A Software Engineer earns an average salary of R321,536 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R154,776 - R588,737
(Median)
R150K
R320K
R590K
MEDIAN: R321,536
10%
50%
90%

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R90.00 - R650
(Median)
R90
R320
R650
MEDIAN: R321.00
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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R0R220KR440KR660K
Salary
R154,776 - R588,737  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R73,840  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R176,500  
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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R162,080 - R637,357  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R220R440R660
Hourly Rate
R90.00 - R650  
   
Overtime
R150.00  
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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R0R500KR1MR1.5M
Bonus
R0.00 - R73,840  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R176,500  
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).
)
R162,080 - R637,357  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R332,212

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Software Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Engineer?

Software Engineer in Johannesburg:
"Microsoft Internship."
Pros: I have a great working environment which allow me the freedom to use my creative side to accomplish solutions to market related challenges. This is also a family feel so you able to bring matters forward and address them in the best way possible therefore removing any baggage that might hold you back from performing at your optimum.
Cons: I would say travel far distances to work is rather time consuming and requires added effort.

Software Engineer in Pretoria:
"Interesting And Challenging."
Pros: The hours are more or less flexible and the opportunities to learn new things are vast.
Cons: The certain fields of expertise might be too limiting.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 127%



National Average
R332,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

up arrow 6%

C
up arrow 4%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 3%

Java
0%

ASP.NET Framework
0%

National Average
R332,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

Python
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 7%


C++
up arrow 9%


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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