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Web Developer Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Web Developer make in South Africa?

28,689 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Web Developer in South Africa typically earns around 28,689 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Web Developer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Web Developer Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Web Developer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Web Developer salaries in South Africa range between 11,763 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 44,182 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 29,837 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Web Developer are earning less than 29,837 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 29,837 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 as Web Developer are earning less than 18,720 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,720 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Web Developer are earning less than 39,970 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 39,970 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

Web Developer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
13,546 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
18,571 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
23,434 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
28,297 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
33,160 ZAR
20+ Years    +24%  
41,102 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Web Developer salaries by experience level. A Web Developer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 13,546 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,571 ZAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 23,434 ZAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Web Developer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,297 ZAR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 33,160 ZAR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 41,102 ZAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Web Developer

Web Developer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
17,112 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
23,920 ZAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
33,646 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Web Developer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Web Developer is 17,112 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,920 ZAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 33,646 ZAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Web Developer


Web Developer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
25,964 ZAR
Male    +21%  
31,415 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Web Developer employees in South Africa earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Web Developer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
24,529 ZAR
Public Sector    +34%  
32,849 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Web Developer employees in South Africa earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Web Developer

Web Developer Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Web Developer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Web Developer
Average Salary 2016    =  
25,727 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
26,679 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
27,666 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
28,689 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Web Developer salaries in South Africa are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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.

Web Developer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

166 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Web Developer is 166 ZAR. This means that the average Web Developer in South Africa earns approximatly 166 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.

Web Developer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Web Developer and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Web Developer, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Web Developer salaries are 6% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
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E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,128 ZAR+29%
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,470 ZAR+41%
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,162 ZAR+47%
E-Commerce Strategy Manager44,686 ZAR+56%
Graphics Web Designer25,459 ZAR-11%
Online Banking Manager48,870 ZAR+70%
Online Banking Specialist38,968 ZAR+36%
SEO Associate26,375 ZAR-8%
SEO Manager37,746 ZAR+32%
Web Applications Manager37,761 ZAR+32%
Web Content Specialist32,894 ZAR+15%
Web Designer28,248 ZAR-2%
Web Developer28,689 ZAR=
Web Editor26,635 ZAR-7%
Web Project Manager34,513 ZAR+20%
Web Promotions Specialist31,660 ZAR+10%
Web Security Administrator32,942 ZAR+15%
Web Security Manager40,487 ZAR+41%
Web Support Analyst22,701 ZAR-21%
Web Writer25,906 ZAR-10%
Webmaster27,186 ZAR-5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein24,476 ZAR
Cape Town30,634 ZAR
Durban28,476 ZAR
Johannesburg29,486 ZAR
Port Elizabeth25,658 ZAR
Pretoria28,181 ZAR
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