A Software Developer earns an average salary of R263,175 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in . NET is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

R120,108 - R523,102
R120K
R280K
R520K
MEDIAN: R282,868
10%
50%
90%
R60.00 - R416.61
R60
R150
R420
MEDIAN: R153.51
10%
50%
90%
R0R551K
Salary R120,108 - R523,102
Bonus R0.00 - R50,843
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R197,039
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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R121,329 - R551,458
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,141
Hourly Data R0R416
Hourly Rate R60.00 - R416.61
Overtime R51.52 - R301.00
Annual Data R0R551K
Bonus R0.00 - R50,843
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R197,039
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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R121,329 - R551,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

Pay by Experience for a Software Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R239,000 based on 815 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R400,000 based on 263 salaries. An experienced Software Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R601,000 based on 95 salaries. A Software Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R389,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R290,417

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

Software Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Developer?

Software Developer in Cape Town:
"Software Developer Review."
Pros: The challenges I face on a daily basis. The feeling when you solve a big issue.
Cons: Long hours of sitting per day. Clients forever changing their minds. Long working hours can make you unproductive, rather work in shorter intervals.

Software Developer in Pretoria:
"Developer Review."
Pros: Working as a developer is rewarding and happens at a fast pace.
Cons: Unrealistic development deadlines.

Software Developer in Cape Town:
"Salary Review."
Pros: The people and place.
Cons:

Software Developer in Johannesburg:
"Good."
Pros: Nice work environment and challenging work to do.
Cons: Salary is not what I expect it to be, hence me filling in this survey.

Software Developer in Sandton:
"It's okay."
Pros: New development.
Cons: The unrealistic demands of users.

Software Developer in Cape Town:
"Challenging work."
Pros: Building awesome applications.
Cons: Tight deadlines.

Software Developer in Hyde Park:
"Office conditions."
Pros: Hours of working.
Cons: The office space and some collegue attitudes.

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Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

▲107%

▲38%

Late-Career
▲34%

National Average
R290,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

▲4%


National Average
R290,000

SQL
▼1%


C# Programming Language
▼7%

JavaScript
▼7%


▼11%

C#
▼12%

▼12%

C++
▼13%


▼13%


▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 64%
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