Average Secondary School Teacher Salary in South Africa

R219,642
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R20,121
Bonus
R15,000
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The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher in South Africa is R219,642.
10%
R113k
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R220k
50%
R333k
90%
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MEDIAN R219,642
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Salary
R113k - R333k
Bonus
R8k - R31k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R15k
Total Pay
R100k - R357k

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Job Description for Secondary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher Tasks
  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.

Popular Employer Salaries for Secondary School Teacher

The top respondents for the job title Secondary School Teacher are from the companies Department of Education, Gauteng Department of Education and WCED. Reported salaries are highest at Gauteng Department of Education where the average pay is R266,500. WCED pays the lowest at around R184,000.

Career Paths

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Secondary School Teacher
High School Teacher
Principal / Headmaster
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Secondary School Teacher

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

Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teacher

An entry-level Secondary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R173,657 based on 32 salaries. An early career Secondary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R185,500 based on 144 salaries. A mid-career Secondary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R239,564 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Secondary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R250,894 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R303,778.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 381 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
18.6%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
16.3%

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