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IT Management Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

How much money does a person working in IT Management make in South Africa?


Average Monthly Salary
39,200 ZAR
( 470,000 ZAR yearly)

LOW
20,900
ZAR
AVERAGE
39,200
ZAR
HIGH
51,000
ZAR

A person working in IT Management in South Africa typically earns around 39,200 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 20,900 ZAR (lowest average) to 51,000 ZAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different IT Management careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,300 ZAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,200 ZAR
Capacity Planning Manager42,100 ZAR
Client Delivery Manager39,800 ZAR
Delivery Manager32,500 ZAR
Development Manager43,900 ZAR
Director of Technology54,700 ZAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 ZAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager48,900 ZAR
ERP Project Manager42,800 ZAR
Financial Systems Manager46,500 ZAR
Hardware Engineering Manager46,200 ZAR
Head of Development43,900 ZAR
Helpdesk Manager36,800 ZAR
Information Technology Asset Manager40,700 ZAR
Information Technology Director51,100 ZAR
Information Technology Manager54,000 ZAR
Information Technology Operations Manager48,300 ZAR
Information Technology Product Manager46,100 ZAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,200 ZAR
Information Technology Project Leader38,400 ZAR
Information Technology Project Manager49,300 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,800 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,800 ZAR
Information Technology Team Leader38,900 ZAR
Interface Design Manager39,700 ZAR
Major Incident Manager36,400 ZAR
Multimedia Services Manager36,100 ZAR
Network Administration Team Lead36,300 ZAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager47,900 ZAR
Service Delivery Manager41,800 ZAR
Service Level Manager40,300 ZAR
Service Support Lead31,400 ZAR
SOC Engineer29,800 ZAR
Supervisor22,500 ZAR
Technical Manager34,200 ZAR
Technical Project Manager41,300 ZAR
Technology Director54,900 ZAR

IT Management Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    IT Management salaries in South Africa range from 20,900 ZAR per month (minimum average salary) to 51,000 ZAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,600 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Management are earning less than 37,600 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 37,600 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in IT Management are earning less than 26,300 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 26,300 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Management are earning less than 42,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 42,500 ZAR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

IT Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa IT Management
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in South Africa who work in IT Management earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
40,900 ZAR
Female-7%
38,000 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in South Africa for all Careers

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IT Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for IT Management professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

IT Management

IT Management professionals in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

South Africa / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in South Africa is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in South Africa for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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IT Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa IT Management
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IT Management is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

25% of surveyed staff in IT Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 75% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
75%
No Bonus
25%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

IT Management Hourly Average Wage in South Africa


230 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 230 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximately 230 ZAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

IT Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Management and Information Technology monthly South Africa
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The average salary for IT Management is 25% more than that of Information Technology. Also, Information Technology salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein38,100 ZAR
Cape Town45,600 ZAR
Durban43,600 ZAR
Johannesburg42,000 ZAR
Port Elizabeth39,600 ZAR
Pretoria41,200 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
30,200 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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