Average Salary and Wage in South Africa

Average Salary in South Africa (2021)

R 22 579 per month
R 257 460 per year
The average salary in South Africa is R 22 579 per month (or R 257 460 per year).
The average monthly earnings (AME) paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy were measured at R22 579 in August 2020. Data from StatsSA - Statistics South Africa, Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), September 2020.
Minimum wage in South Africa: The national minimum wage for workers in South Africa was set at R20.76 per hour from March 2020 (approx. R3 500 a month).
The new minimum wage apply to all workers in South Africa, excluding farmworkers (minimum wage: 18.68 per hour), domestic employees (minimum wage: R15.57 per hour) and workers employed on expanded public works programs (minimum wage: R11.42 per hour).

Popular Salaries in SA

Deviation from the national average salary
Data ScientistR 45 460/month
+101% 
Project ManagerR 44 380/month
+97% 
Chartered AccountantR 43 550/month
+93% 
Business AnalystR 42 330/month
+87% 
Software DeveloperR 40 654/month
+80% 
DraughtsmanR 20 576/month
 -9%
Office ManagerR 15 020/month
 -33%
Social Media ManagerR 13 670/month
 -39%
Graphic DesignerR 11 930/month
 -47%
ReceptionistR 9 149/month
 -59%

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
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
Marketing
R 37 090/month
R 13 670/month
Sales
R 30 450/month