How Much Is Teachers Salary In South Africa

Who is a Teacher?

A teacher, also called a schoolteacher or formally an educator, is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence, or virtue. Informally the role of the teacher may be taken on by anyone.


How much does a teacher get per month in South Africa?

The average monthly salary for such a professional in South Africa is R 11, 330. However, the pay varies on many factors, such as their experience, the institutions they work for, city, and education level. Therefore, let us analyze the educators’ pay based on these factors.

How much does a primary teacher earn in South Africa per month?

An early career primary school educator with experience of 1 to 4 years earns R164,927 based on 824 salaries. However, an educator with 5 to 9 years of experience makes an average total compensation of R206,199 based on 371 salaries.

How much does a Grade R teacher earn?

The average pay for a Grade R educator in Mzansi is R7, 190 gross per month, roughly R86, 300 gross per year. Unfortunately, the figure is 69% lower than South Africa’s national average salary.

How much does a teacher with a bachelor’s degree earn in South Africa?

The earnings of an educator in Mzansi also vary depending on whether they hold a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the pay of an educator with a bachelor’s degree varies depending on their job title. Here is an overview of their current average wage per annum depending on their job title:

A primary school teacher: R191, 298

High school teacher: R222, 987

Preschool teacher (without special education): R110, 749

Headteacher: R242, 225 Read