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Average Salary - South Africa SOUTH AFRICA SALARY

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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR

683,421 ZAR

$47,342 USD

245,409 ZAR

$17,000 USD

Gross income Net (after tax)

Average Salary / South Africa

Average salary in South Africa is 683,421 ZAR per year. The most typical earning is 245,409 ZAR. All data are based on 3,997 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 772,923 ZAR. Women receive a salary of 519,632 ZAR.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 1,069,782 ZAR and Health Care & Medical with income 951,495 ZAR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 1,152,283 ZAR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 1,018,130 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 949,791 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%
5.48%
144,000 ZAR - 216,999 ZAR
303 93.75%
7.58%
217,000 ZAR - 288,999 ZAR
375 86.16%
9.38%
289,000 ZAR - 360,999 ZAR
336 76.78%
8.41%
361,000 ZAR - 432,999 ZAR
344 68.38%
8.61%
433,000 ZAR - 504,999 ZAR
353 59.77%
8.83%
505,000 ZAR - 576,999 ZAR
237 50.94%
5.93%
577,000 ZAR - 649,999 ZAR
230 45.01%
5.75%
650,000 ZAR - 721,999 ZAR
196 39.25%
4.9%
722,000 ZAR - 793,999 ZAR
156 34.35%
3.9%
794,000 ZAR - 865,999 ZAR
172 30.45%
4.3%
866,000 ZAR - 937,999 ZAR
122 26.14%
3.05%
938,000 ZAR - 1,009,999 ZAR
147 23.09%
3.68%
1,011,000 ZAR - 1,082,999 ZAR
100 19.41%
2.5%
1,083,000 ZAR - 1,154,999 ZAR
84 16.91%
2.1%
1,155,000 ZAR - 1,226,999 ZAR
80 14.81%
2%
1,227,000 ZAR - 1,298,999 ZAR
64 12.81%
1.6%
1,299,000 ZAR - 1,370,999 ZAR
56 11.21%
1.4%
1,371,000 ZAR - 1,443,999 ZAR
37 9.81%
0.93%
1,444,000 ZAR - 1,515,999 ZAR
38 8.88%
0.95%
1,516,000 ZAR - 1,587,999 ZAR
29 7.93%
0.73%
1,588,000 ZAR - 1,659,999 ZAR
35 7.21%
0.88%
1,660,000 ZAR - 1,731,999 ZAR
36 6.33%
0.9%
1,732,000 ZAR - 1,803,999 ZAR
17 5.43%
0.43%
1,804,000 ZAR - 1,876,999 ZAR
15 5%
0.38%
1,877,000 ZAR - 1,948,999 ZAR
33 4.63%
0.83%
1,949,000 ZAR - 2,020,999 ZAR
25 3.8%
0.63%
2,021,000 ZAR - 2,092,999 ZAR
6 3.18%
0.15%
2,093,000 ZAR - 2,164,999 ZAR
14 3.03%
0.35%
High salaries
2,165,000 ZAR - 2,309,999 ZAR
21 2.68%
0.53%
2,310,000 ZAR - 2,453,999 ZAR
21 2.15%
0.53%
2,454,000 ZAR - 2,597,999 ZAR
12 1.63%
0.3%
2,598,000 ZAR - 2,742,999 ZAR
8 1.33%
0.2%
2,743,000 ZAR - 2,886,999 ZAR
6 1.13%
0.15%
2,887,000 ZAR - 3,031,999 ZAR
11 0.98%
0.28%
3,032,000 ZAR - 3,175,999 ZAR
2 0.7%
0.05%
3,176,000 ZAR - 3,319,999 ZAR
8 0.65%
0.2%
3,320,000 ZAR - 3,464,999 ZAR
5 0.45%
0.13%
3,465,000 ZAR - 3,608,999 ZAR
1 0.33%
0.03%
3,609,000 ZAR - 5,052,999 ZAR
12 0.3%
0.3%

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Gender / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,892 772,923 ZAR
2 Women 1,138 519,632 ZAR

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Education / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 91 1,152,283 ZAR
2 Masters Degree 533 1,018,130 ZAR
3 Bachelors Degree 1,833 712,885 ZAR
4 Some College 1,045 535,612 ZAR
5 High School 474 444,133 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 401 949,791 ZAR
3 12-16 Years 481 879,070 ZAR
4 8-12 Years 688 721,589 ZAR
5 4-8 Years 766 555,664 ZAR
6 2-4 Years 524 408,750 ZAR
7 0-1 Year 280 340,296 ZAR
8 1-2 Years 254 337,163 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 46-50 259 1,019,141 ZAR
4 51-55 126 983,802 ZAR
5 41-45 353 936,958 ZAR
6 56-60 65 860,419 ZAR
7 36-40 510 799,225 ZAR
8 n/a 967 701,076 ZAR
9 14-20 18 687,001 ZAR
10 31-35 628 649,713 ZAR
11 26-30 718 457,731 ZAR
12 21-25 319 274,511 ZAR
13 71-75 2 179,480 ZAR

