Average Import and Export manager salary in South Africa 2022

average import and export manager salary

The average import and export manager salary in South Africa is R48,000 per month. An import and export manager’s salary consists not only of a salary but also of bonuses. A typical annual bonus for an import and export manager is R69,268 per year (Salary Expert).

The annual bonus for Import and Export managers ranges from R4,000.00 to R149,000.00. Not all South African import and export managers receive a bonus, but the vast majority do. Salary explorer reports that 79% of Import and Export managers received a bonus in 2021.

Import and export managers in South Africa who received a bonus reported that their bonus ranged from 6% to 8% of their annual salary. This bonus range is very high for a salary percentage, as most bonuses in South Africa range between 1% and 5% of annual salary.

There are a variety of factors that influence the salary of Import and Export managers. The factors that influence an Import and Export manager’s salary are discussed below.

Factors that influence the salary of an Import and Export manager 

Level of Education 

The salary of an Import and Export manager is heavily influenced by education level. Those with a postgraduate degree earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree or no degree at all. Import and export managers with only a high school certificate earn the least, with an average monthly salary of R34,700.00.

Import and export managers with a diploma earn significantly more than those with a high school certificate, with an average salary of R38,700.00, which is 14% higher than those with a high school certificate. A bachelor’s degree earns an average salary of R55,900.00, which is 41% more than a diploma.

Import and export managers with master’s degrees earn the highest salaries, with an average salary of R67,800.00. Import and export managers with a master’s degree earn 21% more than those with a bachelor’s degree. 

Gender

Regardless of their qualifications, men and women do not earn the same salary as Import and Export managers. Women earn an average monthly salary of R47,300.00, while men earn an average monthly salary of R50,900.00.

Working as an import and export manager, men earn 7% more than women. Men earn 7% more than women, so the percentage is lower than the South African average across all professions, which is 8% in favor of men.

Employer 

The employer where an Import and Export manager works has a significant impact on their salary because they have the final say on how much they will earn. Working for a good employer is advantageous because they can provide not only a fair salary but also benefits such as better working conditions, leave days, bonuses, and more.

Another factor that influences an Import and Export manager’s salary is their level of experience. Below, we examine the impact of an import and export manager’s level of experience on their salary.

Salary of an Import and Export manager based on their level of experience in the field 

Salary of an Import and Export manager with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2022 

An Import and Export manager with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R28,800.00 per month on average. Entry-level import and export managers earn the least, with an average monthly salary of R24,400.00.

Import and export managers with two years of work experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R31,000.00. An Import and Export manager with a master’s degree and 2 years of experience can earn up to R35,000.00 per month.

Salary of an Import and Export manager with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2022 

An Import and Export manager with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R38,700.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 34% increase in salary over the average salary of Import and Export managers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Import and Export managers with 3 years of experience earn the lowest salaries in this category, with an average monthly salary of R32,800.00. Import and export managers with 5 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R42,500.00.

Salary of an Import and Export manager with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2022 

An Import and Export manager with 6 to 10 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R50,300.00. The salary represents a 30% increase in salary over the average salary of Import and export managers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Import and export managers with 10 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R54,600.00. Those with 6 years of work experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R44,900.00.

Salary of an Import and Export manager with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2022 

An import and export manager with 11 to 15 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R60,900.00. The salary represents a 21% increase in salary over the average salary of import and export managers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Import and export managers with 15 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R62,700.00. Import and export managers with 11 years of experience earn the lowest salaries in this category, with an average monthly salary of R57,500.00.

Salary of an Import and Export manager with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2022 

An import and export manager with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R66,500.00. The salary represents a 9% increase in salary over the average salary of import and export managers with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Import and export managers with 20 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R70,000.00. Import and export managers with a master’s degree and more than 20 years of experience can earn up to R74,700.00 per month. 

Conclusion 

The salary of an import and export manager grows at a much faster rate than the average salary in South Africa. Working as an Import and Export manager can be financially rewarding, especially for those who hold the position for a long period of time. Import and export managers’ salaries increase by 12% every 18 months.

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