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Computer Technician Average Salary in South Africa 2020

How much money does a Computer Technician make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
24,700 ZAR
( 297,000 ZAR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Computer Technician

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

  • Salary Range

    Computer Technician salaries in South Africa range between 10,100 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 38,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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

Computer Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Computer Technician

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
11,700 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+37%
16,000 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+26%
20,200 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
24,400 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+17%
28,600 ZAR
20+ Years+24%
35,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Computer Technician

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.

11,700 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
14,800 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
20,600 ZAR
Master's Degree+41%
29,000 ZAR
36,000 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Computer TechnicianThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Computer Technician employees in South Africa earn 17% more than their female counterparts.
22,800 ZAR
26,700 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 Computer TechnicianWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Computer Technician employees in South Africa earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
23,600 ZAR
Public Sector+10%
25,900 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Computer Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Computer Technician
Average Salary 2016
21,400 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
22,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
23,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
23,900 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Computer Technician 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.

Computer Technician Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

140 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Computer Technician is 140 ZAR. This means that the average Computer Technician in South Africa earns approximatly 140 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.

Computer Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Technician and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Computer Technician, Other IT, and Information Technology and we found that Computer Technician salaries are 10% less than those of Other IT. We also found out that Other IT salaries are 10% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Applications System Specialist27,500 ZAR+11%
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist36,600 ZAR+48%
Artificial Intelligence Developer33,600 ZAR+36%
Blockchain Associate30,700 ZAR+24%
Blockchain Developer28,700 ZAR+16%
Computer Animator27,500 ZAR+11%
Computer Hardware Engineer25,500 ZAR+3%
Computer Operator21,500 ZAR-13%
Computer Technician24,700 ZAR-0%
Copy Editor26,400 ZAR+7%
Data Center Technician27,500 ZAR+11%
Documentation Specialist27,600 ZAR+12%
Ethical Hacker28,300 ZAR+14%
GIS Analyst27,400 ZAR+11%
Global BI Analyst32,600 ZAR+32%
Hardware Design Engineer29,200 ZAR+18%
Hardware Technician23,400 ZAR-5%
Help Desk Analyst31,000 ZAR+25%
Informatics Optimization Specialist31,800 ZAR+29%
Information Assurance Analyst32,300 ZAR+31%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer27,900 ZAR+13%
Information Technology Quality Specialist31,800 ZAR+29%
Information Technology Trainer32,800 ZAR+33%
Interface Designer25,600 ZAR+3%
Microsystems Engineer30,400 ZAR+23%
Numerical Control Programmer25,900 ZAR+5%
Records Manager27,500 ZAR+11%
Scrum Master24,400 ZAR-1%
Software Sales28,500 ZAR+15%
Software Specialist26,500 ZAR+7%
Storage Engineer26,600 ZAR+8%
Systems Engineer24,800 ZAR+0%
Systems Integrator29,900 ZAR+21%
Technical Sales30,600 ZAR+24%
Technical Trainer32,300 ZAR+31%
Technical Writer28,200 ZAR+14%
Tester26,600 ZAR+8%
Usability Engineer28,800 ZAR+16%
User Experience Consultant35,300 ZAR+43%
User Experience Design Expert31,600 ZAR+28%
User Experience Researcher34,300 ZAR+39%
User Interface Designer28,900 ZAR+17%
Video Game Designer26,300 ZAR+6%
Visual Information Specialist27,900 ZAR+13%
Writer and Documentor27,900 ZAR+13%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein23,300 ZAR
Cape Town27,100 ZAR
Durban27,100 ZAR
Johannesburg24,800 ZAR
Port Elizabeth24,400 ZAR
Pretoria25,500 ZAR
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