A Software Developer earns an average salary of R263,741 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are . NET and Internet Information Server (IIS). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

R120,466 - R496,704
R120K
R260K
R500K
MEDIAN: R263,741
10%
50%
90%

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R58.47 - R456.15
R58
R150
R460
MEDIAN: R151.02
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R180KR360KR540K
Salary
R120,466 - R496,704  
   
Bonus
R-2.89 - R48,560  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R197,579  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R122,011 - R533,370  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,055
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R160R320R480
Hourly Rate
R58.47 - R456.15  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R242.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R320KR640KR960K
Bonus
R-2.89 - R48,560  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R197,579  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R122,011 - R533,370  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R272,291

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Software Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Developer?

Software Developer in Cape Town:
"Software Developer Review."
Pros: The challenges I face on a daily basis. The feeling when you solve a big issue.
Cons: Long hours of sitting per day. Clients forever changing their minds. Long working hours can make you unproductive, rather work in shorter intervals.

Software Developer in Durban:
"Exciting and relaxing all at once."
Pros: The ever lasting possibility of being able to create new improved software to help ease lives of others.
Cons: How it can sometimes become repetitive.

Software Developer in Johannesburg:
"Hectic."
Pros: The new challenges and technologies to try as well as the constant challenge of keeping up with new languages and systems.
Cons: You hardly sleep and you can't tell people details of what you do.

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Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 59%


National Average
R272,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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