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Web Designer Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Web Designer make in South Africa?

28,248 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Web Designer in South Africa typically earns around 28,248 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Web Designer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Web Designer Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Web Designer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Web Designer salaries in South Africa range between 12,429 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 42,654 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 28,530 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Web Designer are earning less than 28,530 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 28,530 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 Web Designer are earning less than 18,432 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,432 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Web Designer are earning less than 36,304 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 36,304 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

Web Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
14,998 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
19,683 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
23,310 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
29,657 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
33,284 ZAR
20+ Years    +20%  
39,783 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 Web Designer salaries by experience level. A Web Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 14,998 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,683 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 23,310 ZAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Web Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,657 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 33,284 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 39,783 ZAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Web Designer

Web Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
20,136 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
26,030 ZAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
32,831 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 Web Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Web Designer is 20,136 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 26,030 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 32,831 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Web Designer


Web Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
25,988 ZAR
Male    +16%  
30,084 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 Web Designer employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Web Designer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
24,575 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
31,496 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 Web Designer employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Web Designer

Web Designer Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Web Designer
Average Salary 2016    =  
26,004 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
26,966 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
27,721 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
28,248 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Web Designer 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.

Web Designer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

163 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Web Designer is 163 ZAR. This means that the average Web Designer in South Africa earns approximatly 163 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.

Web Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Web Designer and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Web Designer, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Web Designer salaries are 7% less 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
E-Commerce Manager38,739 ZAR+37%
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,128 ZAR+31%
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,470 ZAR+43%
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,162 ZAR+49%
E-Commerce Strategy Manager44,686 ZAR+58%
Graphics Web Designer25,459 ZAR-10%
Online Banking Manager48,870 ZAR+73%
Online Banking Specialist38,968 ZAR+38%
SEO Associate26,375 ZAR-7%
SEO Manager37,746 ZAR+34%
Web Applications Manager37,761 ZAR+34%
Web Content Specialist32,894 ZAR+16%
Web Designer28,248 ZAR=
Web Developer28,689 ZAR+2%
Web Editor26,635 ZAR-6%
Web Project Manager34,513 ZAR+22%
Web Promotions Specialist31,660 ZAR+12%
Web Security Administrator32,942 ZAR+17%
Web Security Manager40,487 ZAR+43%
Web Support Analyst22,701 ZAR-20%
Web Writer25,906 ZAR-8%
Webmaster27,186 ZAR-4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein25,002 ZAR
Cape Town31,528 ZAR
Durban29,312 ZAR
Johannesburg27,442 ZAR
Port Elizabeth26,311 ZAR
Pretoria26,161 ZAR
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