Average Data Engineer Salary in South Africa

R465,488
Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
10%
ZAR 151k
MEDIAN
ZAR 465k
90%
ZAR 792k

The average salary for a Data Engineer is R465,488

Base Salary
R151k - R792k
Bonus
R10k - R201k
Profit Sharing
R10k - R46k
Total Pay
R197k - R931k
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What Do Data Engineers Do?

Data Engineer Tasks
  • Develop technical solutions to improve access to data and data usage.
  • Understand data needs and advise company on technological resources.
  • Aggregate and analyze various data sets to provide actionable insight.
  • Develop reports, dashboards, and tools for business-users.
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FAQs About Data Engineers

What is the highest pay for Data Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Data Engineer is ZAR 792k / year

What is the lowest pay for Data Engineers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Data Engineer is ZAR 151k / year

How can Data Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Data Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Data Engineer that oversees more junior Data Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.