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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for fixed-term contract staff (2020)

Remuneration appendix | Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2020 ranges) | PASS staff on fixed term contracts (2020 ranges) | Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2019 ranges   PASS staff on fixed term contracts (2019 ranges) |
Cost of employment components | Cost to fundholder | Calculating rates per week/day/hour | Calculating overtime rates |
 

Remuneration appendix

See: Remuneration appendix 2020

Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2020 ranges)

Academic staff % Increase Minimum T1 Minimum T2 &
non-GOB PE CoE
Maximum (SASP)
Junior Research Fellow 6.3% 329 018 470 033 651 323
Assistant Lecturer 6.3% 329 018 470 033 651 323
Lecturer 6.9% 382 174 545 967 730 510
Senior Lecturer 6.3% 430 850 615 498 887 294
Associate Professor 6.3% 508 951 727 061 1 065 129
Professor 5.8% 590 468 843 520 1 309 616

Support staff on fixed-term contracts (2020 ranges)

Support staff
% increase
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
Payclass 1 6.5% 77,804 116442 136990
Payclass 2 7.2% 91,940 135031 158861
Payclass 3 6.5% 107,985 158963 187014
Payclass 4 6.5% 119,721 177699 209058
Payclass 5 6.5% 126,144 190332 223917
Payclass 6 6.5% 138,684 217034 255332
Payclass 7 6.3% 198 314 309 414 364 017
Payclass 8 6.3% 214 478 339 870 399 846
Payclass 9 6.3% 254 510 402 275 473 264
Payclass 10 6.3% 309 829 501 200 589 646
Payclass 11 6.3% 391 242 615 025 723 556
Payclass 12 6.3% 498 578 830 552 977 119

 

Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2019 ranges)

Academic staff Minimum T1 Minimum T2 &
non-GOB PE CoE
Maximum (SASP)
Junior Research Fellow 309 518 442 175 612 721
Assistant Lecturer 309 518 442 175 612 721
Lecturer 357 506 510 726 683 358
Senior Lecturer 405 315 579 019 834 707
Associate Professor 478 787 683 970 1 002 002
Professor 558 098 797 277 1 237 822

Support staff on fixed-term contracts (2019 ranges)

Support staff
% increase
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
Payclass 1 6% 73 055 109 335 128 629
Payclass 2 8.6% 85 764 125 961 148 191
Payclass 3 7.5% 101 394 149 261 175 600
Payclass 4 6.4% 112 414 166 853 196 298
Payclass 5 6.3% 118 445 178 715 210 250
Payclass 6 6.0% 130 219 203 787 239 748
Payclass 7 6.8% 186 560 291 076 342 443
Payclass 8 6.4% 201 766 319 727 376 148
Payclass 9 6.4% 239 426 378 433 445 215
Payclass 10 6.4% 291 466 471 495 554 699
Payclass 11 6.4% 368 054 578 574 680 673
Payclass 12 6.0% 469 029 781 328 919 208

Cost of employment components

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%
  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 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 your DPA percentage, the percentages reflected above will apply.

Cost to fundholder

To determine the total cost to the fundholder, the following additional costs need to be added to the cost of employment which the staff member receives:

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%

Calculating rates per week/day/hour

To calculate weekly, daily and hourly rates, take the COE (annual) and divide by 12 and then by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate divide by the relevant daily hours as follows:

Academics = 8 8
Payclass 1 - 12 = 7.5 7.5

To calculate the weekly rate, take the daily rate and multiply by five.

Calculating overtime rates

To calculate overtime rates for contract staff, take the annual COE and multiply by 70% (i.e. use the Benefit Amount), divide by 12 and then divide by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate, divide by the relevant daily hours according to the table above.

Page last updated: 17 February 2020