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Health and Medical Average Salaries in South Africa 2024

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
46,500 ZAR
( 557,000 ZAR yearly)

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 Health and Medical in South Africa typically earns around 46,500 ZAR. Salaries range from 9,730 ZAR (lowest average) to 139,000 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 Health and Medical domain in South Africa 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
Health and Medical
Academic Clinician61,600 ZAR
Acute Care Nurse28,700 ZAR
Administrative Director55,200 ZAR
Admitting Clerk10,600 ZAR
Admitting Manager31,300 ZAR
Admitting Officer23,800 ZAR
Admitting Representative15,000 ZAR
Adult Nurse25,500 ZAR
Advanced Nutrition Aide46,100 ZAR
Advanced Practice Provider43,700 ZAR
Allergist62,200 ZAR
Ambulance Attendant26,200 ZAR
Ambulance Dispatcher25,400 ZAR
Ambulance Driver23,400 ZAR
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic26,800 ZAR
Ambulatory Services Director49,500 ZAR
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor59,300 ZAR
Anesthesia Technician35,600 ZAR
Anesthesiologist105,000 ZAR
Anesthesiology Assistant36,200 ZAR
Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Specialist45,600 ZAR
Assistant Director of Nursing46,800 ZAR
Assistant Occupational Therapist25,800 ZAR
Assistant Optometrist29,400 ZAR
Assistant Pathologist45,300 ZAR
Assistant Physical Therapist23,600 ZAR
Audiologist58,200 ZAR
Behavioral Health Specialist34,900 ZAR
Biohacking Expert48,400 ZAR
Biomedical Engineering Director45,600 ZAR
Biomedical Engineering Technician24,000 ZAR
Breast Center Manager97,000 ZAR
Cardiac Sonographer37,500 ZAR
Cardiac Technician23,200 ZAR
Cardiology Manager97,100 ZAR
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist37,500 ZAR
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist130,000 ZAR
Cardiovascular Perfusionist83,600 ZAR
Cardiovascular Specialist128,000 ZAR
Cardiovascular Technologist48,500 ZAR
Care Assistant20,700 ZAR
Care Coordinator15,400 ZAR
Caregiver16,700 ZAR
Case Manager36,000 ZAR
Central Service Technician28,000 ZAR
Central Sterile Processing Technician28,100 ZAR
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator29,700 ZAR
Certified Medical Assistant19,500 ZAR
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA21,500 ZAR
Certified Respiratory Therapist50,800 ZAR
Charge Entry Specialist31,100 ZAR
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer56,000 ZAR
Chief Genomics Officer79,100 ZAR
Chief Mental Health Officer99,900 ZAR
Chief Neurotechnology Officer104,000 ZAR
Chief of Psychology104,000 ZAR
Chief of Surgery148,000 ZAR
Chief Population Health Officer79,700 ZAR
Chiropractor40,200 ZAR
Clinic Assistant21,600 ZAR
Clinic Manager48,900 ZAR
Clinic Navigator21,200 ZAR
Clinical Application Specialist28,600 ZAR
Clinical Biochemist57,900 ZAR
Clinical Cytogeneticist49,400 ZAR
Clinical Data Reviewer28,600 ZAR
Clinical Development Specialist35,800 ZAR
Clinical Director84,300 ZAR
Clinical Documentation Specialist46,200 ZAR
Clinical Field Associate28,700 ZAR
Clinical Genetic Technologist45,400 ZAR
Clinical Laboratory Technician26,500 ZAR
Clinical Microbiologist65,100 ZAR
Clinical Molecular Geneticist54,300 ZAR
Clinical Neuropsychologist63,600 ZAR
Clinical Policy Developer29,200 ZAR
Clinical Psychologist105,000 ZAR
Clinical Research Coordinator34,800 ZAR
Clinical Scientist66,700 ZAR
Clinical Social Worker23,800 ZAR
Clinician56,400 ZAR
CME Specialist49,400 ZAR
Coding Practice Manager38,100 ZAR
Community Organizer15,800 ZAR
Community Relations Manager34,200 ZAR
Company Nurse20,200 ZAR
Contact Tracer27,200 ZAR
Correctional Treatment Specialist60,500 ZAR
Counseling Psychologist76,800 ZAR
