Many career experts and motivational speakers have advocated that money isn’t important in choosing a career path. They’ve consistently argued that paycheck size isn’t always tied to long-term satisfaction in jobs.

Highest Paying Jobs In South Africa 2020

Assistants to CEOs (Executive and Management)

Assisting the Chief Executive Officer of an organization in South Africa is tantamount to an average yearly pay of R1,404,229.

The position is often occupied by senior administrators. Oftentimes, they share much of the pressure and long working hours associated with the CEO job.

Their ultimate responsibility is to provide support services to CEOs, help them stay organized, advise them, and thereby, enable the profitable performance of the organizations which is the zenith task of the Chief Executive Officers.

Corporate Director

A Corporate Director is a member of a corporation’s board of directors. If you’re aiming to attain the Corporate Director position in South Africa, you can as well, expect to earn about R1,380,000 per year.

However, you ought to know that a Corporate Director can’t make decisions on behalf of a corporation alone. As members of the board of directors, they function as a part of a group.

The board of directors are responsible for the business affairs of a corporation. They make decisions on behalf of the corporation by resolution at the board of directors’ meetings.

Market Segmentation Director

Market Segmentation Directors are usually responsible for the planning, development, and leading of a team tasked with the implementation of marketing programs and projects designed for the attainment of marketing objectives.

They often take on marketing strategy which involves separating a broad target market into units with common needs. Thereafter, they design and implement strategies to target the units.

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Also, they ensure the effective control of marketing activities so as to guarantee the achievement of marketing objectives fall within designated budgets. Their average pay per year is R1,300,000.

Top Research and Development Executive

The business planning job requires expertise and extensive experience in planning and accomplishing goals. The individuals occupying this position are always required to be creative.

They oversee, plan and direct all affairs related to an organization’s research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives.

Aside from that, it’s their duty to maintain an organization’s competitive position and profitability. To achieve that, they formulate research and development programs. The average salary for Top Research and Development Executives in South Africa is R1,300,000 per year.

Finance Executive (Accounting and Finance)

Finance Executives are experienced in finance, economics, accounting and business administration. They work closely with departmental heads to out-map budget and tax plans.

Being a Finance Executive, you’ll have to manage the income, expenses and other money transactions of your organization. You’ll have to oversee the cash, design ways to improve financial performance, produce and analyze financial reports.

Simply put, you are employed to help your organizations maximize profits and cut costs. Majority of Finance Executives in South Africa work for finance and insurance companies. You’ll find others working with the government and manufacturing outlets. Their average take-home salary per year is R1,170,000.