Average Accountant Salary in South Africa

R310,161
Avg. Salary
R21,000
Bonus
R15,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Accountant in South Africa is R310,161.
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R145k
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R310k
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R576k
90%
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MEDIAN R310,161
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United States (change)
Salary
R145k - R576k
Bonus
R16k - R31k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R15k
Total Pay
R166k - R576k

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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
Financial Accountant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Accountant

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

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 R261,441 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R300,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R324,000 based on 6 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 30 survey responses.
Early Career
33.3%
Mid Career
46.7%
Experienced
20.0%

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