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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for fixed-term contract staff (2021)

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 2021

Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2021 ranges)

Academic staff % Increase Minimum T1 Minimum T2 &
non-GOB PE CoE
Maximum (SASP)
Junior Research Fellow 3.8% 341 521 487 895 676 074
Assistant Lecturer 3.8% 341 521 487 895 676 074
Lecturer 4.8% 400 519 572 174 765 575
Senior Lecturer 3.8% 447 223 638 887 921 012
Associate Professor 3.8% 528 292 754 690 1 105 604
Professor 3.0% 608 183 868 826 1 348 905

Support staff on fixed-term contracts (2021 ranges)

Support staff
% increase
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
Payclass 1 3.8% 80 761 120 867 142 196
Payclass 2 3.8% 95 434 140 163 164 898
Payclass 3 3.8% 112 089 165 004 194 121
Payclass 4 3.8% 124 271 184 452 217 003
Payclass 5 3.8% 130 938 197 565 232 426
Payclass 6 3.8% 142 954 225 282 265 035
Payclass 7 3.8% 205 850 321 172 377 850
Payclass 8 3.8% 222 629 352 786 415 041
Payclass 9 3.8% 264 182 417 562 491 249
Payclass 10 3.8% 321 603 520 246 612 053
Payclass 11 3.8% 406 110 638 396 751 052
Payclass 12 3.8% 517 524 862 113 1 014 250

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


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: 25 May 2021