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Data Analyst Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Data Analyst make in South Africa?

28,306 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Data Analyst in South Africa typically earns around 28,306 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Data Analyst salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Data Analyst Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Data Analyst

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Data Analyst salaries in South Africa range between 13,304 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 41,892 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 27,740 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Data Analyst are earning less than 27,740 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,740 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 Data Analyst are earning less than 18,470 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,470 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Data Analyst are earning less than 33,423 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 33,423 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

Data Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
15,305 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
21,023 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
23,596 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
28,742 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
33,887 ZAR
20+ Years    +16%  
39,176 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 Data Analyst salaries by experience level. A Data Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 15,305 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,023 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 23,596 ZAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Data Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,742 ZAR per month, 22% 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 33,887 ZAR per month, 18% 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 39,176 ZAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Data Analyst

Data Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
19,307 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
28,313 ZAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
32,601 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 Data Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Data Analyst is 19,307 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 28,313 ZAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 32,601 ZAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Data Analyst

Data Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
26,466 ZAR
Male    +16%  
30,570 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 Data Analyst employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Data Analyst

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
25,051 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
31,985 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 Data Analyst employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Data Analyst

Data Analyst Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Data Analyst
Average Salary 2016    =  
26,058 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
27,022 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
27,535 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
28,306 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Data Analyst 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 3% 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.

Data Analyst Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

163 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Data Analyst is 163 ZAR. This means that the average Data Analyst 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.

Data Analyst VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Data Analyst and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Data Analyst, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Data Analyst 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
Data Analyst28,306 ZAR=
Data Architect30,278 ZAR+7%
Data Entry Supervisor22,928 ZAR-19%
Data Manager34,362 ZAR+21%
Data Modeling Analyst30,341 ZAR+7%
Data Security Analyst29,985 ZAR+6%
Data Warehousing Manager33,559 ZAR+19%
Data Warehousing Specialist28,847 ZAR+2%
Database Administration Manager33,200 ZAR+17%
Database Administrator30,889 ZAR+9%
Database Analyst32,095 ZAR+13%
Database Developer31,348 ZAR+11%
Database Report Writer29,027 ZAR+3%
Lotus Notes Developer30,151 ZAR+7%
Oracle Database Administrator30,262 ZAR+7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein26,298 ZAR
Cape Town33,581 ZAR
Durban32,211 ZAR
Johannesburg31,133 ZAR
Port Elizabeth26,890 ZAR
Pretoria30,663 ZAR
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