Teacher Salary in South Africa

R 258 060
per year
per month
R 21 510
per month
per year

Teacher Average Salary

The average salary for a Teacher in SA is R 258 060 gross per year (R 21 510 gross per month), which is 9% lower than the South Africa's national average salary.
Salary Range: a Teacher can expect an average starting salary of R 182 500. The highest salaries can exceed R 618 000.
R 182 500
Low
R 258 060
Average salary
R 618 000
High
R 15 210
Low
R 21 510
Average salary
R 51 500
High

Teacher Salary Range - South Africa

Low
R 182 500
Average salary
R 258 060
Experienced
R 367 515
High
R 618 000
Low
R 15 210
Average salary
R 21 510
Experienced
R 30 630
High
R 51 500
Among Teachers in South Africa, underqualified Teachers, Teachers in private schools or Special Needs Teachers tend to have the lowest salaries, while experienced and qualified Senior Teachers and Master Teachers in public schools or Teachers who are part of the school management like Heads of Departments (HODs) enjoy the highest salaries.

Teacher - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Heads of DepartmentR 408K/year
+58% 
Master TeacherR 385K/year
+49% 
Senior TeacherR 343K/year
+33% 
Post Level 1 Teacher, government schoolR 258K/year
±0% 
Special Needs TeacherR 165K/year
 -36%
Private School TeacherR 152K/year
 -41%
Teacher AssistantR 41K/year
 -84%

Teacher - Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, an Entry Level Teacher with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 16 000 gross per month. A mid career Teacher with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 20 000, while an experienced Teacher with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 30 000. Teachers with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 40 000 per month.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Teacher in SA

Late Career▲ +86%
Experienced▲ +39%
Average SalaryR 21 510/month
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -26%

Gender Breakdown

Female
64%
Male
36%

Teacher Jobs in South Africa by Location

Teacher - Related Salaries (per month)

The salary and wage information presented on this page is based on the actual salaries offered to candidates in Teacher job vacancies published on Jobted South Africa in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Teacher

How much does a Teacher make in South Africa?
A Teacher in South Africa earns an average of R 258 060 gross per year, which is about R 21 510 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Teacher updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Teacher in South Africa?
The starting salary of a Teacher in South Africa is around R 182 500 gross per year. Underqualified Teachers, Teachers in private schools or Special Needs Teachers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Teacher in South Africa?
The highest salary of a Teacher in South Africa can reach and exceed R 618 000 gross per year. Senior Teachers and Master Teachers in public schools or Teachers who are part of the school management like Heads of Departments (HODs) usually have the highest salaries.
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