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Tech Career Insights: Angular Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

Angular Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

By Josh Nel

Angular is the fourth most-used framework in South Africa after Node.js, React, and ASP.net. Here, we’ll look at average salaries for Angular developers by experience and how they compare to those for React and Node.js developers.


The average entry-level Angular developer salary starts at R19 953 per month, R482 more than the average React developer and R1 438 more than Node.js developers with similar experience. This makes it one of the best-paying frontend frameworks for entry-level developers in South Africa.

The average junior Angular developer’s salary increases by 43.4% to R28 619 once they acquire at least two years of experience. By this career stage, average salaries for React and Node.js are higher.

Angular developers in South Africa can expect their most significant salary increase after coding for at least four years. Average salaries for mid-level Angular developers with four to six years of experience increase by 50.9% to R44 537.

The average salary for an entry-level Angular developer doubles by the time they pass the four-year mark.

Angular developers are not alone in experiencing significant increases during their careers’ early stages and follow a similar trend across roles, languages and frameworks.

Why? While they are still finding their feet in the early stages of their careers, developers tend to change jobs a lot more. This gives them a chance to negotiate a market-related salary higher than the inflationary increases developers can expect if they stay with one company.

Depending on how much they’ve progressed, they might also quickly level up their skills to become mid-level developers. Companies hiring developers at these career stages are more inclined to offer what might seem a significant increase because, overall, the salary range still isn’t that high.

Despite the significant increase, the gap between Angular developers and their React and Node.js counterparts is widest in the four to six-year experience bracket. On average, React developers with similar experience earn R2 913 more than Angular developers, while Node.js developers have a R2 157 advantage.

Average Angular Developer Salaries by Experience

Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 R10,000 R19,953 R27,500
2-4 R20,000 R28,619 R37,500
4-6 R32,500 R43,187 R52,500
6-10 R47,500 R59,891 R72,500
10+ R62,500 R81,503 R97,500

It’s standard for senior developers to experience a slowdown at this level of their careers, regardless of their tech stack.

Why the slow down? In addition to senior developers generally changing jobs less often than juniors, companies also have to start thinking a lot more about salary increases as a developer’s salary level becomes “more expensive”.

Angular developers are no exception to this trend, but that doesn’t mean there’s no growth.

The average senior Angular developer’s salary increases by 38.7% after they’ve been in the business for at least six years. This gives them an average monthly salary of R59 891, 4.8% lower than the average React developer and 3% lower than their Node.js counterparts.

Once they pass the ten-year experience mark, Angular developers can expect an additional 36.1% increase, giving them an average salary of R81 503.

By this stage of their careers, the gap between Angular and React developers has narrowed to 2.8% or R2 305. However, the difference with Node.js developers has widened to 3.6% or R3 071.

Keep in mind

The data in this article is taken from OfferZen’s 2022 State of the Software Developer Nation Report. In this article, ‘salary’ refers to the gross monthly salary (before tax) provided by more than 3 200 survey respondents.

Average salaries are single data points and only one part of a bigger story. It’s expected that many respondents may earn significantly more or significantly less than these averages. However, we hope to map underlying trends by mapping the average salaries for different experience levels.

These averages should not be used to estimate what your actual salary will or should be.

Salaries depend on the industry, individual, perks and nature of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire. In addition, most developers are “fluent” in several languages, which will affect the final figures.

It’s also important to remember that every individual’s context is different. Ultimately, salary is a personal conversation that should take place between employee and employer.

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