How Much Does A Junior Safety Officer Earn In South Africa

A Junior Safety Officer Conducting safety inspections and risk assessments. Investigating workplace accidents. Reporting on OHS-related activities. Supervising junior health and safety employees.

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Below are salaries earn by Junior Safety Officer In South Africa

A person working as a Construction Safety Officer in South Africa typically earns around 18,900 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 9,270 ZAR (lowest) to 29,500 ZAR (highest).

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

A Junior Safety Officer Salary Distribution in South Africa

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

Salary Range

Construction Safety Officer salaries in South Africa range from 9,270 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 29,500 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 19,300 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Construction Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 19,300 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 19,300 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 Construction Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 12,900 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,900 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Construction Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 24,900 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 24,900 ZAR.

A Junior Safety Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does 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 Construction Safety Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A A Junior Safety Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,000 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,100 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year’s experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 19,500 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, A Junior Safety Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 24,200 ZAR per month, 24% 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 25,900 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 27,600 ZAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

 A Junior Safety Officer average salary change by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years11,000 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+29%14,100 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+38%19,500 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+24%24,200 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+7%25,900 ZAR
20+ Years+7%27,600 ZAR

A Junior Safety Officer 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 Construction Safety Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a A Junior Safety Officer is 15,600 ZAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor’s Degree gets a salary of 23,900 ZAR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Junior Safety Officer average salary difference by education level in South Africa

Certificate or Diploma15,600 ZAR
Bachelor’s Degree+53%23,900 ZAR

A Junior Safety Officer 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 A Junior Safety Officer employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male19,500 ZAR
Female-7%18,100 ZAR

A Junior Safety Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for A Junior Safety Officer(s)?

How often do employees get salary raises?

Safety Officer

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

A Junior Safety Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

A A Junior Safety Officer is considered to be a low 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
29%

No Bonus
71%

A Junior Safety Officer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 110 ZAR. This means that the average A Junior Safety Officer in South Africa earns approximately 110 ZAR for every worked hour.

How much does a safety officer earn per month in South Africa?

The average safety officer salary in South Africa is R 276 000 per year or R 142 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 204 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 2 184 000 per year. R 276 000 a year is how much per month? R 23 000 a month is how much per hour?

How much does a safety officer earn in South Africa?

The average occupational health and safety officer salary in South Africa is R 3 684 228 per year or R 1 889 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 540 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 3 801 492 per year.

What does a junior safety officer do in South Africa ?

Conducting safety inspections and risk assessments. Investigating workplace accidents. Reporting on OHS-related activities. Supervising junior health and safety employees.

What qualifications do you need to be a safety officer in South Africa ?

What skills, qualifications, and experience do you need to work as a Safety Officer?

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Observation skills (attention to detail)

Tactfulness.

Sense of responsibility.

Physical ability to do the work.

Where can I study safety officer in South Africa?

South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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