Average Electrical Engineer Salary in South Africa

R402,369
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R27,080
Bonus
R15,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in South Africa is R402,369.
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R196k
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R402k
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R844k
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MEDIAN R402,369
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Salary
R196k - R844k
Bonus
R3k - R70k
Profit Sharing
R10 - R56k
Total Pay
R183k - R857k

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

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 R246,458 based on 38 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R329,984 based on 162 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R554,155 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R737,068 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R954,762.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 366 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
44.3%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
11.5%
Late Career
4.9%

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