Average Postman salary in South Africa 2022

average Postman salary

The average Postman salary in South Africa is R10,400 per month. Bonuses can supplement a postman’s salary. Their annual bonus is R5,606.00, according to Salary Expert.

A Postman’s annual bonus ranges from R0.00 to R11,000.00. Not all South African postmen receive bonuses. According to one study, only 26% of postmen in South Africa received a bonus in 2021, while 74% did not.

Postal workers who received a bonus in 2021 reported receiving 1% to 3% of their annual salary. According to the same study, postmen did not receive any commissions from their employers.

A Postman’s salary is determined by a variety of factors. These are some examples:

  • The employer, 
  • City of Employment, and 
  • Experience level

We discuss the salary level of a postman based on their level of experience below. 

Salary of Postman based on their level of experience 

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

A Postman with 0 to 2 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R5,400.00. Postmen in this category are considered entry-level Postmen and earn the lowest salary.

Postmen with 0 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R4,800.00. A Postman’s monthly salary in South Africa can be as low as R3,800.00.

Postmen with 2 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R6,070.00. A Postman with 2 years of experience can earn up to R6,700.00 per month.

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

A Postman with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R7,200.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 35% increase over the average salary of a Postman with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Postmen with 3 years of experience are the lowest paid in this category, with an average monthly salary of R6,900.00. Postmen with 3 years of experience can earn less than R6,000 per month in some cases.

A postman with 5 years of experience earns the highest salary in this category, with an average monthly salary of R8,193.00. Postal workers with 5 years of experience are also more likely to receive benefits from their employers.

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

A postman with 6 to 10 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R9,500.00. This salary represents a 30% increase over the salary of a postman with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Postmen with 10 years of experience are the highest paid in this category, with a monthly average salary of R10,390.00. In 2022, the salary of a Postman with 10 years of experience could reach R11,000.00.

A Postman with 6 years of experience earns the lowest salary in this category, with an average monthly salary of R8,710.00. In 2022, the lowest monthly salary a postman with 6 years of experience can earn is R7,500.00.

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

A Postman with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R11,600.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 20% increase over the average salary of a Postman with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Postmen with 15 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R11,900.00. Postmen with 15 years of experience can expect to earn R12,200.00 per month.

The lowest-earning postmen in this category are those with 11 years of work experience, as they earn an average salary of R10,550.00 per month. Postmen with 11 years of work experience can earn a minimum salary of R9,800.00 per month. 

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

A Postman with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R12,600.00. The salary represents a 9% increase over the average salary of a Postman with 11 to 15 years of work experience.

A Postman with 20+ years of experience earns the highest salary in this category, with an average monthly salary of R13,000.00. Postmen with 20+ years of experience can earn up to R14,500.00 per month in 2022.

A Postman with 16 years of experience earns the lowest salary in this category, with an average monthly salary of R11,790.00. Postman salaries start at R10,200.00 per month for those with 16 years of experience.

Conclusion

Postmen earn more than the national minimum wage and are not required to have any tertiary qualifications for the job. Those who stay in the field are rewarded with salary increases and bonuses, which can supplement their income.

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