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Average Personal Assistant Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Personal Assistant in South Africa is R178,056.
ZAR 58k
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What Do Personal Assistants Do?

Personal Assistant Tasks
  • Organize calendar and appointments, checking with other parties to ensure availability.
  • Draft correspondence, arrange travel, and provide estimates for activities and events.
  • Manage correspondence and screen visitors and calls, prevent interruptions, and resolve issues.
  • Run business or personal errands and perform general administrative or housekeeping tasks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Personal Assistant are from the companies Sanlam, Nedbank and Absa. Reported salaries are highest at Discovery Holdings where the average pay is R408,040. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Nedbank and Absa, earning around R398,168 and R379,674, respectively. Pam Golding Properties pays the lowest at around R73,250. Massmart and Sanlam also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R199,193 and R209,369, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Personal Assistants?

Skills in Microsoft Office, Organizing and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration and Office Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistants?

An entry-level Personal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R80,504 based on 105 salaries. An early career Personal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R120,112 based on 936 salaries. A mid-career Personal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R185,162 based on 590 salaries. An experienced Personal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R232,196 based on 605 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R266,030.

Years of Experience

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