Jobs portal CareerJunction has published its annual salary survey, showing how salaries vary across 10 major sectors in South Africa – and what employees can expect to earn at intermediate and senior level, including management.
The salary review is compiled exclusively for South African job seekers and the HR/Recruitment industry to give a true representation of cost-to-company salary packages.
The report provides up-to-date salary information including regional differences in monthly remuneration using actual salary offerings on CareerJunction’s website for the latest measurable period – December 2017 to May 2018.
However some high paying professions such as lawyers, with that data available in more detailed reports based on firm sizes and types. Doctor positions are not represented in the report, also regarded as a high paying profession.
According to the report, engineers remain some of the highest earners in the country, with highest earners, environmental engineers, taking home an average monthly salary of around R75,941 (R911,292 per yer).
Senior managers across a variety of sectors also earn well, with senior financial managers taking home an average salary of R67,653 a month (R811,836 a year), and senior IT managers taking home an average salary of R68,281 (R819,372 a year).
Based on its comprehensive jobs data BusinessTech looks at those positions that pay the highest salaries at the top end according to CareerJunction.
|Job||Average monthly salary||Average annual salary|
|Environmental engineer||R75 941||R911 292|
|Civil engineer||R74 779||R897 348|
|Structural engineer||R71 377||R856 524|
|IT management||R68 281||R819 372|
|Financial management||R67 653||R811 836|
|Plant manager||R62 188||R746 256|
|Chartered accountant||R60 795||R729 540|
|Quantity surveying||R60 227||R720 454|
|Electrical engineer||R59 792||R717 504|
|Technical and business architect||R58 981||R707 772|