Degrees that make the most money in SA:
Career Junction released a list of the highest paying jobs in South Africa. The report provides up-to-date salary information including regional differences in monthly remuneration using actual salary offerings on Career Junction’s website for the latest measurable period – December 2017 to May 2018. To make the big bucks in South Africa, there are specific degrees to study. These are the best degrees to study to make the most money in South Africa.
|Job||Degree||Average monthly salary||Average annual salary|
|Environmental engineer||Four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Honors in Environmental Engineering||R75 941||R911 292|
|Civil engineer||Four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering||R74 779||R897 348|
|Structural engineer||Four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering||R71 377||R856 524|
|IT management||BCom/BCom Hons in Information Management||R68 281||R819 372|
|Financial management||BCom in Financial Management||R67 653||R811 836|
|Plant manager||Bachelor’s degree in business or industrial management is advised||R62 188||R746 256|
|Chartered accountant||BCom, followed by a certificate in the theory of accounting (CTA).||R60 795||R729 540|
|Quantity surveying||Four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) with honours in Quantity Surveying||R60 227||R720 454|
|Electrical engineer||Four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering||R59 792||R717 504|
|Technical and business architect||A BSc in IT or Computer Science is advised||R58 981||R707 772|
Interestingly, Career Junction’s list does not include other high-paying jobs such as lawyers, pilots and doctors. Those in the law field can fetch upwards of R350 000 -R1 million post-articles [Source: GRM Search]. Students enroll in either a 4-year LLB program or a general undergraduate degree and a 2 year LLB program. Commercial pilots can make up to R1.9 million in South Africa. Doctors can earn as much as R1.7 million a year. To become a commercial pilot, one must first complete a private pilot licence (PPL) before getting a commercial pilot’s licence (CPL) combined with an Instrument Rating. Doctors spend a minimum of 7 years studying before they begin earning as much.
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