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Customer Service Representative Average Salary in Johannesburg 2024

How much money does a person working as Customer Service Representative make in Johannesburg?


Average Monthly Salary
12,600 ZAR
( 151,000 ZAR yearly)

LOW
6,560
ZAR
AVERAGE
12,600
ZAR
HIGH
19,300
ZAR
All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg typically earns around 12,600 ZAR. Salaries range from 6,560 ZAR (lowest) to 19,300 ZAR (highest).


Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Customer Service Representative salaries in Johannesburg vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.



Customer Service Representative Pay Scale and Salaries in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution Johannesburg Customer Service Representative monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
11,400 ZAR or more
10% of people earn
10,200 to 11,400 ZAR
20% of people earn
7,430 ZAR or less
65% of people earn
7,430 to 10,200 ZAR
Minimum Salary
6,560 ZAR
Median
11,500 ZAR
Maximum
19,300 ZAR




Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg range from 6,560 ZAR (starting salary) to 19,300 ZAR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 11,500 ZAR, half of the professionals who work as Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg earn less than 9,520 ZAR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 13,000 ZAR while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 7,430 ZAR to 10,200 ZAR. About 20% of salaries are below the 7,430 ZAR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 10,200 ZAR to 11,400 ZAR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 11,400 ZAR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Customer Service Representative / Johannesburg

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
7,460 ZAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
10,000 ZAR
5 - 10 Years+30%
13,000 ZAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
15,700 ZAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
17,200 ZAR
20+ Years+5%
18,100 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Johannesburg Customer Service Representative
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Customer Service Representative and this is what we found.


All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 7,460 ZAR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,000 ZAR, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,000 ZAR, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,700 ZAR, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 17,200 ZAR, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 18,100 ZAR, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / Customer Service Representative / Johannesburg

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Customer Service Representative.

High School
8,860 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
12,700 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
17,500 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Johannesburg Customer Service Representative
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down salaries by education level for the position Customer Service Representative in order to make a comparison.


Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 8,860 ZAR.


Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 12,700 ZAR, 43% more than the previous level.


Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 17,500 ZAR, 38% more than the previous level.



Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Customer Service Representative / Johannesburg

Salary comparison by gender South Africa Customer Service Representative monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? For the people who work as Customer Service Representative in South Africa, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

Male
11,200 ZAR
Female+12%
12,500 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in South Africa for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Customer Service Representative / Johannesburg

How much are annual salary increments in Johannesburg for individuals working as Customer Service Representative? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Customer Service Representative in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa Customer Service Representative
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

South Africa / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in South Africa is 5%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.



Bonus and Incentive Rates / Customer Service Representative / South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Customer Service Representative
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100% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from % to % of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
%
No Bonus
100%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Average Hourly Wage / Customer Service Representative / Johannesburg


