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

18.3 ZAR = 1 USD

898,550 ZAR

$49,114 USD
Johannesburg

1,020,213 ZAR

311,018 ZAR

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

Average Salary / South Africa

Average salary in South Africa is 898,550 ZAR per year. The most typical earning is 311,018 ZAR. All data are based on 4,020 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 1,009,895 ZAR. Women receive a salary of 702,535 ZAR.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 1,394,094 ZAR and Health Care & Medical with income 1,287,982 ZAR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 1,480,081 ZAR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 1,291,641 ZAR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 1,304,447 ZAR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 1,240,414 ZAR.

Levels / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

Salary Levels (ZAR) per Year Surveys [%]
54,900 ZAR - 91,499 ZAR
0 n/a
91,500 ZAR - 182,899 ZAR
103 100%
2.56%
183,000 ZAR - 274,399 ZAR
313 97.44%
7.79%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
274,400 ZAR - 365,899 ZAR
389 89.65%
9.68%
365,900 ZAR - 457,399 ZAR
349 79.98%
8.68%
457,400 ZAR - 548,799 ZAR
357 71.29%
8.88%
548,900 ZAR - 640,299 ZAR
365 62.41%
9.08%
640,300 ZAR - 731,799 ZAR
247 53.33%
6.14%
731,800 ZAR - 823,299 ZAR
245 47.19%
6.09%
823,300 ZAR - 914,699 ZAR
213 41.09%
5.3%
914,800 ZAR - 1,006,199 ZAR
164 35.8%
4.08%
1,006,200 ZAR - 1,097,699 ZAR
180 31.72%
4.48%
1,097,700 ZAR - 1,189,199 ZAR
127 27.24%
3.16%
1,189,200 ZAR - 1,280,599 ZAR
154 24.08%
3.83%
1,280,700 ZAR - 1,372,099 ZAR
106 20.25%
2.64%
1,372,100 ZAR - 1,463,599 ZAR
88 17.61%
2.19%
1,463,600 ZAR - 1,555,099 ZAR
84 15.42%
2.09%
1,555,100 ZAR - 1,646,499 ZAR
64 13.33%
1.59%
1,646,600 ZAR - 1,737,999 ZAR
59 11.74%
1.47%
1,738,000 ZAR - 1,829,499 ZAR
41 10.27%
1.02%
1,829,500 ZAR - 1,920,999 ZAR
39 9.25%
0.97%
1,921,000 ZAR - 2,012,499 ZAR
30 8.28%
0.75%
2,012,500 ZAR - 2,103,899 ZAR
36 7.54%
0.9%
2,103,900 ZAR - 2,195,399 ZAR
38 6.64%
0.95%
2,195,400 ZAR - 2,286,899 ZAR
18 5.7%
0.45%
2,286,900 ZAR - 2,378,399 ZAR
15 5.25%
0.37%
2,378,400 ZAR - 2,469,799 ZAR
35 4.88%
0.87%
2,469,900 ZAR - 2,561,299 ZAR
27 4%
0.67%
2,561,300 ZAR - 2,652,799 ZAR
7 3.33%
0.17%
2,652,800 ZAR - 2,744,299 ZAR
14 3.16%
0.35%
HIGH SALARIES
2,744,300 ZAR - 2,927,199 ZAR
23 2.81%
0.57%
2,927,200 ZAR - 3,110,199 ZAR
22 2.24%
0.55%
3,110,200 ZAR - 3,293,099 ZAR
13 1.69%
0.32%
3,293,100 ZAR - 3,476,099 ZAR
9 1.37%
0.22%
3,476,100 ZAR - 3,658,999 ZAR
6 1.14%
0.15%
3,659,000 ZAR - 3,841,999 ZAR
11 1%
0.27%
3,842,000 ZAR - 4,024,899 ZAR
2 0.72%
0.05%
4,024,900 ZAR - 4,207,899 ZAR
8 0.67%
0.2%
4,207,900 ZAR - 4,390,799 ZAR
5 0.47%
0.12%
4,390,800 ZAR - 4,573,799 ZAR
1 0.35%
0.02%
4,573,800 ZAR - 6,403,299 ZAR
13 0.32%
0.32%