Credentialing Analyst26,900 ZAR
Critical Care Nurse28,900 ZAR
CT Technologist30,600 ZAR
Cytogenetic Technologist45,700 ZAR
Data Coordinator15,300 ZAR
Dental Assistant20,800 ZAR
Dental Hygienist19,600 ZAR
Dental Laboratory Technician21,000 ZAR
Dental Receptionist17,000 ZAR
Dental Technician19,700 ZAR
Dental Therapist29,900 ZAR
Dentist75,100 ZAR
Dermatologist100,000 ZAR
Diabetologist67,800 ZAR
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer37,700 ZAR
Dietetic Technician23,100 ZAR
Dietitian61,300 ZAR
Director of Medical Staff Services58,400 ZAR
Discharge Coordinator14,200 ZAR
Dispensing Optician29,500 ZAR
District Nurse25,300 ZAR
Doctor82,500 ZAR
Dosimetrist43,400 ZAR
EKG Technician29,500 ZAR
Emergency and Critical Care Consultant83,200 ZAR
Emergency Department Physician74,900 ZAR
Emergency Management Director76,400 ZAR
Emergency Response Specialist30,600 ZAR
Emergency Services Director85,800 ZAR
Endodontist90,600 ZAR
Endoscopic Assistant25,600 ZAR
Endoscopy Technician26,500 ZAR
Enterostomal Therapist42,800 ZAR
Epidemiologist51,800 ZAR
ER Registration Supervisor21,200 ZAR
Exercise Physiologist79,200 ZAR
Family Nurse Practitioner29,600 ZAR
FGP Ultrasound Techncian26,200 ZAR
Food Services Director40,400 ZAR
Forensic Pathologist88,000 ZAR
General Medical Practitioner61,400 ZAR
Genetic Counselor54,400 ZAR
Geriatric Care Technologist45,400 ZAR
Head Nurse30,600 ZAR
Health Care Assistant22,600 ZAR
Health Compliance Director78,400 ZAR
Health Compliance Manager46,800 ZAR
Health Data Analyst30,400 ZAR
Health Data Privacy Officer37,000 ZAR
Health Economist79,100 ZAR
Health Informatics Specialist30,600 ZAR
Health Information Exchange Specialist34,700 ZAR
Health Information Management Specialist29,700 ZAR
Health Information Manager39,500 ZAR
Health Services Manager65,600 ZAR
Health Systems Specialist36,600 ZAR
Health Technologist41,100 ZAR
Health Technology Consultant37,100 ZAR
Health Unit Coordinator21,900 ZAR
Healthcare Analytics Manager41,800 ZAR
Healthcare Assistant25,100 ZAR
Healthcare Consultant47,200 ZAR
Healthcare Data Analyst32,100 ZAR
Healthcare Data Scientist43,400 ZAR
Healthcare Information Technology Specialist40,300 ZAR
Healthcare Practitioner62,800 ZAR
Healthcare Robotics Engineer31,400 ZAR
HealthTech Regulatory Consultant32,000 ZAR
Hearing Aid Specialist32,100 ZAR
Hemodialysis Technician30,600 ZAR
Histology Technician26,800 ZAR
Histotechnologist41,300 ZAR
Home Health Aide25,200 ZAR
Home Health Scheduler17,900 ZAR
Home Nurse24,700 ZAR
Hospital Chaplain27,700 ZAR
ICD-10 Coder22,600 ZAR
ICU Registered Nurse26,500 ZAR
Immunologist57,700 ZAR
Industrial Hygienist42,400 ZAR
Infection Control Coordinator30,900 ZAR
Infection Control Practitioner65,800 ZAR
Infection Preventionist47,300 ZAR
Informatics Nurse Specialist27,800 ZAR
Informatics Practice Specialist35,900 ZAR
Intake Coordinator14,900 ZAR
Intensive Care Registered Nurse27,000 ZAR
Internist102,000 ZAR
Interventional Radiographer50,800 ZAR
Interventionist98,400 ZAR
Invasive Cardiologist131,000 ZAR
Lab Assistant23,500 ZAR
Laboratory Manager47,400 ZAR
Laboratory Supervisor 39,500 ZAR
Laboratory Technician25,000 ZAR
Lead Patient Account Representative27,600 ZAR
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)26,400 ZAR
Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN27,600 ZAR
Lifestyle Medicine Expert50,200 ZAR
Low Vision Therapist52,700 ZAR
Mammography Technician25,500 ZAR
Managed Care Assistant16,000 ZAR
Maternity Services Director74,000 ZAR
MDS Coordinator29,500 ZAR
Medical Administrator35,100 ZAR
Medical Assistant16,900 ZAR
Medical Biller16,800 ZAR
Medical Billing Clerk13,500 ZAR
Medical Billing Specialist27,900 ZAR
Medical Coder22,100 ZAR
Medical Courier17,300 ZAR
Medical Director69,700 ZAR
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager31,900 ZAR
