October 14, 2021
How Much Do Graphic Designers Earn In South Africa?

Graphic Designers usually earn about 20,500 ZAR a month in South Africa. The lowest salary is 9,450 ZAR. The highest salary is 32,700 ZAR.

In addition to housing and transportation, this is the average monthly salary. Salary rates for Graphic Designers vary wildly depending on their skills, experience, geography, and gender. Below are detailed salary tables based on many different factors.

Salary Range

South African graphic designers earn between 9,450 and 32,700 ZAR per month (minimum salary to maximum salary).

Median Salary

According to the survey, the median salary for Graphic Designers is 22,200 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) earn less than 22,200 ZAR per month, while the other half earn more. This value represents the average pay. It is generally a good idea to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.


Two values have a close relationship to the median: the 75th percentile and the 25th percentile. In the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Graphic Designer(s) are earning less than 14,200 ZAR, while 75% of them earn more than 14,200 ZAR. From the chart, it can be seen that 75% of Graphic Designers earn less than 29,600 ZAR, and 25% earn more.

Is there a difference between a median salary and an average salary?

Each is an indicator. It is very good if your salary exceeds both the average and median salary. You have a lot of room for improvement if you earn less than both. There may be some complications if your wages are between the average and median. enests banner.png You can find a description of all of these scenarios in a guide we wrote. What you should know about salary comparisons. Salary Comparison for Graphic Designers based on Years of Experience

South Africa Graphic Designer salaries by experience and geographic region

In determining a salary, experience level is the most important factor. You will earn more if you have more experience. Graphic Designers with less than two years' experience make approximately 10,700 ZAR a month. Those who have between two and five years of experience earn 14,300 ZAR per month, which is 34% more than those with fewer than two years of experience.

A salary between five and ten years of experience is 21,200 ZAR per month, 48% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Salary Comparisons for Graphic Designers by Education

Listed below are the average salaries of Graphic Designers with the same experience, but different levels of education. As we all know, a college degree can boost your income, but how much more money can you make?

In order to make a comparison, we looked at Graphic Designer salaries based on education level. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in South Africa is 13,200 ZAR when the education level is High School.

The salary for anyone with a High School diploma is 16,200 ZAR, while someone with a Certificate earns 14,500 ZAR. In addition to the 45% pay increase over a Certificate or Diploma, having a Bachelor's Degree earns a person an average salary of 22,500 ZAR per month.

The average salary for a Master's Degree holder is 29,400 ZAR per month, which is 31% more than a bachelor's degree holder's salary. When working with or for a graphic design agency, you will be able to make sure you are getting the best-earning potential according to your skills.

Graphic Designer VS Other Jobs

Compared to Advertising, Graphic Design, and Events, Graphic Designers earn 30% less. The salaries of Advertising / Graphic Design / Events are also 6% lower than the salaries of All Jobs.

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