A Software Engineer earns an average salary of R326,333 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R194,032 - R608,119
R190K
R350K
R610K
MEDIAN: R350,743
10%
50%
90%
R81.70 - R734
R82
R300
R730
MEDIAN: R302.07
10%
50%
90%
R0R662K
Salary R194,032 - R608,119
Bonus R1,208 - R61,277
Profit Sharing R35.88 - R151,521
Commission R28,500
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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R198,693 - R662,270
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 407
Hourly Data R0R734
Hourly Rate R81.70 - R734
Overtime R0.00 - R400.00
Annual Data R0R662K
Bonus R1,208 - R61,277
Commission R28,500
Profit Sharing R35.88 - R151,521
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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R198,693 - R662,270
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R296,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 R451,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R594,000 based on 46 salaries. A 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 R692,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R358,300

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

Software Engineer Reviews

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

Software Engineer in Johannesburg:
"Microsoft Internship."
Pros: I have a great working environment which allow me the freedom to use my creative side to accomplish solutions to market related challenges. This is also a family feel so you able to bring matters forward and address them in the best way possible therefore removing any baggage that might hold you back from performing at your optimum.
Cons: I would say travel far distances to work is rather time consuming and requires added effort.

Software Engineer in Pretoria:
"Interesting And Challenging."
Pros: The hours are more or less flexible and the opportunities to learn new things are vast.
Cons: The certain fields of expertise might be too limiting.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲93%

▲66%

▲26%

National Average
R358,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲1%


National Average
R358,000


▼2%

SQL
▼4%

C
▼4%



▼8%

▼9%

▼10%

▼11%

C#
▼13%

▼14%

C++
▼15%

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 65%
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