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Enterprise Architecture Manager Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does an Enterprise Architecture Manager make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
39,900 ZAR
( 478,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working as an Enterprise Architecture Manager in South Africa typically earns around 39,900 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 19,500 ZAR (lowest) to 62,200 ZAR (highest).

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

Enterprise Architecture Manager Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Enterprise Architecture Manager
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Enterprise Architecture Manager salaries in South Africa range from 19,500 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 62,200 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Enterprise Architecture Manager(s) are earning less than 40,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 40,700 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 Enterprise Architecture Manager(s) are earning less than 27,100 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 27,100 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Enterprise Architecture Manager(s) are earning less than 52,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 52,500 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

Enterprise Architecture Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Enterprise Architecture Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Enterprise Architecture Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 23,200 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,800 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 41,100 ZAR per month, 38% 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, Enterprise Architecture Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 50,900 ZAR per month, 24% 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 54,500 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 58,100 ZAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Enterprise Architecture Manager average salary change by experience in South Africa

0 - 2 Years
23,200 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
29,800 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
41,100 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
50,900 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
54,500 ZAR
20+ Years+7%
58,100 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Enterprise Architecture Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Enterprise Architecture Manager(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 Enterprise Architecture Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Enterprise Architecture Manager is 29,800 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 40,000 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 61,300 ZAR per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Enterprise Architecture Manager average salary difference by education level in South Africa

Certificate or Diploma
29,800 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
40,000 ZAR
Master's Degree+53%
61,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in South Africa costs anywhere from 156,000 Rand(s) to 467,000 Rand(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Enterprise Architecture Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Enterprise Architecture Manager employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

41,100 ZAR
38,100 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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Enterprise Architecture Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Enterprise Architecture Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Enterprise Architecture Manager(s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

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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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Enterprise Architecture Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Enterprise Architecture Manager
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An Enterprise Architecture Manager is considered to be a high 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.

19% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Enterprise Architecture Manager Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

230 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 230 ZAR. This means that the average Enterprise Architecture Manager in South Africa earns approximately 230 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.

Enterprise Architecture Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Enterprise Architecture Manager and Information Technology monthly South Africa
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The average salary for Enterprise Architecture Manager is 2% more than that of IT Management. Also, IT Management salaries are 25% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,300 ZAR-6%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,200 ZAR-7%
Capacity Planning Manager42,100 ZAR+6%
Client Delivery Manager39,800 ZAR-0%
Delivery Manager32,500 ZAR-18%
Development Manager43,900 ZAR+10%
Director of Technology54,700 ZAR+37%
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 ZAR+0%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager48,900 ZAR+23%
ERP Project Manager42,800 ZAR+7%
Financial Systems Manager46,500 ZAR+17%
Hardware Engineering Manager46,200 ZAR+16%
Head of Development43,900 ZAR+10%
Helpdesk Manager36,800 ZAR-8%
Information Technology Asset Manager40,700 ZAR+2%
Information Technology Director51,100 ZAR+28%
Information Technology Manager54,000 ZAR+35%
Information Technology Operations Manager48,300 ZAR+21%
Information Technology Product Manager46,100 ZAR+16%
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,200 ZAR-17%
Information Technology Project Leader38,400 ZAR-4%
Information Technology Project Manager49,300 ZAR+24%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,800 ZAR-5%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,800 ZAR-13%
Information Technology Team Leader38,900 ZAR-2%
Interface Design Manager39,700 ZAR-0%
Major Incident Manager36,400 ZAR-9%
Multimedia Services Manager36,100 ZAR-9%
Network Administration Team Lead36,300 ZAR-9%
Network and Infrastructure Manager47,900 ZAR+20%
Service Delivery Manager41,800 ZAR+5%
Service Level Manager40,300 ZAR+1%
Service Support Lead31,400 ZAR-21%
SOC Engineer29,800 ZAR-25%
Supervisor22,500 ZAR-44%
Technical Manager34,200 ZAR-14%
Technical Project Manager41,300 ZAR+4%
Technology Director54,900 ZAR+38%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein37,300 ZAR
Cape Town42,100 ZAR
Durban42,400 ZAR
Johannesburg38,800 ZAR
Port Elizabeth38,600 ZAR
Pretoria40,100 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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
30,200 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,300 ZAR
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