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Information Technology Project Manager Average Salary in South Africa 2019

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

39,039 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Information Technology Project Manager in South Africa typically earns around 39,039 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Technology Project 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 Project Manager Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Information Technology Project Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Information Technology Project Manager salaries in South Africa range between 16,006 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 60,119 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 40,600 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Project Manager are earning less than 40,600 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 40,600 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 Project Manager are earning less than 25,473 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 25,473 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Information Technology Project Manager are earning less than 54,388 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 54,388 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 Project Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
18,432 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
25,270 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
31,887 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
38,504 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
45,121 ZAR
20+ Years    +24%  
55,928 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 Project Manager salaries by experience level. An Information Technology Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 18,432 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 25,270 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 31,887 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Information Technology Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 38,504 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 45,121 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 55,928 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


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

Information Technology Project Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
23,285 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
32,548 ZAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
45,782 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 Project 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 Project Manager is 23,285 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 32,548 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 45,782 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Information Technology Project Manager


Information Technology Project Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
35,330 ZAR
Male    +21%  
42,747 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 Project Manager employees in South Africa earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Information Technology Project Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
33,378 ZAR
Public Sector    +34%  
44,699 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 Project Manager employees in South Africa earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Information Technology Project Manager

Information Technology Project Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Information Technology Project 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 Project Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
35,008 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
36,303 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
37,646 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
39,039 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology Project 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 4% 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 Project Manager Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

225 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Information Technology Project Manager is 225 ZAR. This means that the average Information Technology Project Manager in South Africa earns approximatly 225 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 Project Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology Project Manager and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Information Technology Project Manager, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology Project Manager salaries are 28% 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-5%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,171 ZAR-5%
Capacity Planning Manager42,592 ZAR+9%
Client Delivery Manager39,842 ZAR+2%
Delivery Manager32,550 ZAR-17%
Development Manager36,580 ZAR-6%
Director of Technology47,674 ZAR+22%
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,873 ZAR+2%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager45,611 ZAR+17%
ERP Project Manager42,805 ZAR+10%
Financial Systems Manager44,890 ZAR+15%
Hardware Engineering Manager46,160 ZAR+18%
Head of Development43,896 ZAR+12%
Helpdesk Manager36,790 ZAR-6%
Information Technology Asset Manager37,457 ZAR-4%
Information Technology Director48,371 ZAR+24%
Information Technology Manager47,067 ZAR+21%
Information Technology Operations Manager44,966 ZAR+15%
Information Technology Product Manager42,421 ZAR+9%
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,218 ZAR-15%
Information Technology Project Leader37,355 ZAR-4%
Information Technology Project Manager39,039 ZAR=
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager37,843 ZAR-3%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,823 ZAR-11%
Information Technology Team Leader38,853 ZAR-0%
Interface Design Manager39,660 ZAR+2%
Major Incident Manager36,434 ZAR-7%
Multimedia Services Manager36,052 ZAR-8%
Network Administration Team Lead36,320 ZAR-7%
Network and Infrastructure Manager44,350 ZAR+14%
Service Delivery Manager41,780 ZAR+7%
Service Level Manager40,278 ZAR+3%
Service Support Lead31,450 ZAR-19%
SOC Engineer29,778 ZAR-24%
Supervisor29,103 ZAR-25%
Technical Manager34,175 ZAR-12%
Technical Project Manager41,276 ZAR+6%
Technology Director40,369 ZAR+3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein34,402 ZAR
Cape Town43,367 ZAR
Durban39,856 ZAR
Johannesburg40,754 ZAR
Port Elizabeth37,820 ZAR
Pretoria38,495 ZAR
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