Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary

The average pay for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is R433,351 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R240,579 - R650,702
(Median)
R240K
R430K
R650K
MEDIAN: R433,351
10%
50%
90%

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R162.96 - R516
(Median)
R160
R370
R520
MEDIAN: R369.00
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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R0R260KR520KR780K
Salary
R240,579 - R650,702  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R97,444  
Profit Sharing
R2,027 - R147,949  
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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R249,577 - R769,430  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate 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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R0R210R420R630
Hourly Rate
R162.96 - R516  
   
Overtime
R58.17 - R622  
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 - R97,444  
   
Profit Sharing
R2,027 - R147,949  
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).
)
R249,577 - R769,430  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R457,975

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Advice

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Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Pretoria:
"The client is always right."
The client is always right. Even when they are horribly wrong. It is STILL your job to explain (respectfully) why they are wrong, but a lot of the times you will need to swallow the swill and get the job done. Get it all in writing - you will need that if the project fails because of all the "wrongness". Project failure does not mean the end (often). Having things in writing often does not mean anything. Sometimes it means everything. Be prepared to do a HELL of a lot more than you thought you were going to do. Be prepared to deal with a LOT of legacy (code, frameworks, systems). READ. Read about new technology. Read about new frameworks, new/old design patterns, new trends. Try new things, but don't expect to take your "new" thing into production. Discuss with your peers! Don't be arrogant (you probably don't know half of what you need to know), and don't be afraid to ask questions (again, respectfully).

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Experience Affects Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
R458,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

National Average
R458,000

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 10%

C++
up arrow 10%

Linux
up arrow 11%

UNIX
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 16%

VB.Net
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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