Medical Equipment Preparer24,700 ZAR
Medical Forms Designer20,100 ZAR
Medical Insurance Manager51,200 ZAR
Medical Massage Therapist35,900 ZAR
Medical Office Administrator27,900 ZAR
Medical Office Assistant21,400 ZAR
Medical Office Manager51,800 ZAR
Medical Physicist71,700 ZAR
Medical Policy Manager46,200 ZAR
Medical Policy Specialist28,200 ZAR
Medical Project Coordinator20,100 ZAR
Medical Records Administrator20,900 ZAR
Medical Records Clerk10,200 ZAR
Medical Records Coding Manager38,000 ZAR
Medical Records Director43,900 ZAR
Medical Records Specialist19,300 ZAR
Medical Records Transcriptionist16,500 ZAR
Medical Scribe24,200 ZAR
Medical Secretary17,200 ZAR
Medical Social Worker22,200 ZAR
Medical Staff Services Specialist31,800 ZAR
Medical Technologist26,500 ZAR
Medication Aide23,200 ZAR
Mental Health Aide24,400 ZAR
Mental Health Nurse27,400 ZAR
Mental Health Technician23,900 ZAR
Mental Health Therapst55,200 ZAR
Mental Health Worker25,300 ZAR
Mobile Phlebotomist19,500 ZAR
MRI Technologist26,300 ZAR
Music Therapist36,500 ZAR
Naturopathic Physician96,000 ZAR
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner36,500 ZAR
Neonatologist68,800 ZAR
Neurodiagnostic Techncian25,700 ZAR
Neurologist98,500 ZAR
Neurophysiology Technologist27,900 ZAR
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant22,900 ZAR
Neuroscientist97,200 ZAR
Nuclear Medical Technician36,600 ZAR
Nuclear Medicine Physician83,900 ZAR
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist35,400 ZAR
Nurse25,700 ZAR
Nurse Anesthetist28,500 ZAR
Nurse Educator30,900 ZAR
Nurse Manager50,700 ZAR
Nurse Midwife30,900 ZAR
Nurse Practitioner32,200 ZAR
Nursing Assistant23,600 ZAR
Nursing Coordinator30,800 ZAR
Nursing Director62,100 ZAR
Nursing Services Instructor29,800 ZAR
Nursing Supervisor39,800 ZAR
Nutrition Assistant25,400 ZAR
Nutrition Services Aide31,700 ZAR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist89,700 ZAR
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant26,900 ZAR
Occupational Health Advisor48,400 ZAR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist45,600 ZAR
Occupational Therapist41,800 ZAR
Oncology Specialty Representative31,500 ZAR
Operating Room Scheduler24,300 ZAR
Operating Room Services Director75,400 ZAR
Ophthalmic Assistant27,600 ZAR
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician27,600 ZAR
Ophthalmic Medical Technician27,600 ZAR
Ophthalmic Technologist27,700 ZAR
Ophthalmologist71,200 ZAR
Optician58,700 ZAR
Optometrist71,400 ZAR
Oral Surgeon102,000 ZAR
Orthodontic Assistant22,400 ZAR
Orthodontist99,300 ZAR
Orthopedic Technician28,100 ZAR
Orthoptist74,800 ZAR
Orthotist74,900 ZAR
Pathology Assistant26,500 ZAR
Patient Account Represenatative25,600 ZAR
Patient Advocate31,000 ZAR
Patient Care Coordinator30,900 ZAR
Patient Care Manager46,600 ZAR
Patient Care Services Executive36,900 ZAR
Patient Care Technician23,800 ZAR
Patient Experience Coordinator30,700 ZAR
Patient Management Coordinator21,400 ZAR
Patient Registrar16,900 ZAR
Patient Relations Manager40,600 ZAR
Patient Representative22,900 ZAR
Patient Safety Manager38,300 ZAR
Patient Safety Specialist32,100 ZAR
Patient Services Coordinator37,400 ZAR
Patient Services Director50,300 ZAR
Patient Sitter20,500 ZAR
Pediatrician74,600 ZAR
Perfusionist83,600 ZAR
Periodontist87,400 ZAR
Perioperative Aide33,900 ZAR
Perioperative Assistant33,900 ZAR
Perioperative Nurse24,500 ZAR
Personal Support Worker19,500 ZAR
Phlebotomist18,800 ZAR
Phlebotomy Technician20,500 ZAR
Physical Therapist54,200 ZAR
Physical Therapy Aide21,800 ZAR
Physical Therapy Assistant21,900 ZAR
Physical Therapy Director62,600 ZAR
Physician82,600 ZAR
Physician - Anesthesiology117,000 ZAR
Physician - Cardiology125,000 ZAR
Physician - CCU71,200 ZAR
Physician - Dermatology101,000 ZAR
