State careers in South Africa have a reputation for being extremely contrasting – where nurses, teachers and policemen are paid paltry salaries, and councillors, mayors and ministers are paid very well.
The truth is that state employees are made up of hundreds of different career paths, including administrators, lawyers, healthcare practicioners and construction workers – all on the government’s payroll.
Here is what Nurses, Teachers And Police Officers Earn in South Africa. (Note: Salaries Per Annum)
Teachers and community workers
Teacher salaries are determined by years of experience, as well as grade and level teaching.
|Teachers (general)||R60,000 – R280,000|
|High school teachers||R153,000|
|Prison educators||R90,400 – R420,000|
|Social workers||R105,000 – R650,000|
Healthcare practicioners working at state hospitals and clinics have salary scales that range from R95,000 for nursing assistants to R1.82 million for department heads.
|Nurses||R150,000 – R350,000|
Police salaries are determined by years of experience across different wage bands.
|Officers||R105,000 – R156,000|