Average Primary School Teacher Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Primary School Teacher in South Africa is R196,420.
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R59k - R298k
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R900 - R4k
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R60k - R314k

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Job Description for Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teacher Tasks
  • Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
  • Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.

Popular Employer Salaries for Primary School Teacher

The top respondents for the job title Primary School Teacher are from the companies Department of Education, Curro Holdings and ADvTECH. Reported salaries are highest at ADvTECH where the average pay is R297,999. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include WCED and Gauteng Department of Education, earning around R249,178 and R230,882, respectively. Primary pays the lowest at around R118,800. Curro Holdings and Department of Education also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R183,076 and R224,973, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Primary School Teacher

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

Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teacher

An entry-level Primary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R157,043 based on 211 salaries. An early career Primary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R171,330 based on 1,185 salaries. A mid-career Primary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R202,473 based on 492 salaries. An experienced Primary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R231,356 based on 406 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R270,382.

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