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

See: Remuneration appendix 2018

The Standard Academic Salary Package (SASP) COEs (per annum) for permanent academic staff (excluding clinical and pre-clinical staff) effective 1 January 2018.

Permanent staff
2016 SASP
2017 SASP
with 6%
Final increase
Final 2017 SASP
2017 SASP
lump sum*
2018 increase
2018 SASP
Junior Research Fellow
503 026
533 208
8.10%
543 770
10 564
5.90%
575 865
Assistant Lecturer
503 026
533 208
8.10%
543 770
10 564
5.90%
575 865
Lecturer
558 915
592 451
8.10%
604 187
11 737
5.90%
639 848
Senior Lecturer
687 208
728 441
8.10%
742 872
14 431
5.90%
786 717
Associate Professor
810 900
859 554
9.25%
885 908
26 354
5.90%
938 204
Professor
1 023 367
1 084 771
7.75%
1 102 678
17 907
5.90%
1 167 756

*The 2017 SASP lump sum will only be paid to academic staff in service at the time of the signing of the substantive agreement.

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: 26 March 2018