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TypeScript Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

26 March 2024 , by Josh Nel

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In 2024, TypeScript continues to defend its rank as the third most used programming language among South African software engineers, coming in behind JavaScript and C#. Here, we’ll look at what TypeScript developers can expect to earn at each stage of their careers and how salaries compare to those for JavaScript.


Average TypeScript Developer Salary

Average Salary by Years Experience, showing 25th and 75th percentiles
Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 R12,500 R23,763 R27,500
2-4 R22,500 R35,345 R39,500
4-6 R32,500 R50,393 R55,500
6-10 R47,500 R66,537 R77,500
10+ R67,500 R93,336 R97,500

Entry-level TypeScript developers earn an average monthly income of R23 763, up 1.8% from 2023. That’s also a massive 16.9% more than entry-level JavaScript developers.

After two years on the job, TypeScript developers get the largest experienced-based increase of their careers: They see their salaries rise by 47.5%, giving them an average monthly salary of R35 345. JavaScript developers at this level earn 15.3% less. Year-on-year, the TypeScript benchmark hasn’t changed much. It’s just 2.7% more than they earned in 2023.

After four to six years of experience, TypeScript devs see a 40.3% raise to R50 393. That’s 4.3% more than they would’ve earned in 2023, and 10.1% higher than their JavaScript counterparts.

Average TypeScript Developer Salaries in 2023 vs 2024

Years of Experience 2023 2024
0-2 R23,345 R23,763
2-4 R34,430 R35,345
4-6 R48,316 R50,393
6-10 R67,485 R66,537
10+ R88,320 R93,336

After six to ten years on the job, TypeScript developers are in for an increase of 39.7%, bringing their earnings to R66 537. However, this is 1.4% less than their average benchmark in 2023. Despite this, they still earn 4.1% more than their JavaScript counterparts.

Those with at least 10 years under their belts can expect a 30.9% jump to a salary of R93 336. That’s 5.7% more than the 2023 equivalent, and 3.2% more than those working in JavaScript.

Senior TypeScript developers require expert coding skills. In addition, they need to collaborate with designers and other developers to plan, create and implement user interface strategies, among a host of other responsibilities that likely include leading teams of more junior developers. For this reason, they are highly valuable assets and are rewarded accordingly.

Keep in mind

The data in this article is taken from OfferZen's 2024 State of the Software Developer Nation Report. In this article, 'salary' refers to the gross monthly salary (before tax) provided by more than 3935 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.

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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