Average Daily Rate For Domestic Workers In South Africa

Who is a Domestic Worker?


A domestic worker is a person who works within the scope of a residence. The term “domestic service” applies to the equivalent occupational category. In traditional English contexts, such a person was said to be “in service”.

Average Daily Rate For Domestic Workers In South Africa

If a domestic worker works eight hours a day, five days a week for four weeks (a month) they must be paid at least R3 710.40. This is a minimum wage, which means it’s the minimum you must pay according to the law.

What is the daily wage in South Africa?

The department most recently updated South Africa’s minimum wage on 1 March 2022, with the amount set at R23. 19 for each ordinary hour worked, representing an increase of 6.9% from the minimum wage set in 2021.

How much does a domestic worker earn per day?

Domestic workers’ minimum wage was, under the National Minimum Wage Act of 2018, set at 75% of the national minimum wage and was increased to 88% in 2021.

In 2021, the minimum wage for domestic workers was R19. 09 an hour while for everyone else it was R21. 69.

What is a good hourly rate in South Africa?

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 180 ZAR.

This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximately 180 ZAR for every worked hour.

What is the new rate for domestic workers?

The New National Minimum Wage for domestic workers to be implemented from 01 March 2022. As of 01 March 2022, the minimum wage will increase to R23. 19 per hour.

What is a comfortable salary in South Africa?

The national average monthly salary in South Africa ranges from a minimum wage of 7,880 ZAR per month (USD 511) to a maximum average salary of 139,000 ZAR per month (USD 9007.) 

However, the actual maximum salary can be higher based on an employee’s experience, educational qualification, etc.