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Tech Career Insights: Flutter Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

Flutter Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

By Josh Nel

Flutter is the third most-desired framework among South African developers behind only React and Angular. Here we’ll look at the average Flutter developer’s salary at each stage of their careers and how they compare to those of Angular, React, and React Native developers.

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The average salary for an entry-level Flutter developer starts at R23 500 per month, 20.7% more than both their Reactand React Native counterparts and 17.8% more than the average entry-level Angular developer.

The average junior flutter developer’s salary increases by 19.4% once they’ve gained at least two years of experience. This gives them an average monthly salary of R28 059.

However, their early edge in salary starts to disappear: By this stage of their careers, they find themselves trailing junior React and Angular developers by 9.3% and 2%, respectively.

Once they pass the four years of experience mark, they can expect a 44.2% increase for an average salary of R40 459. Despite this increase, the gap between themselves and the other frameworks has widened further.

They’re now earning 15.9% less than their React Native counterparts, 13.2% less than the average mid-level React developer, and 6.3% less than Angular developers with comparable experience.

However, things start to look up once they become seniors.

Average Flutter Developer Salaries by Experience

Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 R10,000 R23,500 R27,500
2-4 R17,500 R28,059 R33,750
4-6 R27,500 R40,459 R47,500
6-10 R52,500 R66,688 R78,750
10+ R65,000 R88,013 R105,000

Salary growth for Flutter developers bucks a downward trend seen among senior developers working with Node.js and React.

Senior Flutter developers with at least six years of experience receive the most significant increase of their careers with a massive 64.8% growth in salary, giving them an average monthly salary of R66 688.

By this stage of their careers they’ve re-established their lead in earnings:

They now earn 5.9% more than senior React developers with comparable experience, as well as 11.5% and 12.9% more than their Angular and React Native counterparts, respectively.

The average senior Flutter developer’s salary increases by an additional 32% after they pass the ten-year mark. This gives them an average salary of R88 013.

Despite this increase, the gap between themselves and senior React Native developers with more than ten years of experience has closed.

However, they still earn 5% more than their React counterparts and 8% more than their Angular counterparts.

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 less than these averages. However, we aim to provide a picture of 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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