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Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in South Africa

R629,536
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R45,500
Bonus
R48,605
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in South Africa is R629,536.
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ZAR 391k
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ZAR 630k
90%
ZAR 932k
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R391k - R932k
Bonus
R19k - R100k
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R220 - R112k
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R409k - R1m
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What Do Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Entelect, Absa and Nedbank. Reported salaries are highest at Entelect where the average pay is R801,846. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa Capital and Absa, earning around R800,000 and R760,000, respectively. Telesure pays the lowest at around R480,000. CSIR and EOH also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R600,000 and R655,890, respectively.

Career Paths

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

Skills that pay less than market rate include ASP.NET Framework, JavaScript, .NET, SQL and C# Programming Language.

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

An early career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R492,279 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R590,683 based on 357 salaries. An experienced Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R678,142 based on 342 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R765,552.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 873 survey responses.
Early Career
8.5%
Mid Career
40.9%
Experienced
39.2%
Late Career
11.5%