Average Early-Career Software Developer Salary in South Africa

R302,011
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R24,823
Bonus
R9,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Software Developer in South Africa is R302,011.
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R177k
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R302k
90%
R467k
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Salary
R177k - R467k
Bonus
R7k - R59k
Profit Sharing
R979 - R41k
Total Pay
R179k - R495k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

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

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 R239,539 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R404,131 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R541,613 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R576,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 326 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.7%
Mid Career
58.3%
Experienced
28.5%
Late Career
1.5%