Average Salary For School Clerks In South Africa

A school clerk is responsible for performing a number of administrative duties at an elementary, middle, or high school.


As a school clerk, you often function as the attendance secretary and have job duties related to monitoring, tracking, and reporting on daily student attendance.

School Clerk Salary In South Africa

An early career Administration Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R171,691 based on 5 salaries.

A mid-career Administration Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R178,791 based on 7 salaries.

How much does an admin clerk earn in South Africa?

The average clerk admin salary in South Africa is R 180 000 per year or R 92.31 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 150 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 324 000 per year.

What are the duties of the admin clerk at school?

Answer phones and takes messages.

Conduct information retrieval and data entry via the computer.

Type correspondence, reports, and other materials.

Compile, organize, and maintain records of business transactions.

Maintain moderately complex indexes and files.

What qualifications do you need to be a clerk?


Good communication skills.

Time management skills.

Computer skills.

Attention to detail and accuracy.


Relationship building.


How much does government clerks earn?

The average Western Cape Government Administrative Clerk’s yearly pay in South Africa is approximately R 173 703, which is 6% above the national average.