A person working in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg typically earns around 35,400 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 17,000 ZAR (lowest average) to 64,500 ZAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||35,800 ZAR|
|Academic Coach||33,900 ZAR|
|Academic Manager||40,200 ZAR|
|Academic Specialist||29,100 ZAR|
|Academic Staff||26,700 ZAR|
|Achievement Coach||33,600 ZAR|
|Admissions Specialist||31,200 ZAR|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||25,800 ZAR|
|Anthropology Teacher||27,100 ZAR|
|Arabic Language Teacher||25,400 ZAR|
|Archeology Teacher||28,400 ZAR|
|Architecture Teacher||29,500 ZAR|
|Art Teacher||26,500 ZAR|
|Assistant School Principal||34,300 ZAR|
|Assistant Teacher||23,800 ZAR|
|Biochemistry Professor||48,100 ZAR|
|Biology Teacher||28,400 ZAR|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||31,700 ZAR|
|Business Teacher||29,100 ZAR|
|Chemistry Teacher||26,000 ZAR|
|Child Care Coordinator||28,400 ZAR|
|Child Care Worker||22,000 ZAR|
|Clinical School Psychologist||40,400 ZAR|
|College Aide||34,200 ZAR|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||34,700 ZAR|
|College President||60,800 ZAR|
|Communications Teacher||28,600 ZAR|
|Community Education Officer||23,800 ZAR|
|Computer Science Teacher||27,500 ZAR|
|Computer Teacher||26,500 ZAR|
|Creative Writing Trainer||33,900 ZAR|
|Credit Counselor||35,000 ZAR|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||27,500 ZAR|
|Curriculum Developer||35,900 ZAR|
|Curriculum Specialist||34,800 ZAR|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||32,300 ZAR|
|Director of Learning Technology||38,200 ZAR|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||31,200 ZAR|
|Economics Lecturer||49,400 ZAR|
|Education Administrator||32,600 ZAR|
|Education Assistant Director||35,800 ZAR|
|Education Assistant Principal||29,100 ZAR|
|Education Assistant Professor||37,800 ZAR|
|Education Consultant||38,800 ZAR|
|Education Coordinator||29,800 ZAR|
|Education Counselor||31,300 ZAR|
|Education Director||50,200 ZAR|
|Education Program Specialist||33,700 ZAR|
|Education Researcher||40,300 ZAR|
|Education Resource Specialist||29,400 ZAR|
|Education Services Facilitator||32,800 ZAR|
|Educational Psychologist||42,600 ZAR|
|EFL Teacher||27,800 ZAR|
|eLearning Trainer||25,300 ZAR|
|Elementary School Teacher||23,600 ZAR|
|Engineering Lecturer||47,600 ZAR|
|Engineering Teacher||38,500 ZAR|
|English Teacher||25,800 ZAR|
|ESL Teacher||28,900 ZAR|
|Faculty Assistant||33,400 ZAR|
|Foreign Language Teacher||24,300 ZAR|
|GED Teacher||25,400 ZAR|
|Geography Teacher||25,400 ZAR|
|Head of Mathematics Department||35,700 ZAR|
|Head of School||46,200 ZAR|
|High School Teacher||28,500 ZAR|
|History Teacher||27,400 ZAR|
|Infant Teacher||20,300 ZAR|
|Instructional Assistant||29,500 ZAR|
|Kindergarten Teacher||22,100 ZAR|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||23,500 ZAR|
|Law Teacher||39,800 ZAR|
|Learning Designer||33,500 ZAR|
|Library Assistant||18,300 ZAR|
|Library Director||31,500 ZAR|
|Library Specialist||22,700 ZAR|
|Life Sciences Teacher||26,300 ZAR|
|Math Lecturer||46,900 ZAR|
|Mathematics Teacher||30,900 ZAR|
|Middle School Teacher||29,900 ZAR|
|Music Teacher||26,000 ZAR|
|Nursery Manager||42,000 ZAR|
|Nursery Worker||16,700 ZAR|
|Physical Education Specialist||30,300 ZAR|
|Physical Education Teacher||24,400 ZAR|
|Physics Teacher||28,600 ZAR|
|Political Science Teacher||30,000 ZAR|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||41,100 ZAR|
|Preschool Education Administrator||29,700 ZAR|
|Preschool Teacher||22,600 ZAR|
|Primary School Teacher||25,500 ZAR|
|Product Specialist||30,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Accounting||49,100 ZAR|
|Professor - Architecture||47,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Biology||49,100 ZAR|
|Professor - Business Administration||45,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||53,200 ZAR|
|Professor - Chemistry||50,200 ZAR|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||49,300 ZAR|
|Professor - Communication||46,900 ZAR|
|Professor - Computer Science||47,300 ZAR|
|Professor - Dentistry||52,300 ZAR|
|Professor - Drama||46,100 ZAR|
|Professor - Economics||52,700 ZAR|
|Professor - Education||49,700 ZAR|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||49,600 ZAR|
|Professor - English||47,600 ZAR|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||48,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||48,000 ZAR|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||47,600 ZAR|
|Professor - History||50,900 ZAR|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||48,400 ZAR|
|Professor - Law||50,300 ZAR|
|Professor - Legal Support||47,500 ZAR|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||47,500 ZAR|
|Professor - Marketing||48,200 ZAR|
|Professor - Mathematics||55,000 ZAR|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||51,600 ZAR|
|Professor - Medical Administration||55,000 ZAR|
|Professor - Medicine||59,400 ZAR|
|Professor - Music||43,500 ZAR|
|Professor - Nursing||47,400 ZAR|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||47,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Philosophy||51,100 ZAR|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||51,500 ZAR|
|Professor - Physics||50,900 ZAR|
|Professor - Psychology||49,000 ZAR|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||43,800 ZAR|
|Professor - Social Work||45,500 ZAR|
|Professor - Sociology||47,700 ZAR|
|Professor - Special Education||51,400 ZAR|
|Psychology Teacher||39,700 ZAR|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||39,500 ZAR|
|School Counselor||38,600 ZAR|
|Science Educator||27,300 ZAR|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||24,800 ZAR|
|Science Teacher||26,500 ZAR|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||29,400 ZAR|
|Secondary School Teacher||27,800 ZAR|
|Special Education Teacher||29,100 ZAR|
|Special Needs Assistant||22,700 ZAR|
|Statistics Lecturer||46,900 ZAR|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||25,300 ZAR|
|Student Development Specialist||31,900 ZAR|
|Student Employment Specialist||29,000 ZAR|
|Student Services||24,300 ZAR|
|Student Support Manager||32,200 ZAR|
|Substitute Teacher||22,600 ZAR|
|Teacher Aide||20,300 ZAR|
|Teacher Trainer||33,900 ZAR|
|Training and Development Specialist||34,800 ZAR|
|Training Coordinator||25,700 ZAR|
|University Teacher||49,000 ZAR|
|Vocational Education Teacher||26,900 ZAR|
Teaching / Education salaries in Johannesburg range from 17,000 ZAR per month (minimum average salary) to 64,500 ZAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 34,700 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 34,700 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 34,700 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.
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 23,200 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,200 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 48,600 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 48,600 ZAR.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in South Africa costs anywhere from 156,000 Rand(s) to 467,000 Rand(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in South Africa who work in Teaching / Education earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in South Africa for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
47% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
|Cape Town||38,400 ZAR|
|Port Elizabeth||33,400 ZAR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in South Africa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.