Gender / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,934 1,009,895 ZAR
2 Women 1,140 702,535 ZAR

Education / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 99 1,480,081 ZAR
2 Masters Degree 567 1,291,641 ZAR
3 Bachelors Degree 1,880 922,078 ZAR
4 Some College 1,023 704,365 ZAR
5 High School 436 625,695 ZAR
6 Bellow H. School 15 567,151 ZAR

Experience / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 593 1,304,447 ZAR
2 16-20 Years 444 1,240,414 ZAR
3 12-16 Years 489 1,130,643 ZAR
4 8-12 Years 688 925,737 ZAR
5 4-8 Years 774 731,808 ZAR
6 2-4 Years 529 554,344 ZAR
7 0-1 Year 253 482,993 ZAR
8 1-2 Years 250 466,527 ZAR

Age / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 9 1,628,272 ZAR
2 61-65 28 1,373,969 ZAR
3 46-50 273 1,319,083 ZAR
4 51-55 138 1,275,175 ZAR
5 41-45 375 1,189,188 ZAR
6 14-20 13 1,167,233 ZAR
7 56-60 76 1,119,666 ZAR
8 36-40 517 1,030,019 ZAR
9 n/a 946 905,612 ZAR
10 31-35 633 848,897 ZAR
11 26-30 720 605,571 ZAR
12 71-75 2 482,993 ZAR
13 21-25 289 387,858 ZAR
14 76-99 1 380,540 ZAR

Work Type / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 147 1,099,541 ZAR
2 Permanent 3,560 898,294 ZAR
3 Contract 280 845,238 ZAR
4 Part Time 33 508,606 ZAR

Cities / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Emfuleni 14 1,218,460 ZAR
2 Johannesburg 1,827 1,020,872 ZAR
3 Matjhabeng 4 1,019,042 ZAR
4 Thulamela 3 982,452 ZAR
5 Mangaung 23 967,816 ZAR
6 Mbombela 30 942,202 ZAR
7 Emalahleni 37 940,373 ZAR
8 Polokwane 34 890,976 ZAR
9 Tshwane 343 863,533 ZAR
10 King Sabata Dalindyebo 1 856,215 ZAR
11 eThekwini 249 850,726 ZAR
12 Cape Town 979 812,306 ZAR
13 Rustenburg 24 764,739 ZAR
14 Ekurhuleni 133 673,263 ZAR
15 Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 99 654,968 ZAR
16 --Other-- 143 625,695 ZAR
17 Buffalo, South Africa 41 585,446 ZAR
18 Matlosana 5 585,446 ZAR
19 Msunduzi 23 568,980 ZAR
20 Madibeng 4 431,766 ZAR
21 Bushbuckridge 2 367,733 ZAR
22 Makhado 2 279,916 ZAR

