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React Native Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

16 October 2023, by Josh Nel

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1 in 8 South African developers list React Native as the framework they want to work with next. This makes it the seventh most-desired framework in the country behind React, Angular, and Flutter. Here, we’ll look at average React Native developer salaries at each stage of their careers and how they compare to those React, Angular and Flutter developers.


The average salary for an entry-level React Native developer starts at R24 827, 27.5% more than 2022’s average and 4% more than the average salary for entry-level React developers in South Africa. They also find themselves earning 16% more than their Angular counterparts.

Once they’ve been in the profession for at least two years, the average junior React Native developer’s salary increases by 34.6%. This gives them an average monthly salary of R33 425, 13.9% more than the average junior Angular developer and 7,4% more than their average salary last year.

React Native developers can expect an additional 36.5% increase once they pass the four-year mark, which gives them an average salary of R45 625. By this stage of their careers, they’ve been overtaken by their React and Angular counterparts and earn 4% and 5.1% less, respectively.

Average React Native Developer Salaries by Experience

Average Salary by Years Experience, showing 25th and 75th percentiles
Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 R10,500 R24,827 R27,500
2-4 R22,500 R33,425 R37,500
4-6 R32,500 R45,625 R57,500
6-10 R47,500 R68,289 R72,500
10+ R70,000 R89,609 R110,000

Senior React Native developers with more than six years of experience see their salaries increase by 49.7% to an average monthly salary of R68 289, 15.6% more than 2022’s average for developers at this level.

At this stage of their careers, they’ve overtaken their React and Angular counterparts and now earn 1.7% and 9.5% more, respectively.

Once they pass the ten-year mark, senior React Native developers see their salaries rise by 31.2%. This gives them an average monthly salary of R89 609. Thanks to this increase, they’ve held their edge over senior Angular developers and earn 5.2% more.

However, senior React Native developers with more than ten years of experience trail their React counterparts by 1.2%.

Flutter vs React Native developer salary

React Native trails Flutter among the most desired frameworks in South Africa. Here, we’ll compare average salaries for Flutter vs React Native developers.

Entry-level Flutter developers start out with an average monthly salary of R18 709, 24.6% less than the average React Native developer with fewer than two years of experience.

Once they have two years of experience under their belts, junior React Native developers earn 13.8% more than the average junior Flutter developer’s monthly salary of R29 382. By the time they reach the mid-career level, React Native developers see their advantage over Flutter practically disappear as less than 0.1% separates the two frameworks at this level.

React Native developers with six to ten years of experience now find themselves earning 0.6% more than their Flutter counterparts. By the time they’ve been in the profession for more than ten years, React Native developers fall behind for the first time in their careers, earning 2.5% less than Flutter.

Average React Native vs Flutter Developer Salaries

Years of Experience React Native Flutter
0-2 R24,827 R18,709
2-4 R33,425 R29,382
4-6 R45,625 R45,583
6-10 R68,289 R67,850
10+ R89,609 R91,937

Keep in mind

The data in this article is taken from OfferZen’s 2023 State of the Software Developer Nation Report. In this article, ‘salary’ refers to the gross monthly salary (before tax) provided by more than 4500 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 hope to provide a picture of underlying trends by mapping the average salaries for different experience levels.

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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