A Software Developer earns an average salary of R264,818 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. A skill in Internet Information Server (IIS) is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

R120,025 - R494,609
(Median)
R120K
R260K
R490K
MEDIAN: R264,817
10%
50%
90%

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R56.32 - R432.14
(Median)
R56
R150
R430
MEDIAN: R149.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R180KR360KR540K
Salary
R120,025 - R494,609  
   
Bonus
R40.00 - R48,885  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R155,470  
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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R121,229 - R523,565  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R150R300R450
Hourly Rate
R56.32 - R432.14  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R209.61  
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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R0R300KR600KR900K
Bonus
R40.00 - R48,885  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R155,470  
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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R121,229 - R523,565  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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: R273,209

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Software Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Developer?

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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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 53%


National Average
R273,000


Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries


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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C# Programming Language
0%

National Average
R273,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 2%

JavaScript
up arrow 4%

C#
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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