Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has shared the figures that reveal how much South African government employees take home per annum.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUPED IN 16 SALARY BANDS
The lowest average annual package begins at R103,562 per year (around R8,700 per month), with the maximum earners pocketing no less than R2.1 million (R175 000 per month).
Dlodlo revealed the figures after Q&A a parliament session at the start of this final quarter. He revealed that government employees are placed in 16 different salary bands.
Band 1 earners, who are presumably general staff in buildings, take an average of R103,562, while band 16 features ministers at an average of R2.1 million earnings a year.
The largest group of government employees are found between salary bands 5 and 9, which are earnings of R283 227 to R567 956 a year.
ALL SALARY GROUPS REVEALED
|Salary Band||Total number of employees per salary level||Current average salary per salary level|
|2||77 651||R171 278|
|3||69 003||R206 957|
|4||38 663||R247 296|
|5||201 244||R283 227|
|6||129 361||R332 985|
|7||306 703||R411 227|
|8||159 899||R479 868|
|9||99 927||R567 956|
|10||54 510||R710 273|
|11||35 365||R851 022|
|12||27 399||R1 222 246|
|13||7 660||R1 147 609|
|14||2 405||R1 378 620|
|14||528||R1 661 168|
|16||712||R2 130 602|
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