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The Public Servants Collective Bargaining Council (PSCBC) has released their latest salary scales that shows the salaries of their members who work in the health, engineering and other associated fields in South Africa for 2018.

 
The document has been released after a long negotiation period with the government where the wage increases for the next three years needed to be settled amid economic and financial restrictions being felt by the National Treasury. 
 
Listed amongst the many jobs on the list are 40 job types that have a high earning power, bringing in more than R1 million annually, however, it depends on grade and level of pay. 
 
Most of the jobs on the list are from the medical and technical fields (engineering) or management positions. 
 

The high-paying jobs in the public sector can be split into two categories:

 
1. Jobs that have a starting salary of R1 million and more 
2. Jobs that have the potential to get paid over R1 million with time and experience. 
 
Below are two tables that highlight both categories:
 
Jobs that have a starting salary of R1 million or more.
 
These jobs require specialist training or technical skills in a specific field. 
 
Medical officers are generally paid well in the public sector, but the salaries that are featured below also apply for those specialising in dentistry, pharmacology and stomatology (indicated with a *).
 
OccupationStarting salaryTop earning
potential
Head of a Clinical Department 
(Grade 1)*
R2 054 577 R2 384 424
Head of a Clinical Unit 
(Grade 1)*
R1 643 352 R1 964 817
Specialist Engineer R1 459 887 R2 086 908
Chief Psychologist R1 414 128 R1 665 768
Senior Manager of 
Pharmaceutical Services
R1 257 033 R1 437 270
Specialist State Attorney R1 221 633 R1 853 499
Family Advocate R1 203 507 R1 460 616 
State Law Advisor R1 203 507 R1 460 616
Specialist Scientist R1 185 210 R1 694 244
Clinical Manager (Grade 1)* R1 115 874 R1 548 336
Medical Specialist (Grade 1)* R1 051 368 R1 744 191
Senior Medical Registrar* R1 051 368 R1 099 392
Quantity Surveyor (Grade B) R1 036 557 R1 596 294
Chief Architect (Grade B) R1 036 557 R1 596 294
Town Planner (Grade B) R1 036 557 R1 596 294
Scientific Manager (Grade B) R1 036 557 R1 596 294
Manager of Pharmaceutical 
Services
R1 035 831 R1 115 874
Medical Officer (Grade 3)* R1 035 831 R1 295 025
Chief Engineer R1 006 161 R1 880 367
Construction Project Manager 
(Grade C)
R1 006 161 R1 880 367
Principal Psychologist R1 004 091 R1 274 178
 
Jobs that have the potential salary to be worth than R1 million 
 
The jobs that are listed in the table show the highest earning potential for these occupations. The starting salaries for the jobs below R1 million, they do have the potential to increase to more than R1 million.
 
OccupationTop earning
potential
Control Quantity Survey Technologist 
(Grade B)
R1 295 949
Senior Assistant State Attorney R1 133 979
Environmental Officer (Grade B) R1 133 427
Deputy Director Counselling R1 097 913
Chief Registrar R1 084 437
Senior Legal Administrator R1 084 437
Psychologist (Grade 3) R1 081 689
Deputy Director Radiography (Grade 2) R1 460 616 
Deputy Manager of Pharmaceutical 
Services
R1 051 368
Emergency Services Provincial 
Manager
R1 051 368
Deputy Director Occupational 
Therapy
R1 049 952
Social Work Manager R1 045 935
Community Development Policy 
Manager
R1 045 935
Community Development Manager R1 045 935
Production Engineer (Grade C) R1 036 557
Control Technician (Grade B) R1 036 557
Deputy Director Medical Technology R1 034 442
Deputy Director Medical Orthotics and 
Prosthetics
R1 019 154
Vice Principal of a Nursing College R1 015 842
Deputy Director Environmental Health R1 004 091
R1 million jobs that are in high demand
 
The Department of Education and Training has released their list of the jobs that are in high demand and nine of them pay more than R1 million. 
 
The Department of Education and Training list of jobs that are in high demand featured more than 370 jobs. Like the jobs that have a starting salary of more than R1 million, these are highly specialised. 
 
Some of the jobs that are included on the list include Chief Information Officer, Senior Engineering Manager, and Application Development Manager.

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