R572,494
Avg. Salary
R320
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R40,249

Bonus

R27,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is R320 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is R572,494 per year.

R143.03
10%
R319.55
50%
R728.90
90%
MEDIAN R319.55
R361k
10%
R572k
50%
R827k
90%
MEDIAN R572,494
R361,462 - R826,717
R360K
R570K
R830K
MEDIAN: R572,494
10%
50%
90%
R143 - R729
R140
R320
R730
MEDIAN: R320
10%
50%
90%
R0R889K
Salary R361,462 - R826,717
Bonus R12,315 - R80,996
Profit Sharing R500 - R300,000
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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R373,269 - R889,780
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 338
Hourly Data R0R728
Hourly Rate R143 - R729
Overtime R0.00 - R497
Annual Data R0R889K
Bonus R12,315 - R80,996
Profit Sharing R500 - R300,000
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).
)
R373,269 - R889,780
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused and working alone is typical.

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Senior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Guide and review work of junior engineers.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Senior Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$184K

Microsoft Corp
182 profiles
$140,075

$114,756

$137,084

$99,142

$151,512

Qualcomm Inc
79 profiles
$108,641

$116,043

$130,687

Amazon.com Inc
74 profiles
$137,114

Google, Inc.
67 profiles
$154,405

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineer


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Senior Software Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R428,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 R537,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R671,000 based on 117 salaries. A Senior 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 R693,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R598,453

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

Senior Software Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Software Engineer?

Senior Software Engineer in Pretoria:
"Life of a Senior Software Engineer."
Converting coffee to code in a stressful noisy environment while being expected to produce perfect bug free code without any training. Lots of stackoverflow copy and pasting with only small hints of actually of actual inspired coding sessions late at night when office has quietened down. Work life balance non-existant, leave days 'asked to not take' due to deadlines and inflation related increases.

Senior Software Engineer in nelspruit:
"Improve interpersonal skills."
We are normally pretty good at the technical stuff, so improving interpersonal skills, studying conflict management and how to handle confrontation all will be very useful. Also try to simplify techical jargon to clarify things to laymen. In system design make the computer do what it is good at to help people do what they are good at.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
R598,000

▼10%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲13%


C++
▲4%

▲3%

National Average
R598,000

SQL
▼3%

C
▼4%

▼5%

C# Programming Language
▼9%


▼10%

▼12%


▼16%

▼25%

PHP
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 66%