What You Need To Know About South African Teachers’ Salary

A teachers’ salary in South Africa varies depending on several factors. One’s salary will be based on the area they are teaching in, their experience, and whether the school is private or public.

What You Need To Know About South African Teacher's Salary
What You Need To Know About South African Teacher’s Salary

According to reports made by BusinessTech an average teachers pay is highly dependent on the age structure of the workforce. 

The average age of South Africa’s teachers in 2019 was 46. This is reflected in the data from the salary database PayScale, which shows the salary range for primary school teachers in South Africa ranges anywhere between R80,000 and R300,000, with the median sitting at R194,000 annually – or just over R16,100 a month.

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For high school teachers, pay increases by a median of R100,000 to R340,000, with the median sitting at R232,385. Overall, taking both primary and high school into account, the median salary sits at about R213,000 a year – or just over R17,700 a month.

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According to jobted among teachers in South Africa, underqualified teachers, teachers in private schools or teachers with special needs tend to have the lowest salaries, while experienced and qualified senior teachers and master teachers in public schools or teachers who are part of the school management like Heads of Departments (HODs) enjoy the highest salaries.

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