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Environmental Average Salaries in Johannesburg 2024

How much money does a person working in Environmental make in Johannesburg?


Average Monthly Salary
33,400 ZAR
( 400,000 ZAR yearly)

LOW
15,900
ZAR
AVERAGE
33,400
ZAR
HIGH
57,000
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 in Environmental in Johannesburg typically earns around 33,400 ZAR. Salaries range from 15,900 ZAR (lowest average) to 57,000 ZAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).


Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Environmental domain in Johannesburg exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environmental
Air Quality Specialist28,700 ZAR
Carbon Market Analyst32,300 ZAR
Carbon Offset Broker28,400 ZAR
Circular Economy Consultant37,200 ZAR
Climate Change Actuary26,800 ZAR
Climate Change Adaptation Specialist31,200 ZAR
Climate Risk Manager43,200 ZAR
Ecological Restoration Specialist36,100 ZAR
Ecotourism Guide22,300 ZAR
Environment Advisor42,300 ZAR
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist53,300 ZAR
Environmental and Conservation Photographer19,600 ZAR
Environmental Assistant19,500 ZAR
Environmental Compliance Engineer27,200 ZAR
Environmental Compliance Inspector22,000 ZAR
Environmental Coordinator18,100 ZAR
Environmental Data Scientist35,800 ZAR
Environmental Economist53,800 ZAR
Environmental Educator39,500 ZAR
Environmental Engineer30,900 ZAR
Environmental Health and Safety Manager53,400 ZAR
Environmental Health Practitioner54,400 ZAR
Environmental Impact Assessor37,200 ZAR
Environmental Justice Advocate29,000 ZAR
Environmental Manager50,900 ZAR
Environmental Officer16,900 ZAR
Environmental Planner21,600 ZAR
Environmental Policy Analyst40,900 ZAR
Environmental Protection Officer16,300 ZAR
Environmental Restoration Planner30,900 ZAR
Environmental Scientist51,000 ZAR
Environmental Services Coordinator17,500 ZAR
Environmental Specialist24,000 ZAR
Environmental Superintendent21,600 ZAR
Environmental Technician15,900 ZAR
Forestry Consultant38,700 ZAR
Forestry Supervisor24,700 ZAR
Geologist53,700 ZAR
Green Building Analyst23,500 ZAR
Green Building Consultant25,000 ZAR
Green Energy Engineer27,100 ZAR
Green Energy Lawyer39,500 ZAR
Green Infrastructure Planner41,200 ZAR
Permaculture Designer29,000 ZAR
Recycling Consultant32,200 ZAR
Recycling Coordinator21,700 ZAR
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner57,400 ZAR
Social Compliance Analyst26,500 ZAR
Stormwater Manager28,800 ZAR
Sustainability Engineer32,900 ZAR
Toxicologist35,500 ZAR
Waste Management Manager51,100 ZAR
Waste Tracking Specialist38,500 ZAR
Water Conservationist30,700 ZAR
Water Resource Manager33,200 ZAR
Water Treatment Superintendent27,200 ZAR
Zero Waste Manager37,500 ZAR


Environmental Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution Johannesburg Environmental monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
32,000 ZAR or more
10% of people earn
27,900 to 32,000 ZAR
20% of people earn
19,000 ZAR or less
65% of people earn
19,000 to 27,900 ZAR
Minimum Salary
15,900 ZAR
Median
30,400 ZAR
Maximum
57,000 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 in Environmental in Johannesburg range from 15,900 ZAR (starting average salary) to 57,000 ZAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Environmental is 30,400 ZAR, implying that half of the workforce in Johannesburg earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Environmental in Johannesburg earn less than 24,700 ZAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 35,400 ZAR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Environmental in Johannesburg. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 19,000 ZAR to 27,900 ZAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 19,000 ZAR mark, while 10% ranged from 27,900 ZAR to 32,000 ZAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 32,000 ZAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Generally speaking, employees in Environmental in Johannesburg 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.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.


Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Environmental in Johannesburg, 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 certificate 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.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in South Africa costs anywhere from 156,000 ZAR to 469,000 ZAR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.



Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Environmental / Johannesburg

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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? In the field of Environmental in South Africa, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

Male
32,200 ZAR
Female-7%
29,800 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 / Environmental / Johannesburg

How much are annual salary increments in Johannesburg for individuals working in Environmental? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Environmental 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.

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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

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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 / Environmental / South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Environmental
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100% of surveyed staff in Environmental 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Environmental / Johannesburg


190 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Environmental in Johannesburg is 190 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 in Environmental in Johannesburg is 92 ZAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein30,300 ZAR
Cape Town36,300 ZAR
Durban34,700 ZAR
Johannesburg33,400 ZAR
Port Elizabeth31,500 ZAR
Pretoria32,700 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 in Environmental in Johannesburg?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 30,400 ZAR and 35,400 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 jobs in Environmental in Johannesburg ranges from 15,900 ZAR to 24,700 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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