At some point in our lives, we have all wondered how our salaries measured up to the people around us. You see your friends who you graduated with getting married, having kids, buying property and travelling the world, all at the same time, yet you are still struggling to pay back your student loan. Naturally you believe they are getting a larger salary than you, but it is impossible to actually know that unless they had told you. And since salaries are quite a private topic for South Africans, most of us don’t feel comfortable discussing it over a Saturday braai, so the question lingers and you continue being left in the dark.
For an indication of what your specific profession is getting paid, you can visit Payscale, to see the anonymous salary logs for various professions. The site is quite resourceful, as one can see the logs per province, age group or years of experience, etc.