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Professor - Biology Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a Professor - Biology make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
45,900 ZAR
( 551,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working as a Professor - Biology in South Africa typically earns around 45,900 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 18,800 ZAR (lowest) to 70,700 ZAR (highest).

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

Professor - Biology Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Professor - Biology

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

  • Salary Range

    Professor - Biology salaries in South Africa range between 18,800 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 70,700 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Professor - Biology are earning less than 47,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 47,700 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 as Professor - Biology are earning less than 29,900 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 29,900 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Professor - Biology are earning less than 63,900 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 63,900 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

Professor - Biology Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Professor - Biology

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Professor - Biology salaries by experience level. A Professor - Biology with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 21,700 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,700 ZAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 37,500 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Professor - Biology(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 45,300 ZAR per month, 21% 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 53,100 ZAR per month, 17% 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 65,800 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
21,700 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+37%
29,700 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+26%
37,500 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
45,300 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+17%
53,100 ZAR
20+ Years+24%
65,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Professor - Biology Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Professor - Biology

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 Professor - Biology salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Professor - Biology is 21,700 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 27,400 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 38,300 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 53,800 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 66,800 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

21,700 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
27,400 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
38,300 ZAR
Master's Degree+41%
53,800 ZAR
66,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Professor - Biology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Professor - BiologyThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Professor - Biology employees in South Africa earn 17% more than their female counterparts.
42,300 ZAR
49,500 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 Professor - BiologyWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Professor - Biology employees in South Africa earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
43,800 ZAR
Public Sector+10%
48,000 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Professor - Biology Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Professor - Biology
Average Salary 2016
39,700 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
41,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
42,700 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
44,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Professor - Biology 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.

Professor - Biology Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

260 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Professor - Biology is 260 ZAR. This means that the average Professor - Biology in South Africa earns approximatly 260 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.

