Average Quality Manager salary in South Africa 2024

The average Quality Manage salary in South Africa is R46,900.00 per month. In South Africa, quality managers work in various […]

average quality manager salary

The average Quality Manage salary in South Africa is R46,900.00 per month. In South Africa, quality managers work in various industries, and each industry has a different standard salary for a quality manager. Banking, energy, and information technology are among the highest-paying industries in South Africa for Quality Managers.

Quality managers are well compensated and receive additional benefits, such as bonuses. Quality managers receive annual bonuses ranging from R10,000.00 to R62,000.00. However, bonuses vary by company, and not all companies offer bonuses to Quality Managers.

According to Salary Explorer, 82% of South African Quality Managers received a bonus in 2021. Only 18% of South African Quality Managers did not receive a bonus in 2021. Quality Managers did not receive a bonus in 2021. Quality Managers who received a bonus in 2021 reported that it ranged from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

A Quality Manager’s salary is influenced by a variety of factors. We examine the factors that influence a Quality Manager’s salary.

Factors that influence the salary of a Quality Manager in South Africa 

Level of Education 

A Quality Manager’s level of education has a significant impact on their earnings. A Quality Manager must be educated because the job requires a certain level of competency. Postgraduate quality managers earn the most in South Africa.

A Quality Manager with a Bachelor’s degree, for example, earns an average monthly salary of R38,100.00. Master’s degree-holding quality managers earn a higher monthly average salary of R61,100.00.

When compared to Quality Managers with a Bachelor’s degree, a quality Manager with a Master’s degree earns 60% more. This demonstrates how education level is important in determining a Quality Manager’s salary.

City of Employment 

The city in which a Quality Manager works has an impact on the salary of a quality Manager as well. Quality Managers in urban areas earn the highest salaries in South Africa. According to Indeed.com, the following are the highest-paying cities in South Africa for Quality Managers:

#City Average Monthly Salary
1Nelspruit, Mpumalanga R50,651.00
2White River, Mpumalanga R50,650.00
3East London, Eastern CapeR49,207.00
4Pretoria, Gauteng R47,408.00
5Northern Suburbs, Western Cape R37,872.00
6Cape Town, Western Cape R36,079.00
7Johannesburg, Gauteng R30,602.00

Quality Managers’ salaries are also influenced by their level of experience in a field. The following compares the average salaries of Quality Managers in South Africa based on their level of experience.

Salary of Quality Managers based on their level of experience in the field

Salary of a Quality Manager with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024 

A Quality Manager with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R30,500.00 per month on average. Quality Managers with 0 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average salary of R25,700.00.

Quality Managers with 2 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R35,400.00. Those with 2 years of experience and a master’s degree can expect to earn up to R37,000.00 per month.

Salary of a Quality Manager with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024 

A Quality Manager with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R39,200.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 29% increase over the average salary of Quality Managers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Quality Managers with 5 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R43,800.00. Quality Managers with 3 years of experience earn the lowest average salary in this category, with a monthly salary of R38,600.00.

Salary of a Quality Manager with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024

A Quality Manager with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R54,100.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 38% increase over the average salary of Quality Managers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Quality Managers with 10 years of experience are the highest paid in this category, with an average monthly salary of R60,900.00. Quality Managers with 6 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R46,400.00.

Salary of a Quality Manager with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024

A Quality Manager with 11 to 15 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R67,000.00. The salary represents a 24% increase over the average salary of Quality Managers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Quality Managers with a Bachelor’s degree and 11 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R62,100.00. Those with 15 years of work experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R69,400.00.

Salary of a Quality Manager with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024 

A Quality Manager with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R71,800.00. The salary represents a 7% increase over the average salary of a Quality Manager with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Quality Managers with 20+ years of experience are the highest paid, with an average monthly salary of R76,500.00. A Quality Manager with a master’s degree and more than 20 years of experience can earn up to R82,000.00 per month.

Conclusion 

Quality managers are among the highest-paid professionals in South Africa, earning well above the national average. Quality managers with a master’s degree earn a high salary; therefore, obtaining a master’s degree can help one’s salary increase. 


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