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Average Salary - South Africa SOUTH AFRICA SALARY

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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR

681,631 ZAR

$47,218 USD

245,409 ZAR

$17,000 USD

Gross income Net (after tax)

Average Salary / South Africa

Average salary in South Africa is 681,631 ZAR per year. The most typical earning is 245,409 ZAR. All data are based on 3,959 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 768,679 ZAR. Women receive a salary of 520,455 ZAR.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 1,059,431 ZAR and Health Care & Medical with income 951,495 ZAR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 1,141,759 ZAR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 1,015,445 ZAR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 1,012,847 ZAR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 941,043 ZAR.

Levels / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

Salary Levels (ZAR) per Year Surveys Earning Percent
43,000 ZAR - 71,999 ZAR
31 100%
0.78%
72,000 ZAR - 143,999 ZAR
219 99.22%
5.53%
144,000 ZAR - 216,999 ZAR
301 93.69%
7.6%
217,000 ZAR - 288,999 ZAR
371 86.08%
9.37%
289,000 ZAR - 360,999 ZAR
332 76.71%
8.39%
361,000 ZAR - 432,999 ZAR
340 68.33%
8.59%
433,000 ZAR - 504,999 ZAR
353 59.74%
8.92%
505,000 ZAR - 576,999 ZAR
235 50.82%
5.94%
577,000 ZAR - 649,999 ZAR
227 44.89%
5.73%
650,000 ZAR - 721,999 ZAR
194 39.15%
4.9%
722,000 ZAR - 793,999 ZAR
155 34.25%
3.92%
794,000 ZAR - 865,999 ZAR
170 30.34%
4.29%
866,000 ZAR - 937,999 ZAR
120 26.04%
3.03%
938,000 ZAR - 1,009,999 ZAR
145 23.01%
3.66%
1,011,000 ZAR - 1,082,999 ZAR
100 19.35%
2.53%
1,083,000 ZAR - 1,154,999 ZAR
82 16.82%
2.07%
1,155,000 ZAR - 1,226,999 ZAR
79 14.75%
2%
1,227,000 ZAR - 1,298,999 ZAR
63 12.76%
1.59%
1,299,000 ZAR - 1,370,999 ZAR
56 11.16%
1.41%
1,371,000 ZAR - 1,443,999 ZAR
37 9.75%
0.93%
1,444,000 ZAR - 1,515,999 ZAR
36 8.82%
0.91%
1,516,000 ZAR - 1,587,999 ZAR
29 7.91%
0.73%
1,588,000 ZAR - 1,659,999 ZAR
35 7.17%
0.88%
1,660,000 ZAR - 1,731,999 ZAR
36 6.29%
0.91%
1,732,000 ZAR - 1,803,999 ZAR
17 5.38%
0.43%
1,804,000 ZAR - 1,876,999 ZAR
15 4.95%
0.38%
1,877,000 ZAR - 1,948,999 ZAR
33 4.57%
0.83%
1,949,000 ZAR - 2,020,999 ZAR
24 3.74%
0.61%
2,021,000 ZAR - 2,092,999 ZAR
6 3.13%
0.15%
2,093,000 ZAR - 2,164,999 ZAR
13 2.98%
0.33%
High salaries
2,165,000 ZAR - 2,309,999 ZAR
21 2.65%
0.53%
2,310,000 ZAR - 2,453,999 ZAR
21 2.12%
0.53%
2,454,000 ZAR - 2,597,999 ZAR
12 1.59%
0.3%
2,598,000 ZAR - 2,742,999 ZAR
7 1.29%
0.18%
2,743,000 ZAR - 2,886,999 ZAR
6 1.11%
0.15%
2,887,000 ZAR - 3,031,999 ZAR
11 0.96%
0.28%
3,032,000 ZAR - 3,175,999 ZAR
2 0.68%
0.05%
3,176,000 ZAR - 3,319,999 ZAR
8 0.63%
0.2%
3,320,000 ZAR - 3,464,999 ZAR
5 0.43%
0.13%
3,465,000 ZAR - 3,608,999 ZAR
1 0.3%
0.03%
3,609,000 ZAR - 5,052,999 ZAR
11 0.28%
0.28%

