A person working as a Linux Administrator in South Africa typically earns around 31,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 12,900 ZAR (lowest) to 48,300 ZAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Linux Administrator salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Linux Administrator salaries in South Africa range between 12,900 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 48,300 ZAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,600 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Linux Administrator are earning less than 32,600 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 32,600 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 Linux Administrator are earning less than 20,500 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 20,500 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Linux Administrator are earning less than 43,700 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 43,700 ZAR.
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
Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Linux Administrator salaries by experience level. A Linux Administrator with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 14,800 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,300 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 25,600 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Linux Administrator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,900 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 36,200 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 44,900 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+37%|
|5 - 10 Years||+26%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+17%|
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 Linux Administrator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Linux Administrator is 14,800 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 18,700 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 26,100 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 36,800 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 45,700 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+26%|
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Change Administrator||27,800 ZAR||-11%|
|CRM Application Administrator||28,500 ZAR||-9%|
|Information Technology Administrator||25,100 ZAR||-20%|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||25,100 ZAR||-20%|
|Linux Administrator||31,400 ZAR||+0%|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||31,800 ZAR||+1%|
|Mail Server Administrator||28,600 ZAR||-9%|
|NT Systems Administrator||28,200 ZAR||-10%|
|SharePoint Administrator||30,700 ZAR||-2%|
|System Administrator||28,200 ZAR||-10%|
|Technology Specialist||32,100 ZAR||+2%|
|UNIX Administrator||31,500 ZAR||+0%|
|Windows System Administrator||28,300 ZAR||-10%|
|Cape Town||34,500 ZAR|
|Port Elizabeth||29,800 ZAR|