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SAP Consultant Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a SAP Consultant make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
32,700 ZAR
( 393,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working as a SAP Consultant in South Africa typically earns around 32,700 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 14,400 ZAR (lowest) to 49,400 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. SAP Consultant salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

SAP Consultant Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa SAP Consultant

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

  • Salary Range

    SAP Consultant salaries in South Africa range between 14,400 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 49,400 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 33,100 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as SAP Consultant are earning less than 33,100 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 33,100 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 as SAP Consultant are earning less than 21,400 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,400 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as SAP Consultant are earning less than 42,100 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 42,100 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

SAP Consultant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa SAP Consultant

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down SAP Consultant salaries by experience level. A SAP Consultant with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 17,400 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,800 ZAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 27,000 ZAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, SAP Consultant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 34,400 ZAR per month, 27% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 38,600 ZAR per month, 12% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 46,100 ZAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
17,400 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+31%
22,800 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+18%
27,000 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+27%
34,400 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+12%
38,600 ZAR
20+ Years+20%
46,100 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

SAP Consultant Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa SAP Consultant

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down SAP Consultant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a SAP Consultant is 17,400 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 23,300 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 30,200 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 38,000 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 46,800 ZAR per month, 23% more than someone with Master's Degree.

17,400 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+34%
23,300 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+29%
30,200 ZAR
Master's Degree+26%
38,000 ZAR
46,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

SAP Consultant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa SAP ConsultantThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male SAP Consultant employees in South Africa earn 11% more than their female counterparts.
30,800 ZAR
34,000 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa SAP ConsultantWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector SAP Consultant employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
31,500 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
33,700 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

SAP Consultant Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are SAP Consultant salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa SAP Consultant
Average Salary 2016
29,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
30,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
31,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
31,600 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
SAP Consultant salaries in South Africa are on the rise 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.

SAP Consultant Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

190 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for SAP Consultant is 190 ZAR. This means that the average SAP Consultant in South Africa earns approximatly 190 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.

SAP Consultant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between SAP Consultant and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for SAP Consultant, IT Consultancy, and Information Technology and we found that SAP Consultant salaries are 2% more than those of IT Consultancy. We also found out that IT Consultancy salaries are 5% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Planner28,800 ZAR-12%
Application Consultant35,800 ZAR+9%
Business Process Consultant32,200 ZAR-2%
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant31,900 ZAR-3%
Information Program Director40,200 ZAR+23%
Information Services Consultant33,500 ZAR+2%
Information Technology Consultant31,400 ZAR-4%
SAP Consultant32,700 ZAR-0%
Sharepoint Consultant30,900 ZAR-6%
Systems Consultant32,700 ZAR-0%
Technical Consultant32,800 ZAR+0%
Test Analyst31,100 ZAR-5%
Testing Manager37,800 ZAR+15%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein30,100 ZAR
Cape Town36,500 ZAR
Durban36,000 ZAR
Johannesburg32,400 ZAR
Port Elizabeth30,500 ZAR
Pretoria32,900 ZAR
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