Average Hourly Rate In South Africa

Minimum Wages in South Africa averaged 21.41 ZAR/Hour from 2019 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 23.19 ZAR/Hour in 2022 and a record low of 20 ZAR/Hour in 2019. This page provides – South Africa Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.


Average Hourly Rate In South Africa

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 hourly rate for a casual worker in South Africa?

Since January 2019, workers in South Africa have been entitled to a minimum wage of R20 per hour. This translates to around R3,500 based on a 40-hour working week.

What is the minimum hourly rate in South Africa?

South Africa officially adopted its new minimum wage on Tuesday (1 March 2022). The national minimum wage is now R23. 19 for each ordinary hour worked, representing an increase of 6.9% from the minimum wage set in 2021.

What is a livable salary in South Africa?

Living Wages in Context (monthly rates in ZAR)

Living Wage – Single Adult4450-65204870-7330
Living Wage – Typical Family7690-106008240-11500
Real wage of low-skilled worker3110-44003330-4680
Real wage of medium-skilled worker6220-96806620-10200

What does an average South African earn?

The average worker gets paid R23,982 per month (up slightly from R23,908 recorded in Q3 2021), up from R23,084 in the same period in 2020. This equates to approximately R287,784 per year.

Year-on-year, basic salary/wages increased by R46. 4 billion or (6.9%) between December 2020 and December 2021

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.

What is a good salary in South Africa 2020?

The average worker gets paid R21,455 per month (down slightly from R22,395 recorded in Q1 2020), down from R21,796 in the same period in 2019. This equates to approximately R257,460 per year.