Radiologist Salary in South Africa

We bring you the salary of radiologists in South Africa. How much does a radiologist earn monthly or annually in South Africa?

We are going to give you the details of the salary of radiologists. Thus, the monthly salary, annual salary, allowances, salary structure/components and many more.

Who is a radiologist?

Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in radiology: diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures (exams/tests) such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound.

Roles of a radiologist

As stated clearly above, radiologist perform the following functions

  • Diagnoses diseases using medical imaging.
  • Treat disease and injuries using radiology.
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Radiologist Salary
A qualified Radiologist


Now let’s take a look at how much this medical specialty are paid monthly and yearly.

Like other disciplines, the higher your year of experience, the higher your salary. Same applies in the medical field.

In South Africa, almost all medical specialist earns similar salary.

Radiologists are part of the Medial specialties and the details of their salaries are explained below.

Components of Medical Specialist (Radiologists) Salary

  • Total Cost to Employer
  • Rural or Inhospitable allowance
  • Overtime allowance

Medical doctors in South Africa are classified into three major categories also known as streams. They include

  • General practitioners
  • Specialist streams
  • Management stream
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Radiologists fall under the specialist stream.

Rank Gross Salary per annum Net Salary per month
Registrar R 1 052 218,59 R 58 093,10
Senior Registrar R 1 418 311, 96 R 75 357,46
Specialist grade 1 R 1 418 311,96 R 75 357,46
Specialist GRADE 2 R 1 621 668,23 R 84 762,21
SPECIALIST GRADE 3 R 1 882 017,80 R 96 206,36
SPECIALIST (LAST NOTCH) GRADE 3 R 2352 940,611 R 116 906,66
SUB-SPECIALIST GRADE 1 R 1 646 004,35 R 85 831 95
SUB-SPECIALIST GRADE 2 R 1 882 017,80 R 96 206, 36
SUB-SPECIALIST (LAST NOTCH) GRADE 3 R 2 352 940,61 R 116 906, 66


Salary of Radiologists in South Africa

A qualified radiologist earns between R 60 000 – R 120 000 per month.

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This salary may differ from facility to facility. Speak with the head of your hospital before you apply for employment. Thank you.


Like other professionals in the public sector, medical specialists get allowances (in hospitable allowance, fuel allowance, etc) which increases the average salary per month.

NOTE: The amount mentioned above might not be the exact amount received by the SA radiologists. We at SA Insider just give an estimate based of information we have gathered. If you have a more accurate information, kindly let us know by leaving a comment below. Thank you.

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