Career Groups / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Management & Business 555 1,394,094 ZAR
2 Health Care & Medical 74 1,287,982 ZAR
3 Engineers & Technicians III 10 1,180,040 ZAR
4 Properties & Real Estates 42 1,154,427 ZAR
5 Engineers & Technicians V 41 1,150,768 ZAR
6 Aviation & Shipping 23 1,048,314 ZAR
7 Finance & Banking 305 1,011,724 ZAR
8 IT & Programming 389 933,055 ZAR
9 Law 82 923,907 ZAR
10 Engineers & Technicians IV 36 920,248 ZAR
11 Arts, Culture, Performance 13 914,760 ZAR
12 Engineers & Technicians 284 912,930 ZAR
13 Engineers & Technicians II 18 909,271 ZAR
14 Insurance 74 879,999 ZAR
15 IT & Programming II 188 872,681 ZAR
16 Public Sector 24 863,533 ZAR
17 Construction & Labor Workers 63 843,408 ZAR
18 Automobile 27 788,523 ZAR
19 Human Resources 239 786,693 ZAR
20 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 214 784,864 ZAR
21 Logistics, Road, Railway 59 751,932 ZAR
22 Health Care & Medical II 85 742,785 ZAR
23 Organization & Coordination 39 689,729 ZAR
24 Accounting & Administration 483 687,899 ZAR
25 Salesmen & Saleswomen 50 686,070 ZAR
26 Making Design 34 667,774 ZAR
27 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 70 658,627 ZAR
28 Education & University 200 642,161 ZAR
29 Architect Constructions 35 631,184 ZAR
30 Geography & Geodesy 13 627,525 ZAR
31 Media 58 616,548 ZAR
32 Agriculture & Fishing 32 601,912 ZAR
33 Hotels & Tourism 44 563,492 ZAR
34 Security & Fireguard 14 554,344 ZAR
35 Military 6 519,583 ZAR
36 Fashion 18 504,947 ZAR
37 Sports & Recreation 15 488,481 ZAR
38 Customer Services 43 464,698 ZAR
39 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 19 349,438 ZAR
40 Archaeology & History 2 309,188 ZAR

Careers / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 32 2,237,502 ZAR
2 Director 104 1,957,586 ZAR
3 General Manager 70 1,714,260 ZAR
4 Doctor 31 1,617,295 ZAR
5 Engineering Manager 33 1,443,491 ZAR
6 Chartered Accountant 88 1,353,844 ZAR
7 Business Development Manager 33 1,335,549 ZAR
8 IT Manager 90 1,295,300 ZAR
9 Manager 81 1,278,834 ZAR
10 IT Project Manager 46 1,231,266 ZAR
11 Finance Manager 57 1,218,460 ZAR
12 Other Engineer Career 37 1,192,847 ZAR
13 Risk Manager 21 1,147,109 ZAR
14 Operations Manager 39 1,073,928 ZAR
15 Project Manager 39 1,068,439 ZAR
16 University Professor 20 1,057,462 ZAR
17 Marketing Manager 41 1,008,065 ZAR
18 Logistics Manager 25 1,006,236 ZAR
19 Human Resources Manager 106 965,986 ZAR
20 Mechanical Engineer 47 955,009 ZAR
21 Software Engineer 21 920,248 ZAR
22 Sales Manager 33 916,589 ZAR
23 Lawyer 36 903,782 ZAR
24 Engineer 56 892,805 ZAR
25 Other Management Career 43 890,976 ZAR
26 Civil Engineer 27 890,976 ZAR
27 Risk Analyst 23 887,317 ZAR
28 Financial Analyst 31 845,238 ZAR
29 Other Education Career 22 828,772 ZAR
30 Database Administrator 21 826,943 ZAR
31 Other IT Career 42 815,965 ZAR
32 Other Finance Career 61 814,136 ZAR
33 System Administrator 19 795,841 ZAR
34 Electrical Engineer 25 794,011 ZAR
35 Account Manager 21 792,182 ZAR
36 Audit Manager 20 784,864 ZAR
37 Other Human Resource Career 53 772,057 ZAR
38 Other Manufacturing Career 21 768,398 ZAR
39 Software Developer 68 744,614 ZAR
40 Senior Accountant 23 733,637 ZAR
41 System Analyst 20 728,148 ZAR
42 Human Resource Hunter 18 728,148 ZAR
43 Manufacturing 19 719,001 ZAR
44 Salesmen or Saleswomen 20 638,502 ZAR
45 Other Medical Career 18 623,866 ZAR
46 Architect 19 622,036 ZAR
47 Accountant 51 574,469 ZAR
48 Marketing 20 556,174 ZAR
49 IT Coordinator 29 545,196 ZAR
50 Other Administration Career 22 537,878 ZAR
51 Lecturer 34 536,049 ZAR
52 Technician 27 501,288 ZAR
53 Payroll Administrator 19 481,163 ZAR
54 Administrator 26 367,733 ZAR
55 Teacher 21 351,267 ZAR
56 Office Administrator 21 343,949 ZAR
57 Human Resource Administrator 31 340,290 ZAR
58 Trainee Accountant 24 241,496 ZAR

