Average Senior Software Engineer Salary

R623,755
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R48,445
Bonus
R32,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer is R623,755.
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R389k
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R934k
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MEDIAN R623,755
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Salary
R389k - R934k
Bonus
R12k - R100k
Profit Sharing
R20k - R47k
Total Pay
R401k - R993k

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

Skills in C# Programming Language, .NET, SQL and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R500,749 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R618,603 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R719,422 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R840,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 303 survey responses.
Early Career
20.8%
Mid Career
46.9%
Experienced
26.7%
Late Career
5.6%