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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in South Africa

R386,664
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R28,508
Bonus
R50,000
Commission
R13,500
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in South Africa is R386,664.
10%
ZAR 152k
MEDIAN
ZAR 387k
90%
ZAR 848k
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R152k - R848k
Bonus
R3k - R101k
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R26 - R100k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.

Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Eskom, ArcelorMittal and Transnet Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Eskom where the average pay is R468,806. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Transnet Ltd and Nampak, earning around R458,824 and R457,500, respectively. ATNS pays the lowest at around R249,746. Aurecon Group Brand Ltd. and Rockwell Automation, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R315,000 and R320,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Project Management and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R238,112 based on 94 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R313,517 based on 479 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R489,411 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R675,282 based on 134 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R994,759.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 974 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.7%
Early Career
49.2%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
4.8%

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