10 Best-Paying Jobs In South Africa, Apart From Businessman Or Politician

At the end of the day, we all want to have jobs that we love to do. The next requirement is how much will it pay? You wouldn’t think that the best paying jobs in South Africa are in everyone’s reach, but you might be surprised. It’s worth having a look if some of these jobs might just be right up your alley.

We have compiled a list of the 10 top paying jobs in South Africa.

10 Best Paying Jobs in South Africa

10) Architects

Architects design, plan and oversee the visual aspects of buildings. They are the people that make buildings look great. They also make sure that buildings are practical and use techniques that reduce the costs involved in owning a building, such as electricity and water consumption.


To make it in this industry you need to be very creative and have a keen eye for detail. Design architects will earn an average of R231,883 per year. Architects with more than 20 years’ experience will move on to better positions such as becoming the CEO’s of architectural firms.

9) Software Engineer

A software engineer is tasked with designing and evaluating software and the systems that enable computers to perform their functions. They are also tasked with programming, or coding.

Software engineers basically instruct a computer how to perform a desired task. Your average software engineer earns about R295,992 per year, but this figure rises sharply if you have experience and specialized training under your belt.

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