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South Africa Wages: Minimum and Average

South Africa Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Wages 23982 ZAR/Month | 1538.023 USD/Month 4Q/21
Wages High Skilled 22600 ZAR/Month | 1311.488 USD/Month 2018
Wages in Manufacturing 21234 ZAR/Month | 1361.788 USD/Month 4Q/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 23982 ZAR/Month (1538.023 USD/Month) in the forth 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
23982 4Q/21 02.04.2022
24051 3Q/21 18.01.2022
23526 2Q/21 02.10.2021
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


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 increased to 21234 ZAR/Month (1361.788 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
21234 4Q/21 02.04.2022
20600 3Q/21 18.01.2022
20136 2Q/21 02.10.2021
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


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
Unemployment Rate 4Q/21 35.3 % 34.9
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/21 56.3 % 55.2
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/20 153.138 USD/Month 158.338
South Africa 4Q/21 1538.023 USD/Month 1542.449
Botswana 4Q/20 448.462 USD/Month 448.462