What are Salary Surveys

Salary Surveys are a very important tool for any organization planning on a new venture. These surveys give an idea of the average compensation that will be expected, hence making them an asset for proper planning. The compensation data is collected from several employers, segmented by industry, job title and geographic location.

Types of data in a salary survey

Salary surveys may include quantifiable and non-quantifiable data.

Quantifiable data:

  • Basic salaries
  • Salary ranges
  • Starting salary
  • Allowances and benefits
  • Working hours

Non-quantifiable data:

  • Geographic location
  • Job title / role
  • Educational requirements
  • Working conditions

What to look for in a salary survey

While different organisation may require different sets of data, there are a few information that are essential in a proper salary survey.

  • Appropriate jobs

The same job title may vary according to industry. Hence, it is important that the data collected is representative of the position you are looking at.

  • Methodology

Data collected and reported should have been gathered from a respondent pool size. This ensures the data is relevant and accurate.

  • Tabulations

Salary surveys must be tabulated according to different criterias, such as job title. Other demographics can also be included to enhance the value of the data.

Consistent data is key

Survey data is highly time sensitive and become obsolete quickly. Therefore, the first key criteria to look for in a salary survey is up-to-date data. Africa HR Solutions is partnering with Emergence Growth to provide the most reliable data across Africa. Data is gathered throughout the year to ensure consistency and released thrice a year for each country in Africa. Custom reports can be prepared for any job in any African market.

Find out more about our salary surveys.

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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

alex daruty


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.