A person working as a Computer Technician in South Africa typically earns around 24,700 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 10,100 ZAR (lowest) to 38,100 ZAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Computer Technician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Computer Technician salaries in South Africa range between 10,100 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 38,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 25,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Technician are earning less than 25,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 25,700 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.
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 Computer Technician are earning less than 16,100 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 16,100 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Computer Technician are earning less than 34,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 34,500 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 Computer Technician salaries by experience level. A Computer Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 11,700 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,000 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 20,200 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Computer Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 24,400 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 28,600 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 35,400 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 Computer Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Computer Technician is 11,700 ZAR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 14,800 ZAR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,600 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 29,000 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 36,000 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|
|Applications System Specialist||27,500 ZAR||+11%|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||36,600 ZAR||+48%|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||33,600 ZAR||+36%|
|Blockchain Associate||30,700 ZAR||+24%|
|Blockchain Developer||28,700 ZAR||+16%|
|Computer Animator||27,500 ZAR||+11%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||25,500 ZAR||+3%|
|Computer Operator||21,500 ZAR||-13%|
|Computer Technician||24,700 ZAR||-0%|
|Copy Editor||26,400 ZAR||+7%|
|Data Center Technician||27,500 ZAR||+11%|
|Documentation Specialist||27,600 ZAR||+12%|
|Ethical Hacker||28,300 ZAR||+14%|
|GIS Analyst||27,400 ZAR||+11%|
|Global BI Analyst||32,600 ZAR||+32%|
|Hardware Design Engineer||29,200 ZAR||+18%|
|Hardware Technician||23,400 ZAR||-5%|
|Help Desk Analyst||31,000 ZAR||+25%|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||31,800 ZAR||+29%|
|Information Assurance Analyst||32,300 ZAR||+31%|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||27,900 ZAR||+13%|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||31,800 ZAR||+29%|
|Information Technology Trainer||32,800 ZAR||+33%|
|Interface Designer||25,600 ZAR||+3%|
|Microsystems Engineer||30,400 ZAR||+23%|
|Numerical Control Programmer||25,900 ZAR||+5%|
|Records Manager||27,500 ZAR||+11%|
|Scrum Master||24,400 ZAR||-1%|
|Software Sales||28,500 ZAR||+15%|
|Software Specialist||26,500 ZAR||+7%|
|Storage Engineer||26,600 ZAR||+8%|
|Systems Engineer||24,800 ZAR||+0%|
|Systems Integrator||29,900 ZAR||+21%|
|Technical Sales||30,600 ZAR||+24%|
|Technical Trainer||32,300 ZAR||+31%|
|Technical Writer||28,200 ZAR||+14%|
|Usability Engineer||28,800 ZAR||+16%|
|User Experience Consultant||35,300 ZAR||+43%|
|User Experience Design Expert||31,600 ZAR||+28%|
|User Experience Researcher||34,300 ZAR||+39%|
|User Interface Designer||28,900 ZAR||+17%|
|Video Game Designer||26,300 ZAR||+6%|
|Visual Information Specialist||27,900 ZAR||+13%|
|Writer and Documentor||27,900 ZAR||+13%|
|Cape Town||27,100 ZAR|
|Port Elizabeth||24,400 ZAR|