Physician - Emergency Room75,500 ZAR
Physician - Endocrinology96,600 ZAR
Physician - Family Practice67,200 ZAR
Physician - Gastroenterology91,300 ZAR
Physician - Generalist73,300 ZAR
Physician - Geriatrics63,200 ZAR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology88,600 ZAR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy101,000 ZAR
Physician - Infectious Disease86,700 ZAR
Physician - Internal Medicine106,000 ZAR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine84,800 ZAR
Physician - Nephrology104,000 ZAR
Physician - Neurology104,000 ZAR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine88,400 ZAR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology93,600 ZAR
Physician - Occupational Medicine72,400 ZAR
Physician - Ophthalmology61,700 ZAR
Physician - Otolaryngology57,900 ZAR
Physician - Pain Medicine54,100 ZAR
Physician - Pathology68,900 ZAR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology85,200 ZAR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology81,400 ZAR
Physician - Pediatrics73,800 ZAR
Physician - Physiatry80,400 ZAR
Physician - Podiatry73,900 ZAR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine58,400 ZAR
Physician - Radiation Therapy95,900 ZAR
Physician - Radiology96,000 ZAR
Physician - Rheumatology84,800 ZAR
Physician - Sports Medicine84,100 ZAR
Physician - Urology109,000 ZAR
Physician Assistant50,900 ZAR
Physiotherapist56,900 ZAR
Podiatrist63,500 ZAR
Population Health Manager55,200 ZAR
Positron Emission Tomography Technologist32,300 ZAR
Practice Manager62,900 ZAR
Pre Authorization Case Manager35,800 ZAR
Preventive Medicine Physician73,600 ZAR
Private Caregiver26,900 ZAR
Program Coordinator15,900 ZAR
Project Manager38,000 ZAR
Prosthetist59,000 ZAR
Prosthodontist90,600 ZAR
Psychiatric Nurse24,200 ZAR
Psychiatric Technician24,900 ZAR
Psychiatrist84,400 ZAR
Psychololgist83,100 ZAR
Psychometrician71,300 ZAR
Psychometrist43,500 ZAR
Public Health Analyst55,200 ZAR
Public Health Physician61,200 ZAR
Public Health Social Worker15,200 ZAR
Public Health Specialist55,300 ZAR
Pulmonologist76,600 ZAR
Quality Assurance Manager44,600 ZAR
Radiation Therapist92,500 ZAR
Radiation Therapy Technologist36,100 ZAR
Radiographer60,900 ZAR
Radiography Technologist36,200 ZAR
Radiologic Technologist35,000 ZAR
Radiologist88,500 ZAR
Radiology Manager85,700 ZAR
Radiology Technologist37,600 ZAR
Registered Dietitian65,500 ZAR
Registered Medical Assistant16,400 ZAR
Registered Nurse25,100 ZAR
Registered Nurse Case Manager32,800 ZAR
Registered Respiratory Therapist50,800 ZAR
Rehabilitation Director72,500 ZAR
Rehabilitation Services Manager80,800 ZAR
Remote Patient Monitoring Specialist32,800 ZAR
Respiratory Care Practitioner68,400 ZAR
Respiratory Manager49,300 ZAR
Respiratory Therapist49,500 ZAR
Respiratory Therapy Technician30,200 ZAR
Robotics Surgical Technician36,900 ZAR
School Nurse23,900 ZAR
Skin Care Specialist49,700 ZAR
Sonographer34,900 ZAR
Sonography Technologist37,700 ZAR
Speech and Language Pathologist56,800 ZAR
Staff Nurse25,900 ZAR
Surgeon105,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Burn101,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic139,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Heart Transplant152,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Neurology131,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Orthopedic148,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Pediatric119,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive138,000 ZAR
Surgeon - Trauma111,000 ZAR
Surgical Assistant35,400 ZAR
Surgical Instrument Techncian32,900 ZAR
Surgical Technologist34,900 ZAR
Telehealth Nurse23,700 ZAR
Telemedicine Physician58,200 ZAR
Telemedicine Specialist46,600 ZAR
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager35,600 ZAR
