“[We suggest] R2500 - R 2900 p/m for a basic domestic worker (cleaning and laundry),” the company’s site says. “Where there is the added responsibility of children, we recommend that employers pay nothing less than R3500 p/m, and the demand for excellent child minders with experience and references to prove it can expect to earn in the region of R4500 p/m and up.” “As the skills of the worker improves, so do the salary expectations. An excellent cook can command wages of R 4250 to R 5500 and a competent driver can command R 1000 above the basic norm,” Marvellous Maids says.You should also consider other benefits for your employee. These include transport costs and providing lunch if they work a full day. The company also suggests having a domestic worker work a full day rather than only a half day, as their transport costs remain the same. Meanwhile, apps and services like Domestly allow domestic workers to set their own rates. With an average price of R160 for a half day, and R250 for a full day. You should also keep over-time pay in mind. By law, you need to pay your employees extra for working on public holidays and Sundays.