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Average Broadband Technician salary in South Africa 2024

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Lethabo Ntsoane

The average broadband technician salary in South Africa is R16,400 per month. Broadband technicians are in charge of maintaining and repairing telecommunications systems. They are skilled in broadband internet, cable television, and phone services.

A broadband technician’s job is extremely demanding, and men outnumber women in both their number in the field and salary. Men earn an average monthly salary of R17,100.00, according to Salary Explorer. Women earn R15,800.00 per month, which is 7% less than men.

While there is a wage disparity between genders, broadband technicians can supplement their pay with bonuses. Broadband technicians receive annual bonuses ranging from R10,000.00 to R49,000.00.

Broadband technicians are eligible for a bonus. In 2023, 26% of Broadband technicians received a bonus (Salary Explorer). 26% of broadband technicians who received a bonus reported receiving a bonus of 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

In South Africa, salary increases are common for broadband technicians. A broadband technician typically receives a 10% salary increase every 18 months. When compared to the national average salary increase of 8% for all professions, the increase is significant.

A broadband technician’s salary can be influenced by a variety of factors. These factors are discussed in greater depth below.

Factors that influence the salary of a broadband technician in South Africa 2024

Education

A broadband technician’s level of education is important in determining their salary. Those with a diploma in the field earn the least. Broadband Technicians with a national diploma earn an average monthly salary of R12,100.00.

Those with a bachelor’s degree earn a higher salary, with an average monthly salary of R21,900.00. Broadband technicians with a bachelor’s degree earn 80% more than those with a national diploma.

Employer

The employer of a broadband technician is also an important factor in determining a broadband technician’s salary. Broadband technicians work in a variety of industries in South Africa, and each company has a starting salary for a broadband technician.

Another factor that influences a broadband technician’s salary is their level of experience. Below, we look at how experience affects the salary of a broadband technician.

Salary of broadband technicians based on their level of experience

Salary of a broadband technician with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024

A broadband technician with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R9,670.00 per month on average. Broadband technicians with 0 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average monthly salary of R8,510.00.

Broadband technicians with 2 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R10,950.00.

Salary of broadband technician with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024

A broadband technician with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R13,000.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 34% increase over the average salary of broadband technicians with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Broadband Technicians with 5 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R14,300.00. Those with 3 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R12,500.00.

Salary of a broadband technician with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024

A broadband technician with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R16,900.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 30% increase over the average salary of broadband technicians with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Broadband technicians with 10 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R17,830.00. Broadband technicians with 6 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average monthly salary of R15,600.00.

Salary of a broadband technician with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024

A broadband technician with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R20,400.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 21% increase over the average salary of broadband technicians with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Broadband technicians with 15 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R21,610.00. Broadband technicians with 11 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average monthly salary of R18,900.00.

Salary of a broadband technician with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024

A broadband technician with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn R22,300.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 9% increase in salary over the average salary of broadband technicians with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Broadband technicians with 20+ years of experience earn the highest salaries in South Africa, with an average monthly salary of R23,500.00. Those with more than 20 years of experience and tertiary education can earn up to R25,000 per month.

Conclusion

A broadband technician’s salary is slightly lower for those with no prior work experience. However, those with 5 to 15 years of work experience can expect their salary to rise rapidly. Staying in the field for an extended period of time can increase your chances of earning a high salary.

Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted: Email: lethabo@rateweb.co.za Twitter: @NtsoaneLethabo