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IT Administration Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

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

28,241 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in IT Administration in South Africa typically earns around 28,241 ZAR per month.
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 Administrator27,751 ZAR
CRM Application Administrator28,513 ZAR
Information Technology Administrator25,095 ZAR
Information Technology Project Administrator25,101 ZAR
Linux Administrator31,355 ZAR
Lotus Domino Administrator31,835 ZAR
Mail Server Administrator28,571 ZAR
NT Systems Administrator28,194 ZAR
SharePoint Administrator30,710 ZAR
System Administrator28,222 ZAR
Technology Specialist32,085 ZAR
UNIX Administrator31,481 ZAR
Windows System Administrator28,279 ZAR

IT Administration Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa IT Administration

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The IT Administration salaries in South Africa range between 24,327 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 32,052 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 27,676 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Administration are earning less than 27,676 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,676 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.

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 23,401 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,401 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Administration are earning less than 28,669 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 28,669 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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    =  
25,997 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
26,959 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
27,471 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
28,241 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
IT Administration salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

IT Administration Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

163 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for IT Administration is 163 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 163 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 Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein27,428 ZAR
Cape Town32,861 ZAR
Durban31,399 ZAR
Johannesburg30,233 ZAR
Port Elizabeth28,521 ZAR
Pretoria29,663 ZAR
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