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Information Technology Manager Average Salary in South Africa 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
47,100 ZAR
( 565,000 ZAR yearly)

LOWEST
20,700
ZAR
AVERAGE
47,100
ZAR
HIGHEST
71,100
ZAR

A person working as an Information Technology Manager in South Africa typically earns around 47,100 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 20,700 ZAR (lowest) to 71,100 ZAR (highest).

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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Information Technology Manager Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

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

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology Manager salaries in South Africa range between 20,700 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 71,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,500 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Manager are earning less than 47,500 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 47,500 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 Information Technology Manager are earning less than 30,700 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 30,700 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Information Technology Manager are earning less than 60,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 60,500 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 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

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

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 25,000 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 32,800 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 38,800 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 49,400 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 55,500 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 66,300 ZAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
25,000 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+31%
32,800 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+18%
38,800 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+27%
49,400 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+12%
55,500 ZAR
20+ Years+20%
66,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Information Technology Manager

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 Highschool, the average salary of an Information Technology Manager is 25,000 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 33,600 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 43,400 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 54,700 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 67,300 ZAR per month, 23% more than someone with Master's Degree.

Highschool
25,000 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+34%
33,600 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+29%
43,400 ZAR
Master's Degree+26%
54,700 ZAR
Ph.d+23%
67,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value


Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Information Technology ManagerThough 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 11% more than their female counterparts.
Female
44,300 ZAR
Male+11%
48,900 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 Information Technology ManagerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Information Technology Manager employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
45,300 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
48,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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
41,800 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
43,300 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
44,500 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
45,400 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 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.

Information Technology Manager Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

270 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Technology Manager is 270 ZAR. This means that the average Information Technology Manager in South Africa earns approximatly 270 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, IT Management, and Information Technology and we found that Information Technology Manager salaries are 26% more than those of IT Management. We also found out that IT Management salaries are 23% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager37,300 ZAR-21%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,200 ZAR-21%
Capacity Planning Manager42,600 ZAR-9%
Client Delivery Manager39,800 ZAR-15%
Delivery Manager32,500 ZAR-31%
Development Manager36,600 ZAR-22%
Director of Technology47,700 ZAR+1%
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 ZAR-15%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,600 ZAR-3%
ERP Project Manager42,800 ZAR-9%
Financial Systems Manager44,900 ZAR-5%
Hardware Engineering Manager46,200 ZAR-2%
Head of Development43,900 ZAR-7%
Helpdesk Manager36,800 ZAR-22%
Information Technology Asset Manager37,500 ZAR-20%
Information Technology Director48,400 ZAR+3%
Information Technology Manager47,100 ZAR+0%
Information Technology Operations Manager45,000 ZAR-4%
Information Technology Product Manager42,400 ZAR-10%
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,200 ZAR-29%
Information Technology Project Leader37,400 ZAR-21%
Information Technology Project Manager39,000 ZAR-17%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,800 ZAR-20%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,800 ZAR-26%
Information Technology Team Leader38,900 ZAR-17%
Interface Design Manager39,700 ZAR-16%
Major Incident Manager36,400 ZAR-23%
Multimedia Services Manager36,100 ZAR-23%
Network Administration Team Lead36,300 ZAR-23%
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,300 ZAR-6%
Service Delivery Manager41,800 ZAR-11%
Service Level Manager40,300 ZAR-14%
Service Support Lead31,400 ZAR-33%
SOC Engineer29,800 ZAR-37%
Supervisor29,100 ZAR-38%
Technical Manager34,200 ZAR-27%
Technical Project Manager41,300 ZAR-12%
Technology Director40,400 ZAR-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein43,300 ZAR
Cape Town51,300 ZAR
Durban46,900 ZAR
Johannesburg47,800 ZAR
Port Elizabeth43,800 ZAR
Pretoria44,900 ZAR
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