Average Salary For Educational Psychologist In South Africa

An educational psychologist is a psychologist whose differentiating functions may include diagnostic and psycho-educational assessment, psychological counseling in educational communities, and community-type.


Below are salaries earned by an Educational Psychologist Earn In South Africa

Educational Psychologist Average Salary

The average salary for an Educational Psychologist in SA is R 336 530 gross per year (R 28 040 gross per month), which is 19% higher than South Africa’s national average salary.

Salary Range: an Educational Psychologist can expect an average starting salary of R 192 748. The highest salaries can exceed R 717 280.

Educational Psychologist Salary Range – South Africa

R 192 748

Average salary
R 336 530

R 717 280

R 599 847

Educational Psychologist – Pay by Experience Level

In South Africa, an Entry Level Educational Psychologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of R 204 380 gross per year.

An intermediate-level Educational Psychologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 305 840, while an experienced Educational Psychologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 599 800. Educational Psychologists with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 643 110 yearly.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Educational Psychologist in SA

Late Career▲ +91%
Experienced▲ +78%
Average SalaryR 336 530/year
Intermediate Level▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -39%

What do educational psychologists earn in South Africa?

R584,708 (ZAR)/yr.

How do I become an educational psychologist in South Africa?

As far as professional qualifications are concerned, you will need five years of full-time formal education in Psychology in order to register as an educational psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

How much are psychologists paid in South Africa per month?

The average psychologist’s salary in South Africa is R 3 240 000 per year or R 1 662 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 378 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 7 268 400 per year. R 3 240 000 a year is how much per month? R 270 000 a month is how much per hour?

Are educational psychologists in demand in South Africa?

Employment of educational, clinical, counseling, and school psychologists should grow because of the higher demand for psychological services in schools, mental health centers, hospitals, and social service agencies. Psychologists will be needed to provide more services to an aging US population.

What are the disadvantages of educational psychology in South Africa?

Another disadvantage to working as an educational psychologist is that some clients will be extremely difficult to work with. Some students will not want to be helped, which can be disheartening and frustrating for psychologists.