Best Paying Jobs for Women

Narrow the gender pay gap and apply for the Best Paying Jobs for Women in South Africa. Get a job that will pay you the salary you deserve.

Oftentimes women have to settle for less. Don’t let that happen to you. Choose a career you will love and will pay you handsomely. Here are some of the best paying jobs for women.

Do Men get Paid More Than Women?

Women and men should have equal economic opportunities in life, but unfortunately that is not the case. Men still get paid more than women. 

There are many reasons women get paid less, but they all have one thing in common – discrimination. Oftentimes women have to prove their worth through qualifications and experience, but they still get less. 

Woman in wheelchair sitting at her desk. Here are the Best Paying Jobs for Women

The Gender Pay Gap

Although there are ‘progressive’ companies in South Africa, the gender pay gap between men and women still exists. 

It’s evident in the ILO Global Wage report’s 2018/19 statistics, that women get paid 28% less than men. What’s even more shocking is that South Africa has the world’s largest gender inequality wage gap.

The Gender Pay Gap

Although there are ‘progressive’ companies in South Africa, the gender pay gap between men and women still exists. 

It’s evident in the ILO Global Wage report’s 2018/19 statistics, that women get paid 28% less than men. What’s even more shocking is that South Africa has the world’s largest gender inequality wage gap. 

Best Paying Jobs for Women

Don’t let the gender pay gap keep you from applying for jobs you qualify for. There are still companies that value the women who work for them and provide them with good salaries. 

Here are some of the best paying jobs for women:

  1. CEO
  2. Chartered Accountant
  3. IT Managers
  4. Pilots
  5. Engineers

CEO

They are responsible for it all and every business needs them. A CEO is responsible for ensuring that a business or company is run well. They plan and coordinate to make sure that the company reaches its goals. You need great management skills and an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. 

Chartered Accountant

Are you great with numbers and have good organisational skills? Then becoming a Chartered Accountant could just be one of the best careers moves for you. According to Indeed, a Chartered Accountant earns an average of R35 900 per month. 

IT Managers

Every business needs a functioning team of tech professionals. And you could be the one leading them. IT Managers are responsible for recommending what software and hardware updates the business needs, as well as putting IT security measures in place.

Pilots

Earn your wings and take your bank account to newer heights. We could definitely do with more female pilots in the world. Your salary will depend on the career field you would like to step into. You can become a commercial pilot, flight instructor, recreational pilot and more. 

Engineers 

For this career field you need to do exceptionally well in high school. If you didn’t meet the requirements, it’s not too late – you could always write your adult matric or an upgrade. Engineering professionals are known for being well paid and you can choose your field in civil or chemical engineering. 

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Last Updated: September 17, 2021

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee is the Head Writer and Content Team Leader at Skills Academy. She enjoys writing but loves the mentoring and training aspects of her job just as much. Her philosophy and answer for everything is 'skills are taught'. You can view her LinkedIn here

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