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The biggest salary increases in South Africa in 2018

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Jobs portal CareerJunction has published it latest salary review for 2018, showing what the average employee earns per month in 94 jobs across 10 fields.

Because the survey broadly covers the same fields and job positions each year – with over 130,000 job listings assessed – BusinessTech is able to compare how salary offers in each position have changed over the review period.

For a more detailed look at the salary ranges for the jobs based on level seniority, you can read South African salaries in 2018: what people earn.

For a look at how salaries change based on where you live, you can read South African salaries in 2018: Joburg vs Cape Town vs Durban.

The tables below look at how salaries for the various job offerings have changed between 2017 and 2018, using the the highest-level intermediate pay for each position. Numbers have been rounded.

The changes represent the change in salaries offered by companies as per the tens of thousands of posts on CareeerJunction’s portal.

For most sectors, salary changes have been a mix of increases and decreases, depending on the roles. However, for the architecture and engineering field, while salaries remain some the highest, offers are lower than in 2017 almost across the board.

By contrast, jobs in warehousing and logistics are offering much higher salaries than last year, while the scales also tip in favour of higher salaries for those looking for work in marketing, manufacturing, and finance.


Admin, Office and Support 

Job

2017

2018

Change

Client and Customer Support

R14 610

R18 710

+28.1%

Secretary

R18 300

R20 700

+13.1%

Data Capturing

R11 130

R12 450

+11.8%

Call Centre Operator

R15 880

R17 150

+8.0%

Human Resources Officer

R23 460

R24 200

+3.2%

Admin Clerk

R14 540

R14 170

-2.6%

Personal Assistant

R21 480

R20 730

-3.5%

Switchboard and Reception

R12 080

R11 090

-8.1%

Health and Safety Environment

R26 640

R24 190

-9.2%


Architecture and Engineering 

Job

2017

2018

Change

Electronic Engineering

R39 300

R45 030

+14.6%

Engineering Technician

R24 880

R24 230

-2.6%

Electrical Engineering

R42 340

R41 020

-3.1%

Architectural Draughting

R27 400

R26 500

-3.3%

Industrial Engineering

R42 460

R40 380

-4.9%

Engineering Draightsman

R25 860

R23 970

-7.3%

Environmental Engineering

R49 750

R46 110

-7.3%

Civil/Structural Engineering

R46 580

R42 740

-8.2%

Mechanical Engineering

R45 280

R39 890

-11.9%

Building and Construction 

Job

2017

2018

Change

Metal, Iron, Steel and Rebar Works

R23 580

R29 930

+26.9%

Quantity Surveying

R40 530

R50 460

+24.5%

Electrician

R21 830

R22 240

+1.9%

Consulting Engineering

R39 110

R39 720

+1.6%

Building Project Management

R35 800

R34 840

-2.7%

Civil Engineering

R54 060

R49 870

-7.7%

Structural Engineering

R45 410

R41 250

-9.2%

Building Foreman

R30 830

R26 710

-13.4%

Finance 

Job

2017

2018

Change

Risk Management

R36 040

R50 380

+39.8%

Credit Management

R29 220

R40 440

+38.4%

Internal Auditing

R33 690

R42 210

+25.3%

Purchasing and Procurement

R28 670

R31 430

+9.6%

Actuarial Management and Administration

R39 220

R42 960

+9.5%

Debt, Rent/Cash Collection

R16 520

R18 030

+9.1%

Investment Management

R36 170

R38 650

+6.8%

Payroll and Wages

R20 170

R21 370

+5.9%

Financial Analysis

R50 830

R53 540

+5.3%

Asset Manangement

R41 080

R42 570

+3.6%

Financial/Project Accounting

R40 500

R41 840

+3.3%

Accounts Payable and Receivable

R23 420

R22 720

-3.0%

Cost and Management Accounting

R50 280

R48 310

-3.9%

Taxation

R40 810

R37 590

-7.9%

Bookkeeping

R19 120

R17 530

-8.3%

Portfolio Management

R34 620

R31 580

-8.8%

Chartered Accounting

R54 400

R48 420

-11.0%

Claims Assessment

R23 430

R20 850

-11.0%

ICT

Job

2017

2018

Change

IT Management

R59 490

R66 010

+11.0%

Database Design, Development and Administration

R36 470

R39 930

+9.5%

Data Analysis and Data Warehousing

R40 460

R43 310

+7.0%

Software Development

R43 520

R46 340

+6.5%

UX and GUI Design

R42 700

R44 380

+3.9%

Systems and Network Administration

R36 170

R34 440

-4.8%

Business Analyst

R48 550

R46 050

-5.2%

Technical and Business Architecture

R61 040

R56 830

-6.9%

IT Project Administration and Management

R50 440

R44 950

-10.9%

Systems Analyst

R42 420

R35 170

-17.1%

Marketing

Job

2017

2018

Change

Brand Management

R25 060

R33 830

+35.0%

Marketing Assistance

R12 370

R14 830

+19.9%

Marketing Management

R41 000

R47 080

+14.8%

Advertising

R18 980

R21 130

+11.3%

Product Management

R33 440

R36 110

+7.7%

Communications and Public Relations

R25 940

R26 820

+3.4%

Marketing Coordinator

R21 770

R20 770

-4.6%

Market Research and Analysis

R29 920

R23 750

-20.6%

Manufacturing and Assembly

Job

2017

2018

Change

Plant and Production Control

R21 460

R29 310

+36.6%

Quality Control

R21 740

R27 320

+25.7%

Assembly and Fabricating

R24 280

R30 330

+24.9%

Artisan

R23 740

R26 370

+11.1%

Machinist

R22 380

R24 570

+9.8%

Materials Control

R23 920

R24 930

+4.2%

Process Control

R25 070

R25 520

+1.8%

Tools and Die Making

R31 830

R31 060

-2.4%

Metallurgy and Boiler Making

R23 410

R22 780

-2.7%

Plant Management

R62 310

R51 810

-16.9%

Medical and Health

Job

2017

2018

Change

Nursing/Professional Care

R22 670

R24 130

+6.4%

Optometrist

R31 000

R32 600

+5.2%

Pharmacist

R42 220

R42 350

+0.3%

Therapist

R33 460

R30 870

-7.7%

Medical Assistance and Support

R27 350

R25 000

-8.6%

Hospital Management

R45 960

R30 730

-33.1%

Sales

Job

2017

2018

Change

Trade Broking

R22 570

R27 460

+21.7%

Real Estate and Property Agent

R16 230

R19 640

+21.0%

Representative and Sales Consulting

R20 100

R24 190

+20.4%

Account Management

R23 090

R25 170

+9.0%

Wholesale

R17 200

R18 710

+8.7%

Retail

R15 350

R14 630

-4.7%

Sales Management

R44 330

R40 290

-9.1%

Telesales and Marketing

R14 670

R12 810

-12.7%

Travel Agent

R18 800

R16 300

-13.3%

Short-term Life and Medical Insurance Broking

R23 070

R19 760

-14.3%

Warehousing and Logistics

Job

2017

2018

Change

Packing and Packaging

R7 500

R11 500

+53.3%

Dispatch and Receiving

R11 890

R12 810

+7.8%

Distribution/Courier Services

R12 530

R13 300

+6.1%

Logistics Management

R44 810

R47 330

+5.6%

Warehouse Operations

R15 060

R15 500

+2.9%




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