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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Johannesburg 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
35,000 ZAR
( 420,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg typically earns around 35,000 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 17,000 ZAR (lowest) to 57,900 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 Advisor35,800 ZAR
Academic Coach33,900 ZAR
Academic Manager40,200 ZAR
Academic Specialist29,100 ZAR
Academic Staff26,700 ZAR
Accompanist29,900 ZAR
Achievement Coach33,600 ZAR
Admissions Specialist31,200 ZAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher25,800 ZAR
Anthropology Teacher27,100 ZAR
Arabic Language Teacher25,400 ZAR
Archeology Teacher28,400 ZAR
Architecture Teacher29,500 ZAR
Archivist23,700 ZAR
Art Teacher26,500 ZAR
Assistant School Principal34,300 ZAR
Assistant Teacher23,800 ZAR
Biochemistry Professor 39,100 ZAR
Biology Teacher28,400 ZAR
Bursary Scheme Manager31,700 ZAR
Business Teacher29,100 ZAR
Chemistry Teacher26,000 ZAR
Child Care Coordinator28,400 ZAR
Child Care Worker22,000 ZAR
Clinical School Psychologist40,400 ZAR
College Aide34,200 ZAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist34,700 ZAR
College President54,500 ZAR
Communications Teacher28,600 ZAR
Community Education Officer23,800 ZAR
Computer Science Teacher27,500 ZAR
Computer Teacher26,500 ZAR
Creative Writing Trainer33,900 ZAR
Credit Counselor35,000 ZAR
Cultural Studies Teacher27,500 ZAR
Curriculum Developer35,900 ZAR
Curriculum Specialist34,800 ZAR
Demonstrator25,100 ZAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations32,300 ZAR
Director of Learning Technology38,200 ZAR
Distance Learning Coordinator31,200 ZAR
Economics Lecturer49,400 ZAR
Education Administrator32,600 ZAR
Education Assistant Director35,800 ZAR
Education Assistant Principal29,100 ZAR
Education Assistant Professor37,800 ZAR
Education Consultant38,800 ZAR
Education Coordinator29,800 ZAR
Education Counselor31,300 ZAR
Education Director50,200 ZAR
Education Program Specialist33,700 ZAR
Education Researcher40,300 ZAR
Education Resource Specialist29,400 ZAR
Education Services Facilitator32,800 ZAR
Educational Psychologist42,600 ZAR
EFL Teacher27,800 ZAR
eLearning Trainer25,300 ZAR
Elementary School Teacher23,600 ZAR
Engineering Lecturer47,600 ZAR
Engineering Teacher38,500 ZAR
English Teacher25,800 ZAR
ESL Teacher28,900 ZAR
Faculty Assistant33,400 ZAR
Foreign Language Teacher24,300 ZAR
GED Teacher25,400 ZAR
Geography Teacher25,400 ZAR
Head of Mathematics Department35,700 ZAR
Head of School46,200 ZAR
High School Teacher28,500 ZAR
History Teacher27,400 ZAR
Infant Teacher20,300 ZAR
Instructional Assistant29,500 ZAR
Instructor30,700 ZAR
Kindergarten Teacher22,100 ZAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate23,500 ZAR
Law Teacher39,800 ZAR
Learning Designer33,500 ZAR
Lecturer37,900 ZAR
Librarian23,500 ZAR
Library Assistant18,300 ZAR
Library Director31,500 ZAR
Library Specialist22,700 ZAR
Life Sciences Teacher26,300 ZAR
Math Lecturer46,900 ZAR
Mathematics Teacher30,900 ZAR
Mentor31,400 ZAR
Middle School Teacher29,900 ZAR
Music Teacher26,000 ZAR
Nursery Manager42,000 ZAR
Nursery Worker16,700 ZAR
Paraprofessional35,300 ZAR
Physical Education Specialist30,300 ZAR
Physical Education Teacher24,400 ZAR
Physics Teacher 28,600 ZAR
Political Science Teacher30,000 ZAR
Post Doctoral Researcher41,100 ZAR
Preschool Education Administrator29,700 ZAR
Preschool Teacher22,600 ZAR
Primary School Teacher25,500 ZAR
Principal38,200 ZAR
Product Specialist30,800 ZAR
Professor - Accounting49,100 ZAR
Professor - Architecture47,800 ZAR
Professor - Biology49,100 ZAR
Professor - Business Administration45,800 ZAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering53,200 ZAR
Professor - Chemistry50,200 ZAR
Professor - Civil Engineering49,300 ZAR
Professor - Communication46,900 ZAR
Professor - Computer Science47,300 ZAR
Professor - Dentistry52,300 ZAR
Professor - Drama46,100 ZAR
Professor - Economics52,700 ZAR
Professor - Education49,700 ZAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering49,600 ZAR
Professor - English47,600 ZAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,800 ZAR
Professor - Foreign Languages48,000 ZAR
Professor - Geological Sciences47,600 ZAR
Professor - History50,900 ZAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering48,400 ZAR
Professor - Law50,300 ZAR
Professor - Legal Support47,500 ZAR
Professor - Liberal Arts47,500 ZAR
Professor - Marketing48,200 ZAR
Professor - Mathematics55,000 ZAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering51,600 ZAR
Professor - Medical Administration55,000 ZAR
Professor - Medicine54,500 ZAR
Professor - Music43,500 ZAR
Professor - Nursing47,400 ZAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,800 ZAR
Professor - Philosophy51,100 ZAR
Professor - Physical Therapy51,500 ZAR
Professor - Physics50,900 ZAR
Professor - Psychology49,000 ZAR
Professor - Rehabilitation43,800 ZAR
Professor - Social Work45,500 ZAR
Professor - Sociology47,700 ZAR
Professor - Special Education51,400 ZAR
Psychology Teacher38,300 ZAR
Public Management Assistant Professor39,500 ZAR
School Counselor38,600 ZAR
Science Educator27,300 ZAR
Science Laboratory Assistant24,800 ZAR
Science Teacher26,500 ZAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher29,400 ZAR
Secondary School Teacher27,800 ZAR
Special Education Teacher29,100 ZAR
Special Needs Assistant22,700 ZAR
Statistics Lecturer46,900 ZAR
Student Accounts Coordinator25,300 ZAR
Student Development Specialist31,900 ZAR
Student Employment Specialist29,000 ZAR
Student Services24,300 ZAR
Student Support Manager32,200 ZAR
Substitute Teacher22,600 ZAR
Teacher25,400 ZAR
Teacher Aide20,300 ZAR
Teacher Trainer33,900 ZAR
Training and Development Specialist34,800 ZAR
Training Coordinator25,700 ZAR
Tutor26,600 ZAR
University Teacher49,000 ZAR
Vocational Education Teacher26,900 ZAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution monthly Johannesburg Teaching / Education

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

  • Salary Range

    The Teaching / Education salaries in Johannesburg range between 17,000 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 57,900 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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 45,300 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 45,300 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 Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016
31,400 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
32,500 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
33,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
34,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in Johannesburg are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% 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 Johannesburg

200 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Johannesburg for Teaching / Education is 200 ZAR. This means that the average person in Johannesburg earns approximatly 200 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 JohannesburgWe compared Johannesburg salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Johannesburg VS South Africa

Salary Comparison Between Johannesburg and South Africa monthly Teaching / EducationWe compared Teaching / Education salaries in Johannesburg and South Africa and we found that Johannesburg salaries are 7% 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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