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TypeScript Developer Salary Trends in South Africa

16 October 2023, by Josh Nel

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TypeScript is the third most used programming language among South African software engineers, behind JavaScript and C#. Here, we’ll look at what they can expect to earn at each stage of their careers and how they 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 R23,345 R27,500
2-4 R22,500 R34,430 R39,500
4-6 R32,500 R48,316 R55,500
6-10 R47,500 R67,485 R77,500
10+ R67,500 R88,320 R97,500

The good news is that TypeScript salaries have increased across the board since 2022, meaning entry-level developers earn an average monthly income of R23 345, up 11.4% (R2 392) year-on-year. That’s also 7.2% (R1 576) more than entry-level JavaScript developers.

With at least two years on the job, TypeScript developers can expect the largest increase of their careers. They see their salaries rise by 47.5% (R11 085), giving them an average monthly salary of R34 430. This is 12.2% (R3 738) more than they earned in 2022. By contrast, JavaScript developers at this level earn 12.6% (R3 843) less.

With four-to-six-year’s experience, TypeScript developers see a 40.3% (R13 886) raise to earn R48 316. That’s 8.5% (R3 779) more than they would’ve earned in 2022, and 10% (R4 376) higher than their JavaScript counterparts.

As mentioned, TypeScript adoption has surged in South Africa recently, meaning a high demand for those skilled in its use, with concomitant high increases. Moreover, junior developers tend to change companies more often, giving them the chance to negotiate for salaries with larger increases than they might earn working at the same company for a long time.

Average TypeScript Developer Salaries in 2023 vs 2022

Years of Experience 2023 2022
0-2 R23,345 R20,953
2-4 R34,430 R30,693
4-6 R48,316 R44,537
6-10 R67,485 R62,488
10+ R88,320 R83,292

More experienced TypeScript developers in the six-to-ten-year bracket are in for another generous increase of 39.7% (R19 169), bringing their earnings to R67 485 – 8% (R4 998) up on 2022 and 6.5% (R4 126) more than their JavaScript counterparts.

Those with at least 10 years under their belts can expect a 30.9% (R20 835) jump to a salary of R88 320. That’s 6% (R5 028) more than the 2022 equivalent, and 5.8% (R4 850) 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 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.

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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