Average Salary For Nurse Practitioner In South Africa

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner. NPS is trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease and formulate and prescribe treatment plans.


Below are salaries earned by Nurse Practitioner In South Africa

A person working as a Nurse Practitioner in South Africa typically earns around 32,200 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 14,800 ZAR (lowest) to 51,200 ZAR (highest).

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

Nurse Practitioner Salary Distribution in South Africa

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

Salary Range

Nurse Practitioner salaries in South Africa range from 14,800 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 51,200 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 34,800 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse Practitioners (s) are earning less than 34,800 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 34,800 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 Nurse Practitioners (s) are earning less than 22,300 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 22,300 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nurse Practitioners (s) are earning less than 46,400 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 46,400 ZAR.

Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nurse Practitioner with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,800 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 22,500 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 33,200 ZAR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, Nurse Practitioner(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 40,500 ZAR per month, 22% 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 44,100 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 47,800 ZAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Nurse Practitioner’s average salary changes by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years16,800 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+34%22,500 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+48%33,200 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+22%40,500 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+9%44,100 ZAR
20+ Years+8%47,800 ZAR

Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor’s Degree, the average salary of a Nurse Practitioner is 19,500 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Master’s Degree gets a salary of 37,700 ZAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor’s Degree degree.

Nurse Practitioner’s average salary difference by education level in South Africa

Bachelor’s Degree19,500 ZAR
Master’s Degree+93%37,700 ZAR

Nurse Practitioner 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 Nurse Practitioner employees in South Africa earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average

Male30,400 ZAR
Female+12%34,000 ZAR

Nurse Practitioner Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

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

How often do employees get salary raises?

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners (s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Nurse Practitioner Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A Nurse Practitioner is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus

No Bonus

Nurse Practitioner Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 190 ZAR. This means that the average Nurse Practitioner in South Africa earns approximately 190 ZAR for every worked hour.

How much does a CNP nurse earn in South Africa?

The average clinical nurse salary in South Africa is R 378 000 per year or R 194 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 325 500 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 4 841 970 per year.

What does a nurse practitioner do in South Africa?

PIP: A nurse practitioner in South Africa is a nurse who has been trained in general nursing and midwifery and who has additional skills gained from additional coursework. These nurses are usually experienced in a certain field in which they practice.

What type of nurse gets paid the most in South Africa?

Note that the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is the highest-paid nurse in South Africa, and this is due to the complexity of their job.

How much do male nurses earn in South Africa?


NursesR150,000 – R350,000
Medical OfficersR480,000* – R990,000
Medical SpecialistsR1.33 million
DentistsR480,000* – R1.9 million