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The Highest Paying Jobs in South Africa

The Highest Paying jobs in South Africa



If you are planning on immigrating to South Africa and have the necessary skills or degrees to apply for one of the following jobs, you will have the opportunity to earn a high salary and have a more than comfortable lifestyle. If you qualify for the job that you are applying for and get the required permits sorted out, you are well on your way to a life of luxury in SA. Once you are working one of these fields, you will be eligible for promotions when the time comes.

Air Traffic Controllers

The job of being an Air Traffic Controller demands that you have previous experience and that you are 100% prepared to be devoted to your work. Many lives are in your hands in this type of job and it is vital that you are able to pay attention to detail. Most companies will offer you around R584 000 per year (roughly about R48 666 per month).

Computer and Information Systems Managers

If you have a flair for information technology and computers, then you should apply for a position in this field. Any candidate who has more or less 5 years experience in this field can potentially earn in the region of R587 250 per annum.

Petroleum Engineers

This is an intense field to work in and it requires you to be dedicated to the work that you do. In order to apply for this type of job, you will need to have obtained a masters Degree. Having the required degree will also ensure that you qualify for yearly salary increases. The average amount of money that you can earn in this field is around R573 000 per year (more or less R47 750 per month).

Flight Engineers and Airline Pilots

In order to qualify for this type of job, you will need to spend a few years in training, but it is worth the wait. For those who are already qualified, you will be able to earn more or less R695 800 per year.


Becoming a lawyer has a number of perks and most parents would love their kids to get a job in this field. The stating salary for a lawyer in SA is in the region of R655 000 per year. If you have been practicing as a lawyer for 3-4 years already, it will not be difficult for you to get a job with a reputable firm within South Africa.

By Robbie Ragless


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