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Networking Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
28,300 ZAR
( 340,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Networking in South Africa typically earns around 28,300 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 23,200 ZAR (lowest) to 34,400 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Networking 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
Computer Networks Architect31,800 ZAR
Network Administrator28,800 ZAR
Network Analyst30,500 ZAR
Network Engineer29,300 ZAR
Network Engineering Manager35,300 ZAR
Network Security Systems Manager37,800 ZAR
Network Specialist32,300 ZAR
Network Technician25,600 ZAR
Wireless Consultant32,700 ZAR

Networking Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Networking

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

  • Salary Range

    The Networking salaries in South Africa range between 23,200 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 34,400 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,800 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Networking are earning less than 27,800 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,800 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 Networking are earning less than 22,900 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 22,900 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Networking are earning less than 29,800 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 29,800 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

Networking Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Networking
Average Salary 2016
25,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
26,600 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
27,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Networking 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.

Networking Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

160 ZAR per hour

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

Networking VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Networking and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Networking, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Networking 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
Bloemfontein27,500 ZAR
Cape Town33,000 ZAR
Durban31,500 ZAR
Johannesburg30,300 ZAR
Port Elizabeth28,600 ZAR
Pretoria29,700 ZAR
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