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Gender / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,867 768,679 ZAR
2 Women 1,125 520,455 ZAR

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Education / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 90 1,141,759 ZAR
2 Masters Degree 526 1,015,445 ZAR
3 Bachelors Degree 1,819 711,138 ZAR
4 Some College 1,033 534,804 ZAR
5 High School 470 443,613 ZAR
6 Bellow H. School 21 341,609 ZAR

Experience / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 603 1,012,847 ZAR
2 16-20 Years 389 941,043 ZAR
3 12-16 Years 479 879,835 ZAR
4 8-12 Years 682 721,820 ZAR
5 4-8 Years 758 550,510 ZAR
6 2-4 Years 522 408,418 ZAR
7 0-1 Year 278 340,454 ZAR
8 1-2 Years 248 334,290 ZAR

Age / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 61-65 25 1,095,391 ZAR
2 66-70 7 1,022,591 ZAR
3 46-50 248 1,018,217 ZAR
4 51-55 122 963,332 ZAR
5 41-45 353 936,958 ZAR
6 56-60 62 852,205 ZAR
7 36-40 504 799,933 ZAR
8 n/a 967 701,076 ZAR
9 14-20 18 687,001 ZAR
10 31-35 622 649,064 ZAR
11 26-30 711 458,005 ZAR
12 21-25 318 274,237 ZAR
13 71-75 2 179,480 ZAR

Work Type / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 138 852,046 ZAR
2 Permanent 3,490 684,071 ZAR
3 Contract 292 617,839 ZAR
4 Part Time 39 337,885 ZAR

Cities / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Emfuleni 14 961,513 ZAR
2 Matjhabeng 4 804,595 ZAR
3 Johannesburg 1,781 787,374 ZAR
4 Thulamela 3 774,742 ZAR
5 Emalahleni 38 714,039 ZAR
6 Mangaung 25 685,832 ZAR
7 Mbombela 32 657,711 ZAR
8 Tshwane 340 648,111 ZAR
9 eThekwini 250 629,604 ZAR
10 Cape Town 955 609,481 ZAR
11 Polokwane 36 607,517 ZAR
12 Rustenburg 25 582,688 ZAR
13 Ekurhuleni 135 513,165 ZAR
14 Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 102 488,811 ZAR
15 Buffalo, South Africa 41 455,984 ZAR
16 --Other-- 142 447,049 ZAR
17 Msunduzi 23 431,963 ZAR
18 Matlosana 6 397,144 ZAR
19 Madibeng 4 341,176 ZAR
20 Bushbuckridge 1 241,338 ZAR
21 Makhado 2 220,594 ZAR

Career Groups / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Management & Business 541 1,059,431 ZAR
2 Health Care & Medical 74 951,495 ZAR
3 Engineers & Technicians V 38 946,817 ZAR
4 Engineers & Technicians III 10 931,559 ZAR
5 Properties & Real Estates 40 924,471 ZAR
6 Aviation & Shipping 22 820,922 ZAR
7 Finance & Banking 290 798,215 ZAR
8 Engineers & Technicians IV 35 727,450 ZAR
9 IT & Programming 380 724,404 ZAR
10 Engineers & Technicians II 16 708,929 ZAR
11 Law 82 706,850 ZAR
12 Engineers & Technicians 278 702,404 ZAR
13 IT & Programming II 181 684,980 ZAR
14 Insurance 73 677,950 ZAR
15 Arts, Culture, Performance 14 676,896 ZAR
16 Public Sector 22 671,815 ZAR
17 Construction & Labor Workers 65 637,732 ZAR
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 208 606,781 ZAR
19 Automobile 28 602,696 ZAR
20 Human Resources 224 598,668 ZAR
21 Logistics, Road, Railway 60 574,719 ZAR
22 Health Care & Medical II 83 553,498 ZAR
23 Accounting & Administration 482 511,245 ZAR
24 Salesmen & Saleswomen 54 500,259 ZAR
25 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 73 485,751 ZAR
26 Organization & Coordination 45 482,431 ZAR
27 Architect Constructions 37 477,061 ZAR
28 Education & University 189 466,566 ZAR
29 Geography & Geodesy 13 461,095 ZAR
30 Agriculture & Fishing 31 448,622 ZAR
31 Media 60 442,415 ZAR
32 Making Design 39 436,741 ZAR
33 Security & Fireguard 15 412,489 ZAR
34 Military 6 410,035 ZAR
35 Hotels & Tourism 46 398,385 ZAR
36 Fashion 16 390,547 ZAR
37 Sports & Recreation 15 385,307 ZAR
38 Customer Services 49 332,125 ZAR
39 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 22 243,864 ZAR
40 Archaeology & History 3 180,765 ZAR

