Primary School Teacher Salary

The average salary for a Primary School Teacher is R146,638 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

R60,591 - R230,162

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R60,591 - R230,162  
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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).
R60,593 - R234,109  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 496
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Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teacher

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Primary School Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as a Primary School Teacher at Gauteng Department of Education?

Primary School Teacher in Pretoria:
"Pay Decreases Rather Than Increase. Training Is Useless."
Pros: I get to teach children subjects that I am passionate about.
Cons: Training from the DOE is useless and very often a waste of time. Salary is very small for amount of work and qualifications.

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Experience Affects Primary School Teacher Salaries

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Skills That Affect Primary School Teacher Salaries

English Language
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Childhood Education
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


85 %
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 70%