Average Salary For Audiologist In South Africa

Audiologists are health care professionals who identify, assess, and manage disorders of hearing, balance, and other neural systems.


Below are salaries earned by An Audiologist In South Africa

A person working as an Audiologist in South Africa typically earns around 58,200 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 28,500 ZAR (lowest) to 90,800 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Audiologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Audiologist Salary Distribution in South Africa

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

Salary Range

Audiologist salaries in South Africa range from 28,500 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 90,800 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 59,400 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Audiologists (s) are earning less than 59,400 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 59,400 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.


Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Audiologists (s) are earning less than 39,600 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 39,600 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Audiologists (s) are earning less than 76,600 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 76,600 ZAR.

Audiologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How do experience and age affect your pay?

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Audiologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Audiologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 33,800 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 43,500 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 60,000 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, Audiologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 74,300 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 79,600 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 84,900 ZAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Audiologists’ average salary changes by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years33,800 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+29%43,500 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+38%60,000 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+24%74,300 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+7%79,600 ZAR
20+ Years+7%84,900 ZAR

Audiologist Salary Comparison By Gender

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Audiologist employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male60,100 ZAR
Female-7%55,700 ZAR

Audiologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Audiologist(s)

? How often do employees get salary raises?


Audiologists (s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Audiologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

An Audiologist is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

18% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus

No Bonus

Audiologist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 340 ZAR. This means that the average Audiologist in South Africa earns approximately 340 ZAR for every worked hour.

How long does it take to study audiology in South Africa?

Audiology programs in RSA are delivered in the format of a four-year undergraduate course.

How many audiologists are there in South Africa?

In summary, there are a total of 3266 registered Auds and/or STs and 94.7% are female

How many audiologists are in South Africa?

2461 speech

Approximately 2461 speech-language therapist audiologists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA, 2005. Personal correspondence.

How many years does it take to be an audiologist in South Africa?

four years

It generally takes four years to become an audiologist after completing a bachelor’s degree. These professionals are required to have a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Degree which takes four years to complete.

WHAT A levels do you need to become an audiologist in South Africa?

You’ll typically need at least two if not three A2 or A-levels* including science subjects and a good spread of GCSEs at A-C grade to enter as a healthcare science practitioner. Entry is through the NHS Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) by taking an accredited BSc degree in healthcare science (audiology).