Average Salary For Junior Bookkeepers In South Africa

A junior bookkeeper is a professional in the accounting field who generally handles much of the day-to-day, entry-level accounting work for their organization.


Below are salaries earned by A Junior Bookkeeper In South Africa

A person working as a Bookkeeper in South Africa typically earns around 14,600 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 7,600 ZAR (lowest) to 22,400 ZAR (highest).

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

A Junior Bookkeeper Salary Distribution in South Africa

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

Salary Range

Junior Bookkeeper’s salaries in South Africa range from 7,600 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 22,400 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 14,000 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as A Junior Bookkeeper(s) are earning less than 14,000 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 14,000 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 Bookkeepers (s) are earning less than 9,740 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,740 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Bookkeepers (s) are earning less than 17,500 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 17,500 ZAR.

A Junior Bookkeeper 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 A Junior Bookkeeper’s salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Junior Bookkeeper with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,640 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 11,600 ZAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,100 ZAR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, A Junior Bookkeeper(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years gets a salary equivalent to 18,200 ZAR per month, 21% 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 19,900 ZAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 21,000 ZAR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

A Junior Bookkeeper’s average salary changes by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years8,640 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+34%11,600 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+30%15,100 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+21%18,200 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+9%19,900 ZAR
20+ Years+5%21,000 ZAR

A Junior Bookkeeper Salary Comparison By Education

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down A Junior Bookkeepers’ salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Bookkeeper is 10,300 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 14,700 ZAR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor’s Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,300 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

A Junior Bookkeeper’s average salary difference by education level in South Africa

High School10,300 ZAR
Certificate or Diploma+43%14,700 ZAR
Bachelor’s Degree+38%20,300 ZAR

Bookkeeper 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 A Junior Bookkeeper employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male15,300 ZAR
Female-7%14,200 ZAR

Bookkeeper Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

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

How often do employees get salary raises?

A Junior Bookkeeper

A Junior Bookkeeper(s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.