Highest Paying Jobs in South Africa

Best Paying Jobs in South Africa. We all wish to have really high paid jobs so that we may fulfill our needs and desires without any care. Education is an important factor when it comes to earning potential. Having a degree, or even better, a post graduate degree allows easier entry into the above-average salary range. Once in the field, promotions depend on the quality of work that a candidate is providing. So what are the highest paying jobs in South Africa?

Petroleum engineers: The field is intense and requires a lot of dedication towards work. A candidate as such should have obtained a Masters Degree, to enjoy a revised salary on a yearly basis. The average amount that someone can earn in this profession is R572 600 per annum.

Air Traffic Controllers: This occupation often requires prior experience, and a candidate needs to have a lot of devotion to his/her work. Most companies offer a pay around R583 450 per annum for such an occupation.

Computer and Information Systems Managers: If you’re an IT (Information Technology) or computer guru. Then this is for you. If a candidate has basic four to five years of experience, he/she can start at a salary package of R587 230 per annum.

Lawyers: All parents want their children to be lawyers, and with reason. The starting salary package of a lawyer can vary from R643 440 to R665 000 per annum. If a candidate has been practicing for three to four years, he/she can easily work under a reputable and well-recognised firm.

Airline pilots and flight engineers: People in this field spend a lot of time in education and training, but the years are worth the wait. Once a candidate has completed training and education, he/she can easily start with a post of a minimum salary package of R695 800 per annum.

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10 thoughts on “Highest Paying Jobs in South Africa

  1. Leroy Jones
    May 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Hey, I noticed your article on the highest paying jobs, but somehow you failed to include Actuaries, they are the highest paid in the country and in any other country. After 3years degree, they start off with a minimum of 27k or so. Just thought I’d inform you about it.

    1. adminfgx
      May 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Hi Leroy. Please view the related article here

  2. Gombiro
    September 8, 2013 at 2:22 am

    How much do Meteorologists get??

  3. Minenhle Sibeko
    October 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    These are definately not the highest paying jobs in SA not even in the top ten at least ( -_-)

    1. Bernard
      October 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Minenhle,thanks for taking interest in the great work Mallguide Finance is doing, we are glad to have you as one of our followers. I must say “highest paid” can be quite relative but the mentioned careers definately stand among the highest. Because we enjoy interacting with our readers, would you suggest other better paying careers than the ones we highlighted? Also, please do not forget to read the related article which is found just below. thanks

    2. Jabu
      January 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Ya I think they forgot about us, we get paid the most in South Africa and in any other country for that fact, this is tied to the fact that Actuarial Science as an academic discipline is the toughest to graduate in, evidence of this is based on the fact that entrance requirements for Act Sci are the most demanding in any institution offering the course and pass rates have never exceeded 50% in any year.

  4. Anda Tayi
    October 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Yes an Actuary i the top one by the way

  5. Moss
    November 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Dear the writer.

    Why didnt you include Town Planner?

  6. zandile
    December 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    i have a national n diploma in business management and i have no expirience only the skill,how much will i get paid?

  7. cleft musa
    March 22, 2014 at 9:43 am

    what about acuarial science?

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