An Accountant earns an average salary of R249,618 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO), Financial Applications, Financial Analysis, Accounting, and General Ledger Accounting. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R117,812 - R422,881
(Median)
R120K
R250K
R420K
MEDIAN: R249,617
10%
50%
90%

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R64.92 - R356.22
(Median)
R65
R160
R360
MEDIAN: R159.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R117,812 - R422,881  
   
Bonus
R993 - R40,225  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R39,061  
Commission
R6,000  
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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R119,546 - R448,477  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R64.92 - R356.22  
   
Overtime
R1.49 - R481.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1.5M
Bonus
R993 - R40,225  
   
Commission
R6,000  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R39,061  
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).
)
R119,546 - R448,477  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R259,991

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Accountant Reviews

What is it like working as an Accountant?

Accountant in Cape Town:
"I love it!"
Pros: The challenges that comes with satisfying all your clients which are in different types of industries. Being deadline driven.
Cons: Having too much clients in my profile.

Accountant in Sandton:
"The office conditions are nice, get along well with fellow."
Pros: Enjoy the people I work with. The corporate culture is nice.
Cons: The stress is bad. Doing about 5 peoples work.

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
R260,000


Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries




Accounting
up arrow 13%



Budget Management
up arrow 7%


Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

National Average
R260,000


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Tax Compliance
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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