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Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in South Africa

R331,752
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R30,091
Bonus
R19,998
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in South Africa is R331,752.
10%
ZAR 147k
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ZAR 332k
90%
ZAR 671k
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R147k - R671k
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R6k - R70k
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R2k - R101k
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R144k - R732k
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What Do Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Absa, Standard Bank and Capitec Bank. Reported salaries are highest at FNB where the average pay is R582,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa, earning around R569,000. Capitec Bank pays the lowest at around R262,800. Entelect also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R456,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R215,737 based on 31 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R284,473 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R468,370 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R669,161 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R697,643.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 510 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
56.9%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
10.0%
Late Career
3.1%