Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in South Africa

R305,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R10,000
Bonus
R11,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in South Africa is R305,000.
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R98k
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R305k
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R640k
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MEDIAN R305,000
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Salary
R98k - R640k
Bonus
R5k - R18k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R11k
Total Pay
R75k - R1m

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, HTML, JavaScript and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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 R145,834 based on 9 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R235,000 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R500,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R526,184 based on 11 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 53 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.0%
Early Career
41.5%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
20.8%

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