Average Systems Administrator Salary in South Africa

R233,533
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R18,571
Bonus
R9,826
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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in South Africa is R233,533.
10%
R106k
MEDIAN
R234k
90%
R414k
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Salary
R106k - R414k
Bonus
R6k - R43k
Profit Sharing
R3k - R46k
Total Pay
R102k - R431k

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Job Description for Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend software and hardware enhancements.

Popular Employer Salaries for Systems Administrator

The top respondents for the job title Systems Administrator are from the companies EOH, Nedbank and Pilog. Reported salaries are highest at Nedbank where the average pay is R394,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include First National Bank, earning around R325,500. Pilog pays the lowest at around R236,185. PricewaterhouseCoopers also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R261,905.

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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

Skills in Network Management / Administration, System Administration and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R153,000 based on 20 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R213,376 based on 376 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R257,465 based on 234 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R308,198 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R365,616.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 798 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
47.1%
Mid Career
29.3%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
2.5%