Average Accountant Salary in South Africa

R258,911
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R20,129
Bonus
R19,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R258,911.
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R70k
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R259k
50%
R487k
90%
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MEDIAN R258,911
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Salary
R70k - R487k
Bonus
R4k - R41k
Profit Sharing
R2k - R40k
Total Pay
R81k - R509k

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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.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Accountant

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

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 R91,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R207,045 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R285,033 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R333,532 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R530,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 215 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
30.2%
Mid Career
36.7%
Experienced
19.5%
Late Career
10.7%

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