Average Accountant Salary in South Africa

R284,317
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R20,602
Bonus
R13,073
Commission
R11,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R284,317.
10%
R119k
MEDIAN
R284k
90%
R490k
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Salary
R119k - R490k
Bonus
R5k - R51k
Profit Sharing
R2k - R48k
Commission
R2k - R34k
Total Pay
R122k - R521k

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Job Description for Accountant

Popular Employer Salaries for Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies PricewaterhouseCoopers, Discovery Holdings and Standard Bank. Reported salaries are highest at Standard Bank where the average pay is R487,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FNB and Discovery Holdings, earning around R435,770 and R296,500, respectively. PricewaterhouseCoopers pays the lowest at around R175,000. JHI and Betafence also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R240,000 and R272,100, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable and Bookkeeping.

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R190,801 based on 79 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R236,089 based on 901 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R297,152 based on 844 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R352,566 based on 612 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R396,016.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,668 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
33.8%
Mid Career
31.6%
Experienced
22.9%
Late Career
8.7%

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