Niche Survey

Private and Independent
Schools 2019

Remuneration & Benefits Survey –
8th Annual Edition


We invite all Private and Independent Schools to partner with us in the design of this year’s survey.

We would like to discuss the particular requirements that you may have for the survey, in terms of both roles and survey content, so that the end product will meet your organisation’s needs. You are more than welcome to suggest any topic that is not currently covered.


You will be required to send us your role descriptions (for any new roles you request).


Once the remuneration information and specific roles have been agreed on, we will:

  • collect data from each participant
  • analyse the data and
  • produce an in-depth report detailing our findings.

Johannesburg Design Meeting

Tuesday 26th March 
09h00 – 10h30

Higher Ground Conference Room
St Stithians College,
40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton, 2129


Cape Town Design Meeting

Wednesday 3 April 2019
10h00 – 12h00

Bishops Diocesan College,
65 Campground Rd, Rondebosch,
Cape Town.



Survey participants received a comprehensive report outlining the results of the survey, including:

  • Basic salary by position (expressed as percentiles)
  • Total Guaranteed Package by position (expressed as percentiles)
  • Increase trends and projections
  • Remuneration or pay approach
  • Benefits offered (per benefit/allowance)
  • Retention and recognition strategies
  • Educational benefits
  • Additional duties of teaching staff



  • Advtech Group:
    • Centurus (12 schools)
    • Crawford Schools (19 schools)
    • Trinity House (13 schools)
  • Maravest Group:
    • Maravest Avianto
    • Maravest Charterhouse
    • Maravest Ruimsig
    • Maravest Tshwane
  • AISJ (American International School Johannesburg)
  • African Leadership Academy
  • Dainfern College
  • Heron Bridge College
  • King David Schools (11 schools)
  • Kingsmead College
  • Marist Brothers
  • Redhill School
  • Roedean School
  • Sacred Heart College
  • St David’s Marist
  • St Johns’ College (3 schools)
  • St Mary’s Waverley
  • St Peters’ (3 schools)
  • St Stithian’s College (7 Schools)
  • The Torah Academy
  • Yeshiva College

Western Cape:

  • AISCT (American International School Cape Town)
  • Bishops’ Diocesan College
  • Bridge House
  • Cannons Creek Independent School
  • Christel House
  • Herschel School for Girls
  • United Herzlia Schools (12 Schools)
  • Springfield Convent
  • St Cyprians
  • St Joseph’s Marist College
  • Waldorf School Constantia

Eastern Cape:

  • Kingswood College

Kwa-Zulu Natal:

  • Hilton College
  • Michaelhouse
  • St Henry’s Marist College
  • St. Mary’s DSG Kloof
  • Thomas More College

Current, valid survey results are an invaluable tool when making important remuneration decisions during the course of the year.