Average Accountant Salary in South Africa

R233,174
Avg. Salary
R15,000
Bonus
R19,964
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R233,174.
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R113k
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R233k
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R411k
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MEDIAN R233,174
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United States (change)
Salary
R113k - R411k
Bonus
R69 - R31k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R20k
Total Pay
R113k - R411k

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Job Description for Accountant

Accountant Tasks
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Accountant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Accountant
Financial Accountant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, General Ledger Accounting and Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R224,889 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R245,955 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R420,000 based on 7 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 48 survey responses.
Early Career
54.2%
Mid Career
31.3%
Experienced
14.6%

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