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Average Salary in South Africa (2022)

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The average salary in South Africa is R 23 526 per month before taxes (or R 282 312 per year).

The average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy were measured at R23 529 in May 2021. Data from StatsSA – Statistics South Africa, Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), published on 28 September 2021.

Average Salary in South Africa

Minimum wage in South Africa: The national minimum wage for workers in South Africa was set at R21.69 per hour from March 2021.

The new minimum wage apply to all workers in South Africa, excluding domestic workers (entitled to R19.09 per hour) and workers in the Expanded Public Works programs (entitled to R11.93 per hour).

It is approximately 31,100 ZAR. The lowest average pay is 7,880 ZAR, while the highest average salary is 139,000 ZAR (highest average, the actual maximum salary is higher).

It includes housing, transportation, and other perks. This is the average monthly wage in the United States. There is a huge disparity in pay between different professions. See below for individual job title wages if you’re interested in the compensation of a certain position.

When it comes to earning more money, it’s commonly established that more education equals more money. Below you’ll find our findings from comparing the incomes of professionals in similar positions, but with varying levels of a college education.
Range Salary Range includes the median salary as well as the highest and lowest salaries.

Pay in South Africa ranges from a low starting pay of 7,880 ZAR per month to a high starting income of 139,000 ZAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

The Average Pay

Half of the population (50%) earns less than 29,900 ZAR per month, while the other half (50%) earns more than 29,900 ZAR per month. Salaries in the middle are referred to as “median” or “median.” Generally speaking, you’d prefer to be on the right side of the graph with the group that earns more than the median pay.

Percentiles

These two values are closely associated with the median: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Only 25 per cent of South Africa’s population earns less than 17,000 ZAR, whilst 75 per cent earn more than 17,000 ZAR. 75 per cent of South Africa’s population earns less than 81,100 per cent of 25 per cent make more than that amount.

Pre-tax wages in South Africa average out at around $282,312 per year, or R23,526 per month.
According to a May 2021 survey of formal non-agricultural sector workers, the average monthly wage was R23 529. StatsSA – Statistics South Africa, Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), published on September 28, 2021, by StatsSA – Statistics South Africa.

This is the lowest wage you can get in South Africa: South Africa’s national minimum wage was set at R21.69 per hour effective March 20, 2021.

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Only domestic workers (entitled to R19.09 per hour) and employees in the Expanded Public Works programs are exempt from the new minimum wage in South Africa (entitled to R11.93 per hour).

It costs about ZAR 31,100. Pay ranges from 7,880 ZAR to 139,000 ZAR (highest average, the actual maximum salary is higher).

All of the above is included, as well as other benefits. In the United States, the average monthly wage is approximately $1,500. People in different professions are paid vastly different amounts. If you’d like to know how much a specific job pays, you can check out the individual job titles below. To make more money, it’s widely accepted that more education leads to higher earnings. Comparing salaries of professionals in similar positions, but with different levels of college education, we have compiled our findings below..

Range In addition to the median wage, the highest and lowest wages are all included in the salary range.
Starting salaries in South Africa range from a low of 7,880 ZAR per month to a high of 139,000 ZAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

The Median Earnings

50 percent of the population earns less than ZAR 29,900 per month, while the other 50 percent earns ZAR 29,900 or more per month, according to government data. If you’re in the middle of the pack, you’re known as “median.” When looking at a salary graph, you’d prefer to be in a group that makes more than the median.

Percentiles

There is a strong correlation between the 25th and 75th percentiles and the median. Most of South Africa’s population, 75 per cent, earns more than 17,000 ZAR per year. It is estimated that a quarter of South Africa’s population earns less than 81,100 South African rand (USD).

Salary Structures in South Africa

Compensation for Civil Engineers R 50 480/month is 115 percent higher than the national average wage.

R 43 550/month (plus 85 percent) for a chartered accountant

The salary of a pharmacist is R 42 040 per month, which is an increase of 79 percent.

R 40 654 per month (an increase of 73 percent) for a software developer

Mechanical Engineer R 29 140/month +24% R 29 140/month +24%

R 21 510 per month for a teacher

Boilermaker R 17 680/month is down -9 percent.

electrician R 16 154/month (minus 25 percent)

-31 percent Social Worker R 15 363/month (R 15 363/month

-35 percent Graphic Designer R 11 930/month R 11 930/month R 11 930/month

Salary Averages by Industry and Job Titles

Finance

R 34 580 per month for Business Intelligence Analyst.
12520/month for a financial advisor
R 38 990 per month as a Financial Analyst
R 54 330 per month for the position of financial manager
R 20 670 per month as a financial planner.

Health

R 18 020 per month as a Healthcare Animal Health Technician.
R 39 960 a month for a child psychologist.
Dr. Clinical Psychologist R 43 900 per month.
Staff Nurse (R 2 061/month) Community Health Worker
An R 8,054/month salary for a dental assistant
Monthly Dentist Fee: R 60,990
R 44 680/month for a forensic psychologist
Nurse R 28 receives $4,470 per month.
R 43 230 per month for a therapist
R 38 600 per month as a psychometrist.
R 34 940 per month as a radiologic technologist
R 82 370 per month for a radiology specialist
R 38 220 per month as a sonographer.
R 38 960 a month for a veterinary specialist
R 18 990 per month for Veterinary Nurse

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Human Resources

R 13 980 per month as a Human Resources Manager.
R 12 019 per month for HR Assistant
R 27 456 per month as a human resources generalist
R 40 480 per month for the position of Human Resources Manager
R 24 060 per month for the position of Human Resources Officer
R 26 050 per month for an Industrial Psychologist.

