A Software Developer earns an average salary of R263,175 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 . NET is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

R120,705 - R501,483
R120K
R260K
R500K
MEDIAN: R263,175
10%
50%
90%

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R57.43 - R441.34
R57
R150
R440
MEDIAN: R148.05
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R180KR360KR540K
Salary
R120,705 - R501,483  
   
Bonus
R7.50 - R48,694  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R199,546  
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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R122,298 - R533,895  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,024
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R150R300R450
Hourly Rate
R57.43 - R441.34  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R254.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R300KR600KR900K
Bonus
R7.50 - R48,694  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R199,546  
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).
)
R122,298 - R533,895  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R270,721

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

▲122%

▲48%

Late-Career
▲44%

National Average
R271,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

▲11%


SQL
▲6%


C# Programming Language
▼0%

JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
R271,000


▼4%

C#
▼5%

▼6%

▼6%

C++
▼7%



▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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