Professor - Biology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Professor - Biology and Teaching / Education monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Professor - Biology, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Professor - Biology salaries are 40% more than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Coach33,200 ZAR-28%
Academic Manager38,800 ZAR-15%
Academic Specialist29,300 ZAR-36%
Academic Staff25,400 ZAR-45%
Accompanist27,700 ZAR-40%
Achievement Coach33,400 ZAR-27%
Admissions Specialist29,800 ZAR-35%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher26,400 ZAR-42%
Anthropology Teacher28,700 ZAR-37%
Arabic Language Teacher24,400 ZAR-47%
Archeology Teacher29,200 ZAR-36%
Architecture Teacher31,800 ZAR-31%
Archivist23,300 ZAR-49%
Art Teacher26,300 ZAR-43%
Assistant School Principal36,900 ZAR-20%
Assistant Teacher23,100 ZAR-50%
Biochemistry Professor 40,900 ZAR-11%
Biology Teacher28,900 ZAR-37%
Bursary Scheme Manager33,200 ZAR-28%
Business Teacher28,600 ZAR-38%
Chemistry Teacher27,600 ZAR-40%
Child Care Coordinator28,500 ZAR-38%
Child Care Worker23,000 ZAR-50%
Clinical School Psychologist38,300 ZAR-17%
College Aide33,000 ZAR-28%
College and Career Readiness Specialist35,000 ZAR-24%
College President54,000 ZAR+18%
Communications Teacher26,800 ZAR-42%
Community Education Officer24,200 ZAR-47%
Computer Science Teacher25,500 ZAR-44%
Computer Teacher24,700 ZAR-46%
Creative Writing Trainer32,500 ZAR-29%
Credit Counselor33,500 ZAR-27%
Cultural Studies Teacher26,700 ZAR-42%
Curriculum Developer36,500 ZAR-20%
Curriculum Specialist35,300 ZAR-23%
Demonstrator23,500 ZAR-49%
Deputy Controller of Examinations31,600 ZAR-31%
Director of Learning Technology35,300 ZAR-23%
Distance Learning Coordinator31,300 ZAR-32%
Economics Lecturer48,100 ZAR+5%
Education Administrator29,700 ZAR-35%
Education Assistant Director36,900 ZAR-20%
Education Assistant Principal30,500 ZAR-34%
Education Assistant Professor38,200 ZAR-17%
Education Consultant37,500 ZAR-18%
Education Coordinator29,800 ZAR-35%
Education Counselor32,800 ZAR-29%
Education Director49,600 ZAR+8%
Education Program Specialist32,900 ZAR-28%
Education Researcher37,100 ZAR-19%
Education Resource Specialist28,300 ZAR-38%
Education Services Facilitator29,900 ZAR-35%
Educational Psychologist40,400 ZAR-12%
EFL Teacher28,600 ZAR-38%
eLearning Trainer25,300 ZAR-45%
Elementary School Teacher21,500 ZAR-53%
Engineering Lecturer44,000 ZAR-4%
Engineering Teacher37,200 ZAR-19%
English Teacher24,900 ZAR-46%
ESL Teacher26,700 ZAR-42%
Faculty Assistant33,800 ZAR-26%
Foreign Language Teacher25,000 ZAR-46%
GED Teacher25,100 ZAR-45%
Geography Teacher24,700 ZAR-46%
Head of Mathematics Department37,300 ZAR-19%
Head of School42,600 ZAR-7%
High School Teacher30,200 ZAR-34%
History Teacher26,300 ZAR-43%
Infant Teacher20,100 ZAR-56%
Instructional Assistant27,600 ZAR-40%
Instructor29,100 ZAR-37%
Kindergarten Teacher22,500 ZAR-51%
Language Instructor For Expatriate21,300 ZAR-54%
Law Teacher39,900 ZAR-13%
Learning Designer31,300 ZAR-32%
Lecturer38,900 ZAR-15%
Librarian21,300 ZAR-54%
Library Assistant17,700 ZAR-61%
Library Director30,800 ZAR-33%
Library Specialist24,400 ZAR-47%
Life Sciences Teacher27,500 ZAR-40%
Math Lecturer49,700 ZAR+8%
Mathematics Teacher29,300 ZAR-36%
Mentor31,500 ZAR-31%
Middle School Teacher27,700 ZAR-40%
Music Teacher25,300 ZAR-45%
Nursery Manager40,100 ZAR-13%
Nursery Worker16,600 ZAR-64%
Paraprofessional36,800 ZAR-20%
Physical Education Specialist30,800 ZAR-33%
Physical Education Teacher23,900 ZAR-48%
Physics Teacher 27,200 ZAR-41%
Political Science Teacher29,600 ZAR-36%
Post Doctoral Researcher42,100 ZAR-8%
Preschool Education Administrator29,000 ZAR-37%
Preschool Teacher22,200 ZAR-52%
Primary School Teacher25,200 ZAR-45%
Principal36,500 ZAR-20%
Product Specialist31,200 ZAR-32%
Professor - Accounting46,600 ZAR+2%
Professor - Architecture47,400 ZAR+3%
Professor - Biology45,900 ZAR+0%
Professor - Business Administration44,800 ZAR-2%
Professor - Chemical Engineering49,100 ZAR+7%
Professor - Chemistry48,400 ZAR+5%
Professor - Civil Engineering44,900 ZAR-2%
Professor - Communication44,600 ZAR-3%
Professor - Computer Science47,000 ZAR+2%
Professor - Dentistry49,000 ZAR+7%
Professor - Drama45,100 ZAR-2%
Professor - Economics48,700 ZAR+6%
Professor - Education48,000 ZAR+5%
Professor - Electrical Engineering50,000 ZAR+9%
Professor - English45,300 ZAR-1%
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,500 ZAR+6%
Professor - Foreign Languages45,000 ZAR-2%
Professor - Geological Sciences46,600 ZAR+2%
Professor - History47,100 ZAR+3%
Professor - Industrial Engineering46,700 ZAR+2%
Professor - Law50,700 ZAR+10%
Professor - Legal Support45,200 ZAR-2%
Professor - Liberal Arts47,300 ZAR+3%
Professor - Marketing50,400 ZAR+10%
Professor - Mathematics51,700 ZAR+13%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering50,500 ZAR+10%
Professor - Medical Administration51,000 ZAR+11%
Professor - Medicine52,600 ZAR+15%
Professor - Music43,900 ZAR-4%
Professor - Nursing45,200 ZAR-2%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,600 ZAR+4%
Professor - Philosophy48,000 ZAR+5%
Professor - Physical Therapy50,500 ZAR+10%
Professor - Physics52,200 ZAR+14%
Professor - Psychology47,400 ZAR+3%
Professor - Rehabilitation44,200 ZAR-4%
Professor - Social Work43,500 ZAR-5%
Professor - Sociology47,500 ZAR+3%
Professor - Special Education48,400 ZAR+5%
Psychology Teacher37,500 ZAR-18%
Public Management Assistant Professor41,900 ZAR-9%
School Counselor38,700 ZAR-16%
Science Educator27,000 ZAR-41%
Science Laboratory Assistant23,200 ZAR-49%
Science Teacher25,900 ZAR-44%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher26,800 ZAR-42%
Secondary School Teacher26,200 ZAR-43%
Special Education Teacher27,200 ZAR-41%
Special Needs Assistant23,400 ZAR-49%
Statistics Lecturer47,500 ZAR+3%
Student Accounts Coordinator26,800 ZAR-42%
Student Development Specialist32,800 ZAR-29%
Student Employment Specialist31,200 ZAR-32%
Student Services23,400 ZAR-49%
Student Support Manager33,600 ZAR-27%
Substitute Teacher21,500 ZAR-53%
Teacher24,300 ZAR-47%
Teacher Aide20,500 ZAR-55%
Teacher Trainer31,800 ZAR-31%
Training and Development Specialist36,400 ZAR-21%
Training Coordinator25,400 ZAR-45%
Tutor26,600 ZAR-42%
University Teacher44,600 ZAR-3%
Vocational Education Teacher25,600 ZAR-44%

Salary Comparison By City

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Bloemfontein42,300 ZAR
Cape Town52,600 ZAR
Durban50,600 ZAR
Johannesburg49,100 ZAR
Port Elizabeth47,200 ZAR
Pretoria48,500 ZAR
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