Average Electrical Engineer Salary in South Africa

R398,336
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R29,291
Bonus
R31,000
Commission
R11,000
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in South Africa is R398,336.
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R179k
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MEDIAN R398,336
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Salary
R179k - R856k
Bonus
R1k - R97k
Profit Sharing
R972 - R79k
Commission
R0 - R31k
Total Pay
R159k - R922k

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies Eskom, Transnet Ltd and ArcelorMittal. Reported salaries are highest at Eskom where the average pay is R477,280. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Transnet Ltd and ArcelorMittal, earning around R458,824 and R417,420, respectively. ATNS pays the lowest at around R249,746. Veolia Water and Rockwell Automation, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R310,800 and R320,000, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Electrical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Project Engineer
Engineering Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

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 R244,112 based on 103 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R314,696 based on 494 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R530,257 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R689,782 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R912,155.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,070 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
13.4%
Late Career
5.5%

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