Average Social Worker Salary in South Africa

R197,421
Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
10%
ZAR 15k
MEDIAN
ZAR 197k
90%
ZAR 313k

The average salary for a Social Worker is R197,421 in 2024

Base Salary
R15k - R313k
Bonus
R4k - R35k
Profit Sharing
R2k - R20k
Commission
R0 - R5k
Total Pay
R25k - R370k
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What is the highest pay for Social Workers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Social Worker is ZAR 313k / year

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Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Social Worker is ZAR 15k / year

How can Social Workers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Social Worker is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Social Worker that oversees more junior Social Workers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.