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Network Specialist Average Salary in South Africa 2019

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

32,339 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Network Specialist in South Africa typically earns around 32,339 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Network Specialist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Network Specialist Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Network Specialist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Network Specialist salaries in South Africa range between 13,259 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 49,802 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 33,632 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Network Specialist are earning less than 33,632 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 33,632 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 Network Specialist are earning less than 21,101 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,101 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Network Specialist are earning less than 45,054 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 45,054 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

Network Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
15,269 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
20,933 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
26,414 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
31,896 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
37,377 ZAR
20+ Years    +24%  
46,330 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 Network Specialist salaries by experience level. A Network Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 15,269 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,933 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 26,414 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Network Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 31,896 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 37,377 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 46,330 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Network Specialist

Network Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
19,289 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
26,963 ZAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
37,926 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 Network Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Network Specialist is 19,289 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 26,963 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 37,926 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Network Specialist


Network Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
29,267 ZAR
Male    +21%  
35,411 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 Network Specialist employees in South Africa earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Network Specialist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
27,650 ZAR
Public Sector    +34%  
37,028 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 Network Specialist employees in South Africa earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Network Specialist

Network Specialist Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Network Specialist 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 Specialist
Average Salary 2016    =  
28,999 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
30,072 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
31,185 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
32,339 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Network Specialist 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.

Network Specialist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

187 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Network Specialist is 187 ZAR. This means that the average Network Specialist in South Africa earns approximatly 187 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 Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Network Specialist and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Network Specialist, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Network Specialist salaries are 6% 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
Computer Networks Architect31,803 ZAR-2%
Network Administrator28,800 ZAR-11%
Network Analyst30,521 ZAR-6%
Network Engineer29,278 ZAR-9%
Network Engineering Manager35,253 ZAR+9%
Network Security Systems Manager37,838 ZAR+17%
Network Specialist32,339 ZAR=
Network Technician25,556 ZAR-21%
Wireless Consultant32,728 ZAR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein28,642 ZAR
Cape Town35,233 ZAR
Durban33,567 ZAR
Johannesburg32,226 ZAR
Port Elizabeth30,135 ZAR
Pretoria31,527 ZAR
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