Average Jeweler salary in South Africa 2022

average jeweler salary

In South Africa, the average jeweler salary of R17,500.00 per month. Jewelers’ salaries can be supplemented by bonuses, which average R4,700.00 per year. A jeweler’s annual bonus ranges from R4,000.00 to R22,000.00.

However, not all South African jewelers receive  bonuses. According to Salary Explorer, 52% of South African jewelers received a bonus in 2021, while 48% did not. Jewelers who received a bonus received bonuses ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary. A jeweler’s annual earnings can rise significantly if they receive a bonus.

In South Africa, the salary of a Jeweler rises at a faster rate than the national average salary. A Jeweler’s salary rises by 11% every 19 months on average. The increase is greater than the 8% average increase for all professions in South Africa over an 18-month period.

Jewelers who stay in the industry for a longer period of time benefit from significant salary increases. Jewelers enjoy significant salary increases, particularly during the first 15 years of employment.

The salary of a Jeweler is determined by a number of factors. Below, we look at the factors that influence a Jeweler’s salary in South Africa.

Factors that influence the salary of a Jeweler in South Africa 

Employer 

A Jeweler’s salary is heavily influenced by their employer. Employers also provide for the discretionary benefits of a Jeweler and work-life balance. Working for a more rewarding employer can help raise one’s salary and add benefits to the Jeweler’s salary. 

Gender

A jeweler’s gender also influences their salary in South Africa. The majority of jewelers in South Africa are females, as the profession is 75% female and 25% male (Payscale). Women earn more than men working as Jewelers on average.

Male Jewelers earn an average monthly salary of R23,300.00, according to Salary Explorer data. Female jewelers, on the other hand, earn an average monthly salary of R25,100.00, which is 8% higher than the monthly salary of male jewelers.

Education 

A Jeweler’s salary is influenced by his or her level of education. Jewelers with a high school certificate , for example, earn an average monthly salary of R17,800.00, which is slightly higher than the national average.

Jewelers with a national diploma earn R30,000.00 per month on average, which is 68% more than Jewelers with a high school certificate.

Another factor that influences a Jeweler’s salary is their level of experience. Below, we will examine how the level of work experience of Jewelers influences their salary.

Salary of a Jeweler with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2022 

A Jeweler with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R14,200.00 per month on average. Jewelers with a high school certificate and 0 years of experience earn the least in South Africa, with salaries as low as R12,500.00 per month.

Those with 2 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R15,900.00. Jewelers with 2 years of experience and a diploma can earn up to R16,700.00 per month.

Salary of a Jeweler with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2022 

A Jeweler with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R19,100.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 34% increase in salary over Jewelers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Jewelers with 5 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R21,000.00. Jewelers with 3 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average monthly salary of R17,180.00.

Salary of a Jeweler with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2022 

A Jeweler with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R24,800.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 30% increase over the average salary of Jewelers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Jewelers with 6 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R22,300.00. Jewelers with 10 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R26,090.00.

Salary of a Jeweler with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2022 

A Jeweler with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R30,000.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 21% increase over the average salary of Jewelers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Jewelers with 15 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R31,110.00. Those with 11 years of work experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R27,800.00.

Salary of a Jeweler with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2022 

A Jeweler with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn R32,800.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 9% increase over the average salary of Jewelers with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Jewelers with 20+ years of experience are the highest paid, with an average monthly salary of R34,500.00. In South Africa, jewelers can earn up to R36,800.00 per month.

Conclusion

Jewelers have a high earning potential if they stay longer in the field because their salary rises with their level of experience. Obtaining benefits and bonuses as a Jeweler should be something that every Jeweler prioritizes when looking for work to supplement their salary.

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