R306,462
Avg. Salary
R190
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R19,949

Bonus

R10,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is R190 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is R306,462 per year.

10%
R52.35
10%
R190.00
50%
R545.72
90%
90%
MEDIAN R190.00
10%
R132k
10%
R306k
50%
R586k
90%
90%
MEDIAN R306,462
R132,346 - R586,119
R130K
R310K
R590K
MEDIAN: R306,462
10%
50%
90%
R52.35 - R546
R52
R190
R550
MEDIAN: R190
10%
50%
90%
R0R620K
Salary R132,346 - R586,119
Bonus R309 - R61,157
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R112,500
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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R134,982 - R620,851
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 428
Hourly Data R0R557
Hourly Rate R52.35 - R546
Overtime R0.00 - R558
Annual Data R0R620K
Bonus R309 - R61,157
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R112,500
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).
)
R134,982 - R620,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Software engineer/developer/programmers may work in one major industry or in a vast array of different industries. Some may work for companies that produce and sell exactly what they work with. Many others work in other types of industries that do not sell these products but make use of their own. So, one could work for Microsoft designing computer programs to sell, while another may work for a large business and be responsible for designing the private computer programs that employees use within their office.

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Common Career Paths for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer


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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R244,000 based on 294 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R368,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R604,000 based on 46 salaries. A Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R572,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-7%

-11%

-24%

National Average: R319,585

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

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Reviews

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

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Johannesburg:
"Its okay, lots of growth opportunities."
Pros: Working on Front end work
Cons: Partnering up with Backend developers

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Johannesburg:
"Different from Pretoria."
Pros: Infrastructure
Cons: Traffic

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Johannesburg:
"Good."
Pros: Close to everything
Cons: Traffic

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Johannesburg:
"Career Advancement."
Hard work and dedication will take you far, learn as much as you can.

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Port Elizabeth:
"It challenging."
Pros: Every day there is something new.
Cons: Working till midnight.

Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Johannesburg:
"Cynical humour."
You must have a thick skin and learn to laugh.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries

▲89%

▲79%

▲15%

National Average
R320,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salaries


National Average
R320,000

▼3%

▼5%

▼7%

Python
▼8%


SQL
▼16%


▼22%


▼25%

C
▼25%

C++
▼27%

C#
▼31%

▼34%

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 64%