An Accountant earns an average salary of R247,895 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO), Financial Applications, Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Account Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R116,154 - R422,796
R120K
R250K
R420K
MEDIAN: R247,895
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50%
90%

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R63.62 - R359.88
R64
R160
R360
MEDIAN: R164.87
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R116,154 - R422,796  
   
Bonus
R679 - R41,334  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R39,375  
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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R117,719 - R448,328  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R63.62 - R359.88  
   
Overtime
R1.55 - R481.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1M
Bonus
R679 - R41,334  
   
Commission
R6,000  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R39,375  
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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R117,719 - R448,328  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R258,550

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Accountant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲38%

▲31%

▲11%

National Average
R259,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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