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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Cape Town 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Cape Town?

Average Monthly Salary
38,100 ZAR
( 457,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Cape Town typically earns around 38,100 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 18,400 ZAR (lowest) to 62,900 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 Advisor39,700 ZAR
Academic Coach38,900 ZAR
Academic Manager41,600 ZAR
Academic Specialist33,300 ZAR
Academic Staff27,500 ZAR
Accompanist31,100 ZAR
Achievement Coach38,200 ZAR
Admissions Specialist34,600 ZAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher27,900 ZAR
Anthropology Teacher30,100 ZAR
Arabic Language Teacher27,400 ZAR
Archeology Teacher31,300 ZAR
Architecture Teacher32,500 ZAR
Archivist25,400 ZAR
Art Teacher26,500 ZAR
Assistant School Principal37,700 ZAR
Assistant Teacher26,100 ZAR
Biochemistry Professor 42,600 ZAR
Biology Teacher31,200 ZAR
Bursary Scheme Manager34,600 ZAR
Business Teacher31,200 ZAR
Chemistry Teacher28,500 ZAR
Child Care Coordinator31,100 ZAR
Child Care Worker24,000 ZAR
Clinical School Psychologist42,800 ZAR
College Aide35,900 ZAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist40,300 ZAR
College President59,400 ZAR
Communications Teacher29,800 ZAR
Community Education Officer26,100 ZAR
Computer Science Teacher28,200 ZAR
Computer Teacher28,800 ZAR
Creative Writing Trainer36,100 ZAR
Credit Counselor37,700 ZAR
Cultural Studies Teacher29,300 ZAR
Curriculum Developer40,500 ZAR
Curriculum Specialist37,100 ZAR
Demonstrator26,500 ZAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations37,100 ZAR
Director of Learning Technology40,300 ZAR
Distance Learning Coordinator34,600 ZAR
Economics Lecturer50,600 ZAR
Education Administrator34,700 ZAR
Education Assistant Director39,400 ZAR
Education Assistant Principal32,200 ZAR
Education Assistant Professor42,000 ZAR
Education Consultant43,700 ZAR
Education Coordinator30,300 ZAR
Education Counselor35,200 ZAR
Education Director50,900 ZAR
Education Program Specialist36,500 ZAR
Education Researcher43,600 ZAR
Education Resource Specialist31,800 ZAR
Education Services Facilitator35,400 ZAR
Educational Psychologist45,800 ZAR
EFL Teacher31,000 ZAR
eLearning Trainer26,400 ZAR
Elementary School Teacher25,100 ZAR
Engineering Lecturer50,100 ZAR
Engineering Teacher39,900 ZAR
English Teacher26,700 ZAR
ESL Teacher30,400 ZAR
Faculty Assistant37,100 ZAR
Foreign Language Teacher26,000 ZAR
GED Teacher26,100 ZAR
Geography Teacher27,500 ZAR
Head of Mathematics Department41,200 ZAR
Head of School50,000 ZAR
High School Teacher33,100 ZAR
History Teacher29,600 ZAR
Infant Teacher22,100 ZAR
Instructional Assistant30,700 ZAR
Instructor33,000 ZAR
Kindergarten Teacher22,900 ZAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate25,300 ZAR
Law Teacher40,500 ZAR
Learning Designer35,400 ZAR
Lecturer40,500 ZAR
Librarian25,300 ZAR
Library Assistant19,300 ZAR
Library Director36,200 ZAR
Library Specialist25,300 ZAR
Life Sciences Teacher29,100 ZAR
Math Lecturer54,300 ZAR
Mathematics Teacher32,800 ZAR
Mentor34,300 ZAR
Middle School Teacher31,100 ZAR
Music Teacher28,200 ZAR
Nursery Manager45,900 ZAR
Nursery Worker18,200 ZAR
Paraprofessional41,900 ZAR
Physical Education Specialist33,700 ZAR
Physical Education Teacher27,600 ZAR
Physics Teacher 29,900 ZAR
Political Science Teacher30,000 ZAR
Post Doctoral Researcher45,900 ZAR
Preschool Education Administrator32,200 ZAR
Preschool Teacher24,900 ZAR
Primary School Teacher25,900 ZAR
Principal41,700 ZAR
Product Specialist31,800 ZAR
Professor - Accounting52,800 ZAR
Professor - Architecture56,800 ZAR
Professor - Biology52,600 ZAR
Professor - Business Administration49,000 ZAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering56,800 ZAR
Professor - Chemistry53,500 ZAR
Professor - Civil Engineering52,500 ZAR
Professor - Communication49,800 ZAR
Professor - Computer Science55,400 ZAR
Professor - Dentistry55,300 ZAR
Professor - Drama53,700 ZAR
Professor - Economics55,500 ZAR
Professor - Education52,200 ZAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering57,500 ZAR
Professor - English49,800 ZAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering56,400 ZAR
Professor - Foreign Languages50,000 ZAR
Professor - Geological Sciences54,700 ZAR
Professor - History52,800 ZAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering50,100 ZAR
Professor - Law57,500 ZAR
Professor - Legal Support49,000 ZAR
Professor - Liberal Arts54,100 ZAR
Professor - Marketing54,100 ZAR
Professor - Mathematics56,600 ZAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering58,400 ZAR
Professor - Medical Administration56,400 ZAR
Professor - Medicine61,400 ZAR
Professor - Music49,000 ZAR
Professor - Nursing48,200 ZAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences53,700 ZAR
Professor - Philosophy51,800 ZAR
Professor - Physical Therapy57,500 ZAR
Professor - Physics56,800 ZAR
Professor - Psychology54,500 ZAR
Professor - Rehabilitation48,600 ZAR
Professor - Social Work50,500 ZAR
Professor - Sociology52,800 ZAR
Professor - Special Education51,300 ZAR
Psychology Teacher44,000 ZAR
Public Management Assistant Professor44,600 ZAR
School Counselor42,200 ZAR
Science Educator29,700 ZAR
Science Laboratory Assistant27,000 ZAR
Science Teacher28,800 ZAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher31,700 ZAR
Secondary School Teacher27,800 ZAR
Special Education Teacher31,200 ZAR
Special Needs Assistant24,300 ZAR
Statistics Lecturer49,200 ZAR
Student Accounts Coordinator28,500 ZAR
Student Development Specialist35,600 ZAR
Student Employment Specialist32,300 ZAR
Student Services25,900 ZAR
Student Support Manager36,100 ZAR
Substitute Teacher24,000 ZAR
Teacher27,800 ZAR
Teacher Aide23,500 ZAR
Teacher Trainer34,800 ZAR
Training and Development Specialist38,500 ZAR
Training Coordinator25,700 ZAR
Tutor28,600 ZAR
University Teacher52,900 ZAR
Vocational Education Teacher28,200 ZAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Cape Town

Median and salary distribution monthly Cape Town Teaching / Education

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

  • Salary Range

    The Teaching / Education salaries in Cape Town range between 18,400 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 62,900 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,300 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 37,300 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 37,300 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 25,100 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 25,100 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 48,100 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 48,100 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 Cape Town

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 Cape Town Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016
33,800 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
35,000 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
35,700 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
36,700 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in Cape Town 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 Cape Town

220 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cape Town for Teaching / Education is 220 ZAR. This means that the average person in Cape Town earns approximatly 220 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 Cape TownWe compared Cape Town salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Cape Town VS South Africa

Salary Comparison Between Cape Town and South Africa monthly Teaching / EducationWe compared Teaching / Education salaries in Cape Town and South Africa and we found that Cape Town salaries are 16% more than those of South Africa.

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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