Minimum Wages in South Africa with effect from 1-01-2018 to 31-12-2018

Currency: ZAR (South African Rand)

Domestic Workers with effect from 1-01-2018 to 31-12-2018

 
Last update: 04-01-2019
RegionMinimum Wage per HourMinimum Wage per WeekMinimum Wage per Month
Area A
Area A includes - Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality,  Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
13.05
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
587.40
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
2,545.22
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
Area B
Area B includes all other areas which are not mentioned in Area A
11.89
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
534.91
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
2,317.75
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
Area A
Area A includes Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality,  Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
15.28
 
412.60
 
1,787.80
 
Area B
14.03
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week
378.83
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week
1,641.48
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week

Private Security Sector with effect from 1-9-2015

 
Last update: 27-03-2017
Job TypeRegionTenureMinimum Wage per HourMinimum Wage per Month
Artisans
Area A
 
29.78
45 hours per week
6,155.00
45 hours per week
Artisans
Area B
 
27.11
45 hours per week
5,603.00
45 hours per week
Artisans
Area C
 
26.00
45 hours per week
5,070.00
45 hours per week
Clerical Assistant
Area A
0 < 1
14.84
45 hours of work per week
3,068.00
45 hours of work per week
Clerical Assistant
Area B
0 < 1
13.61
 
2,813.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area C
0 < 1
12.31
 
2,544.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area A
2 or more
15.09
 
3,119.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area B
2 or more
13.80
 
2,581.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area C
2 or more
12.49
 
2,435.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area A
3 or more
15.32
 
3,166.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area B
3 or more
14.07
 
2,908.00
 
Clerical Assistant
Area C
3 or more
12.76
 
2,637.00
 
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area A
 
15.62
45 hours of work per week
3,229.00
45 hours of work per week
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area B
 
14.47
 
2,990.00
 
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area C
 
13.10
 
2,707.00
 
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area A
 
16.74
 
3,460.00
 
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area B
 
15.47
 
3,197.00
 
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area C
 
14.11
 
2,916.00
 
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area A
 
17.48
 
3,612.00
 
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area B
 
16.12
 
3,332.00
 
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area C
 
14.76
 
3,051.00
 
General Workers
Area A
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
12.15
 
2,511.00
 
General Workers
Area B
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
11.15
 
2,304.00
 
General Workers
Area C
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
10.00
 
2,067.00
 
General Workers
Area A
After 6 months of service with same employer
12.55
 
2,594.00
 
General Workers
Area B
After 6 months of service with same employer
11.57
 
2,391.00
 
General Workers
Area C
After 6 months of service with same employer
10.39
 
2,148.00
 
Handy boy
Area A
 
17.28
 
3,571.00
 
Handy boy
Area B
 
16.01
 
3,309.00
 
Handy boy
Area C
 
14.73
 
3,044.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
 
20.73
 
4,571.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
 
18.95
 
4,177.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
 
17.21
 
3,794.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
 
18.58
 
4,096.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
 
16.96
 
3,739.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
 
15.66
 
3,452.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
 
16.08
 
3,545.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
 
14.78
 
3,258.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
 
13.37
 
2,948.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
 
15.25
 
3,482.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
 
13.95
 
3,162.00
 
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
 
12.68
 
2,874.00
 
Employees not else where specified
Area A
 
15.00
 
3,101.00
 
Employees not else where specified
Area B
 
13.79
 
2,850.00
 
Employees not else where specified
Area C
 
12.45
 
2,574.00
 

Farm Workers with effect from 01-03-2017 to 28-2-2018

 
Approved revision date: 01-03-2015
Last update: 13-04-2018
Job TypeMinimum Wage per HourMinimum Wage per WeekMinimum Wage per Month
Farm worker
15.39
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
692.62
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
3,001.13
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198

Hospitality Sector with effect from July 1, 2017

 
Last update: 13-09-2018
IndustryFirmsizeMinimum Wage per HourMinimum Wage per WeekMinimum Wage per Month
Hospitality Sector Firm size 1-10 employees
16.36
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
736.92
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
3,193.12
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
Hospitality Sector Firm size 11-50 employees
18.25
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees
821.34
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees
3,559.10
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees
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