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Average Psychologist Salary in South Africa

R320,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R22,648
Bonus
R30,000
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The average salary for a Psychologist in South Africa is R320,000.
10%
ZAR 106k
MEDIAN
ZAR 320k
90%
ZAR 1m
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What Do Psychologists Do?

Psychologist Tasks
  • Conduct psychological exams, providing recommendations about courses of treatment and diagnosis.
  • Participate in and recruit for applied research in psychology.
  • Respond to crises with appropriate interventions and change treatment plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Administer and interpret psychological tests and measurements, and document results internally and for patients.
  • Guide patients through treatment regimens like behavior modification, psychotherapy, and group therapy.

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What Are Popular Skills for Psychologists?

Skills in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Psychologists?

An entry-level Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R201,683 based on 14 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R206,273 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R412,130 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R353,956 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R876,275.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 174 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
52.9%
Mid Career
10.9%
Experienced
14.9%
Late Career
13.2%

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