Average Boilermaker salary in South Africa 2024?

The average boilermaker salary for a boilermaker in 2024 is R16,300.00 per month. Boilermakers also receive bonuses based on the company that they work for. An average bonus for a boilermaker is R16,052.00 per year. A boilermaker’s bonuses can total R41,000.00 yearly.

Those that work in the mining industry and the transportation industry are likely to get paid higher salaries. Mining companies tend to pay higher rates per hour, which can go as high as R120.00. Plant maintenance is also one of the highest-paying sub-industries, as boilermakers earn an average of R114.00 per hour. 

A Boilermaker needs to have certain skills to earn a higher salary in South Africa. These are some of the in-demand skills for a boilermaker in South Africa: 

  • Heavy Equipment Repair, 
  • Equipment Maintenance, 
  • Plant Maintenance, and
  • Product development, 

Boilermakers’ salary is extremely influenced by their city of employment as well as the industry they work in. The cities with the highest average salaries for boilermakers in 2024 are listed below.

#CityAverage Monthly Salary
1Secunda, Mpumalanga R26,110.00
2Witbank, Mpumalanga R22,323.00
3Bloemfontein, Free StateR18,473.00
4Sasolburg, Free State R15,463.00
5Benoni, Gauteng R13,761.00
6Cape Town, Western CapeR12,315.00
7Johannesburg, GautengR11,878.00
8Rustenburg, North WestR11,503.00

The majority of the cities in the province of Mpumalanga pay boilermakers more than the national average. The high concentration of mines in the region has a significant impact on the salary of boilermakers in Mpumalanga.

The level of experience of a Boilermaker also has a major influence on their salary. Below, we evaluate the salary of a boilermaker in South Africa based on their degree of expertise.

Average Boilermaker salary with 0 years of working experience in 2024

An average salary of a Boilermaker with 0 years of experience is R68.00 per hour. The salary is considered an entry level salary as beginners are likely to earn this salary. The salary can be higher as Boilermakers tend to work overtime to make sure that certain projects are finished on time. 

Boilermakers can have medical aid contributions from employers even if they have no prior work experience. The expected amount of medical aid contributions made by employers is up to 29% of the monthly premiums due. For Boilermakers without any prior employment history, employers can additionally contribute to their vision and dental insurance.

Average Boilermaker salary with 1 – 4 years of working experience in 2024

An average salary of a Boilermaker with 1 to 4 years of working experience is R230,013.00 per year. The salary of a Boilermaker with 1 to 4 years of experience is on average 20% higher than the income of a Boilermaker with no experience.

A Boilermaker with 1 to 4 years of working experience must exhibit a high degree of competency because the required level of experience has increased and more money is being offered. Boilermakers with 1 to 4 years of work experience are given more responsibilities.

Those with fewer responsibilities and 1 to 4 years of experience may earn a lower salary. A Boilermaker with 1 to 4 years of experience can earn as much as R88.00 per hour or as little as R70.00 per hour. 

Average Boilermaker salary with 5 – 9 years of working experience in 2024 

An average salary of a Boilermaker with 5 to 9 years of working experience is R264,842.50 per year. The average salary for boilermakers with 5 to 9 years of work experience is 15% more than the average salary for boilermakers with 1 to 4 years of experience.

The lowest-paid boilermakers with 5 to 9 years of work experience earn an average salary of R238,000.00 per year. These are boilermakers with 5 to 6 years of experience. The highest-paid boilermakers in this category are those with 9 years of work experience, as they earn R278,776.00 per year on average. 

Average Boilermaker salary with 10 – 19 years of work experience in 2024 

The average salary of a boilermaker with 10 to 19 years of working experience is R319,918.00 per year. In comparison to the average salary of boilermakers with 5 to 9 years of experience, the average salary of boilermakers with 10 to 19 years of experience indicates a 20% pay raise.

Boilermakers with 19 years of work experience make the most money in this group, earning an average of R327,000.00 yearly. The lowest paid in this group are boilermakers with 10 years of work experience, who earn an average of R296,580.00 yearly.

Average Boilermaker salary with 20+ years of work experience in 2024

An average salary of a Boilermaker with 20 or more years of work experience is R336,115.00 per year. In comparison to boilermakers with 10 to 19 years of experience, those with 20 or more years of experience earn an average salary that is 4.5% more.

Boilermakers with managerial responsibility make the most money in this group. Boilermakers who hold managerial positions can earn up to R529,931.00 annually. Mid-level senior employees receive a higher compensation of no more than R425,773.00 yearly. The lowest paid in this group are boilermakers with 20 years of experience, who earn an average of R331,400 per year.

Conclusion 

A Boilermaker must perform a variety of difficult activities in their line of work. Boilermakers who have greater experience receive higher compensation as a result of their experience. Therefore, investing more time in the trade will pay off greatly since salary rises quickly as you age.