Updated Mar 19, 2023

How much does a Software Developer make in South Africa?

Updated Mar 19, 2023



ZAR 80,550 / moTotal Pay
ZAR 37,750 / moBase Pay
ZAR 42,800 / moAdditional Pay

ZAR 80,550

 / mo
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Software Developer is ZAR 80,550 per month in the South Africa area, with an average salary of ZAR 37,750 per month. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is ZAR 42,800 per month. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Software Developer in South Africa

ZAR 80,550 /mo
Software Developer
ZAR 127,950 /mo
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Related Job Titles

For Software Developer in South Africa

Some related job titles are Java Developer Salaries with median pay of ZAR 67,766, Junior Software Developer Salaries with median pay of ZAR 30,931, Software Developer Intern Salaries with median pay of ZAR 10,750.

What are total pay estimates for a Software Developer at different companies in South Africa?

Total Pay Range
Software DeveloperSee 44 salaries from this location

ZAR 40,976

 / mo

ZAR 27,384

 / mo

ZAR 44,270

 / mo

ZAR 31,563

 / mo

ZAR 24,861

 / mo

ZAR 34,732

 / mo

ZAR 35,833

 / mo

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ZAR 37,500

 / mo

ZAR 596,969

 / yr

ZAR 579,734

 / yr

ZAR 611,613

 / yr

ZAR 33,799

 / mo

ZAR 31,418

 / mo

ZAR 58,333

 / mo

ZAR 51,954

 / mo

ZAR 17,089

 / mo

ZAR 65,440

 / mo

ZAR 38,667

 / mo

ZAR 25,000

 / mo

ZAR 34,019

 / mo
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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Developer in South Africa

The top paying industry for a Software Developer in South Africa is Information Technology with a median total pay of $90,081.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$90,081

    11% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for Software Developer is Derivco.


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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Software Developer pay FAQ in South Africa

The national average salary for a Software Developer is ZAR 37,750 per month in South Africa. Filter by location to see a Software Developer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1615 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Developer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Developer in South Africa is ZAR 69,220 per month.

The lowest salary for a Software Developer in South Africa is ZAR 20,000 per month.

If you are thinking of becoming a Software Developer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Software Developer.