In South Africa, the average caregiver salary is R48,441.00 per year, according to Payscale. Caregivers earning less than R4,000 per month are in the 10th percentile, while those in the 90th percentile, with an average yearly salary of R99,000.00, are the highest paid.
Location and employer can also impact a caregiver’s salary in South Africa. According to Indeed, the highest average caregiver wage is found in Sandton, Gauteng, at R7,865.00 per month. Some of the best employers for caregivers in the country include Helping Hands, Corinium Care, Gibb, and Pink Elephant Inc.
Professional experience is another key factor in determining a caregiver’s salary in South Africa. The following is a breakdown of average caregiver salaries by years of experience:
- Average Caregiver Salary with 1-Year Experience in 2023: A caregiver with one year of experience makes, on average, R22.78 per hour. This average wage is based on 17 salaries taken from PayScale job postings. The maximum wage a caregiver with one year of experience can expect to earn is R23.12 per hour, while the minimum wage is R18.28 per hour.
- Average Caregiver Salary with 1-4 Years of Work Experience in 2023: A caregiver with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn R23.35 per hour on average. This salary is mostly for caregivers with over a year of experience and includes positions with more requirements than an entry-level caregiver. Caregivers with 1-2 years of work experience earn the lowest salary in this group at R18.75 per hour, while those with 4 years of experience have the highest earnings at R24.00 per hour.
- Average Caregiver Salary with 5-9 Years of Work Experience in 2023: Caregivers with 5-9 years of work experience earn an hourly rate of R24.17 on average, according to 150 salaries for caregiver positions with this level of experience on Payscale. The lowest salary in this category is R18.90 per hour for caregivers with 5 years of experience, while the highest salary of R24.80 per hour goes to caregivers with 8-9 years of experience.
- Average Caregiver Salary with 10-19 Years of Work Experience in 2023: The average salary for caregivers with 10-19 years of work experience is R25.03 per hour, a 3.4% increase over the salary for caregivers with 5-9 years of experience. Caregivers with 19 years of experience have the highest earnings in this group at R27.17 per hour, or an average monthly salary of R4,890.60. Caregivers with 10-12 years of professional experience have the lowest salary in this group at R24.80 per hour.
In summary, the average caregiver salary in South Africa depends on a variety of factors, including location, employer, and level of professional experience. Caregivers with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn R23.35 per hour on average, while those with 10-19 years of experience have an average salary of R25.03 per hour.