Average Salary and Wage in South Africa

Average Salary in South Africa (2021)

R 23 133 per month
R 277 596 per year
The average salary in South Africa is R 23 133 per month (or R 277 596 per year).
The average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy were measured at R23 133 in November 2020. Data from StatsSA - Statistics South Africa, Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), published on 30 March 2021.
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).

Popular Salaries in SA

Deviation from the national average salary
Civil Engineer
R 50 480/month
R 50 480/month
+118% 
Chartered Accountant
R 43 550/month
R 43 550/month
+88% 
Pharmacist
R 42 040/month
R 42 040/month
+82% 
Software Developer
R 40 654/month
R 40 654/month
+76% 
Mechanical Engineer
R 29 140/month
R 29 140/month
+26% 
Teacher
R 21 510/month
R 21 510/month
 -7%
Boilermaker
R 17 680/month
R 17 680/month
 -24%
Electrician
R 16 154/month
R 16 154/month
 -30%
Social Media Manager
R 13 670/month
R 13 670/month
 -41%
Receptionist
R 9 149/month
R 9 149/month
 -60%

Average Salaries by Industry & Position

Accounting
R 20 460/month
R 43 550/month
R 32 470/month
R 28 448/month
R 25 250/month
R 33 020/month
R 37 980/month
Administration
R 42 330/month
R 9 560/month
R 15 020/month
R 31 880/month
R 13 829/month
R 18 850/month
R 44 380/month
Construction
R 50 480/month
R 48 290/month
R 43 940/month
Customer Service
R 8 823/month
R 23 970/month
R 9 149/month
Design & Architecture
R 35 700/month
R 20 576/month
R 11 930/month
R 17 110/month
R 26 030/month
R 35 460/month
R 13 160/month
Education
R 7 024/month
R 22 013/month
R 18 500/month
R 7 190/month
R 24 900/month
R 6 803/month
R 39 830/month
R 21 510/month
Engineering
R 31 840/month
R 45 070/month
R 42 250/month
R 36 530/month
R 30 800/month
R 30 470/month
R 27 270/month
R 38 480/month
R 37 720/month
R 28 480/month
R 83 390/month
R 31 540/month
R 36 930/month
R 58 080/month
R 37 630/month
Finance
R 12 520/month
R 38 990/month
R 54 330/month
R 20 670/month
Healthcare
R 18 020/month
R 8 054/month
R 60 990/month
R 28 470/month
R 34 940/month
R 82 370/month
R 38 220/month
R 38 960/month
R 18 990/month
IT
R 33 490/month
R 30 600/month
R 45 460/month
R 32 190/month
R 50 390/month
R 29 080/month
R 33 680/month
R 44 480/month
R 40 654/month
R 34 430/month
R 27 030/month
R 37 230/month
R 31 460/month
Manufacturing
R 17 680/month
R 20 224/month
R 19 058/month
R 33 180/month
R 25 567/month
R 11 717/month
R 43 558/month
R 22 360/month
Marketing
R 37 090/month
R 13 670/month
Mechanical
R 19 406/month
R 29 140/month
R 16 380/month
R 19 190/month
R 11 353/month
Pharmaceutical
R 17 250/month
R 18 260/month
R 22 800/month
R 42 040/month
R 17 390/month
R 16 460/month
Sales
R 30 450/month
Scientific
R 16 270/month
R 15 620/month
R 20 322/month
R 17 250/month
R 23 970/month
R 10 661/month
R 15 680/month
R 37 630/month
R 13 540/month
R 21 530/month
R 15 890/month
R 15 680/month
R 15 680/month
Skilled Trades
R 19 236/month
R 20 380/month
R 16 154/month