Is your job one of the highest paying jobs in South Africa?

Do you enjoy your job? Well, that’s important. But, so is money. Would you still go to work if you didn’t need money? Of course not.

CareerJunction collected data showing the highest paying jobs in South Africa. The data is based on real salary offerings posted on their job board.

So, which jobs offered salary increases?

  • Warehousing
  • Logistics
  • Building and construction

The salary increases were especially seen in senior-level professionals.

The following sectors increased in salary offers and yearly increases, with a jump of over 43%:

  • Building foreman
  • Equipment operators
  • Warehouse packing
  • Construction/ demolition equipment operators

Systems and network administrators and IT project managers salaries also increased by over 20%.

Which jobs dipped?

  • Sales and marketing professionals

Where’s the best place to work?

Data says: Gauteng offers the best salaries.

Job professionals in Gauteng are in higher demand. This is because of the economic activity in the province. 

People in KwaZulu-Natal with careers in:

  • marketing and engineering and construction earn up to 20% below average. 
  •  ICT and warehousing and logistics earn up to 30% below average.

In the Western Cape, people with careers in:

  • Finance earn up to 24% below average.

Here’s a list of the highest paying jobs in South Africa

Job Sector Average monthly salary Average annual salary
Civil/Structural Engineering Engineering R70 301 R843 612
Corporate Lending Finance R69 632 R835 584
Technical and Business Architecture ICT R66 558 R798 696
Chartered Accounting Finance R65 840 R790 080
Financial Management Finance R65 322 R783 864
Environmental Engineering Engineering R64 944 R779 328
Mechanical Engineering Engineering R63 157 R757 884
Hospital Management Medical R61 195 R734 340
General Practitioner Medical R60 998 R731 976
Electrical Engineering Engineering R60 864 R730 368
IT Management ICT R58 337 R700 044
Financial Analysis Finance R55 977 R671 724
Industrial Engineering Engineering R55 842 R670 104
Consulting Engineering Construction R53 369 R640 428
Electronic Engineering Engineering R52 879 R634 548

For more information, go to CareerJunction.

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