Average Radiographer Salary in South Africa 2022

Average Radiographer Salary

The average radiographer salary in South Africa is R236,736 per year. A radiographer’s income includes bonuses.  In South Africa, a radiographer’s annual average bonus is R13,267.00.

In 2022, radiographer bonuses vary from R10,000 to R48,000 annually. In South Africa, not all employers give bonuses to radiographers. Only 53% of all Radiographers in South Africa received bonuses in 2021 and 47% of Radiographers didn’t receive any bonuses. 

Radiographers receive benefits from their companies in addition to bonuses. Radiographers’ benefits include retirement contributions, medical contributions, and vision insurance contributions. 

As benefits and bonuses can be part of the cost-to-company, the basic salary of a Radiographer is determined by a number of factors. We look at some of these factors below. 

Factors that influence the salary of a Radiographer in South Africa 

City of Employment 

Cities in South Africa pay different salaries to Radiographers. The cities that are more developed pay the highest salaries in the Country. Working in cities such as Sandton, Northern Suburbs, Midrand, and Pretoria as a Radiographer can be very rewarding. 

Employer

A radiographer’s salary is heavily influenced by the company for which they work.. When determining a radiographer’s salary, benefits and bonuses are some of the factors to take into account, and a good employer typically offers the majority of employee benefits and performance bonuses.

Some of the best employers for Radiographers are tabled below:

#EmployerYearly Average Salary 
1KwaZulu-Natal December of Health R450,000.00
2Gauteng Department of HealthR283,000.00
3Department of HealthR294,889.00
4Radiology Ltd. R302,000.00
5Department of Health Services R281,000.00

The salary of a Radiographer is highly affected by the level of experience that one possesses. The salaries of a Radiographer based on their level of experience is discussed below. 

Salary of a Radiographer based on their level of experience 

Average radiographer salary with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2022 

A radiographer with 0 to 2 years of work experience earns, on average, R275,000.00 yearly. Radiographers with no prior work experience come in at the bottom of the pay scale in this group.

Radiographers earn an average of R230,000.00 a year with no prior professional experience. A radiographer with no prior work experience, can earn as little as R198,000.00 annually.

Radiographers with 2 years of experience in the field earn the most salary. The average annual income for radiographers with 2 years of experience is R280,000.00.

Average Radiographer Salary with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2022 

A radiographer with 3 to 5 years ’ experience earns an average salary of R284,000.00 yearly. In comparison to the average salary of radiographers with 0 to 2 years of work experience, the salary reflects an average salary increase of 3.2%.

Radiographers with 5 years of professional experience tend to earn the most in this group. A radiographer with 5 years ’ experience earns an average salary of R290,000.00 yearly.

Radiographers with 3 years of experience in the field earn the lowest salary. The average annual salary for radiographers with three years of experience is R285,000.00.

Average Radiographer Salary with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2022 

A radiographer with 6 to 10 years of experience earns an average salary of R297,000.00 yearly. In comparison to the average income of radiographers with 3 to 5 years of work experience, the salary reflects an average salary increase of 4.5%.

The lowest salary in this group doesn’t differ significantly from the average salary of Radiographers with 3 to 5 years of experience, despite the fact that salaries do rise significantly for those with 6 to 10 years of work experience.

The lowest monthly salary possible in this category is R297,000.00 annually. Radiographers with 3 years of experience are likely to earn this modest salary.

The highest earners in this category are those with 10 years of work experience in the field and earn an average yearly salary of R309,100.00. 

Average Radiographer Salary 11 – 20 years of work experience in 2022 

A radiographer with 11 to 20 years of experience earns an average salary of R310,000.00 yearly. The salary reflects a 4.3% average salary increase over the average salary of radiologists with 6 to 10 years of experience.

R301,000.00 a year is the lowest salary that falls under this category. The highest-paid radiographers in this group, with an average income of R350,000.00 annually, are those with 20 years of experience.

The average yearly salary for radiographers with more than 20 years of experience is R456,000.00. The highest-paid radiographers are those with 20+ years of professional experience. A radiographer’s monthly salary can exceed R500,000.00.

Conclusion

The salary of a Radiographer tends to increase at a very slow pace for those with 0 to 5 years of working experience. Radiographers with 6 to 15 years of working experience, however, typically see their average salary quickly rise. Increased pay may result from earning a postgraduate degree in the field.

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