Average Network Engineer Salary in South Africa

R270,044
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R20,000
Bonus
R12,000
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The average salary for a Network Engineer in South Africa is R270,044.
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ZAR 104k
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ZAR 270k
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ZAR 542k
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What Do Network Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Network Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Dimension Data, Internet Solutions and Sizwe Africa IT Group. Reported salaries are highest at MTN where the average pay is R466,946. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Vodacom Pty Ltd and Sizwe Africa IT Group, earning around R412,000 and R411,384, respectively. Gijimaast pays the lowest at around R181,272. Dimension Data and Internet Solutions also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R194,531 and R245,118, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Network Engineers?

Skills in Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Network Support, Switching and Routing and Network Management / Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineers?

An entry-level Network Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R194,154 based on 27 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R229,731 based on 284 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R363,275 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R403,254 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R400,341.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 532 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
2.4%