Average Administrative Assistant Salary in South Africa

R117,362
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R8,766
Bonus
R12,000
Commission
R4,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Administrative Assistant in South Africa is R117,362.
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R48k
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R117k
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R242k
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MEDIAN R117,362
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United States (change)
Salary
R48k - R242k
Bonus
R2k - R23k
Profit Sharing
R600 - R19k
Commission
R62 - R175k
Total Pay
R44k - R239k

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies Sanlam, Smollan Group and Gauteng Department of Education. Reported salaries are highest at FNB where the average pay is R240,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gauteng Department of Education and Nedbank, earning around R170,016 and R168,008, respectively. PSG Konsult pays the lowest at around R90,000. Smollan Group and Capitec Bank also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R96,000 and R116,923, respectively.

Career Paths

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Administrative Assistant
Personal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant

Skills in Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Data Entry, Microsoft Office and Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R87,308 based on 180 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R101,035 based on 1,857 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R144,266 based on 662 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R164,561 based on 410 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R167,463.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,219 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
57.7%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
3.4%

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