The average pediatrician salary in South Africa is R1,743 per month. Pediatricians at the beginning of their careers earn between R1,194 and R3,184 per month; experienced pediatricians can earn up to R5,534 per month (or more).
Entry-level salaries are determined by both experience level and geographical location within the country. In general, pediatricians working in major cities tend to have higher salaries than those practicing in rural areas with fewer physicians.
Pediatrician Salary In South Africa
You can expect to earn between R1,194 and R5,534 per month as a general pediatrician. This is the most common type of pediatrician in South Africa, as well as all over the world.
General pediatricians are qualified medical doctors who have completed specialized training in pediatrics and have received certification from an accredited institution. They work with children and adolescents from birth through adolescence, treating acute and chronic illnesses that affect newborns all the way up to teenagers.
In addition to their experience working with patients (and attending medical school), general pediatricians are also required by law in South Africa to complete 120 hours each year of continuing medical education courses relevant for their field.
Pediatric surgeons in South Africa
Pediatric surgeons in South Africa earn between R945 and R4,637 per month. This is more than general pediatricians, who earn between R834 and R3,724; general surgeons, who earn between R1,039 and R4,288; general physicians (family doctors), who earn between R1,080 and R5,611; and general medical practitioners (GPs), who earn between R1,266 and R5962.
Pediatricians at the beginning of their careers in South Africa earn between R1,194 and R3,184 per month.
The average pediatrician salary in Johannesburg is around R2,000 per month with a top-end salary of about R4,000.
The average pediatrician salary in Cape Town is around R2,500 per month with a top-end salary of around R5,000.
The average pediatrician salary in Durban is about R3,500 per month with a top-end salary of roughly R6,000 (or more).
Experienced pediatricians in South Africa
Experienced pediatricians in South Africa earn between R1,496 and R5,534 per month.
Experienced pediatricians earn more than inexperienced ones.
Experienced pediatricians earn more than pediatric surgeons (who at the beginning of their careers).
Your salary will depend on your experience level as well as where you work.
Your salary will depend on your experience level as well as where you work. There are many factors that determine your salary, such as:
- Experience level
- Where you work
- Your level of education
- Your level of training
- Your level of expertise (e.g., whether you are an expert in pediatrics or general practice)
- Your level of responsibility (i.e., what tasks do you need to do?)
- Your level of autonomy (i.e., how much freedom do you have to make decisions?)
I hope this article was able to clear up some of your questions about pediatrician salaries. If you’re interested in becoming a pediatrician, it’s important for you to understand how much money you can make and what expenses may be involved.
It’s also important to note that the salary levels listed here are for general pediatricians and do not include other specialties like neonatologists or pediatric surgeons.
In addition, these figures may vary depending on where you live within South Africa or even other countries around the world!