Work Type / South Africa (Gross ZAR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 140 868,748 ZAR
2 Permanent 3,524 685,558 ZAR
3 Contract 294 615,399 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 1,797 789,582 ZAR
4 Thulamela 3 774,742 ZAR
5 Emalahleni 38 714,039 ZAR
6 Mangaung 25 685,832 ZAR
7 Mbombela 33 674,139 ZAR
8 Tshwane 343 655,791 ZAR
9 eThekwini 250 629,604 ZAR
10 Cape Town 970 609,914 ZAR
11 Polokwane 36 607,517 ZAR
12 Rustenburg 25 582,688 ZAR
13 Ekurhuleni 135 513,165 ZAR
14 Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 103 489,389 ZAR
15 Buffalo, South Africa 41 455,984 ZAR
16 --Other-- 144 445,100 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 548 1,069,782 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 292 795,111 ZAR
8 Engineers & Technicians IV 35 727,450 ZAR
9 Engineers & Technicians II 17 726,050 ZAR
10 IT & Programming 385 724,780 ZAR
11 Law 83 711,585 ZAR
12 Engineers & Technicians 279 702,115 ZAR
13 IT & Programming II 182 684,504 ZAR
14 Public Sector 23 679,061 ZAR
15 Insurance 73 677,950 ZAR
16 Arts, Culture, Performance 14 676,896 ZAR
17 Construction & Labor Workers 65 637,732 ZAR
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 211 611,993 ZAR
19 Automobile 28 602,696 ZAR
20 Human Resources 225 601,122 ZAR
21 Logistics, Road, Railway 60 574,719 ZAR
22 Health Care & Medical II 85 547,248 ZAR
23 Accounting & Administration 488 511,591 ZAR
24 Salesmen & Saleswomen 54 500,259 ZAR
25 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 74 483,629 ZAR
26 Organization & Coordination 45 482,431 ZAR
27 Architect Constructions 37 477,061 ZAR
28 Geography & Geodesy 14 465,873 ZAR
29 Education & University 192 465,599 ZAR
30 Agriculture & Fishing 31 448,622 ZAR
31 Media 60 442,415 ZAR
32 Making Design 39 436,741 ZAR
33 Hotels & Tourism 47 415,434 ZAR
34 Security & Fireguard 15 412,489 ZAR
35 Military 6 410,035 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 23 242,652 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 100 1,561,380 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 Chartered Accountant 81 1,062,088 ZAR
7 Business Development Manager 33 1,053,282 ZAR
8 IT Manager 89 1,024,179 ZAR
9 Manager 79 1,004,979 ZAR
10 Finance Manager 54 979,572 ZAR
11 IT Project Manager 45 967,201 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 40 793,769 ZAR
18 Mechanical Engineer 45 758,646 ZAR
19 Human Resources Manager 97 752,655 ZAR
20 Sales Manager 31 742,637 ZAR
21 Lawyer 35 711,571 ZAR
22 Engineer 55 705,652 ZAR
23 Civil Engineer 26 704,281 ZAR
24 Financial Analyst 28 695,692 ZAR
25 Risk Analyst 23 682,050 ZAR
26 Database Administrator 20 663,067 ZAR
27 Other Education Career 22 654,304 ZAR
28 Other Management Career 44 649,598 ZAR
29 Other IT Career 42 644,141 ZAR
30 Electrical Engineer 24 635,653 ZAR
31 Audit Manager 18 634,137 ZAR
32 Other Finance Career 60 632,203 ZAR
33 Other Human Resource Career 51 608,542 ZAR
34 Account Manager 21 602,580 ZAR
35 Other Manufacturing Career 20 595,565 ZAR
36 Software Developer 66 593,645 ZAR
37 Senior Accountant 22 589,617 ZAR
38 System Analyst 20 573,853 ZAR
39 Manufacturing 21 523,905 ZAR
40 Salesmen or Saleswomen 19 507,001 ZAR
41 Architect 19 490,544 ZAR
42 Human Resource 19 489,346 ZAR
43 Other Medical Career 18 481,825 ZAR
44 Other Tourism Career 17 463,159 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 Other Administration Career 26 373,628 ZAR
50 Payroll Administrator 19 371,910 ZAR
51 Technician 30 366,295 ZAR
52 Junior Accountant 19 288,861 ZAR
53 Human Resource Administrator 32 262,761 ZAR
54 Teacher 23 257,867 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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619,499 ZAR


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233,990 ZAR


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311,236 ZAR


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935,990 ZAR


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838,520 ZAR


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1,099,996 ZAR


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Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
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719,987 ZAR


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Added 18 July 2021
Cities Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
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719,987 ZAR


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2,598,451 ZAR


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933,493 ZAR


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328,530 ZAR


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359,986 ZAR


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599,996 ZAR


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999,999 ZAR


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1,499,999 ZAR


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999,999 ZAR


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1,949,993 ZAR


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Added 28 June 2021
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252,988 ZAR


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2,099,996 ZAR


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Added 25 June 2021
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412,792 ZAR


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Added 25 June 2021
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548,099 ZAR


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1,229,991 ZAR


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132,290 ZAR


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299,991 ZAR


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264,998 ZAR


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Added 26 May 2021
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1,799,990 ZAR


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Added 25 May 2021
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1,223,986 ZAR


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1,999,999 ZAR


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407,870 ZAR


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459,998 ZAR


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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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