Average Salary For Notary In South Africa

A notary is a person authorized to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems.


Below are salaries earned by a Notary Earn In South Africa

Average Base Salary

R120,186 (ZAR)/yr

Salary Potential

Estimated Salary in 2026:

R166,998 (ZAR)

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Notary Public will increase by 39 % over 5 years.

salary by Education

Less Than HS 0%

High School 24%

Associate 14%

Bachelor 24%

Master 24%

Doctorate 14%

How much do notaries make in South Africa?

The average notary salary in South Africa is R 378 000 per year or R 194 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 282 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 3 309 000 per year.

How can I become a notary in South Africa?

An admitted attorney who has passed the practical notarial examination may, on application to the High Court of South Africa, be admitted and enrolled as a Notary Public.

What does a Notary do in South Africa?

A Notary specializes in the drafting and legalization of certain documents that have to be used as official documents abroad or within the Republic of South Africa. When documents have been notarized by a Notary, they are assumed to be complete and legal.

How long is a notarized document valid in South Africa?

(These documents are only valid for a period of six (6) months from the date of issue.) Important: The Department of Home Affairs confirmed that the Letter of No Impediments (marital status) is issued, stamped, and signed by the authorized official at the Head Office of the Department of Home Affairs only.