A Software Engineer earns an average salary of R326,333 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R195,822 - R610,623
R200K
R340K
R610K
MEDIAN: R338,484
10%
50%
90%
R80.54 - R745
R81
R230
R740
MEDIAN: R225.00
10%
50%
90%
R0R660K
Salary R195,822 - R610,623
Bonus R1,976 - R60,713
Profit Sharing R1,800 - R152,605
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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R199,403 - R660,646
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
Hourly Data R0R744
Hourly Rate R80.54 - R745
Overtime R196.53
Annual Data R0R660K
Bonus R1,976 - R60,713
Profit Sharing R1,800 - R152,605
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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R199,403 - R660,646
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R296,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R451,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R594,000 based on 46 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R692,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R349,029

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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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 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲98%

▲70%

▲29%

National Average
R349,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%



▼0%

National Average
R349,000

SQL
▼1%

C
▼1%



▼5%

▼7%

▼8%

▼9%

C#
▼11%

▼11%

C++
▼13%

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 65%
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