Average Salary For Administrators In South Africa

A system administrator, or sys admin, or the admin is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as servers.


The system administrator seeks to ensure that the uptime, performance, resources, and security of the computers they manage meet the needs of the users, without exceeding a set budget when doing so.

Below are salaries earned by an Administrator In South Africa

Office Administrator Average Salary

The average salary for an Office Administrator in SA is R 114 758 gross per year (R 9 560 gross per month), which is 59% lower than South Africa’s national average salary.
Salary Ranges: an Office Administrator can expect an average starting salary of R 90 271. The highest salaries can exceed R 217 600.

Office Administrator Salary Range – South Africa

Low R 90 271

Average salary R 114 758

High R 217 600

Senior R 125 755

Office Administrator – Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, an Entry Level Office Administrator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 8 000 gross per month.

An intermediate-level Office Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 9 500, while a Senior Office Administrator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 10 000. Office Administrators with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 15 000 monthly.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Office Administrator in SA

Late Career▲ +57%
Senior▲ +5%
Average SalaryR 9 560/month
Intermediate Level▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -16%

How much are administrators paid in South Africa?

The average office administrator’s salary in South Africa is R 180 000 per year or R 92.31 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 150 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 523 200 per year.

How much does an admin manager earn in South Africa?

R523,655 (ZAR)/yr.

How much does a junior administrator earn in South Africa?

The average junior administrator salary in South Africa is R 180 000 per year or R 92.31 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 150 006 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 420 000 per year.

What do office administrators do in South Africa?

Office administrators may handle clerical duties, including data entry, sorting mail, and other functions necessary for the bookkeeping to operate efficiently. They must possess the skills required to prepare invoices, handle company deposits, plan budgets, prepare financial reports, process payments, and submit tax forms.

What skills do you need to be an administrator?

Examples of administrative skills

Written and oral communication. To be a successful administrator, you should be proficient in both written and verbal communication.

Discretion and confidentiality.

Computer literacy.

Organizational skills.

Records and document management.


Research skills.

Customer orientation.

How long does it take to be an administrator in South Africa?

It takes between six and eight years to become a healthcare administrator. You must first earn a bachelor’s degree (four years), and it is highly recommended that you complete a master’s program. Earning your master’s degree takes two to four years, depending on whether you take classes full or part-time.

What is the most difficult part of being an administrative assistant in South Africa?

Demanding coworkers, time-sensitive requests, frequent interruptions, unrealistic expectations from managers, and large workloads are par for the course.