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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
32,700 ZAR
( 392,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in South Africa typically earns around 32,700 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 15,800 ZAR (lowest) to 54,100 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor35,900 ZAR
Academic Coach33,200 ZAR
Academic Manager38,800 ZAR
Academic Specialist29,300 ZAR
Academic Staff25,400 ZAR
Accompanist27,700 ZAR
Achievement Coach33,400 ZAR
Admissions Specialist29,800 ZAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher26,400 ZAR
Anthropology Teacher28,700 ZAR
Arabic Language Teacher24,400 ZAR
Archeology Teacher29,200 ZAR
Architecture Teacher31,800 ZAR
Archivist23,300 ZAR
Art Teacher26,300 ZAR
Assistant School Principal36,900 ZAR
Assistant Teacher23,100 ZAR
Biochemistry Professor 40,900 ZAR
Biology Teacher28,900 ZAR
Bursary Scheme Manager33,200 ZAR
Business Teacher28,600 ZAR
Chemistry Teacher27,600 ZAR
Child Care Coordinator28,500 ZAR
Child Care Worker23,000 ZAR
Clinical School Psychologist38,300 ZAR
College Aide33,000 ZAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist35,000 ZAR
College President54,000 ZAR
Communications Teacher26,800 ZAR
Community Education Officer24,200 ZAR
Computer Science Teacher25,500 ZAR
Computer Teacher24,700 ZAR
Creative Writing Trainer32,500 ZAR
Credit Counselor33,500 ZAR
Cultural Studies Teacher26,700 ZAR
Curriculum Developer36,500 ZAR
Curriculum Specialist35,300 ZAR
Demonstrator23,500 ZAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations31,600 ZAR
Director of Learning Technology35,300 ZAR
Distance Learning Coordinator31,300 ZAR
Economics Lecturer48,100 ZAR
Education Administrator29,700 ZAR
Education Assistant Director36,900 ZAR
Education Assistant Principal30,500 ZAR
Education Assistant Professor38,200 ZAR
Education Consultant37,500 ZAR
Education Coordinator29,800 ZAR
Education Counselor32,800 ZAR
Education Director49,600 ZAR
Education Program Specialist32,900 ZAR
Education Researcher37,100 ZAR
Education Resource Specialist28,300 ZAR
Education Services Facilitator29,900 ZAR
Educational Psychologist40,400 ZAR
EFL Teacher28,600 ZAR
eLearning Trainer25,300 ZAR
Elementary School Teacher21,500 ZAR
Engineering Lecturer44,000 ZAR
Engineering Teacher37,200 ZAR
English Teacher24,900 ZAR
ESL Teacher26,700 ZAR
Faculty Assistant33,800 ZAR
Foreign Language Teacher25,000 ZAR
GED Teacher25,100 ZAR
Geography Teacher24,700 ZAR
Head of Mathematics Department37,300 ZAR
Head of School42,600 ZAR
High School Teacher30,200 ZAR
History Teacher26,300 ZAR
Infant Teacher20,100 ZAR
Instructional Assistant27,600 ZAR
Instructor29,100 ZAR
Kindergarten Teacher22,500 ZAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate21,300 ZAR
Law Teacher39,900 ZAR
Learning Designer31,300 ZAR
Lecturer38,900 ZAR
Librarian21,300 ZAR
Library Assistant17,700 ZAR
Library Director30,800 ZAR
Library Specialist24,400 ZAR
Life Sciences Teacher27,500 ZAR
Math Lecturer49,700 ZAR
Mathematics Teacher29,300 ZAR
Mentor31,500 ZAR
Middle School Teacher27,700 ZAR
Music Teacher25,300 ZAR
Nursery Manager40,100 ZAR
Nursery Worker16,600 ZAR
Paraprofessional36,800 ZAR
Physical Education Specialist30,800 ZAR
Physical Education Teacher23,900 ZAR
Physics Teacher 27,200 ZAR
Political Science Teacher29,600 ZAR
Post Doctoral Researcher42,100 ZAR
Preschool Education Administrator29,000 ZAR
Preschool Teacher22,200 ZAR
Primary School Teacher25,200 ZAR
Principal36,500 ZAR
Product Specialist31,200 ZAR
Professor - Accounting46,600 ZAR
Professor - Architecture47,400 ZAR
Professor - Biology45,900 ZAR
Professor - Business Administration44,800 ZAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering49,100 ZAR
Professor - Chemistry48,400 ZAR
Professor - Civil Engineering44,900 ZAR
Professor - Communication44,600 ZAR
Professor - Computer Science47,000 ZAR
Professor - Dentistry49,000 ZAR
Professor - Drama45,100 ZAR
Professor - Economics48,700 ZAR
Professor - Education48,000 ZAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering50,000 ZAR
Professor - English45,300 ZAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,500 ZAR
Professor - Foreign Languages45,000 ZAR
Professor - Geological Sciences46,600 ZAR
Professor - History47,100 ZAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering46,700 ZAR
Professor - Law50,700 ZAR
Professor - Legal Support45,200 ZAR
Professor - Liberal Arts47,300 ZAR
Professor - Marketing50,400 ZAR
Professor - Mathematics51,700 ZAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering50,500 ZAR
Professor - Medical Administration51,000 ZAR
Professor - Medicine52,600 ZAR
Professor - Music43,900 ZAR
Professor - Nursing45,200 ZAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,600 ZAR
Professor - Philosophy48,000 ZAR
Professor - Physical Therapy50,500 ZAR
Professor - Physics52,200 ZAR
Professor - Psychology47,400 ZAR
Professor - Rehabilitation44,200 ZAR
Professor - Social Work43,500 ZAR
Professor - Sociology47,500 ZAR
Professor - Special Education48,400 ZAR
Psychology Teacher37,500 ZAR
Public Management Assistant Professor41,900 ZAR
School Counselor38,700 ZAR
Science Educator27,000 ZAR
Science Laboratory Assistant23,200 ZAR
Science Teacher25,900 ZAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher26,800 ZAR
Secondary School Teacher26,200 ZAR
Special Education Teacher27,200 ZAR
Special Needs Assistant23,400 ZAR
Statistics Lecturer47,500 ZAR
Student Accounts Coordinator26,800 ZAR
Student Development Specialist32,800 ZAR
Student Employment Specialist31,200 ZAR
Student Services23,400 ZAR
Student Support Manager33,600 ZAR
Substitute Teacher21,500 ZAR
Teacher24,300 ZAR
Teacher Aide20,500 ZAR
Teacher Trainer31,800 ZAR
Training and Development Specialist36,400 ZAR
Training Coordinator25,400 ZAR
Tutor26,600 ZAR
University Teacher44,600 ZAR
Vocational Education Teacher25,600 ZAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Teaching / Education

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

  • Salary Range

    The Teaching / Education salaries in South Africa range between 15,800 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 54,100 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 33,000 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 33,000 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 33,000 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 in Teaching / Education are earning less than 22,000 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 22,000 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 44,400 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 44,400 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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016
29,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
30,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
30,900 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
31,500 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in South Africa are rising 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

190 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Teaching / Education is 190 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 190 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein31,800 ZAR
Cape Town38,100 ZAR
Durban36,400 ZAR
Johannesburg35,000 ZAR
Port Elizabeth33,000 ZAR
Pretoria34,400 ZAR
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