Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent academic staff (2021)
The Standard Academic Salary Package (SASP) COEs (per annum) for permanent academic staff (excluding clinical and pre-clinical staff) effective 1 January 2021.
|Permanent staff||2020 Increase||2020 SASP||2021 Increase||2021 SASP|
|Junior Research Fellow||6.3%||651 323||3.8%||676,074|
|Assistant Lecturer||6.3%||651 323||3.8%||676, 074|
|Senior Lecturer||6.3%||887 294||3.8%||921,012|
|Associate Professor||6.3%||1 065 129||3.8%||1,105,604|
|Professor||5.8%||1 309 616||3.0%||1,348,905|
For calculation purposes the following must be noted:
- Deemed pensionable amount (DPA) =
|R0 to R150000||
|R150001 to R250000||
|R250001 to R400000||
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.
- Benefit amount (BA) = 70% of COE.
- 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:
|Skills development levy||1%|
|Maternity replacement and retrenchment costs levy for T2 and permanent soft-funded staff (paid from a research or non-GOB fund)
With effect from 1 January 2016 (previously 1%)
|(Note: use COE to calculate these amounts)|
Page last updated: 26 May 2021