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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Italy 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,200 EUR
( 38,400 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Italy typically earns around 3,200 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,310 EUR (lowest) to 4,930 EUR (highest).

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

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy Developer / Programmer

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

  • Salary Range

    Developer / Programmer salaries in Italy range between 1,310 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,930 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,330 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 3,330 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,330 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 people working as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 2,090 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,090 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 4,460 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,460 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Developer / Programmer

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level. A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,510 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,070 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,610 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,160 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,700 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,580 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
1,510 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
2,070 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
2,610 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
3,160 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
3,700 EUR
20+ Years+24%
4,580 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Italy Developer / Programmer

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 1,510 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,910 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,670 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 3,750 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 4,660 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

1,510 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
1,910 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
2,670 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
3,750 EUR
4,660 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Developer / ProgrammerThough 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 9% more than their female counterparts.
3,060 EUR
3,340 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Italy Developer / ProgrammerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Developer / Programmer employees in Italy earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
3,090 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,310 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Developer / Programmer Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Developer / Programmer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Developer / Programmer
Average Salary 2016
2,770 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,870 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
2,980 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
3,090 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Developer / Programmer salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Italy

18 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy for Developer / Programmer is 18 EUR. This means that the average Developer / Programmer in Italy earns approximatly 18 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly ItalyWe compared Italy salaries for Developer / Programmer, Developers and Programmers, and Information Technology and we found that Developer / Programmer salaries are 1% less than those of Developers and Programmers. We also found out that Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
ABAP Developer3,200 EUR=
Android Developer3,300 EUR+3%
Angular Developer3,270 EUR+2%
AS400 Programmer3,530 EUR+10%
Avaloq Developer3,170 EUR-1%
BizTalk Developer 3,430 EUR+7%
Build and Release Engineer3,380 EUR+6%
Business Intelligence Developer3,810 EUR+19%
Business Objects Developer3,370 EUR+5%
C# Developer3,260 EUR+2%
C++ Developer3,550 EUR+11%
CMS Developer3,170 EUR-1%
Curam Developer3,080 EUR-4%
Developer / Programmer3,200 EUR=
Flash Developer3,080 EUR-4%
Front End Developer2,980 EUR-7%
Full Stack Developer3,640 EUR+14%
Game Developer3,500 EUR+9%
GIS Developer3,440 EUR+8%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer3,140 EUR-2%
Graphics Programmer3,370 EUR+5%
Imaging Programmer3,160 EUR-1%
IOS Developer3,510 EUR+10%
Java Developer3,360 EUR+5%
Javascript Developer3,300 EUR+3%
Lead Developer3,790 EUR+18%
Mobile Developer3,320 EUR+4%
Multimedia Developer3,190 EUR-0%
Nodejs Developer3,910 EUR+22%
Oracle Developer3,910 EUR+22%
Perl Developer3,110 EUR-3%
PHP Developer3,220 EUR+1%
Python Developer3,700 EUR+16%
Remedy Developer2,840 EUR-11%
Ruby Developer3,160 EUR-1%
Salesforce Developer2,890 EUR-10%
SAS Programmer3,370 EUR+5%
Sharepoint Developer3,550 EUR+11%
Software Development Manager3,930 EUR+23%
Software QA Engineer3,260 EUR+2%
Software Test Engineer3,090 EUR-3%
Teradata Developer2,880 EUR-10%
TIBCO Developer3,220 EUR+1%
User Experience Designer3,270 EUR+2%
VB Developer2,860 EUR-11%
VB.NET Developer3,300 EUR+3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna3,270 EUR
Catania3,040 EUR
Genova3,400 EUR
Milano3,550 EUR
Napoli3,430 EUR
Palermo3,520 EUR
Parma2,960 EUR
Rome3,680 EUR
Torino3,300 EUR
Trieste3,030 EUR
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