Average Salary For Gunsmith In South Africa

In order to make guns, gunsmiths are necessary. Gunsmiths are people who either build guns by themselves or modify and repair them. It’s a must, considering the number of people who own guns. This job requires dedication, attention to all details, and precision, as well as the ability to use machinery.


Gunsmith Salary In South Africa

The average pay for a Gunsmith is ZAR 200,299 a year and ZAR 96 an hour in South Africa. The average salary range for a Gunsmith is between ZAR 149,826 and ZAR 245,599.

What are the skills of a gunsmith?

Attention to detail.

Steady hands.

Dedication to precision.

Ability to operate machinery.

Metallurgy and woodworking knowledge.

Expertise in grinding, polishing, and filing firearms.

Welding and soldering techniques.

Where does a gunsmith work?

Gunsmiths may be employed in factories, by firearms manufacturers, armories, military or law-enforcement agencies, sporting goods stores, or small gunsmith shops.

What education is needed to be a gunsmith?

A gunsmith is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of firearms.


Field of StudyGunsmithing
LicensureA federal firearms license is required

What jobs can you get with a gunsmithing degree?

Firearms manufacturers – fabrication, warranty repair, and customs departments.

Gunsmith warranty repair stations.

Small to large general Gunsmithing shops.

Custom gunsmithing shops – handguns, rifles, shotguns, and black guns.

Sporting goods dealers – Gunsmiths and firearms sales.


Tool and die shops.


How long does it take to become a gunsmith?

It can take two years or less to complete a gunsmith associate degree or certificate, but it often takes several years of practice for gunsmiths to reach the level of expertise needed to open their own businesses.