Average Payroll Administrator Salary in South Africa

R202,349
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R15,620
Bonus
R12,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Payroll Administrator in South Africa is R202,349.
10%
R111k
MEDIAN
R202k
90%
R357k
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Salary
R111k - R357k
Bonus
R7k - R32k
Profit Sharing
R8k - R20k
Total Pay
R102k - R363k

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Job Description for Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator Tasks
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
  • Prepare payroll related reports.
  • Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, etc.
  • Record, maintain and update payroll procedures.
  • Maintain employee records for new hires, pay changes, and terminations.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Administrator

Skills in Payroll Administration, Payroll Tax Compliance and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Human Resources (HR).

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Administrator

An entry-level Payroll Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R137,776 based on 31 salaries. An early career Payroll Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R152,824 based on 487 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R216,167 based on 339 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R245,136 based on 287 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R322,429.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,238 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
7.6%

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