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IT Administration Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
28,200 ZAR
( 339,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in IT Administration in South Africa typically earns around 28,200 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 24,300 ZAR (lowest) to 32,100 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different IT Administration jobs. 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
Change Administrator27,800 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator28,500 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator25,100 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator25,100 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,400 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator31,800 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator28,600 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,200 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator30,700 ZAR
System Administrator28,200 ZAR
Technology Specialist32,100 ZAR
UNIX Administrator31,500 ZAR
Windows System Administrator28,300 ZAR

IT Administration Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Administration

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The IT Administration salaries in South Africa range between 24,300 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 32,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Administration are earning less than 27,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,700 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 Administration are earning less than 23,400 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,400 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Administration are earning less than 28,700 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 28,700 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

IT Administration Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do IT Administration salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa IT Administration
Average Salary 2016
25,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
26,500 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
27,200 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
IT Administration salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

IT Administration Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

160 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for IT Administration is 160 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 160 ZAR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

IT Administration VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Administration and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for IT Administration, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that IT Administration salaries are 7% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein27,400 ZAR
Cape Town32,900 ZAR
Durban31,400 ZAR
Johannesburg30,200 ZAR
Port Elizabeth28,500 ZAR
Pretoria29,700 ZAR
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