Call Center Agent R 8 823 per month R 8 823 per month
R 23 970 per month as a Call Center Manager
R 9 149 a month for a receptionist

R 43/550 a month for a Chartered Accountant
Accounting Technician R 32 470 per month
R 28/448 per month as a Financial Accountant.
R 25/250 per month for a forensic accountant.
Rs. 33/020 per month for an Internal Auditor.
Employee of the month: Management Accountant R 37/ 980 per month

Design & Architecture Architect R 35 700/month Design & Architecture
R 20 576 per month for a draughtsman
R 11 930 per month as a graphic designer
R 17 110 per month for an interior designer
R 26 030 per month for a landscape architect
UX Designer R 35 460/month (including benefits)
R 13 160 per month as a web designer

ECD Practitioner R 7 024 per month in education
Monthly salary for an educational psychologist is R 28 040.
R 22 013 per month for an English teacher
Teacher in the Foundation Phase earns R 18 500 per month.
R 7 190/month for a Grade R teacher
R 24 900 a month for a high school teacher
R 6 803 per month for a preschool teacher
R 39 830 a month is the salary of the school principal.
R 21 510 per month for a teacher

The salary of an aeronautical engineer is R 31 840 per month.
R 45 070 per month for an Aerospace Engineer
R 42 250 per month as an aircraft engineer
530/month as an Automation Engineer in R 36
R 30 800 per month as an Automotive Engineer
R 30 470 per month as a Biomedical Engineer
R 27 270 per month as a Chemical Engineer
R 38 480 per month as a Design Engineer
Electrical Engineer R 37 720/month R 37 720/month
R 28 480 per month as an Electronic Engineer
R 83 390 per month for a GCC Engineer
R 31 540 per month as an Industrial Engineer
R 36 930 per month as a mining engineer
R 58 080 per month for a Plant Engineer
Employee R 37,630 per month Process Engineer

R 50 480 per month as a Construction Civil Engineer
R 48 290 per month as a construction manager
R 43 940 per month as a Quantity Surveyor

Administrator R 9 465 per month Administration Administrative Assistant R 9 465 per month
R 42 330 per month Business Analyst R 9 560 per month Office Administrator R 42 330 per month
R 15 020 per month for the position of office manager
R 31 880 per month for the position of Operations Manager
R 13 829 per month for a personal assistant
R 18 850 per month as a project administrator
Project Manager’s salary is R 44 380 per month.

  Cost of Living in South Africa

 

R 33 490 a month for an IT computer scientist.
R 30 600 per month as a data analyst
R 45 460 per month as a Data Scientist
R 32 190 per month as a database administrator
R 50 390 per month for an IT Manager
R 32 250 per month as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

R 29 080 per month as a network administrator
R 33 680 per month as a Network Engineer
R 44 480 per month as a Software Architect
R 40 654 per month as a software developer
R 34 430 per month as a software engineer
R 27 030 per month as a system administrator
R 37 230 per month as a Systems Analyst
R 31 460 per month as a web developer

Monthly wage for Manufacturing Boilermaker: R 17 680
Fitter R 20 224/month (per month)
Fitter and Turner R 19 058/month Fitter and Turner R
R 33 180 per month as a Maintenance Engineer
R 25 567 per month for a millwright
R 11 717 per month as a welder
The salary of a welding engineer is R 43 558 per month.
Inspector of Welding

The salary of the Marketing Digital Marketing Manager is R 31 467 per month.
A marketing manager earns Rs 37 090 each month.
A social media manager earns R 13,670 each month.

mechanical diesel mechanic r 19 406 per month mechanical diesel mechanic
Mechanic R 29 140/month (including benefits)
Engineer R 16 380/month Mechanical Fitter
Mechatronics Technician R 19 190 per month
R 11 353/month for a Motor Mechanic.

Analytical Chemist R 17 250 per month in the pharmaceutical industry
R 18 260 per month as a Biochemist
R 22 800 a month as a chemist
R 42 040 per month as a pharmacist
R 17 390 per month for a Pharmacist Assistant
R 16 460 per month as a Pharmacy Technician.

Sales
Revenue Manager R 33 970/month Revenue Manager R 30 450/month Sales Business Development Coordinator

A Scientific Biologist earns R 16 270 per month.
R 15 620 per month for a Biomedical Scientist
R 20 322/month for a biotechnologist
R 17 250 per month as a Food Technologist
R 23 970 per month for a Forensic Scientist
R 10 661 per month as a Lab Assistant
R 15 680 per month as a Lab Technician
R 37,630 per month for Laboratory Manager
R 13 540/month for a Marine Biologist
A medical scientist earns R 21 530 every month.
R 15 890 per month for a microbiologist
R 15 680 per month for a Molecular Biologist
R 15 680 per month for a Wildlife Biologist

Tradespeople with specialized knowledge
R 19 236 per month as an auto electrician
R 20 380 per month as an Electrical Technician
R 16 154 per month for an electrician

R 21 923 per month as a social work case manager
R 6 063 per month for a Community Liaison Officer
Counselor’s salary is R 16 017 per month.
R 3 150 per month for an HIV counselor
Social Worker in the Medical Field R 23 232/month
R 12 662 per month for a Social Auxiliary Worker
R 15 363 per month for a social worker

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