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Radiation Therapist Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Radiation Therapist make in South Africa?

24,500 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Radiation Therapist in South Africa typically earns around 24,500 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Radiation Therapist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Radiation Therapist Salary Distribution in South Africa

25% of people earn
21,750 ZAR
or less
50% of people earn
24,500 ZAR
or less
75% of people earn
27,250 ZAR
or less
19,000 ZAR
24,500 ZAR
30,000 ZAR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Radiation Therapist salaries in South Africa range between 19,000 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 30,000 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 24,500 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Radiation Therapist are earning less than 24,500 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 24,500 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 Radiation Therapist are earning less than 21,750 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,750 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Radiation Therapist are earning less than 27,250 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 27,250 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
19,990 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +10%  
21,970 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +5%  
22,960 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +9%  
24,940 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +8%  
26,920 ZAR
20+ Years    +4%  
27,910 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Radiation Therapist salaries by experience level. A Radiation Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 19,990 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,970 ZAR per month, 10% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 22,960 ZAR per month, 5% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Radiation Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 24,940 ZAR per month, 9% 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 26,920 ZAR per month, 8% 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 27,910 ZAR per month, 4% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
21,310 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +16%  
24,775 ZAR
Master's Degree    +7%  
26,425 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Radiation Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Radiation Therapist is 21,310 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 24,775 ZAR per month, 16% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 26,425 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
22,908 ZAR
Male    +16%  
26,460 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Radiation Therapist employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
21,683 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
27,685 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Radiation Therapist employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Radiation Therapist Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
22,952 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
23,595 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
23,973 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
24,500 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Radiation Therapist salaries in South Africa are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Radiation Therapist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

126 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Radiation Therapist is 126 ZAR. This means that the average Radiation Therapist in South Africa earns approximatly 126 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.

Salary Comparison of Health and Medical Jobs in South Africa

24,500 ZAR
27,908 ZAR
28,359 ZAR
Average Salary
Radiation Therapist
Average Salary
Health and Medical
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared South Africa salaries for Radiation Therapist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Radiation Therapist salaries are 12% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

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Radiation Therapist24,500 ZAR=
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johannesburg24,500 ZAR
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