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Linux Administrator Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a Linux Administrator make in South Africa?


Average Monthly Salary
31,400 ZAR
( 376,000 ZAR yearly)

LOWEST
12,900
ZAR
AVERAGE
31,400
ZAR
HIGHEST
48,300
ZAR

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 Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Linux Administrator

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

  • Salary Range

    Linux Administrator salaries in South Africa range between 12,900 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 48,300 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.


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

Linux Administrator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Linux Administrator

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
14,800 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+37%
20,300 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+26%
25,600 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
30,900 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+17%
36,200 ZAR
20+ Years+24%
44,900 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Linux Administrator Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Linux Administrator

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.

Highschool
14,800 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
18,700 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
26,100 ZAR
Master's Degree+41%
36,800 ZAR
Ph.d+24%
45,700 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value


Linux Administrator Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Linux AdministratorThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Linux Administrator employees in South Africa earn 17% more than their female counterparts.
Female
28,900 ZAR
Male+17%
33,800 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 Linux AdministratorWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Linux Administrator employees in South Africa earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
29,900 ZAR
Public Sector+10%
32,800 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Linux Administrator Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Linux Administrator
Average Salary 2016
27,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
28,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
29,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
30,200 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Linux Administrator 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.

Linux Administrator Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

180 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Linux Administrator is 180 ZAR. This means that the average Linux Administrator in South Africa earns approximatly 180 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.

Linux Administrator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Linux Administrator and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Linux Administrator, IT Administration, and Information Technology and we found that Linux Administrator salaries are 11% more than those of IT Administration. We also found out that IT Administration salaries are 7% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Change Administrator27,800 ZAR-11%
CRM Application Administrator28,500 ZAR-9%
Information Technology Administrator25,100 ZAR-20%
Information Technology Project Administrator25,100 ZAR-20%
Linux Administrator31,400 ZAR+0%
Lotus Domino Administrator31,800 ZAR+1%
Mail Server Administrator28,600 ZAR-9%
NT Systems Administrator28,200 ZAR-10%
SharePoint Administrator30,700 ZAR-2%
System Administrator28,200 ZAR-10%
Technology Specialist32,100 ZAR+2%
UNIX Administrator31,500 ZAR+0%
Windows System Administrator28,300 ZAR-10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein27,400 ZAR
Cape Town34,500 ZAR
Durban34,300 ZAR
Johannesburg31,000 ZAR
Port Elizabeth29,800 ZAR
Pretoria31,700 ZAR
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