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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

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

32,704 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in South Africa typically earns around 32,704 ZAR per month.
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 Advisor35,927 ZAR
Academic Coach33,187 ZAR
Academic Manager38,799 ZAR
Academic Specialist29,328 ZAR
Academic Staff25,387 ZAR
Accompanist27,682 ZAR
Achievement Coach33,357 ZAR
Admissions Specialist29,778 ZAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher26,447 ZAR
Anthropology Teacher28,717 ZAR
Arabic Language Teacher24,404 ZAR
Archeology Teacher29,250 ZAR
Architecture Teacher31,824 ZAR
Archivist23,330 ZAR
Art Teacher26,259 ZAR
Assistant School Principal36,915 ZAR
Assistant Teacher23,052 ZAR
Biochemistry Professor 40,890 ZAR
Biology Teacher28,883 ZAR
Bursary Scheme Manager33,223 ZAR
Business Teacher28,649 ZAR
Chemistry Teacher27,635 ZAR
Child Care Coordinator28,509 ZAR
Child Care Worker23,001 ZAR
Clinical School Psychologist38,321 ZAR
College Aide33,016 ZAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist35,019 ZAR
College President54,005 ZAR
Communications Teacher26,839 ZAR
Community Education Officer24,209 ZAR
Computer Science Teacher25,491 ZAR
Computer Teacher24,712 ZAR
Creative Writing Trainer32,461 ZAR
Credit Counselor33,460 ZAR
Cultural Studies Teacher26,658 ZAR
Curriculum Developer36,456 ZAR
Curriculum Specialist35,305 ZAR
Demonstrator23,510 ZAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations31,608 ZAR
Director of Learning Technology35,338 ZAR
Distance Learning Coordinator31,281 ZAR
Economics Lecturer48,141 ZAR
Education Administrator29,685 ZAR
Education Assistant Director36,880 ZAR
Education Assistant Principal30,463 ZAR
Education Assistant Professor38,190 ZAR
Education Consultant37,479 ZAR
Education Coordinator29,811 ZAR
Education Counselor32,780 ZAR
Education Director49,636 ZAR
Education Program Specialist32,855 ZAR
Education Researcher37,148 ZAR
Education Resource Specialist28,276 ZAR
Education Services Facilitator29,860 ZAR
Educational Psychologist40,372 ZAR
EFL Teacher28,634 ZAR
eLearning Trainer25,262 ZAR
Elementary School Teacher21,482 ZAR
Engineering Lecturer43,974 ZAR
Engineering Teacher37,212 ZAR
English Teacher24,941 ZAR
ESL Teacher26,701 ZAR
Faculty Assistant33,766 ZAR
Foreign Language Teacher24,990 ZAR
GED Teacher25,069 ZAR
Geography Teacher24,738 ZAR
Head of Mathematics Department37,311 ZAR
Head of School42,567 ZAR
High School Teacher30,203 ZAR
History Teacher26,342 ZAR
Infant Teacher20,057 ZAR
Instructional Assistant27,626 ZAR
Instructor29,113 ZAR
Kindergarten Teacher22,474 ZAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate21,326 ZAR
Law Teacher39,887 ZAR
Learning Designer31,348 ZAR
Lecturer38,923 ZAR
Librarian21,326 ZAR
Library Assistant17,687 ZAR
Library Director30,816 ZAR
Library Specialist24,444 ZAR
Life Sciences Teacher27,503 ZAR
Math Lecturer49,651 ZAR
Mathematics Teacher29,326 ZAR
Mentor31,491 ZAR
Middle School Teacher27,682 ZAR
Music Teacher25,252 ZAR
Nursery Manager40,118 ZAR
Nursery Worker16,633 ZAR
Paraprofessional36,800 ZAR
Physical Education Specialist30,795 ZAR
Physical Education Teacher23,875 ZAR
Physics Teacher 27,176 ZAR
Political Science Teacher29,643 ZAR
Post Doctoral Researcher42,123 ZAR
Preschool Education Administrator28,991 ZAR
Preschool Teacher22,197 ZAR
Primary School Teacher25,240 ZAR
Principal36,471 ZAR
Product Specialist31,214 ZAR
Professor - Accounting46,581 ZAR
Professor - Architecture47,409 ZAR
Professor - Biology45,899 ZAR
Professor - Business Administration44,779 ZAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering49,115 ZAR
Professor - Chemistry48,384 ZAR
Professor - Civil Engineering44,919 ZAR
Professor - Communication44,576 ZAR
Professor - Computer Science46,971 ZAR
Professor - Dentistry48,980 ZAR
Professor - Drama45,106 ZAR
Professor - Economics48,686 ZAR
Professor - Education47,953 ZAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering49,967 ZAR
Professor - English45,292 ZAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,495 ZAR
Professor - Foreign Languages44,993 ZAR
Professor - Geological Sciences46,618 ZAR
Professor - History47,064 ZAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering46,714 ZAR
Professor - Law50,728 ZAR
Professor - Legal Support45,224 ZAR
Professor - Liberal Arts47,258 ZAR
Professor - Marketing50,430 ZAR
Professor - Mathematics51,675 ZAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering50,534 ZAR
Professor - Medical Administration50,987 ZAR
Professor - Medicine52,633 ZAR
Professor - Music43,907 ZAR
Professor - Nursing45,150 ZAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,596 ZAR
Professor - Philosophy48,043 ZAR
Professor - Physical Therapy50,496 ZAR
Professor - Physics52,150 ZAR
Professor - Psychology47,384 ZAR
Professor - Rehabilitation44,220 ZAR
Professor - Social Work43,458 ZAR
Professor - Sociology47,528 ZAR
Professor - Special Education48,384 ZAR
Psychology Teacher37,534 ZAR
Public Management Assistant Professor41,942 ZAR
School Counselor38,722 ZAR
Science Educator27,000 ZAR
Science Laboratory Assistant23,169 ZAR
Science Teacher25,897 ZAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher26,756 ZAR
Secondary School Teacher26,210 ZAR
Special Education Teacher27,228 ZAR
Special Needs Assistant23,353 ZAR
Statistics Lecturer47,534 ZAR
Student Accounts Coordinator26,843 ZAR
Student Development Specialist32,843 ZAR
Student Employment Specialist31,191 ZAR
Student Services23,412 ZAR
Student Support Manager33,622 ZAR
Substitute Teacher21,504 ZAR
Teacher24,314 ZAR
Teacher Aide20,458 ZAR
Teacher Trainer31,803 ZAR
Training and Development Specialist36,388 ZAR
Training Coordinator25,410 ZAR
Tutor26,553 ZAR
University Teacher44,592 ZAR
Vocational Education Teacher25,603 ZAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Teaching / Education

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in South Africa range between 15,834 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 54,062 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 33,031 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 33,031 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 33,031 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 in Teaching / Education are earning less than 21,989 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,989 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 44,417 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 44,417 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

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    =  
30,106 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
31,220 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
32,094 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
32,704 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in South Africa are rising 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

189 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Teaching / Education is 189 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 189 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
Bloemfontein31,763 ZAR
Cape Town38,055 ZAR
Durban36,361 ZAR
Johannesburg35,010 ZAR
Port Elizabeth33,029 ZAR
Pretoria34,351 ZAR
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