Are you thinking about moving to Johannesburg for a Job? Did you know that it is one of the highest paying cities in South Africa?
What job do you want to do in Joburg, how much salary do you think you'd earn from it, while working there?
Recently, we did some research as to what the highest paying jobs in Johannesburg were. After our research, we compiled a list of the yearly salary earned by professionals working these jobs to help you gain some insight on how much to expect from your dream job.
After an intensive session of scouring the internet for information and with the help of some top salary websites like, we were able to find out:
Which 50 jobs were the highest paying jobs in Johannesburg.
Neurosurgeons are the highest paid professionals in Joburg.
Before we proceed to the salary breakdown of all the high paying jobs we found, here is a quick look at the 10 highest paying jobs in Johannesburg:
Chief Executive Officers
Finance Accounting Executive
Chief Financial Officers
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Chief International Sales Executive
Neurosurgeon ranked number 1 on the list of the 10 highest paying jobs in Johannesburg and is also currently the highest paying job in Joburg, out of the 50 jobs
How Did We Determine The Highest Paying Jobs In Johannesburg?
We wanted to make sure that you got accurate information on how much each job mentioned on our list earned yearly, so we used the latest financial data which was released on May, 2020 to calculate the salaries.
All the salaries mentioned for the jobs are recent and is what is currently being paid to the professionals on our list. However, keep in mind that the salaries are subject to change and differ for other South African cities.
Extra: For further reading, you can also check out our list of 15 highest paying jobs in South Africa.
|Rank||Job Title||Avg. Salary Per Year||Ent. Lvl. Salary||Sen. Lvl. Salary|
|2||Chief Executive Officers||R4,045,267||R2,478,001||R6,865,349|
|5||Finance Accounting Executive||R2,731,629||R1,734,971||R4,408,901|
|6||Chief Financial Officers||R2,730,436||R1,734,213||R4,406,976|
|8||Chief Human Resources Officer||R2,169,914||R1,389,335||R3,471,111|
|9||Chief Investment Officer||R2,113,784||R1,468,348||R2,661,246|
|10||Chief International Sales Executive||R2,085,272||R1,339,420||R3,325,015|
|12||Chief Research And Development Executive||R1,853,425||R1,272,275||R2,354,375|
|13||Chief Corporate Audit Officer||R1,685,146||R1,685,146||R2,671,443|
|14||Corporate Relations Director||R1,498,687||R1,039,531||R1,886,841|
|15||IT Programming Director||R1,370,445||R949,173||R1,726,792|
|18||Market Research Director||R2,300,517||R679,291||R1,594,306|
|20||Manager Electrical Engineer||R1,215,804||R847,058||R1,528,197|
|22||Financial Systems Manager||R1,100,013||R772,029||R1,379,269|
|26||Director Legal Services||R928,002||R643,688||R1,168,351|
|44||Secretary To CEO||R427,060||R306,737||R532,408|
|45||Chief Mechanical Engineer||R438,645||R324,510||R540,550|
|48||Air Traffic Controller||R339,475||R237,211||R426,353|
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