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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent academic staff (2018)

See: Remuneration appendix 2019

The Standard Academic Salary Package (SASP) COEs (per annum) for permanent academic staff (excluding clinical and pre-clinical staff) effective 1 January 2019.

Permanent staff
2018 increase
2018 SASP
  2019 Increase 2019 SASP
Junior Research Fellow
5.9%
    575 865            6.4%     612 721
Assistant Lecturer
5.9%
    575 865            6.4%     612 721
Lecturer
5.9%
    639 848            6.8%     683 358
Senior Lecturer
5.9%
    786 717            6.1%     834 707
Associate Professor
5.9%
    938 204            6.8%    1 002 002
Professor
5.9%
   1 167 756            6.0%    1 237 822

 

Costing information for permanent academic staff

For calculation purposes the following must be noted:

  1. Deemed pensionable amount (DPA) =
R0 to R150000
70%
R150001 to R250000
75%
R250001 to R400000
78%
R400001 +
80%

The percentage may vary between 50% and 100%. Staff may elect to change this percentage whenever their COE changes. If you do not wish to change the DPA percentage, the percentages reflected above will apply.

  1. Benefit amount (BA) = 70% of COE.
  2. Unallocated amount (UA) = cash portion of COE left after allocations have been made for compulsory and optional benefits.

The figures below are based on full-time hours per day and will be pro rated accordingly for part-time staff, based on the number of hours worked per day.

Total cost to the fund holder will include costs over and above the COE received by the staff member. These are:

UIF 1%
Skills development levy 1%
Maternity replacement and retrenchment costs levy for T1, T2 and permanent soft-funded staff (paid from a research or non-GOB fund)
With effect from 1 January 2016 (previously 1%)
0.6%
(Note: use COE to calculate these amounts)

Page last updated: 8 February 2019