Average Accountant Salary in South Africa

R291,982
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R23,224
Bonus
R5,500
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The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R291,982.
10%
R138k
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R292k
50%
R521k
90%
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MEDIAN R291,982
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United States (change)
Salary
R138k - R521k
Bonus
R5k - R60k
Profit Sharing
R1k - R49k
Total Pay
R142k - R592k

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Job Description for Accountant

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting, General Ledger Accounting and Financial Analysis 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 R173,793 based on 17 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R231,971 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R300,384 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R316,655 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R342,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
32.2%
Mid Career
28.3%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
10.6%

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