Average Cleaner salary in South Africa 2024

A cleaner’s monthly salary in South Africa is R6,165 (Indeed). The average cleaner salary is based on a study of […]

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A cleaner’s monthly salary in South Africa is R6,165 (Indeed). The average cleaner salary is based on a study of formally employed cleaners and informally working cleaners. Cleaners earn a lower salary in South Africa when compared to many professions. Informally employed cleaners can earn as little as R2000.00 per month, which is less than the South African minimum wage.

A cleaner’s earnings could be slightly higher than their base salary. Cleaners are compensated for their efforts; nevertheless, the bonus granted to cleaners is quite modest in comparison to the bonuses received by other servicemen and women. The annual bonus for a cleaner ranges from R24.00 to R8,000.00 per year (Payscale).

Where a cleaner works matters the most. Those that work for the government and businesses are the highest-paid cleaners in South Africa. Leading companies for cleaners to work for in South Africa include:

#Company NameAverage Monthly Salary
1TransnetR8,370.00
2BoxerR8,205.00
3Eskom Holdings LimitedR8,177.00
4Wakefern Food CorporationR7,579.00
5Department of HealthR7,306.00

 The company that a Cleaner works for plays an important role in determining their income which is the same as the city in which they work. The city in which a Cleaner works can make or break their monthly salary. 

Here are the cities with the highest average salary for cleaners in South Africa 

#CityAverage Monthly Salary 
1Cape Town, Western Cape R8,395.00
2Rustenburg, North West R7,264.00
3Johannesburg, Gauteng R6,469.00
4Pretoria, Gauteng R5,936.00
5Bloemfontein, Free State R5,847.00
6Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapeR5,639.00
7Durban, KwaZulu-Natal R5,448.00
8Midrand, Gauteng R5,182.00
9Centurion, Gauteng R4,235.00

The level of experience also plays a role in determining the salary of a cleaner. Below, we look at the different salaries of a cleaner based on their level of experience in South Africa. 

Average Cleaner salary with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024

A cleaner with 0 to 2 years of experience earns R4,860.00 per month on average. For cleaners who are not formally employed, the salary of a cleaner with 0 years of experience can be as low as R2000.00. Cleaners with 0 years of experience who are formally employed earn R3,500.00 per month.

Cleaners with 2 years of experience are the highest paid in this category, with an average monthly salary of R5,240.00. A cleaner with 2 years of experience earns as much as R5,500.00 per month.

Average Cleaner salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024 

A cleaner with 3 to 5 years of experience earns R6,490.00 per month on average. The average income of a cleaner with 3 to 5 years of experience is 34% more than the average salary of a cleaner with 0 to 2 years of experience. A cleaner with 3-5 years of experience’s monthly salary can be as low as R5,100.00.

Cleaners with 3 years of experience in this field earn the lowest salary. Cleaners with 5 years of experience earn the highest salary in this category. A cleaner with 5 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R7,220.00.

Average Cleaner salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024 

A cleaner with 6 to 10 years of experience earns R9,600.00 per month on average. The salary is a 48% increase above the average income of cleaners with 3 to 5 years of experience. Cleaners with 10 years of experience earn the most in this category.

Cleaners with 10 years of experience earn an average monthly salary of R10,300.00. The salary can reach R10,800.00 per month. Cleaners with 6 years of experience earn the lowest salary in this group. Cleaners with 6 years of experience earn an average monthly salary of R8,600.00.

Average Cleaner salary with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024

A cleaner with 11 to 15 years of experience earns an average monthly income of R11,700.00. The salary is a 22% increase above the average salary of cleaners with 6 to 10 years of experience. Bonuses and commissions for cleaners with 11 to 15 years of experience might help them earn more money.

Even if they work for a long time, cleaners are unlikely to receive employer contributions. Cleaners with 13 to 15 years of work experience can receive the highest salary in the category, which is R12,000.00. The lowest monthly payment in this category is R10,400.00.

Average Cleaner salary with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024 

A Cleaner with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly pay of R12,700.00. The salary represents a 9% increase over the average salary of cleaners with 11 to 15 years of work experience. When a cleaner gains 15+ years of experience, their income increases at a slower rate. Cleaners with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect an average year-to-year raise of 1.9%.

Conclusion

Cleaners’ salaries are slightly over South Africa’s minimum wage, and in order to earn higher pay, one must stay in the trade for a longer period of time. Salaries increase slowly for cleaners with more than 15 years of experience.