Careers / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 26 1,817,963 ZAR
2 Director 96 1,547,435 ZAR
3 General Manager 67 1,360,072 ZAR
4 Doctor 29 1,194,248 ZAR
5 Engineering Manager 30 1,085,517 ZAR
6 Business Development Manager 32 1,063,704 ZAR
7 Chartered Accountant 81 1,062,088 ZAR
8 IT Manager 87 1,029,925 ZAR
9 IT Project Manager 44 981,001 ZAR
10 Finance Manager 54 979,572 ZAR
11 Manager 78 968,514 ZAR
12 Other Engineer Career 36 949,603 ZAR
13 Risk Manager 20 903,250 ZAR
14 Project Manager 39 826,653 ZAR
15 Marketing Manager 40 798,475 ZAR
16 Logistics Manager 24 797,941 ZAR
17 Operations Manager 39 790,189 ZAR
18 Mechanical Engineer 45 758,646 ZAR
19 Human Resources Manager 96 748,483 ZAR
20 Sales Manager 31 742,637 ZAR
21 Financial Analyst 27 706,591 ZAR
22 Engineer 55 705,652 ZAR
23 Civil Engineer 26 704,281 ZAR
24 Lawyer 34 700,152 ZAR
25 Risk Analyst 23 682,050 ZAR
26 Other Education Career 21 667,383 ZAR
27 Database Administrator 20 663,067 ZAR
28 Other Management Career 44 649,598 ZAR
29 Other IT Career 42 644,141 ZAR
30 Other Finance Career 59 638,035 ZAR
31 Electrical Engineer 23 636,360 ZAR
32 Audit Manager 18 634,137 ZAR
33 System Administrator 17 633,054 ZAR
34 Other Manufacturing Career 19 609,625 ZAR
35 Other Human Resource Career 51 608,542 ZAR
36 Account Manager 20 596,719 ZAR
37 Software Developer 66 593,645 ZAR
38 Senior Accountant 21 582,803 ZAR
39 System Analyst 20 573,853 ZAR
40 Manufacturing 21 523,905 ZAR
41 Salesmen or Saleswomen 19 507,001 ZAR
42 Other Medical Career 17 492,521 ZAR
43 Architect 19 490,544 ZAR
44 Human Resource 19 489,346 ZAR
45 Marketing 20 439,094 ZAR
46 Accountant 48 438,387 ZAR
47 Lecturer 31 414,669 ZAR
48 IT Coordinator 32 398,920 ZAR
49 Payroll Administrator 17 375,663 ZAR
50 Other Administration Career 26 373,628 ZAR
51 Technician 30 366,295 ZAR
52 Junior Accountant 19 288,861 ZAR
53 Human Resource Administrator 32 262,761 ZAR
54 Teacher 22 258,950 ZAR
55 Administrator 28 257,333 ZAR
56 Office Administrator 24 250,620 ZAR
57 Bookkeeper 20 220,059 ZAR
58 Trainee Accountant 26 184,100 ZAR