73 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg is 73 ZAR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg is 38 ZAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Customer Service and Call Center-100%
Account Representative14,200 ZAR+12%
Account Service Representative14,700 ZAR+16%
Business Support Specialist21,000 ZAR+66%
Call Center Advisor15,900 ZAR+26%
Call Center Duty Manager22,400 ZAR+77%
Call Center Manager39,500 ZAR+210%
Call Center Quality Analyst24,300 ZAR+93%
Call Center Representative12,700 ZAR+1%
Call Center Scheduler14,300 ZAR+13%
Call Center Scheduling Manager19,900 ZAR+58%
Call Center Supervisor17,300 ZAR+37%
Call Center Team Leader21,600 ZAR+71%
Call Center Technology Specialist23,800 ZAR+89%
Chatbot Copywriter22,000 ZAR+74%
Chatbot Deployment Specialist23,000 ZAR+82%
Chatbot Marketing Specialist28,800 ZAR+130%
Chief Customer Experience and Success Officer49,300 ZAR+290%
Client Engagement Specialest23,200 ZAR+84%
Client Executive16,500 ZAR+31%
Client Liaison Officer12,300 ZAR-3%
Client Relations Manager43,100 ZAR+240%
Client Relationship Executive40,600 ZAR+220%
Client Relationship Manager43,600 ZAR+250%
Client Service Analyst25,000 ZAR+98%
Client Service Representative12,200 ZAR-3%
Client Strategy Specialist27,000 ZAR+110%
Contracts Specialist19,800 ZAR+57%
Customer Care Officer12,600 ZAR-0%
Customer Care Representative11,700 ZAR-7%
Customer Center Supervisor15,000 ZAR+19%
Customer Experience Analyst15,600 ZAR+24%
Customer Experience Manager45,900 ZAR+260%
Customer Experience Specialist26,500 ZAR+110%
Customer Feedback and Insights Analyst29,400 ZAR+130%
Customer Fulfillment Specialist25,600 ZAR+100%
Customer Insights Analyst25,700 ZAR+100%
Customer Journey Analyst32,600 ZAR+160%
Customer Problem Manager28,200 ZAR+120%
Customer Relations Manager44,300 ZAR+250%
Customer Relations Specialist27,000 ZAR+110%
Customer Relationship Management Implementation Consultant42,200 ZAR+230%
Customer Retention Specialist36,800 ZAR+190%
Customer Sales Representative11,800 ZAR-7%
Customer Sales Support13,000 ZAR+3%
Customer Service Administration14,900 ZAR+18%
Customer Service Advisor27,900 ZAR+120%
Customer Service Agent12,700 ZAR+1%
Customer Service Associate12,800 ZAR+1%
Customer Service Coordinator14,600 ZAR+16%
Customer Service Country Manager51,600 ZAR+310%
Customer Service Executive29,800 ZAR+140%
Customer Service Manager43,800 ZAR+250%
Customer Service Officer12,400 ZAR-2%
Customer Service Operations Manager48,500 ZAR+280%
Customer Service Quality Assurance Analyst41,200 ZAR+230%
Customer Service Representative12,600 ZAR-0%
Customer Service Sales Support11,900 ZAR-6%
Customer Service Specialist11,900 ZAR-6%
Customer Service Supervisor18,600 ZAR+47%
Customer Service Team Leader27,100 ZAR+110%
Customer Service Trainer23,600 ZAR+87%
Customer Service Working Supervisor21,600 ZAR+71%
Customer Solutions Representative27,000 ZAR+110%
Customer Success Manager41,400 ZAR+230%
Customer Success Specialist26,400 ZAR+110%
Customer Support Agent12,800 ZAR+1%
Dispute Resolution Specialist22,800 ZAR+81%
Field Service Representative13,400 ZAR+6%
Guest Relations Officer9,710 ZAR-23%
Guest Service Agent10,100 ZAR-20%
Inbound Call Center Representative12,700 ZAR+1%
Inbound Sales Representative12,700 ZAR+1%
Internet Banking Supervisor40,500 ZAR+220%
Lead Administrator25,900 ZAR+110%
Live Chat Agent14,700 ZAR+16%
Logistics Coordinator13,900 ZAR+10%
Onboarding Specialist26,400 ZAR+110%
Operations Support Manager38,100 ZAR+200%
Real Time Analyst24,500 ZAR+94%
Regional Account Manager39,700 ZAR+210%
Remote Customer Service Representative17,200 ZAR+36%
Remote Customer Support Agent18,300 ZAR+45%
Service Administrator20,300 ZAR+61%
Service Delivery Manager42,000 ZAR+230%
Service Writer10,200 ZAR-19%
Social Media Customer Support Specialist25,200 ZAR+100%
Sourcing Assistant8,470 ZAR-33%
Telephone Operator9,580 ZAR-24%
User Experience Researcher27,100 ZAR+110%
Vendor Administration Specialist15,200 ZAR+20%
Voice Of The Customer Analyst22,600 ZAR+79%
Workforce Manager25,100 ZAR+99%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cape Town13,200 ZAR
Johannesburg12,600 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in South Africa is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
30,400 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 11,500 ZAR and 13,000 ZAR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Customer Service Representative in Johannesburg ranges from 6,560 ZAR to 9,520 ZAR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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


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