Average High School Teacher Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a High School Teacher in South Africa is R229,209.
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R122k - R339k
R5k - R31k
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R2k - R77k
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R123k - R358k

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Job Description for High School Teacher

High School Teacher Tasks
  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.
The top respondents for the job title High School Teacher are from the companies Department of Education, Gauteng Department of Education and Curro Holdings. Reported salaries are highest at ADvTECH where the average pay is R294,269. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Reddam House and WCED, earning around R256,814 and R254,643, respectively. South African Department of Education pays the lowest at around R232,844. Department of Education and Curro Holdings also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R243,958 and R246,758, respectively.

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Popular Skills for High School Teacher

Skills in English Language, Mathematica, Curriculum Planning and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for High School Teacher

An entry-level High School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R185,761 based on 207 salaries. An early career High School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R202,780 based on 1,131 salaries. A mid-career High School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R237,085 based on 513 salaries. An experienced High School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R251,175 based on 477 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R292,282.

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