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Safety Clerk

Added 09 June 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Mangaung Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate

132,290 ZAR


Marketing And Sales Manager

Added 08 June 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 16-20 Years Advanced

299,991 ZAR


Programmer

Added 05 June 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate

264,998 ZAR


Managing Director

Added 26 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 16-20 Years Expert

1,799,990 ZAR


Medical Officer

Added 25 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Tshwane Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced

1,223,986 ZAR


Manager

Added 24 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Tshwane Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced

1,999,999 ZAR


Materials Handling Administrator

Added 20 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 4-8 Years Advanced

229,154 ZAR


Devops Engineer

Added 18 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg High School 8-12 Years Intermediate

719,987 ZAR


Human Resources Manager

Added 11 May 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 16-20 Years Expert

407,870 ZAR


Dietitian

Added 16 April 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced

459,998 ZAR


Sales Rep

Added 04 April 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Tshwane High School 4-8 Years n/a

291,791 ZAR


Ordering Associated

Added 02 April 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a

1,118,546 ZAR


Managing Director

Added 29 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni Some College 12-16 Years n/a

1,750,778 ZAR


Network And Infrastructure Engineer

Added 28 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg High School 8-12 Years n/a

342,374 ZAR


Risk Officer

Added 26 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

435,745 ZAR


Trade Support

Added 24 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

291,791 ZAR


Human Resource Manager

Added 24 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a

510,826 ZAR


Senior Credit Risk Manager

Added 23 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a

1,264,449 ZAR


Business Development Manager

Added 19 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni High School 4-8 Years n/a

641,947 ZAR


Implementation Consultant

Added 19 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

494,109 ZAR


Senior Manager

Added 17 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

723,654 ZAR


Software Developer

Added 16 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

408,505 ZAR


Contracts Manager

Added 12 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a

972,658 ZAR


Financial Clerk

Added 12 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Some College 1-2 Years n/a

87,538 ZAR


Service Desginer

Added 12 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a

1,458,987 ZAR


Admin Clerk

Added 11 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni Some College 8-12 Years n/a

184,793 ZAR


Commercial Manager

Added 11 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
eThekwini Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

912,345 ZAR


Planner

Added 10 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni High School 8-12 Years n/a

618,604 ZAR


Commercial Manager

Added 09 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Emalahleni Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

1,692,414 ZAR


Accountant

Added 09 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

256,770 ZAR


It Remote Support

Added 08 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 1-2 Years n/a

291,791 ZAR


Principal

Added 06 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a

437,694 ZAR


Qa Tech Lead

Added 04 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a

1,069,912 ZAR


Admin Officer

Added 03 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Emalahleni Some College 1-2 Years n/a

123,007 ZAR


Quality Assurance Engineer

Added 01 March 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

210,084 ZAR


Product Specialist

Added 25 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg High School 16-20 Years n/a

608,918 ZAR


Management Accountant

Added 24 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a

243,157 ZAR


Employee Wellness Manager

Added 18 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Some College 16-20 Years n/a

344,511 ZAR


Geologist

Added 18 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

374,465 ZAR


Creditors Clerk

Added 17 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
--Other-- Some College 2-4 Years n/a

96,864 ZAR


Hr Generalist

Added 17 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

466,869 ZAR


Audit Manager

Added 16 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

617,435 ZAR


Office/it Manager/creditor Clerk

Added 12 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

114,375 ZAR


Storeman

Added 11 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Mbombela High School 2-4 Years n/a

110,881 ZAR


Growth Manager

Added 09 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Ekurhuleni Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a

778,120 ZAR


Automotive Technician

Added 08 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Some College 8-12 Years n/a

341,378 ZAR


Manager

Added 08 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Rustenburg Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

125,692 ZAR


Tech Support Lead

Added 06 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Cape Town Some College 8-12 Years n/a

256,770 ZAR


Head Cricket Coach

Added 03 February 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a

729,486 ZAR


It Manager

Added 29 January 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Johannesburg Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

155,618 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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