20 441,026 ZAR
49 IT Coordinator 29 432,322 ZAR
50 Other Administration Career 22 426,519 ZAR
51 Lecturer 32 414,913 ZAR
52 Technician 27 397,504 ZAR
53 Payroll Administrator 19 381,545 ZAR
54 Teacher 21 278,543 ZAR
55 Administrator 25 275,641 ZAR
56 Office Administrator 21 272,740 ZAR
57 Human Resource Administrator 31 269,838 ZAR
58 Trainee Accountant 24 191,498 ZAR

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Business Lin Controller
Posted 14 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 2,250,000 ZAR

Senior Lecturer
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 984,400 ZAR

System Administrator
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 407,400 ZAR

Video Producer
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg High School 4-8 Years Advanced 405,300 ZAR

Supply Chain Food Safety Manager
Posted 25 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 896,100 ZAR

Chief Opertaing Officer
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 718,000 ZAR

Manager
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 598,300 ZAR

Full Professor
Posted 21 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Expert 1,023,600 ZAR

Developer
Posted 20 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 935,100 ZAR

Social Worker
Posted 19 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town High School 0-1 Year Basic 725,400 ZAR

Business Consultant
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 260,600 ZAR

Analyst
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 482,500 ZAR

Sales Manager
Posted 11 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 289,500 ZAR

Life Coach
Posted 11 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Msunduzi Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 270,200 ZAR

Designer
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 247,000 ZAR

Executive
Posted 09 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 1,023,000 ZAR

System Engineer
Posted 08 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 764,300 ZAR

Head
Posted 03 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 965,100 ZAR

Fraud And Risk Manager
Posted 20 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,605,900 ZAR

Senior Fund Administrator
Posted 19 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 362,700 ZAR

Teacher
Posted 18 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert 429,800 ZAR

Junior Engineer
Posted 18 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 283,400 ZAR

Chief Hr Officer
Posted 17 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,889,300 ZAR

Management Accountant
Posted 17 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Emalahleni Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 521,400 ZAR

National Sales Manager
Posted 15 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg High School 16-20 Years Intermediate 1,450,000 ZAR

Hr Manager
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 850,200 ZAR

Senior Lecturer
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bushbuckridge Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Expert 340,100 ZAR

Lead
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 566,800 ZAR

Research Manager
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Expert 906,900 ZAR

Consultant
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Intermediate 170,000 ZAR

Payroll Clerk
Posted 14 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Ekurhuleni High School 2-4 Years Intermediate 205,700 ZAR

Software Developer
Posted 15 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 577,800 ZAR

Engineering Manager
Posted 14 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,205,900 ZAR

Senior Civil Engineer
Posted 14 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Intermediate 639,200 ZAR

Recruitment Consultant
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 190,900 ZAR

Managing Director
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 603,000 ZAR

Finance Manager
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 569,800 ZAR

Technologist
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 201,000 ZAR

Medical Research Manager
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 705,500 ZAR

Relationship Manager
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 1,306,400 ZAR

Brand Marketing Manager
Posted 10 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 698,400 ZAR

Hr Recruitment Associate
Posted 06 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 277,400 ZAR

Graphic Designer
Posted 04 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 192,900 ZAR

Hr Consultant
Posted 04 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 261,300 ZAR

Actuarial Analyst
Posted 04 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 659,200 ZAR

It Manager
Posted 04 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 801,600 ZAR

Finance Business Partner
Posted 04 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 824,100 ZAR

Associate Project Automation Specialist
Posted 29 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 458,300 ZAR

Head Of Human Resources
Posted 28 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 504,100 ZAR

Director
Posted 27 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,761,600 ZAR

ECONOMY / South Africa

Average income for software engineer/developer is around 290,000 ZAR per year. Average income for more experienced senior software developer is around 400,000 ZAR or more per year. Average income for IT project manager is around 500,000 ZAR or more.

Robust financial infrastructure In South Africa

South Africa’s financial system is strengthened and and its banking sector is in the top 10 in the world. The Stock Exchange in Johannesburg is in the top world 20 stock exchanges.

South Africa is between the most world advanced developing countries. Over the last fifteen years, the strengthened macro-economic was reached.


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