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Information Technology Manager Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does an Information Technology Manager make in South Africa?

47,067 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Information Technology Manager in South Africa typically earns around 47,067 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Technology Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Information Technology Manager Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Information Technology Manager salaries in South Africa range between 20,709 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 71,071 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 47,537 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Manager are earning less than 47,537 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 47,537 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.

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 Information Technology Manager are earning less than 30,711 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 30,711 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Information Technology Manager are earning less than 60,490 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 60,490 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
24,990 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
32,796 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
38,839 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
49,415 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
55,459 ZAR
20+ Years    +20%  
66,287 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Information Technology Manager salaries by experience level. An Information Technology Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 24,990 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 32,796 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 38,839 ZAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Information Technology Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 49,415 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 55,459 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 66,287 ZAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
33,551 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
43,372 ZAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
54,703 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Information Technology Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Technology Manager is 33,551 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 43,372 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 54,703 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager


Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
43,301 ZAR
Male    +16%  
50,126 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Technology Manager employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
40,948 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
52,479 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Information Technology Manager employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
43,328 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
44,931 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
46,189 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
47,067 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology Manager salaries in South Africa are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Manager Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

272 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Technology Manager is 272 ZAR. This means that the average Information Technology Manager in South Africa earns approximatly 272 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.

Information Technology Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology Manager and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Information Technology Manager, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology Manager salaries are 55% more than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,250 ZAR-21%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,171 ZAR-21%
Capacity Planning Manager42,592 ZAR-10%
Client Delivery Manager39,842 ZAR-15%
Delivery Manager32,550 ZAR-31%
Development Manager36,580 ZAR-22%
Director of Technology47,674 ZAR+1%
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,873 ZAR-15%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,611 ZAR-3%
ERP Project Manager42,805 ZAR-9%
Financial Systems Manager44,890 ZAR-5%
Hardware Engineering Manager46,160 ZAR-2%
Head of Development43,896 ZAR-7%
Helpdesk Manager36,790 ZAR-22%
Information Technology Asset Manager37,457 ZAR-20%
Information Technology Director48,371 ZAR+3%
Information Technology Manager47,067 ZAR=
Information Technology Operations Manager44,966 ZAR-4%
Information Technology Product Manager42,421 ZAR-10%
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,218 ZAR-29%
Information Technology Project Leader37,355 ZAR-21%
Information Technology Project Manager39,039 ZAR-17%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,843 ZAR-20%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,823 ZAR-26%
Information Technology Team Leader38,853 ZAR-17%
Interface Design Manager39,660 ZAR-16%
Major Incident Manager36,434 ZAR-23%
Multimedia Services Manager36,052 ZAR-23%
Network Administration Team Lead36,320 ZAR-23%
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,350 ZAR-6%
Service Delivery Manager41,780 ZAR-11%
Service Level Manager40,278 ZAR-14%
Service Support Lead31,450 ZAR-33%
SOC Engineer29,778 ZAR-37%
Supervisor29,103 ZAR-38%
Technical Manager34,175 ZAR-27%
Technical Project Manager41,276 ZAR-12%
Technology Director40,369 ZAR-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein43,341 ZAR
Cape Town51,260 ZAR
Durban46,871 ZAR
Johannesburg47,820 ZAR
Port Elizabeth43,826 ZAR
Pretoria44,932 ZAR
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