Average high school teachers salary in South Africa 2024

average high school teachers salary

The average high school teachers salary in South Africa is R238,286. High school teachers who are in the 90th percentile of the income distribution for high school teachers receive the most income. The 90th percentile salary for a secondary school teacher is R358,000.00 annually.

The lowest-paid teachers are those in the 10th percentile and average a monthly salary of R12,800.00. High school teachers have additional earning options in addition to their gross pay. A high school teacher’s salary may include performance bonuses, which can total up to R34,000.00 annually.

Despite the fact that there is a market demand for 25,000 new teachers annually, it is said that only 15,000 new teachers graduate each year. Primary through high school teachers are in high demand as a result of this. There are currently 13 million kids and only 400,000 teachers worldwide.

The teacher-to-student ratio has been high as a result, and it will probably continue to rise in the foreseeable future. 33 students are taught by one instructor on average in South Africa. This number is significantly higher than the 24.13 students per teacher average for the world.

In South Africa, one of the professions with the highest demand and potential for financial reward is teaching. High school teachers’ salaries are mostly influenced by their level of education, their employment, and the number of years they have been teaching.

Below, we examine the pay ranges for teachers according to their level of teaching experience.

Average high school teacher salary with 0-2 years of work experience in 2024

The average salary of a high school teacher with 0 to 2 years of work experience is R15,200.00  per month. A recent graduate with no prior work experience is most likely to receive the lowest salary at this level, which is R12,800.00 a month.

The maximum monthly salary that falls under this category is R21,900.00. Those with 1 to 2 years of work experience can earn this salary. High school teachers’ taught subject(s) and level of teaching will have a substantial impact on their pay.

Average high school teacher salary with 3–5 years of work experience in 2024 

The average salary of a high school teacher with 3 to 5 years of work experience is R19,600.00 per month. The average salary for high school teachers with 3 to 5 years ’ of experience is 29% higher on average than the salary for those with only 1 to 2 years of experience.

Those with 3 years of experience working as high school teachers earn the least in this category. A high school teacher with 3 years of experience can expect to make an average salary of R15,700.00 per month. Teachers with 3 years of work experience may see a rise in their pay through performance bonuses.

High school teachers with 5 years of experience earn the most money in this category. The average salary for a high school teacher with 5 years of work experience is R21,000.00 per month. 

Average high school teacher salary with 6-10 years of work experience in 2024 

A high school teacher with 6 to 10 years of experience can earn an average monthly salary of R27,000. Compared to teachers with 3 to 5 years of experience, high school teachers with 6 to 10 years of experience receive a salary that is 38% more.

High school teachers with 9 to 10 years of experience in the classroom make the most money in this category. The average salary for teachers with 9 to 10 years of experience is R29,200.00 per month.

Teachers with 6 years of work experience are those who receive the lowest pay in this category. A high school teacher with 6 years of teaching experience earns R22,700.00 each month on average. Also to be anticipated are employer benefits. Benefits from employers can include contributions to medical aid, retirement, and more. 

Average high school teacher salary with 11–15 years of work experience in 2024

A high school teacher with 11 to 15 years of experience earn an average monthly salary of R33,500.00. When compared to high school teachers with 6 to 10 years of work experience, the average salary for those with 11 to 15 years of experience is 24% more.

High school teachers with 11 years of experience make the least money in this category. A high school teacher with 11 years of experience makes an average monthly income of R 29,800.00. If one has a master’s degree in teaching, salary potential may be greater.

The highest-paid individuals in this group are teachers with 15 years of experience. The average salary of a high school teacher with 15 years of work experience is R34,000.00 per month. 

Average high school teacher salary with 16-20 years of work experience in 2024

A high school teacher with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average salary of R35,800.00 per month. In comparison to earnings for high school teachers with 11 to 15 years of work experience, the salary for teachers with 16 to 20 years of experience is 7% higher.

High school teachers with 20 years of experience earn the most in this category, earning an average of R37,600 a month. Over R40,000.00 can be earned each month by teachers with 20 years or more of experience. 

Conclusion 

High school teachers’ salaries vary in South Africa depending on one’s level of expertise in the industry. A master’s degree in teaching can significantly boost one’s income. Additionally, the high school phase in which one works might have an effect on one’s pay; as a result, teachers who work in the FET phase are paid more.

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