Average Safety Officer salary in South Africa 2024

Average Safety Officer salary

The average safety officer salary in 2024 is R213,478 per year. Bonuses are included in the safety officer’s pay, but they depend on the employer. A bonus of R2,000.00 to R40,000.00 per year(payscale) can be expected for safety officers. Commissions can also form part of their income. Commissions for safety officers range between R0.00 and R20,000.00 per year. 

If a postgraduate degree is obtained in the discipline, a safety officer’s salary can be higher. With a certificate or diploma in the industry, a safety officer can expect to earn an average monthly salary of R8,620.00, according to Salary Explorer. According to the report, a bachelor’s degree can boost a safety officer’s pay by 57%.

The level of education that one possesses poses a strong influence on the level of salary that a safety officer earns. Another factor that determines the salary of a safety officer is the city in which one works. The cities in South Africa with the highest average salaries for safety officers are listed below:

#CityAverage Monthly Salary
1Cape Town, Western CapeR15,279.00
2Steelpoort, LimpopoR26,062.00
3Pretoria, Gauteng R15,619.00
4Durban, KwaZulu-Natal R17,376.00
5Johannesburg, Gauteng R17,189.00
6Bloemfontein, Free State R16,772.00
7Secunda, Mpumalanga R13,197.00

The city and qualifications have the ability to make or break a safety officer’s income. Another important factor is the safety officer’s level of experience. Below, we examine several safety officer salaries in South Africa based on work experience.

Average Safety Officer salary with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024 

A safety officer with 0 to 2 years of work experience earns an average monthly salary of R7,560.00. The minimum monthly salary for a safety officer is R6,660.00, and individuals with 0–1 year of experience are more likely to earn the lowest salary.

Those with no experience earn the least salary in this category. A safety officer with no experience earns an average monthly salary of R6,800.00. Safety officers with two years of experience earn the most in this group. The average monthly salary for safety officers with 2 years of experience is R8,000.00.

Average Safety Officer salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024 

A Safety Officer with 3 to 5 years of work experience earns an average monthly pay of R10,100.00. In comparison to the average salary of Safety Officers with 0 to 2 years of work experience, the salary represents a 34% salary increase.

The Safety Officers in this category who hold a bachelor’s degree earn the most money. The typical salary for Safety Officers with a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of work experience is R11,500.00.

Those with 3 years of job experience receive the lowest income in this group. A safety officer with 3 years of work experience earns R9,850.00 per month in salary. With 3 years of experience, safety officers can earn up to R11,000.00 per month.

Average Safety Officer salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024 

A Safety Officer with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average monthly salary of R14,900.00. The average salary for a safety officer is 48% more than the salary for safety officers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Within this experience range, Safety Offers with 10 years of work experience are paid the highest average salary. A Safety Officer with 10 years of experience can expect to earn R15,250.00 per month on average. A Safety Officer with 10 years of experience working can earn up to R16,500.00 per month in salary.

Those with only 6 years of work experience receive the lowest pay as Safety Offers in this group. An average salary of a Safety Officer with 6 years of work experience is R13,960.00 per month. 

Average Safety Officer salary with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024 

A Safety Officer with 11 to 15 years of work experience earns an average monthly salary of R18,200.00. The salary is a 22% raise over the average salary for safety officers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

With 11 to 15 years of work experience, those with a master’s degree can earn over R20,000 per month. Those with a certificate or diploma in the field are the lowest paid in this category and earn as little as R15,879.00 per month.

Average Safety Officer salary with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024 

A Safety Officer with 16 to 20 years of work experience earns an average monthly salary of R19,800.00. When compared to Safety Officers with 11 to 15 years of experience, the average salary represents a 9% increase. 

Safety Officers who have 20+ years of experience receive a higher salary of R21,500.00 per month. For those in management, the annual salary of a safety officer can reach R390,000.00 per year. A postgraduate degree in the field can assist in getting a higher salary in fewer years than normal. 

Conclusion 

The income of a safety officer is primarily influenced by the city in which they work, their level of education, and their experience in the industry. A higher income can be earned through continuing one’s education, and remaining in practice also contributes to salary growth. Safety officers can project a yearly salary growth of 6.3% on average.

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