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.

R116,785 - R427,981
R120K
R250K
R430K
MEDIAN: R252,703
10%
50%
90%
R50.87 - R350.00
R51
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R350
MEDIAN: R162.48
10%
50%
90%
R0R456K
Salary R116,785 - R427,981
Bonus R1,009 - R48,679
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R30,342
Commission R3,600
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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R118,188 - R456,404
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,267
Hourly Data R0R380
Hourly Rate R50.87 - R350.00
Overtime R0.75 - R380.85
Annual Data R0R456K
Bonus R1,009 - R48,679
Commission R3,600
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R30,342
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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R118,188 - R456,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

Pay by Experience for an Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R215,000 based on 587 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R286,000 based on 466 salaries. An experienced Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R339,000 based on 262 salaries. An Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R356,000 based on 83 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R265,262

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 Johannesburg:
"Great."
Pros: Advising people and coming up with solutions.
Cons: Hectic hours of work is needed every week.

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 GAUTENG:
"Fairly good."
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Accountant Salaries

▲34%

▲28%

▲8%

National Average
R265,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 67%
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