Career Junction has released its latest salary review, detailing the top paying sectors in South Africa.
The findings are based on actual salary offerings for intermediate and senior level candidates, which were posted on CareerJunction from October 2016 to March 2017.
One of the highest paying sectors in South Africa is the architecture & engineering sector. As is ICT, with high demand for this skill-set across SA.
Qualified professionals in the financial sector are similarly in high demand and the positions are accordingly lucrative. Year-on-year, salary offerings have increased by more than 20% for financial managers.
However the warehousing & logistics sector is one of the lowest paying sectors. Salary offerings seem to have reduced since last year, apart from distribution/courier services and logistics management, where notable increases in salaries are evident year-on-year.
Good news for sales managers, travel agents, telesales & telemarketing consultants , the year-on- year, salary offerings have increased significantly.
It has been deemed that an oversupply of admin workers, despite a high demand, makes this sector a very competitive one for job seekers. Salary offerings for admin workers are not prone to notable increases year-on-year.
The sectors covered in the Career Junction salary review are:
- Architecture and Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Warehousing and Logistics
- Information and Communication Technology
- Medical and Health
- Admin, Office, and Support
- Manufacturing and Assembly
The full report is available for download here