Averages construction manager salary in South Africa 2023

average construction manager salary

In South Africa, the average construction manager salary of a construction manager is R41,168.00. A construction manager’s salary can be supplemented by bonuses and commissions that vary by company.

A construction manager’s annual bonus can range from R8,000.00 to R87,000.00. The annual commission for a construction manager ranges from R0.00 to R19,000.00. Commissions and bonuses can increase a construction manager’s income by up to 15%.

The employer may contribute towards the pension and health of a construction manager. According to Payscale data, construction managers receive an average of 29% medical aid contributions, 5% dental contributions, and 3% vision contributions.

The construction industry is dominated by men, with male construction managers accounting for 96.7% of the workforce. Only 3.3% of South African construction managers are female. Male construction workers earn an average of R59,800.00 per month, while female construction managers earn an average of R55,400.00 per month.

A construction manager’s salary can be influenced by a variety of factors. Below, we look at some of the factors that influence a construction manager’s salary in South Africa in 2023.

Factors that influence the salary of a construction manager in South Africa 

City of employment 

A construction manager’s salary is influenced in part by the city in which he or she works. Here are some of the best cities to work in based on salary level:

#CityAverage Salary Per Month
1Matla,Mpumalanga R110,328.00
2Kriel, Mpumalanga R95,186.00
3Pretoria, Gauteng R63,889.00
4Johannesburg, Gauteng R54,113.00

The salaries presented above are extracted from Indeed.com. 

Education qualification 

A construction manager’s salary is also influenced by his or her level of education. A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position of construction manager. A construction manager’s monthly salary is R47,700.00 on average.

Construction managers with a master’s degree earn the highest salaries, with an average monthly salary of R66,200.00. A construction manager’s average salary is 39% higher than that of a construction manager with a Bachelor’s degree.

Employer

A construction manager’s salary is heavily influenced by the company for which he or she works. With so many employers for construction managers in South Africa, here are some of the most popular, along with their average salaries.

  • WBHO construction is one of the biggest employers in South Africa and pays an average salary of R330,000.00 per year. 
  • Raubex is also one of the best employers for construction managers and has an average salary of R300,000.00 per year. 
  • Ruwacon handles some of the biggest construction projects in South Africa and pays an average salary of R308,738.00 per year. 

A construction manager’s salary is also influenced by his or her level of experience in the field. Below, we look at construction manager’s salaries based on their level of experience.

Salary of a construction manager based on experience

Salary of a construction manager with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2023 

A construction manager with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R33,800.00 per month on average. Construction workers with 0 years of experience earn the least, earning an average salary of R29,800.00 per year.

Those with 2 years of experience are the highest-paid construction managers in this group. A construction manager with 2 years of experience can expect to earn R37,000.00 per month on average.

Salary of a construction manager with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2023 

A construction manager with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R45,400.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 34% increase over the average salary of construction managers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

The lowest monthly salary for a construction manager in this category is R39,500.00 for those with 3 years of experience. Those with 5 years of work experience earn the highest salary, with an average monthly salary of R51,200.00.

Salary of a construction manager with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2023

A construction manager with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R59,000.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 30% increase over the average salary of construction managers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Construction workers with 10 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R64,000.00. The lowest monthly salary in this category is R57,100.00 for those with 6 years of work experience.

Salary of a construction manager with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2023 

A construction manager with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R71,400.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 21% increase over the average salary of construction managers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Construction managers with 15 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this category, with an average monthly salary of R75,000.00. Construction managers with 11 years of experience earn the lowest salaries in this category, with an average monthly salary of R66,700.00.

Salary of a construction manager with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2023 

A construction manager with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R78,100.00. The salary represents a 9% increase over the average salary of construction managers with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Construction managers with more than 20 years of experience earn an average monthly salary of R82,100.00, and their salaries can increase to more than R110,000.00 per month.

Conclusion

A construction manager’s salary is higher than the average salary in South Africa, making the job financially appealing. However, hard work and commitment to education are two requirements for earning a high salary as a construction manager.

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