You are in college or employed but you have little information concerning the highest paying degrees in South Africa. A recent survey reveals that Engineers, Doctors, Financial Analysts, Lawyers and Actuaries are the highest paid professionals in South Africa. The lowest paid are individuals with certificates and diploma qualifications.
BSc civil Engineering was ranked the best with individuals who pursued the course earning over R 20,000.It was followed by Bachelor of Medicine, where Doctors were found to be earning R 19,000.
Other courses that excelled in the new survey include Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Actuarial Science and Chartered Financial Analyst. Individuals who pursued the courses earn not less than R 15,000.
|Starting salaries per qualification|
|Qualification||Average starting salary||Median starting salary*||25% quantile**||75% quantile***|
|BSc Engineering or BEng Degrees||R19,069||R20,000||R15,000||R24,000|
|General BSc Degrees||R14,541||R12,000||R8,000||R20,250|
|BSc Computer Science or IT Degrees||R14,452||R15,000||R8,000||R19,000|