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South Africa Wages: Minimum and Average

South Africa Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Wages 23122 ZAR/Month | 1609.933 USD/Month 1Q/21
Wages High Skilled 22600 ZAR/Month | 1311.488 USD/Month 2018
Wages in Manufacturing 19552 ZAR/Month | 1361.362 USD/Month 1Q/21
Wages Low Skilled  4380 ZAR/Month | 254.173 USD/Month 2018


Latest data on Wages (ZAR/Month)

Wages
                     South Africa - Historical Data (ZAR/Month)

What is average wage in South Africa?

  • Average Wages in South Africa decreased to 23122 ZAR/Month (1609.933 USD/Month) in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 23133 ZAR/Month and minimum was 6742 ZAR/Month.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (ZAR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
23122 1Q/21 03.07.2021
23133 4Q/20 03.04.2021
22579 3Q/20 19.12.2020
21455 2Q/20 17.10.2020
22387 1Q/20 01.08.2020
22500 4Q/19 04.04.2020
21966 3Q/19 14.12.2019
21432 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (ZAR/Month)

Wages in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - 20004.0000 20004.0000 20004.0000 20004.0000 0.00%
Jacob Zuma 09.05.2009 - 14.02.2018 9724.0000 19608.0000 19608.0000 9724.0000 101.65%
Thabo Mbeki 16.06.1999 - 24.09.2008 6887.0000 9142.0000 9142.0000 6742.0000 32.74%


Latest data on Wages High Skilled (ZAR/Month)

Wages High Skilled
                     South Africa - Historical Data (ZAR/Month)

How much is average wage for high skilled employees in South Africa?

  • Average wages for high skilled employees in South Africa increased to 22600 ZAR/Month (1311.488 USD/Month). The maximum level was 22600 ZAR/Month and minimum was 19000 ZAR/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (ZAR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
22600 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (ZAR/Month)

Wages High Skilled in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages in Manufacturing (ZAR/Month)

Wages in Manufacturing
                     South Africa - Historical Data (ZAR/Month)

How much is average wage in manufacturing in South Africa?

  • Average wages in manufacturing sector in South Africa decreased to 19552 ZAR/Month (1361.362 USD/Month). The maximum level was 19788 ZAR/Month and minimum was 6250 ZAR/Month.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (ZAR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
19552 1Q/21 03.07.2021
19788 4Q/20 03.04.2021
18857 3Q/20 19.12.2020
17006 2Q/20 17.10.2020
19114 1Q/20 01.08.2020
19377 4Q/19 04.04.2020
19122 3Q/19 14.12.2019
18798 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (ZAR/Month)

Wages in Manufacturing in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages Low Skilled  (ZAR/Month)

Wages Low Skilled 
                     South Africa - Historical Data (ZAR/Month)

How much is average wage for low skilled employees in South Africa?

  • Average wages for low skilled employees in South Africa increased to 4380 ZAR/Month (254.173 USD/Month). The maximum level was 4380 ZAR/Month and minimum was 3840 ZAR/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (ZAR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
4380 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (ZAR/Month)

Wages Low Skilled  in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in South Africa

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 60 60
Wages 1Q/21 1609.933 USD/Month 1610.699
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/21 56.4 % 56.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 381.26 USD/Month 356.307

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Tanzania 2016 157.44 USD/Month 153.61
Senegal 4Q/19 162.222 USD/Month 160.593
South Africa 1Q/21 1609.933 USD/Month 1610.699
Botswana 4Q/20 494.162 USD/Month 494.162