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Other IT Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
27,400 ZAR
( 329,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Other IT in South Africa typically earns around 27,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 20,500 ZAR (lowest) to 34,000 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Other IT 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
Applications System Specialist27,500 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist36,600 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,600 ZAR
Blockchain Associate30,700 ZAR
Blockchain Developer28,700 ZAR
Computer Animator27,500 ZAR
Computer Hardware Engineer25,500 ZAR
Computer Operator21,500 ZAR
Computer Technician24,700 ZAR
Copy Editor26,400 ZAR
Data Center Technician27,500 ZAR
Documentation Specialist27,600 ZAR
Ethical Hacker28,300 ZAR
GIS Analyst27,400 ZAR
Global BI Analyst32,600 ZAR
Hardware Design Engineer29,200 ZAR
Hardware Technician23,400 ZAR
Help Desk Analyst31,000 ZAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,800 ZAR
Information Assurance Analyst32,300 ZAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,900 ZAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist31,800 ZAR
Information Technology Trainer32,800 ZAR
Interface Designer25,600 ZAR
Microsystems Engineer30,400 ZAR
Numerical Control Programmer25,900 ZAR
Records Manager27,500 ZAR
Scrum Master24,400 ZAR
Software Sales28,500 ZAR
Software Specialist26,500 ZAR
Storage Engineer26,600 ZAR
Systems Engineer24,800 ZAR
Systems Integrator29,900 ZAR
Technical Sales30,600 ZAR
Technical Trainer32,300 ZAR
Technical Writer28,200 ZAR
Tester26,600 ZAR
Usability Engineer28,800 ZAR
User Experience Consultant35,300 ZAR
User Experience Design Expert31,600 ZAR
User Experience Researcher34,300 ZAR
User Interface Designer28,900 ZAR
Video Game Designer26,300 ZAR
Visual Information Specialist27,900 ZAR
Writer and Documentor27,900 ZAR

Other IT Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Other IT

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

  • Salary Range

    The Other IT salaries in South Africa range between 20,500 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 34,000 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 Other IT 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 Other IT are earning less than 21,700 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,700 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Other IT are earning less than 31,400 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 31,400 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

Other IT Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Other IT
Average Salary 2016
24,300 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
25,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
25,900 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
26,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Other IT 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.

Other IT Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

160 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Other IT 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.

Other IT VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Other IT and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Other IT, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Other IT salaries are 10% 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
Bloemfontein26,600 ZAR
Cape Town31,900 ZAR
Durban30,500 ZAR
Johannesburg29,300 ZAR
Port Elizabeth27,700 ZAR
Pretoria28,800 ZAR
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