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Network Engineer Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a Network Engineer make in South Africa?


Average Monthly Salary
29,300 ZAR
( 351,000 ZAR yearly)

LOWEST
12,000
ZAR
AVERAGE
29,300
ZAR
HIGHEST
45,100
ZAR

A person working as a Network Engineer in South Africa typically earns around 29,300 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 12,000 ZAR (lowest) to 45,100 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Network Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Network Engineer Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Network Engineer

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

  • Salary Range

    Network Engineer salaries in South Africa range between 12,000 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 45,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 30,400 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Network Engineer are earning less than 30,400 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 30,400 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 Network Engineer are earning less than 19,100 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,100 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Network Engineer are earning less than 40,800 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 40,800 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

Network Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Network Engineer

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Network Engineer salaries by experience level. A Network Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 13,800 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,000 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 23,900 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Network Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,900 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 33,800 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 41,900 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
13,800 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+37%
19,000 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+26%
23,900 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
28,900 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+17%
33,800 ZAR
20+ Years+24%
41,900 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Network Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Network Engineer

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 Network Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Network Engineer is 13,800 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 17,500 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 24,400 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 34,300 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 42,600 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

Highschool
13,800 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
17,500 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
24,400 ZAR
Master's Degree+41%
34,300 ZAR
Ph.d+24%
42,600 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value


Network Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Network EngineerThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Network Engineer employees in South Africa earn 17% more than their female counterparts.
Female
27,000 ZAR
Male+17%
31,600 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 Network EngineerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Network Engineer employees in South Africa earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
27,900 ZAR
Public Sector+10%
30,600 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Network Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Network Engineer
Average Salary 2016
25,300 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,300 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
27,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
28,200 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Network Engineer 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.

Network Engineer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

170 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Network Engineer is 170 ZAR. This means that the average Network Engineer in South Africa earns approximatly 170 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.

Network Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Network Engineer and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Network Engineer, Networking, and Information Technology and we found that Network Engineer salaries are 3% more than those of Networking. We also found out that Networking salaries are 7% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Computer Networks Architect31,800 ZAR+9%
Network Administrator28,800 ZAR-2%
Network Analyst30,500 ZAR+4%
Network Engineer29,300 ZAR+0%
Network Engineering Manager35,300 ZAR+21%
Network Security Systems Manager37,800 ZAR+29%
Network Specialist32,300 ZAR+10%
Network Technician25,600 ZAR-13%
Wireless Consultant32,700 ZAR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein26,100 ZAR
Cape Town29,900 ZAR
Durban28,400 ZAR
Johannesburg27,200 ZAR
Port Elizabeth27,800 ZAR
Pretoria26,500 ZAR
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