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Data Analyst Average Salary in South Africa 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
28,300 ZAR
( 340,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working as a Data Analyst in South Africa typically earns around 28,300 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 13,300 ZAR (lowest) to 41,900 ZAR (highest).

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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Data Analyst Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Data Analyst

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

  • Salary Range

    Data Analyst salaries in South Africa range between 13,300 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 41,900 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Data Analyst are earning less than 27,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 27,700 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 Data Analyst are earning less than 18,500 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,500 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Data Analyst are earning less than 33,400 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 33,400 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

Data Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Data Analyst

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 15,300 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,000 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 23,600 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 28,700 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 33,900 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 39,200 ZAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
15,300 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+37%
21,000 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+12%
23,600 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
28,700 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+18%
33,900 ZAR
20+ Years+16%
39,200 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Data Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Data Analyst

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 Highschool, the average salary of a Data Analyst is 15,300 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 19,300 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 28,300 ZAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 32,600 ZAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 39,800 ZAR per month, 22% more than someone with Master's Degree.

15,300 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
19,300 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+47%
28,300 ZAR
Master's Degree+15%
32,600 ZAR
39,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Data Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Data AnalystThough 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 10% more than their female counterparts.
27,200 ZAR
30,000 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 Data AnalystWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Data Analyst employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
27,500 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
29,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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
25,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
26,600 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
27,300 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Data Analyst 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.

Data Analyst Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

160 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Data Analyst is 160 ZAR. This means that the average Data Analyst in South Africa earns approximatly 160 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, Database Administration, and Information Technology and we found that Data Analyst salaries are 3% less than those of Database Administration. We also found out that Database Administration salaries are 4% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Data Analyst28,300 ZAR-0%
Data Architect30,300 ZAR+7%
Data Entry Supervisor22,900 ZAR-19%
Data Manager34,400 ZAR+22%
Data Modeling Analyst30,300 ZAR+7%
Data Security Analyst30,000 ZAR+6%
Data Warehousing Manager33,600 ZAR+19%
Data Warehousing Specialist28,800 ZAR+2%
Database Administration Manager33,200 ZAR+17%
Database Administrator30,900 ZAR+9%
Database Analyst32,100 ZAR+13%
Database Developer31,300 ZAR+11%
Database Report Writer29,000 ZAR+2%
Lotus Notes Developer30,200 ZAR+7%
Oracle Database Administrator30,300 ZAR+7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein26,300 ZAR
Cape Town33,600 ZAR
Durban32,200 ZAR
Johannesburg31,100 ZAR
Port Elizabeth26,900 ZAR
Pretoria30,700 ZAR
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