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Programmer / Developer Average Salaries in South Africa 2019

How much money does a person working in Programmer / Developer make in South Africa?

32,067 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Programmer / Developer in South Africa typically earns around 32,067 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Programmer / Developer jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
E-Commerce Manager38,739 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,128 ZAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,470 ZAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,162 ZAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager44,686 ZAR
Graphics Web Designer25,459 ZAR
Online Banking Manager48,870 ZAR
Online Banking Specialist38,968 ZAR
SEO Associate26,375 ZAR
SEO Manager37,746 ZAR
Web Applications Manager37,761 ZAR
Web Content Specialist32,894 ZAR
Web Designer28,248 ZAR
Web Developer28,689 ZAR
Web Editor26,635 ZAR
Web Project Manager34,513 ZAR
Web Promotions Specialist31,660 ZAR
Web Security Administrator32,942 ZAR
Web Security Manager40,487 ZAR
Web Support Analyst22,701 ZAR
Web Writer25,906 ZAR
Webmaster27,186 ZAR

Programmer / Developer Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Programmer / Developer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Programmer / Developer salaries in South Africa range between 22,395 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 45,564 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 32,388 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Programmer / Developer are earning less than 32,388 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 32,388 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Programmer / Developer are earning less than 24,652 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 24,652 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Programmer / Developer are earning less than 39,755 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 39,755 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Programmer / Developer Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do Programmer / Developer salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Programmer / Developer
Average Salary 2016    =  
29,520 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
30,612 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
31,469 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
32,067 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Programmer / Developer salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Programmer / Developer Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

185 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Programmer / Developer is 185 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 185 ZAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Programmer / Developer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Programmer / Developer and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein31,145 ZAR
Cape Town37,314 ZAR
Durban35,653 ZAR
Johannesburg34,329 ZAR
Port Elizabeth32,386 ZAR
Pretoria33,683 ZAR
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