Average Software Developer Salary

R308,167
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R24,273
Bonus
R31,500
Commission
R18,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer is R308,167.
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MEDIAN R308,167
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United States (change)
Salary
R148k - R576k
Bonus
R5k - R60k
Profit Sharing
R30 - R86k
Commission
R0 - R32k
Total Pay
R148k - R613k

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Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies BBD, EOH and Absa. Reported salaries are highest at Business Connexion where the average pay is R455,157. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa and Derivco (Pty) Ltd, earning around R448,000 and R431,651, respectively. Sanlam pays the lowest at around R301,389. EOH and BBD also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R323,999 and R402,595, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R207,414 based on 239 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R283,694 based on 970 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R411,316 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R570,297 based on 144 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R550,957.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,786 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.4%
Early Career
54.3%
Mid Career
23.2%
Experienced
8.1%
Late Career
1.1%