DoC salaries: you may be surprised

You may surprised by how much of your tax money is used to pay employees at the Department of Communications

By - April 3, 2012
DoC Money

The Department of Communications (DoC) released their 2010/2011 annual report recently, providing information about the performance of the department over the reporting period.

In its annual report the DoC provided the average salaries of employees in terms of programme and salary bands.

According to the communications department this information provides “an indication of the amount spent on personnel costs in terms of each of the programmes or salary bands within the department”.

The DoC revealed that the average salary of its employees typically range between R400,000 and R700,000 per year.

The following tables provide an overview of the DoC’s yearly personnel costs by programme and salary bands.


Average personnel cost per employee

Governance and Administration R392,670
ICT International Affairs and Trade R559,720
ICT Policy Development R668,020
Finance and ICT Enterprise Development R605,860
ICT Infrastructure Development R490,700
Presidential National Commission R429,300
Total (average) R475,300

Average personnel cost per employee

Skilled (Levels 3-5) R189,176
Highly skilled production (Levels6-8) R252,049
Highly skilled supervision (Levels9-12) R427,355
Senior management (Levels13-16) R792,776
Contract (Levels 3-5) R87,000
Contract (Levels 6-8) R300,000
Contract (Levels 9-12) R241,000
Contract (Levels 13-16) R869,625
Abnormal Appointment (Interns) R6,651
Total (average) R416,909

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