Average Salary For Middle Class In South Africa

Middle-Class is a social group between the upper and working classes, including professional and business people and their families.


Middle-Class Salary In South Africa

In South Africa, economist Justin Visagie describes the middle class as a household of four persons with a total income of between R5,600 and R40,000 per month after direct income tax.

South Africa is believed to have a fraction more than 4.3 million middle-class citizens, using Credit Suisse’s criteria.

What jobs are in the middle class?


Computer Support Specialists.

Medical and Clinical Lab Techs.

Wind Turbine Technicians.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics.

Environmental Engineering Techs.

Dental Assistants.

What percent of South Africa is middle class?

20 percent

Only 20 percent of South Africans belong to the middle class, of whom 50 percent are black Africans, according to a 2014 study by the University of Cape Town and the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation in the president’s office.

That puts the size of the black middle class at roughly 2.8 million people.