Whether we’re making it, spending it, saving it or in lack of it, we think about money a lot. As a result, money spurs why we work and often the professions we choose. Still, money isn’t the be-all and end-all of a profession, nor is it the exclusive factor that determines your satisfaction with the work you do. That’s what makes these top professions so special.
Here are some of the best paid jobs in the South Africa (and in most scenarios the world)
Accountant – Average Salary : R228,582 per year
Tasked with examining and preparing the financial records of the company, auditing and accounting positions are one of the best paying jobs in South Africa. Accountants and auditors are responsible for ensuring these records are accurate and up-to-date.
Architects – Average Salary : R234,811 per year
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. Architects with more than 20 years’ experience will move on to better positions such as becoming the CEO’s of architectural firms.
Software Engineer – Average Salary : R298,216 per year
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. Your salary rises sharply if you have experience and specialized training under your belt.
Pilots and Flight Engineers – Average Salary : R396,629 per year
Getting into this industry is very difficult. You need a lot of flying hours to become a qualified pilot for any big airline. Here your pay changes drastically depending on your experience and credentials. Most airlines have a very high turnover rate and you can demand a lot more money when you are being head hunted by bigger airlines.
Doctors and Medical Specialists : R464,353 per year
Being one of the best paid jobs in the world, the salary range for doctors changes greatly based on the medial field you want to pursue. Neurosurgeons, for example, often are at the higher end of the earning spectrum, while a general practitioner would be at the lower end. It is known as a very lucrative position by most. The many years of schooling and then the subsequent long working hours in public hospitals may deter some, but the rewards in the end greatly outweigh this. If you are passionate, caring and not scared of a little blood, you should look at becoming a doctor.