Average Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Officer in South Africa is R225,312.
MEDIAN R225,312
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R123k - R371k
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R1k - R7k
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R121k - R386k

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Human Resources (HR) Officer Tasks
  • Manage job postings and applicants and support applicant process
  • Maintain, update, and deliver documentation on personnel
  • Monitor and report on staff employment, performance, training, pay, grievances, leave of absences

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Officer

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Officer are from the companies Smollan Group, Denel and Sun International. Reported salaries are highest at Denel where the average pay is R346,500. Sun International pays the lowest at around R170,000.

Career Paths

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Human Resources (HR) Officer
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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Skills in Employee Relations, Recruiting, Administration and Labor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Officer

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R149,744 based on 39 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R201,080 based on 543 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R264,373 based on 291 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R292,362 based on 125 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R319,119.

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