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Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a Keyboard and Data Entry Operator make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
10,400 ZAR
( 125,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working as a Keyboard and Data Entry Operator in South Africa typically earns around 10,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 4,790 ZAR (lowest) to 16,600 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Keyboard and Data Entry Operator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Keyboard and Data Entry Operator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Keyboard and Data Entry Operator salaries in South Africa range from 4,790 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 16,600 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,200 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) are earning less than 11,200 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 11,200 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 Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) are earning less than 7,210 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,210 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) are earning less than 15,000 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 15,000 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

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Keyboard and Data Entry Operator
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Keyboard and Data Entry Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Keyboard and Data Entry Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,440 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,260 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,700 ZAR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,100 ZAR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,300 ZAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,400 ZAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator average salary change by experience in South Africa

0 - 2 Years
5,440 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
7,260 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+48%
10,700 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
13,100 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
14,300 ZAR
20+ Years+8%
15,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Keyboard and Data Entry Operator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Keyboard and Data Entry Operator is 6,200 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 9,730 ZAR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,300 ZAR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator average salary difference by education level in South Africa

High School
6,200 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
9,730 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
16,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Keyboard and Data Entry Operator
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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 Keyboard and Data Entry Operator employees in South Africa earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

9,580 ZAR
11,200 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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Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator(s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa Keyboard and Data Entry Operator
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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

Information Technology

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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Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Keyboard and Data Entry Operator
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A Keyboard and Data Entry Operator is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

60 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 60 ZAR. This means that the average Keyboard and Data Entry Operator in South Africa earns approximately 60 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.

Keyboard and Data Entry Operator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Keyboard and Data Entry Operator and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly South Africa
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The average salary for Keyboard and Data Entry Operator is 44% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist37,300 ZAR+260%
Administrative Aide12,800 ZAR+23%
Administrative Analyst24,000 ZAR+130%
Administrative Assistant16,400 ZAR+58%
Administrative Associate16,400 ZAR+58%
Administrative Manager24,900 ZAR+140%
Administrative Receptionist16,300 ZAR+57%
Board Secretary15,600 ZAR+50%
Central Office Operator16,500 ZAR+59%
Clerk10,800 ZAR+4%
Commercial Administrator24,700 ZAR+140%
Commissions Processor19,700 ZAR+89%
Conveyancing Secretary14,500 ZAR+39%
Document Controller13,500 ZAR+30%
Document Management Specialist21,700 ZAR+110%
Executive Assistant18,000 ZAR+73%
Executive Personal Assistant21,900 ZAR+110%
Executive Secretary17,200 ZAR+65%
Front Desk Attendant16,400 ZAR+58%
Front Desk Coordinator19,900 ZAR+91%
Front Desk Manager26,600 ZAR+160%
Group Services Manager43,900 ZAR+320%
Head Receptionist19,200 ZAR+84%
Key Account Assistant19,900 ZAR+91%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator10,400 ZAR-0%
Leasing Administrator19,800 ZAR+90%
Legal Secretary16,800 ZAR+61%
Librarian19,700 ZAR+89%
Mailroom Manager17,800 ZAR+71%
Management Support Secretary16,300 ZAR+57%
Master Programme Coordinator32,700 ZAR+210%
Medical Receptionist17,400 ZAR+67%
Meeting and Event Assistant18,000 ZAR+73%
Meeting and Event Manager39,400 ZAR+280%
Night Manager24,100 ZAR+130%
Office Administrator25,500 ZAR+140%
Office Assistant11,200 ZAR+8%
Office Manager27,600 ZAR+170%
Office Services Coordinator21,900 ZAR+110%
Operations Analyst32,800 ZAR+220%
Operations Manager44,400 ZAR+330%
Personal Assistant16,200 ZAR+56%
Planning Assistant19,100 ZAR+83%
Process Expert25,300 ZAR+140%
Program Coordinator24,000 ZAR+130%
Programme Assistant21,400 ZAR+110%
Project Administrator26,300 ZAR+150%
Project Coordinator35,100 ZAR+240%
Reception Team Lead20,600 ZAR+98%
Receptionist15,300 ZAR+47%
Records Officer13,600 ZAR+31%
Schedule Officer11,700 ZAR+12%
School Secretary16,400 ZAR+58%
Secretary14,300 ZAR+37%
Switchboard Operator13,500 ZAR+30%
Technical Program Manager36,900 ZAR+250%
Technical Project Manager38,300 ZAR+270%
Typist12,800 ZAR+23%
Wayleave Officer11,200 ZAR+8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein9,900 ZAR
Cape Town12,100 ZAR
Durban11,800 ZAR
Johannesburg10,500 ZAR
Port Elizabeth10,500 ZAR
Pretoria10,500 ZAR
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