These jobs pay the best salaries in South Africa right now

Specialist recruitment firm, Michael Page, has released its salary survey for Q1 2019 – showing that South Africa’s job market is very unpredictable.

Despite a short recovery observed in South Africa in the first half of 2018 and the emergence from a recession with a +2.2% GDP growth in the third quarter, the official unemployment rate is back at its 2017 level, the group said.

“This is due to weak investment & consumer confidence, along with continued limited household spending & private investment.

“With the economic stimulus package announced in September 2018 and a heightened commitment to attract foreign investment, we are expecting a positive economic impact on the GDP growth and the unemployment rate for 2019.”

While the majority of sectors remain under pressure, the group said the significant drivers will come from the Banking & Financial Services, IT and Transportation sectors.

Below BusinessTech looked at some of the best-paid jobs in South Africa, according to Michael Page’s data.

Job Sector Average Top
Group/Regional CFO Finance & Accounting R4 750 000 R6 000 000
Partner (International firm) Legal R2 000 000 R5 000 000
General counsel Legal R1 800 000 R5 000 000
Partner (Top SA firm) Legal R2 000 000 R4 000 000
VP of Supply Chain Supply Chain & Logistics R2 900 000 R3 800 000
Finance Director Finance & Accounting R2 750 000 R3 500 000
VP HR/Chief HR Officer Human Resources R2 900 000 R3 200 000
Head of Compliance Legal R2 000 000 R3 000 000
Partner (Boutique firm) Legal R1 800 000 R3 000 000
Group Company Secretary Legal R1 800 000 R3 000 000
Tax Director Finance & Accounting R2 300 000 R2 800 000
VP of Procurement Procurement R2 300 000 R2 800 000
Supply Chain/Logistics Director Supply Chain & Logistics R2 200 000 R2 800 000
General Manager Sales and Marketing (B2B) R2 200 000 R2 800 000
CMO Sales and Marketing R2 200 000 R2 600 000
General Manager Sales and Marketing R2 200 000 R2 600 000
VP of Sales Sales and Marketing R1 700 000 R2 600 000
Manufacturing Director Engineering & Manufacturing R1 600 000 R2 300 000
HR Director Human Resources R1 900 000 R2 200 000
IT Director Technology R1 650 000 R2 200 000
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Technology R1 650 000 R2 200 000
Head of HR Human Resources R1 800 000 R2 000 000
Procurement Director Procurement R1 800 000 R2 000 000
Head of Marketing/Marketing Director Sales and Marketing R1 800 000 R2 000 000
Project Director Engineering & Manufacturing R1 700 000 R2 000 000
Head of IT Technology R1 650 000 R2 000 000
Head of Sales/Sales Director Sales and Marketing R1 500 000 R2 000 000
Head of Project Management Office Technology R1 500 000 R2 000 000
Chief Enterprise Architect Technology R1 400 000 R2 000 000

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These jobs pay the best salaries in South Africa right now