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Java Developer Average Salary in South Africa 2019

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

30,317 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Java Developer in South Africa typically earns around 30,317 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Java Developer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Java Developer Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Java Developer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Java Developer salaries in South Africa range between 14,249 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 44,869 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 29,710 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Java Developer are earning less than 29,710 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 29,710 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 Java Developer are earning less than 19,782 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,782 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Java Developer are earning less than 35,798 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 35,798 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

Java Developer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
16,392 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
22,516 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
25,272 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
30,784 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
36,295 ZAR
20+ Years    +16%  
41,960 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 Java Developer salaries by experience level. A Java Developer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 16,392 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,516 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 25,272 ZAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Java Developer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,784 ZAR per month, 22% 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 36,295 ZAR per month, 18% 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 41,960 ZAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Java Developer

Java Developer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
20,679 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
30,325 ZAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
34,918 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 Java Developer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Java Developer is 20,679 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 30,325 ZAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 34,918 ZAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Java Developer

Java Developer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
28,346 ZAR
Male    +16%  
32,742 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 Java Developer employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Java Developer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
26,830 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
34,258 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 Java Developer employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Java Developer

Java Developer Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Java 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 Java Developer
Average Salary 2016    =  
27,908 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
28,941 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
29,491 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
30,317 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Java 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 3% 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.

Java Developer Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

175 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Java Developer is 175 ZAR. This means that the average Java Developer in South Africa earns approximatly 175 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.

Java Developer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Java Developer and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Java Developer, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Java Developer salaries are 0% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

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Java Developer30,317 ZAR=
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein26,737 ZAR
Cape Town32,866 ZAR
Durban30,973 ZAR
Johannesburg29,409 ZAR
Port Elizabeth26,579 ZAR
Pretoria28,451 ZAR
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