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Accountant Salary (South Africa)

An Accountant earns an average salary of R214,107 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) and Financial Applications. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Accountant Salary (?
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R97,280 - R363,627
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R214,107
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Accountant Salary (?
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R59.70 - R259.76
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R150
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National Salary Data

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R0R130KR260KR390K
Salary
R97,280 - R363,627  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R39,783  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R45,615  
Commission
R3,000 - R36,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R100,105 - R389,584  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R260R520R780
Hourly Rate
R59.70 - R259.76  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R755  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R600KR1.2MR1.8M
Bonus
R0.00 - R39,783  
   
Commission
R3,000 - R36,000  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R45,615  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
R100,105 - R389,584  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay Difference By Location

Centurion
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Pietermaritzburg
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Potchefstroom
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National Average
R223,000
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Rustenburg
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Paarl
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Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as an Accountant?
Accountant in Sandton:
"Accounting."
Pros: Flexible working hours, management style, extra benefits, corporate environment.
Cons: Salary, total working hours, stress levels.
Accountant in Pretoria:
"Challenging."
Pros: The corporate culture is very informal. I do not have to take responsibility for anything.
Cons: I do not have to take responsibility for anything and so does no one else. It's like a bus without a driver.
Accountant in Sandton:
Pros: Its challenging at times. Always learning something new and I feel stimulated. Able to go on training. The people are wonderful. Friendly caring environment.
Cons: The salary.

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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

National Average
R223,000

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Accounts Payable
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Tax Preparation
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National Average
R223,000
Accounting
up arrow 9%
Tax Compliance
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up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 59%