Average Salary For Professor In South Africa

Professor is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Literally, a professor derives from Latin as a “person who professes”. Professors are usually experts in their field and teachers of the highest rank.

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Below are salaries earned by a Professor Earn In South Africa

A person working as a Professor in South Africa typically earns around 45,300 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 20,800 ZAR (lowest) to 72,000 ZAR (highest).

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

Professor Salary Distribution in South Africa

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

Salary Range

Professor – English salaries in South Africa range from 20,800 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 72,000 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 48,900 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Professor – English(s) are earning less than 48,900 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 48,900 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.

Percentiles

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Professor – English(s) are earning less than 31,400 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 31,400 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Professor – English(s) are earning less than 65,300 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 65,300 ZAR.

Professor 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 Professor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Professor – of English with less than two years of experience makes approximately 23,700 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 31,600 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 46,700 ZAR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, Professor (s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 56,900 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 62,000 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 67,200 ZAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Professor average salary change my experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years23,700 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+34%31,600 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+48%46,700 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+22%56,900 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+9%62,000 ZAR
20+ Years+8%67,200 ZAR

Professor 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 professors’ salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is a Master’s Degree, the average salary of a Professor is 27,500 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Ph.D. gets a salary of 53,100 ZAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Master’s Degree degree.

Professor average salary difference by education level in South Africa

Master’s Degree27,500 ZAR
PhD+93%53,100 ZAR

Professor 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 Professor employees in South Africa earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male47,800 ZAR
Female-11%42,800 ZAR

Professor Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

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

How often do employees get salary raises?

Professor

Professor – English(s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Professor Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A Professor 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.

41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% 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
59%

No Bonus
41%

Professor Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 260 ZAR. This means that the average Professor in South Africa earns approximately 260 ZAR for every worked hour.

How much are university professors paid in South Africa?

The average professor salary in South Africa is R 9 627 048 per year or R 4 937 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 6 382 481 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 11 221 586 per year.

What do university lecturers earn in South Africa?

The average lecturer’s salary in South Africa is R 4 584 426 per year or R 2 351 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 324 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 8 400 000 per year.

How long does it take to become a professor in South Africa?

An average of ten years should be the regular time for normally active academics to achieve full professorship in a normal and enabling environment.”

How many professors are there in SA?

How many professors are there in SA?

PROFESSORS2 174
Associate professors1 860
Total4 034

What does it take to become a professor in South Africa?

Overview

Professor Emeritus.

Distinguished/Extraordinary Professor (must hold a Ph.D., except in accounting)

Senior Professor (must hold a Ph.D., except in accounting) (not at all universities)

Professor (must hold a Ph.D., except in accounting)

Associate professor (must hold a Ph.D., except in accounting)

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