Theatre Manager44,400 ZAR
Therapeutics Specialist45,900 ZAR
Treatment Services Director88,100 ZAR
Ultrasonographer27,900 ZAR
Ultrasound Technologist29,100 ZAR
Urologist108,000 ZAR
Utilization Review Nurse26,300 ZAR
Vascular Technologist25,400 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Medical Training Specialist37,100 ZAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Therapist32,700 ZAR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist51,000 ZAR
Ward Manager44,900 ZAR
Wellness Coordinator32,300 ZAR
X-Ray Technologist36,000 ZAR

Health and Medical Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in South Africa

Median and salary distribution South Africa Health and Medical monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
62,100 ZAR or more
10% of people earn
49,000 to 62,100 ZAR
20% of people earn
20,300 ZAR or less
65% of people earn
20,300 to 49,000 ZAR
Minimum Salary
9,730 ZAR
41,400 ZAR
139,000 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 Health and Medical in South Africa range from 9,730 ZAR (starting average salary) to 139,000 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 Health and Medical is 41,400 ZAR, implying that half of the workforce in South Africa 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 Health and Medical in South Africa earn less than 29,100 ZAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 56,300 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 Health and Medical in South Africa. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 20,300 ZAR to 49,000 ZAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 20,300 ZAR mark, while 10% ranged from 49,000 ZAR to 62,100 ZAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 62,100 ZAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Health and Medical in South Africa 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Health and Medical in South Africa, 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 / Health and Medical / South Africa

Salary comparison by gender South Africa Health and Medical 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? In the field of Health and Medical in South Africa, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

47,900 ZAR
44,400 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 / Health and Medical / South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for individuals working in Health and Medical? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Health and Medical in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa Health and Medical
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa
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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 / Health and Medical / South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Health and Medical
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47% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 / Health and Medical / South Africa

270 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Health and Medical in South Africa is 270 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 Health and Medical in South Africa is 56 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
Bloemfontein45,100 ZAR
Cape Town54,100 ZAR
Durban51,600 ZAR
Johannesburg49,700 ZAR
Port Elizabeth46,900 ZAR
Pretoria48,800 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 Health and Medical in South Africa?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 41,400 ZAR and 56,300 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 Health and Medical in South Africa ranges from 9,730 ZAR to 29,100 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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