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These are the jobs that pay the best salaries in South Africa

Recruitment firm Robert Walters recently released its annual salary survey.

According to the group, professional salaries across South Africa will increase by 7% on average in 2019. However, top performing professionals with highly sought-after skill sets can expect to see rises of 10-15%.

This is in line with a separate report released by recruitment firm, Michael Page, at the end of 2018.

Michael Page found that the majority of sectors remain under pressure,  and that significant drivers for more positive development will come from the Banking & Financial Services, IT and Transportation sectors.

Notably, these are also some of the sectors where you can also to earn some of the highest salaries.

The top earners – according to Michael Page’s data – are Group/Regional CFOs at finance companies who can expect to earn up to R6 million a year.

By comparison, finance directors in these companies can expect to earn up to R3.5 million a year.

#Job nameSectorAnnual salary
1Group/Regional CFOFinance & AccountingR 6 000 000
2In-house GC (General Counsel)LegalR5 000 000
3Partner (International Law Firm)LegalR5 000 000
4Partner (Top SA law firm)LegalR4 000 000
5VP of Supply ChainSupply Chain & LogisticsR3 800 000
6Finance DirectorFinance & AccountingR3 500 000
7VP HR / Chief HR OfficerHuman ResourcesR3 200 000
8Partner (Boutique law firm)LegalR3 000 000
9Head of ComplianceLegalR3 000 000
10Group Company SecretaryLegalR2 800 000
11Tax DirectorFinance & AccountingR2 800 000
12Supply Chain/Logistics DirectorSupply Chain & LogisticsR2 800 000
13VP of ProcurementProcurementR2 800 000
14General Manager (Sales and Marketing)Sales & MarketingR2 800 000
15General Manager (B2B)Sales & MarketingR2 600 000
16VP of SalesSales & MarketingR2 600 000

According to CareerJunction, management and engineering jobs are some of the consistently highest paying jobs in the country, with financial management coming out as the top-paying job with a broad salary range of R58,500 to R79,000 a month.

These are some of the best-paid jobs, according to CareerJunction:

#Job nameSectorAnnual salary
1Financial ManagementFinancial servicesR948 024
2Structural EngineeringEngineeringR939 168
3Plant ManagementIndustrialR870 996
4Civil EngineeringEngineeringR849 912
5Corporate LendingFinancial servicesR842 616
6IT ManagementITR793 692
7Mechanical EngineeringEngineeringR715 044
8Financial AnalysisFinancial servicesR709 320
9Industrial EngineeringEngineeringR690 876
10Marketing ManagementSales & MarketingR675 300
11Technical and Business ArchitectureArchitectureR673 920
12Electronic EngineeringEngineeringR658 332
13Building ForemanArchitectureR657 504

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