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earningsBusinessTech writes that it is well-established that people working in the economic hub of Johannesburg get better salaries than their counterparts in other big metros in SA, but the gap between the average salaries in the three major metros is shrinking.  

The 2017 CareerJunction Salary Survey shows that, of all sectors covered by the report, Joburg employees consistently earned higher than the national average in all job sectors, while Cape Town and Durban earned well below this average in most industries.  However, looking at salary trends, it is also clear that the dynamics in the job market are changing, and the salary differences between Joburg and Cape Town averaged across all sectors has narrowed by over nine percentage points since 2014.  A similar trend is seen between Joburg and Durban, where the gap between average salaries narrowed by over six percentage points.  These margins have narrowed or widened across various sectors to track the growing or shrinking demand for jobs in different industries.

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