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Tech Lead
Posted 20 May 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg High School 4-8 Years Advanced 1,200,000 ZAR

Civil Engineer
Posted 20 May 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 425,000 ZAR

Senior Lecturer
Posted 17 May 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 1,000,000 ZAR

Quality Manager
Posted 08 May 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 300,000 ZAR

Country Manager
Posted 07 May 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 1,500,000 ZAR

Travel Coordinator
Posted 12 January 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Some College 4-8 Years Expert 420,000 ZAR

Financial Director
Posted 12 January 2024
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,357,800 ZAR

Managing Director
Posted 17 November 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Polokwane Some College 16-20 Years Expert 609,300 ZAR

Analyst
Posted 17 November 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 815,200 ZAR

Sales And Office Administrator
Posted 15 November 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town High School 4-8 Years Intermediate 841,000 ZAR

Software Engineer
Posted 23 August 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 489,100 ZAR

Principal
Posted 22 August 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Mbombela Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 593,100 ZAR

Gis Analyst
Posted 19 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 542,500 ZAR

Engineer
Posted 19 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 562,500 ZAR

Mechanical Engineer Workshop Manager
Posted 18 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 721,900 ZAR

Analytics & Insights
Posted 14 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 708,700 ZAR

Office Manager
Posted 12 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town High School 12-16 Years Expert 328,100 ZAR

Group Hr Manager
Posted 21 May 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Some College 16-20 Years Advanced 987,900 ZAR

Senior Lecturer
Posted 20 May 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 527,900 ZAR

Audit Manager
Posted 17 May 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Expert 599,900 ZAR

Business Manager
Posted 29 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 1,008,800 ZAR

Head Of Innovation
Posted 28 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 2,803,300 ZAR

Office Administrator
Posted 12 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Some College 16-20 Years Expert 411,400 ZAR

Sales And Marketing Manager
Posted 12 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Some College 8-12 Years Advanced 392,400 ZAR

Director
Posted 11 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,054,800 ZAR

Project Manager
Posted 09 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 443,000 ZAR

Project Manager
Posted 09 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 443,000 ZAR

First Officer - B737
Posted 08 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Some College 12-16 Years Expert 1,240,500 ZAR

Financial Manager
Posted 08 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 759,500 ZAR

Engineering Lead
Posted 07 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 1,329,100 ZAR

Chief Executive Officer
Posted 04 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 816,200 ZAR

Principal
Posted 04 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 2,569,200 ZAR

Accountant
Posted 02 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 430,700 ZAR

Research Director
Posted 02 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 963,500 ZAR

Human Resources Manager
Posted 02 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 584,900 ZAR

Lab Technician
Posted 01 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 221,000 ZAR

Director Of Innovation
Posted 01 September 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 1,927,100 ZAR

Sales Executive
Posted 31 August 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 340,100 ZAR

Hr Coordinator
Posted 30 August 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Buffalo, South Africa Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 462,500 ZAR

Senior Head Master
Posted 27 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 844,000 ZAR

General Manager
Posted 27 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 432,800 ZAR

Credit Risk Manager
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Masters Degree 2-4 Years Expert 1,190,200 ZAR

Hr Director
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 1,451,500 ZAR

Hr Manager
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 629,400 ZAR

Doctor
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cape Town Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 5,352,000 ZAR

Chief Financial Officer
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Ekurhuleni Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 1,712,700 ZAR

Branch Manager
Posted 26 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tshwane High School 16-20 Years Advanced 685,000 ZAR

Assistant Finance Manager
Posted 25 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 1,163,800 ZAR

Chief Financial Officer
Posted 22 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johannesburg High School 16-20 Years Expert 1,284,500 ZAR

General Manager
Posted 22 July 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 3,425,300 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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