Average Call Center Agent Salary in South Africa

R106,461
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R8,051
Bonus
R18,000
Commission
R7,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Call Center Agent in South Africa is R106,461.
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R18k
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R106k
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R195k
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MEDIAN R106,461
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Salary
R18k - R195k
Bonus
R996 - R21k
Profit Sharing
R102 - R117k
Commission
R500 - R42k
Total Pay
R41k - R181k

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Job Description for Call Center Agent

Call Center Agent Tasks
  • Consult with customers by telephone to provide information, take orders, answer questions and handle complaints.
  • Place outbound calls, following a script to generate sales.
  • Investigate and follow up on customer problems.
  • Document outcomes and steps taken.
  • Update customer files and databases.

Popular Employer Salaries for Call Center Agent

The top respondents for the job title Call Center Agent are from the companies Nedbank, WNS Global Services and Multichoice. Reported salaries are highest at Standard Bank where the average pay is R202,800. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include FNB Bank, Inc and FNB, earning around R192,000 and R170,818, respectively. WNS Global Services pays the lowest at around R60,000. Multichoice and MTN also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R120,000 and R143,500, respectively.

Career Paths

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Call Center Agent
Office Administrator
Receptionist
Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Call Center Agent

Skills in Customer Service, Inbound Calls, Sales, Oral / Verbal Communication and Call Center Operations are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Call Center Agent

An entry-level Call Center Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R72,088 based on 135 salaries. An early career Call Center Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R93,566 based on 999 salaries. A mid-career Call Center Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R122,261 based on 296 salaries. An experienced Call Center Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R158,092 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R151,869.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,526 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
65.5%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
5.6%
Late Career
0.7%

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