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The salary range of employees working in South Africa is, by default, in the range from 9,765.00 ZAR (low salaries, employees' actual wages may be even lower) to 38,397.00 ZAR (high salaries, actual salaries can be even higher).

This is the total monthly salary, including bonuses. Salaries vary significantly in individual job positions. If you are interested in salaries for a specific position, participate in the survey.

Average gross monthly salary in South Africa is
20,000
30,000
 
10% 9,765 ZAR
90% 38,397 ZAR
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Salary ranges

Distribution of employees in South Africa into wage bands in ZAR.

Salaries by age group

Average salary and range in South Africa by age in ZAR.

10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
<24
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
 
 
Average 15,472
median 13,906
10% 7,247
25% 9,940
75% 19,240
90% 25,596
25-34
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
 
 
Average 21,815
median 18,553
10% 7,829
25% 12,018
75% 27,883
90% 39,649
35-44
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
 
 
Average 24,836
median 20,593
10% 7,848
25% 12,761
75% 32,032
90% 46,771
45-54
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
 
 
Average 23,177
median 18,721
10% 6,383
25% 11,080
75% 30,120
90% 45,103
55+
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
 
 
Average 21,322
median 17,617
10% 6,617
25% 10,850
75% 27,531
90% 40,340

Salaries by gender

Comparison of the average salary of men and women in South Africa (ZAR).

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Men
24,254 ZAR
21,805 ZAR
Woman icon
Women
In general, in South Africa, men earn 11.2% more than women.

Salaries in selected countries

Total average salary in randomly selected countries.

SloveniaSlovenia

34,585 ZAR (gross)

MyanmarMyanmar

6,033 ZAR (net)

CroatiaCroatia

16,676 ZAR (net)

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina

11,660 ZAR (net)

The newest profiles in the salary survey

List of recent respondents whose data are used in further salary survey calculations.

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Relationship Manager
Banking
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
Secondary with school-leaving examination
Gross monthly salary
1,399 USD
Gross monthly salary
21,200 ZAR
Anually salary
16,788 USD
Anually salary
254,400 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-26 08:06:36
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Relationship Manager
Banking
Age group
35-44
Work experience:
3 to 5 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
Gross monthly salary
1,759 USD
Gross monthly salary
26,667 ZAR
Anually salary
21,108 USD
Anually salary
320,004 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-26 07:36:35
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Compliance Specialist
Banking
Age group
Work experience:
3 to 5 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
1,649 USD
Gross monthly salary
25,000 ZAR
Anually salary
19,788 USD
Anually salary
300,000 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-25 08:14:02
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Quality Inspector
Car Industry
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
825 USD
Gross monthly salary
12,500 ZAR
Anually salary
9,900 USD
Anually salary
150,000 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-22 09:05:36
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Archaeologist
Arts & Culture
Age group
<24
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
1,094 USD
Gross monthly salary
16,583 ZAR
Anually salary
13,128 USD
Anually salary
198,996 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-21 20:42:52
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Managing Director
Top Management
Age group
35-44
Work experience:
over 10 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
6,845 USD
Gross monthly salary
103,750 ZAR
Anually salary
82,140 USD
Anually salary
1,245,000 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-21 11:13:13
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Electrical Engineering Technician
Electrical & Power Engineering
Age group
Work experience:
6 to 10 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
561 USD
Gross monthly salary
8,500 ZAR
Anually salary
6,732 USD
Anually salary
102,000 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-21 05:19:50
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Senior Graphic Designer
Journalism, Printing Arts & Media
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
6 to 10 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
Gross monthly salary
1,056 USD
Gross monthly salary
16,000 ZAR
Anually salary
12,672 USD
Anually salary
192,000 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-20 13:00:36
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Machine Setter
Production
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
3 to 5 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
Secondary with school-leaving examination
Gross monthly salary
1,001 USD
Gross monthly salary
15,167 ZAR
Anually salary
12,012 USD
Anually salary
182,004 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-20 10:47:20
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Mainentenance worker
Construction & Real Estate
Age group
35-44
Work experience:
6 to 10 years
Region
South Africa
Education:
Secondary without school-leaving examination
Gross monthly salary
1,669 USD
Gross monthly salary
25,300 ZAR
Anually salary
20,028 USD
Anually salary
303,600 ZAR
ClockPosted: 2021-01-19 10:14:42

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