A Software Engineer earns an average salary of R321,681 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R159,511 - R588,624
R160K
R320K
R590K
MEDIAN: R321,681
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50%
90%

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R82.43 - R727
R82
R320
R730
MEDIAN: R316.30
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R220KR440KR660K
Salary
R159,511 - R588,624  
   
Bonus
R600 - R68,400  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R153,193  
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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R165,516 - R639,720  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R250R500R750
Hourly Rate
R82.43 - R727  
   
Overtime
R175.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1M
Bonus
R600 - R68,400  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R153,193  
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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R165,516 - R639,720  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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: R335,565

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Software Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
R336,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

up arrow 4%

C
up arrow 3%

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Linux
0%

National Average
R336,000



SQL
up arrow 3%

up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 5%


C#
up arrow 8%


C++
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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