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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does a Developer / Programmer make in Italy?


Average Monthly Salary
3,570 EUR
( 42,800 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,640
EUR
AVERAGE
3,570
EUR
HIGH
5,670
EUR

A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Italy typically earns around 3,570 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,640 EUR (lowest) to 5,670 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Developer / Programmer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Italy

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Developer / Programmer salaries in Italy range from 1,640 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,670 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,850 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 3,850 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,850 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 2,470 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,470 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 5,140 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,140 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Developer / Programmer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,860 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,490 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,680 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,480 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,880 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,290 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Developer / Programmer average salary change by experience in Italy

0 - 2 Years
1,860 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,490 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,680 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,480 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,880 EUR
20+ Years+8%
5,290 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Developer / Programmer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 2,120 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,330 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,590 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Developer / Programmer average salary difference by education level in Italy

Certificate or Diploma
2,120 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
3,330 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
5,590 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Italy costs anywhere from 18,200 Euro(s) to 54,700 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Developer / Programmer
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Developer / Programmer employees in Italy earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,690 EUR
Female-7%
3,440 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Developer / Programmer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

How much are annual salary increments in Italy for Developer / Programmer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Italy / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Developer / Programmer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Italy

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Italy Developer / Programmer
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A Developer / Programmer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
60%
No Bonus
40%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Italy


21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 21 EUR. This means that the average Developer / Programmer in Italy earns approximately 21 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly Italy
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The average salary for Developer / Programmer is 6% more than that of Developers and Programmers. Also, Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.

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Android Developer3,700 EUR+4%
Angular Developer3,400 EUR-5%
AS400 Programmer3,760 EUR+5%
Avaloq Developer3,360 EUR-6%
BizTalk Developer 3,730 EUR+5%
Build and Release Engineer3,380 EUR-5%
Business Intelligence Developer3,810 EUR+7%
Business Objects Developer3,370 EUR-5%
C# Developer3,770 EUR+6%
C++ Developer3,820 EUR+7%
CMS Developer3,170 EUR-11%
Curam Developer3,080 EUR-14%
Developer / Programmer3,570 EUR+0%
Flash Developer3,080 EUR-14%
Front End Developer3,130 EUR-12%
Full Stack Developer3,790 EUR+6%
Game Developer3,500 EUR-2%
GIS Developer3,620 EUR+2%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer3,140 EUR-12%
Graphics Programmer3,370 EUR-5%
Imaging Programmer3,160 EUR-11%
IOS Developer4,040 EUR+13%
Java Developer3,920 EUR+10%
Javascript Developer3,620 EUR+2%
Lead Developer4,260 EUR+19%
Mobile Developer3,550 EUR-0%
Multimedia Developer3,190 EUR-11%
Nodejs Developer4,040 EUR+13%
Oracle Developer3,850 EUR+8%
Perl Developer3,110 EUR-13%
PHP Developer3,270 EUR-8%
Python Developer3,920 EUR+10%
Remedy Developer2,840 EUR-20%
Ruby Developer3,290 EUR-8%
Salesforce Developer2,890 EUR-19%
SAS Programmer3,370 EUR-5%
Sharepoint Developer4,020 EUR+13%
Software Development Manager4,660 EUR+31%
Software QA Engineer3,260 EUR-9%
Software Test Engineer3,090 EUR-13%
Teradata Developer2,880 EUR-19%
TIBCO Developer3,220 EUR-10%
User Experience Designer3,270 EUR-8%
VB Developer2,860 EUR-20%
VB.NET Developer3,790 EUR+6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna3,650 EUR
Catania3,390 EUR
Genova3,780 EUR
Milano3,960 EUR
Napoli3,820 EUR
Palermo3,920 EUR
Parma3,290 EUR
Rome4,100 EUR
Torino3,680 EUR
Trieste3,370 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,540 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,740 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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