Minimum Wage – Wholesale and Retail Sector

  • Valid in April 2019
  • The amounts are in South African Rand (R).

Job Type

Per Hour Per Week Per Month
Assistant Manager - 27 hours or less - Area A 33,12
Assistant Manager - 27 hours or less - Area B 28,22
Assistant Manager - more than 27 hours - Area A 36,03 1 621,24 7 026,58
Assistant Manager - more than 27 hours - Area B 31,37 1 412,00 6 118,21
Cashiers - 27 hours or less - Area A 19,44
Cashiers - 27 hours or less - Area B 16,70
Cashiers - more than 27 hours - Area A 21,17 952,64 4 127,76
Cashiers - more than 27 hours - Area B 18,56 835,35 3 619,57
Clerks, Sales assistant - 27 hours or less - Area A 22,88
Clerks, Sales assistant - 27 hours or less - Area B 19,77
Clerks, Sales assistant - more than 27 hours - Area A 24,91 1 120,99 4 857,26
Clerks, Sales assistant - more than 27 hours - Area B 21,96 988,51 4 283,26
Displayer - 27 hours or less - Area A 23,67
Displayer - 27 hours or less - Area B 19,06
Displayer - more than 27 hours - Area A 25,87 1 164,23 5 044,67
Displayer - more than 27 hours - Area B 21,22 955,39 4 139,75
Forklift Operator - 27 hours or less - Area A 17,32
Forklift Operator - 27 hours or less - Area B 14,59
Forklift Operator - more than 27 hours - Area A 18,85 848,46 3 676,41
Forklift Operator - more than 27 hours - Area B 16,20 729,59 3 161,35
General Assistant, Trolley Collector - 27 hours or less - Area A 15,95
General Assistant, Trolley Collector - 27 hours or less - Area B 14,49
General Assistant, Trolley Collector - more than 27 hours - Area A 17,36 781,73 3 387,38
General Assistant, Trolley Collector - more than 27 hours - Area B 16,14 726,57 3 148,28
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg - 27 hours or less - Area A 16,60
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg - 27 hours or less - Area B 13,90
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg - more than 27 hours - Area A 19,22 865,16 3 748,79
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg - more than 27 hours - Area B 16,66 750,19 3 250,56
Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg > - 27 hours or less - Area A 24,08
Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg > - 27 hours or less - Area B 22,41
Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg > - more than 27 hours - Area A 27,53 1 238,90 5 368,13
Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg > - more than 27 hours - Area B 26,17 1 177,95 5 104,09
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg - 27 hours or less - Area A 20,08
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg - 27 hours or less - Area B 16,83
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg - more than 27 hours - Area A 23,01 1 035,58 4 487,18
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg - more than 27 hours - Area B 19,91 896,26 3 883,52
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg - 27 hours or less - Area A 21,92
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg - 27 hours or less - Area B 20,35
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg - more than 27 hours - Area A 25,05 1 127,50 4 780,38
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg - more than 27 hours - Area B 23,81 1 071,89 4 644,56
Managers - 27 hours or less - Area A 36,29
Managers - 27 hours or less - Area B 30,61
Managers - more than 27 hours - Area A 39,51 1 778,05 7 704,32
Managers - more than 27 hours - Area B 34,02 1 531,16 6 634,56
Security guard - 27 hours or less - Area A 16,21
Security guard - 27 hours or less - Area B 16,21
Security guard - more than 27 hours - Area A 17,64 793,84 3 439,72
Security guard - more than 27 hours - Area B 17,64 739,84 3 439,72
Shop assistants, Checker, Merchandiser - 27 hours or less - Area A 18,33
Shop assistants, Checker, Merchandiser - 27 hours or less - Area B 15,75
Shop assistants, Checker, Merchandiser - more than 27 hours - Area A 19,95 897,90 3 890,61
Shop assistants, Checker, Merchandiser - more than 27 hours - Area B 17,54 789,21 3 419,70
Supervisor - 27 hours or less - Area A 28,15
Supervisor - 27 hours or less - Area B 23,93
Supervisor - more than 27 hours - Area A 30,64 1 378,72 5 974,01
Supervisor - more than 27 hours - Area B 26,64 1 199,07 4 874,91
Trainee Manager - 27 hours or less - Area A 30,40
Trainee Manager - 27 hours or less - Area B 25,61
Trainee Manager - more than 27 hours - Area A 33,10 1 489,51 6 454,06
Trainee Manager - more than 27 hours - Area B 28,48 1 281,65 5 553,42

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 5.0
  • Hours per week specified: 45

Definitions

Area A - Bergrivier, Breede Valley, Buffalo City, Cape Agulhas, Cederberg, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane, Drakenstein, Ekurhuleni, Emalahleni, Emfuleni, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara, George, Hibiscus Coast, Karoo Hoogland, Kgatelopele, Khara Hais, Knysna, Kungwini, Kouga, Hessequa local authority, Lesedi, Makana, Mangaung, Matzikama, Metsimaholo, Middelburg (Mpumalanga), Midvaal, Mngeni, Mogale, Mosselbaai, Msunduzi, Mtubatuba, Nama Khoi, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane, Oudtshoorn, Overstrand, Plettenbergbaai, Potchefstroom, Randfontein, Richtersveld, Saldanha Bay, Sol Plaatjie, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Swellendam, Theewaterskloof, Umdoni, uMhlathuze and Witzenberg.
Area B - Metropolitan and local municipalities not listed in Area A.

Area A - Bergrivier, Breede Valley, Buffalo City, Cape Agulhas, Cederberg, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane, Drakenstein, Ekurhuleni, Emalahleni, Emfuleni, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara, George, Hibiscus Coast, Karoo Hoogland, Kgatelopele, Khara Hais, Knysna, Kungwini, Kouga, Hessequa local authority, Lesedi, Makana, Mangaung, Matzikama, Metsimaholo, Middelburg (Mpumalanga), Midvaal, Mngeni, Mogale, Mosselbaai, Msunduzi, Mtubatuba, Nama Khoi, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane, Oudtshoorn, Overstrand, Plettenbergbaai, Potchefstroom, Randfontein, Richtersveld, Saldanha Bay, Sol Plaatjie, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Swellendam, Theewaterskloof, Umdoni, uMhlathuze and Witzenberg.
Area B - Metropolitan and local municipalities not listed in Area A.

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