Salary Machine Operator

Our data for salaries for machine operator has been updated the last time on 2021-10-29. On 2021-10-29 the average salary for a machine operator was R 11 973. The data on Jobsking.com has been composed by data analysts from millions of vacancies combined with own data.

The highest measured yearly salaries for machine operator are R 201 000 and the lowest are R 42 000. The most common salaries for machine operator are between R 111 000 (25%) and R 187 000 (75%) per year.

Converted to a monthly salary, this is a maximum of R 16 715 and a minimum of R 3 500 with the most common monthly salaries for machine operator between R 9 253 and R 15 616 per month or R 53 and R 90 per hour.

 
The amount that you can earn depends on several factors. Which diplomas or certificates do you possess? How long have you been doing this work? How old are you? What does the CLA prescribe for your industry? Is your role steering or executive? With our salary calculator you can calculate what you could earn as a machine operator.

Highest salary for machine operator in regions and cities

We see a large discrepancy in the salaries for machine operator based on regions and cities. Below the salaries for machine operator are compared:

Eastern Cape – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Eastern Cape are:

  1. Kwazulu R 15 068 per month.
  2. East London R 7 659 per month.
  3. Port Elizabeth R 1 009 per month.

Free State – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Free State are:

  1. Welkom R 4 661 per month.
  2. Bloemfontein R 2 452 per month.

Gauteng – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Gauteng are:

  1. Erasmuskloof R 25 925 per month.
  2. Pretoria West R 18 381 per month.
  3. Carletonville R 17 078 per month.
  4. Roodepoort R 14 750 per month.
  5. Sunninghill R 14 634 per month.
  6. Centurion R 12 142 per month.
  7. Pretoria R 11 125 per month.
  8. Johannesburg South R 3 640 per month.
  9. Johannesburg R 3 500 per month.

Kwazulu-Natal – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Kwazulu-Natal are:

  1. Mpumalanga R 11 973 per month.
  2. Pinetown R 6 843 per month.
  3. Ballito R 6 843 per month.
  4. Umhlanga R 6 843 per month.
  5. Durban North R 5 050 per month.
  6. Pietermaritzburg R 4 644 per month.
  7. Durban R 4 204 per month.
  8. Phoenix R 3 987 per month.
  9. Hillcrest R 3 879 per month.

Limpopo – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Limpopo are:

  1. Polokwane R 2 195 per month.

Mpumalanga – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Mpumalanga are:

  1. Hazyview R 13 138 per month.
  2. Kruger National Park R 11 824 per month.
  3. Nelspruit R 4 051 per month.
  4. Middelburg R 4 000 per month.
  5. Witbank R 3 827 per month.

North West – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in North West are:

  1. Klerksdorp R 14 212 per month.
  2. Rustenburg R 11 269 per month.
  3. Brits R 7 569 per month.
  4. Potchefstroom R 4 558 per month.
  5. Mafikeng R 2 218 per month.

Northern Cape – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Northern Cape are:

  1. Kimberley R 9 447 per month.

Western Cape – average salary R 11 973

The top cities for machine operator in Western Cape are:

  1. Knysna R 11 973 per month.
  2. Table View R 11 973 per month.
  3. Cape Winelands R 11 816 per month.
  4. Helderberg R 11 704 per month.
  5. West Coast R 11 704 per month.
  6. Durbanville R 11 058 per month.
  7. Goodwood R 10 411 per month.
  8. Somerset West R 8 760 per month.
  9. Montague Gardens R 8 751 per month.
  10. Stellenbosch R 8 733 per month.

Salary machine operator per year, month and hour

If you prefer to look at the salaries for machine operator based on year salaries or per hour, then you can compare those in the following chart with the monthly salaries and broken down by region.

Region Yearly Salary Monthly Salary Hourly Salary
Eastern Cape R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Free State R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Gauteng R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
KwaZulu-Natal R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Limpopo R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Mpumalanga R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
North West R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Northern Cape R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08
Western Cape R 144 000 R 11 973 R 69,08

More salaries for professions such as machine operator

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Job Title Yearly Salary Monthly Salary Weekly Salary Hourly Salary
Heavy Machine Operator R 72 000 R 6 000 R 1 384 R 34,62
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