Salary Payroll Officer

Our data for salaries for payroll officer has been updated the last time on 2021-10-29. On 2021-10-29 the average salary for a payroll officer was R 19 928. 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 payroll officer are R 330 000 and the lowest are R 144 000. The most common salaries for payroll officer are between R 174 000 (25%) and R 330 000 (75%) per year.

Converted to a monthly salary, this is a maximum of R 27 500 and a minimum of R 12 000 with the most common monthly salaries for payroll officer between R 14 500 and R 27 500 per month or R 83 and R 158 per hour.

 
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Highest salary for payroll officer in regions and cities

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

Eastern Cape – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in Eastern Cape are:

  1. Kwazulu R 25 080 per month.
  2. East London R 12 748 per month.
  3. Port Elizabeth R 1 679 per month.

Free State – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in Free State are:

  1. Welkom R 7 758 per month.
  2. Bloemfontein R 4 081 per month.

Gauteng – average salary R 23 875

The top cities for payroll officer in Gauteng are:

  1. Erasmuskloof R 46 439 per month.
  2. Pretoria West R 30 167 per month.
  3. Carletonville R 28 029 per month.
  4. Sunninghill R 24 017 per month.
  5. Centurion R 19 928 per month.
  6. Fourways R 19 928 per month.
  7. Linbro Park R 19 928 per month.
  8. Johannesburg North R 17 746 per month.
  9. Pretoria R 13 000 per month.

Kwazulu-Natal – average salary R 12 000

The top cities for payroll officer in Kwazulu-Natal are:

  1. Mpumalanga R 19 928 per month.
  2. Pinetown R 11 391 per month.
  3. Ballito R 11 391 per month.
  4. Umhlanga R 11 391 per month.
  5. Durban North R 8 405 per month.
  6. Pietermaritzburg R 7 730 per month.
  7. Phoenix R 6 636 per month.
  8. Hillcrest R 6 456 per month.

Limpopo – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in Limpopo are:

  1. Polokwane R 3 654 per month.

Mpumalanga – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in Mpumalanga are:

  1. Hazyview R 21 867 per month.
  2. Kruger National Park R 19 681 per month.
  3. Nelspruit R 6 743 per month.
  4. Middelburg R 6 658 per month.
  5. Witbank R 6 371 per month.

North West – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in North West are:

  1. Klerksdorp R 23 655 per month.
  2. Rustenburg R 18 756 per month.
  3. Brits R 12 598 per month.
  4. Potchefstroom R 7 586 per month.
  5. Mafikeng R 3 692 per month.

Northern Cape – average salary R 17 291

The top cities for payroll officer in Northern Cape are:

  1. Kimberley R 15 725 per month.

Western Cape – average salary R 16 000

The top cities for payroll officer in Western Cape are:

  1. Table View R 19 928 per month.
  2. Knysna R 19 928 per month.
  3. Cape Winelands R 19 667 per month.
  4. Helderberg R 19 482 per month.
  5. West Coast R 19 482 per month.
  6. Durbanville R 18 406 per month.
  7. Goodwood R 17 329 per month.
  8. Somerset West R 14 581 per month.
  9. Montague Gardens R 14 565 per month.

Salary payroll officer per year, month and hour

If you prefer to look at the salaries for payroll officer 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 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
Free State R 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
Gauteng R 286 000 R 23 875 R 137,74
KwaZulu-Natal R 144 000 R 12 000 R 69,23
Limpopo R 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
Mpumalanga R 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
North West R 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
Northern Cape R 208 000 R 17 291 R 99,76
Western Cape R 192 000 R 16 000 R 92,31

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Job Title Yearly Salary Monthly Salary Weekly Salary Hourly Salary
Senior Payroll Officer R 355 000 R 29 583 R 6 826 R 170,67
Payroll Clerk R 167 000 R 13 907 R 3 209 R 80,24
Payroll Supervisor R 457 000 R 38 076 R 8 786 R 219,67
Payroll Manager R 547 000 R 45 623 R 10 528 R 263,21
Payroll Administrator R 247 000 R 20 542 R 4 740 R 118,51
Payroll Accountant R 613 000 R 51 111 R 11 794 R 294,87
Accounts Officer R 250 000 R 20 833 R 4 807 R 120,19
Administrative Officer R 235 000 R 19 611 R 4 525 R 113,14
Finance Officer R 366 000 R 30 530 R 7 045 R 176,14
Accounts Payable Officer R 278 000 R 23 166 R 5 346 R 133,65
Chief Financial Officer R 1 335 000 R 111 255 R 25 674 R 641,86
Payroll Consultant R 255 000 R 21 250 R 4 903 R 122,6
Senior Procurement Officer R 500 000 R 41 666 R 9 615 R 240,38
Senior Compliance Officer R 294 000 R 24 500 R 5 653 R 141,35
Procurement Officer R 260 000 R 21 659 R 4 998 R 124,96
Administration Officer R 236 000 R 19 695 R 4 545 R 113,63
Compliance Officer R 386 000 R 32 133 R 7 415 R 185,38
Payroll Specialist R 340 000 R 28 291 R 6 528 R 163,22
Clerical Officer R 144 000 R 12 000 R 2 769 R 69,23
Security Officer R 76 000 R 6 336 R 1 462 R 36,56
Purchasing Officer R 210 000 R 17 500 R 4 038 R 100,96
Maintenance Officer R 211 000 R 17 616 R 4 065 R 101,63
Medical Officer R 913 000 R 76 079 R 17 556 R 438,92
Chief Technical Officer R 728 000 R 60 666 R 14 000 R 350,0
Senior Assistant Officer R 348 000 R 29 008 R 6 694 R 167,35
Assessment Officer R 241 000 R 20 053 R 4 627 R 115,7
Tax Manager R 700 000 R 58 325 R 13 459 R 336,49
Chief Executive Officer R 670 000 R 55 871 R 12 893 R 322,34
Senior Financial Accountant R 660 000 R 54 986 R 12 689 R 317,23
Training Officer R 308 000 R 25 700 R 5 930 R 148,27
Information Security Officer R 771 000 R 64 220 R 14 820 R 370,5
HR Officer R 294 000 R 24 539 R 5 663 R 141,58
Technical Compliance Officer R 600 000 R 50 000 R 11 538 R 288,46
Chief Safety Officer R 1 255 000 R 104 545 R 24 125 R 603,15
Senior Accounts Executive R 660 000 R 55 000 R 12 692 R 317,31
Business Development Officer R 596 000 R 49 673 R 11 463 R 286,58
Admin Officer R 185 000 R 15 424 R 3 559 R 88,99
Risk and Compliance Officer R 280 000 R 23 333 R 5 384 R 134,62