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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent academic staff (2021)

See: Remuneration appendix 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
Lecturer      6.9%    730 510 4.8% 765,575
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

 

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 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: 26 May 2021