A person working in Information Technology in Latvia typically earns around 1,310 LVL per month. Salaries range from 680 LVL (lowest average) to 2,130 LVL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||1,270 LVL|
|ABAP Developer||1,120 LVL|
|Advertising Account Planner||1,120 LVL|
|Android Developer||1,220 LVL|
|Angular Developer||1,130 LVL|
|Application Consultant||1,590 LVL|
|Applications System Specialist||1,110 LVL|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||1,550 LVL|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||1,580 LVL|
|AS400 Programmer||1,400 LVL|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||1,590 LVL|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||1,470 LVL|
|Avaloq Developer||1,220 LVL|
|BizTalk Developer||1,420 LVL|
|Blockchain Associate||1,320 LVL|
|Blockchain Developer||1,140 LVL|
|Build and Release Engineer||1,170 LVL|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||1,380 LVL|
|Business Intelligence Developer||1,390 LVL|
|Business Objects Developer||1,270 LVL|
|Business Process Consultant||1,310 LVL|
|Business Systems Analyst||1,190 LVL|
|C# Developer||1,400 LVL|
|C++ Developer||1,440 LVL|
|Capacity Planning Manager||1,790 LVL|
|Change Administrator||1,180 LVL|
|Chief Information Security Officer||1,830 LVL|
|Client Delivery Manager||1,640 LVL|
|CMS Developer||1,120 LVL|
|Computer Animator||1,130 LVL|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||1,120 LVL|
|Computer Networks Architect||1,300 LVL|
|Computer Operator||900 LVL|
|Computer Technician||1,050 LVL|
|Copy Editor||1,030 LVL|
|CRM Application Administrator||1,130 LVL|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||1,730 LVL|
|Curam Developer||1,090 LVL|
|Data Analyst||1,270 LVL|
|Data Architect||1,250 LVL|
|Data Center Technician||1,090 LVL|
|Data Entry Supervisor||820 LVL|
|Data Manager||1,630 LVL|
|Data Modeling Analyst||1,290 LVL|
|Data Quality Analyst||1,310 LVL|
|Data Security Analyst||1,300 LVL|
|Data Security Manager||1,800 LVL|
|Data Warehousing Manager||1,780 LVL|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||1,270 LVL|
|Database Administration Manager||1,550 LVL|
|Database Administrator||1,300 LVL|
|Database Analyst||1,370 LVL|
|Database Developer||1,360 LVL|
|Database Report Writer||1,280 LVL|
|Delivery Manager||1,310 LVL|
|Developer / Programmer||1,360 LVL|
|Development Manager||1,740 LVL|
|Director of Application Development||1,810 LVL|
|Director of Technology||2,260 LVL|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||1,270 LVL|
|Documentation Specialist||1,100 LVL|
|E-Commerce Manager||1,600 LVL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||1,560 LVL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||1,560 LVL|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||1,660 LVL|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||1,790 LVL|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||1,610 LVL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||1,740 LVL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||2,010 LVL|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||1,340 LVL|
|ERP Analyst||1,330 LVL|
|ERP Project Manager||1,790 LVL|
|Ethical Hacker||1,120 LVL|
|Financial Systems Manager||1,980 LVL|
|Flash Developer||1,070 LVL|
|Front End Developer||1,070 LVL|
|Full Stack Developer||1,380 LVL|
|Functional Analyst||1,340 LVL|
|Game Developer||1,130 LVL|
|GIS Analyst||1,170 LVL|
|GIS Developer||1,270 LVL|
|Global BI Analyst||1,440 LVL|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||1,110 LVL|
|Graphics Programmer||1,170 LVL|
|Graphics Web Designer||1,050 LVL|
|Hardware Design Engineer||1,240 LVL|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||1,800 LVL|
|Hardware Technician||1,010 LVL|
|Head of Development||1,740 LVL|
|Help Desk Analyst||1,270 LVL|
|Help Desk Manager||1,430 LVL|
|Help Desk Support||890 LVL|
|Helpdesk Manager||1,440 LVL|
|Imaging Programmer||1,130 LVL|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||1,320 LVL|
|Information Assurance Analyst||1,390 LVL|
|Information Program Director||1,850 LVL|
|Information Security Administrator||1,490 LVL|
|Information Security Analyst||1,520 LVL|
|Information Security Engineer||1,270 LVL|
|Information Security Manager||1,970 LVL|
|Information Security Specialist||1,490 LVL|
|Information Services Consultant||1,570 LVL|
|Information Technology Administrator||1,060 LVL|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||1,770 LVL|
|Information Technology Consultant||1,510 LVL|
|Information Technology Coordinator||1,010 LVL|
|Information Technology Director||2,210 LVL|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||1,190 LVL|
|Information Technology Manager||2,190 LVL|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||2,030 LVL|
|Information Technology Product Manager||1,820 LVL|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||1,050 LVL|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||1,390 LVL|
|Information Technology Project Leader||1,630 LVL|
|Information Technology Project Manager||1,930 LVL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||1,510 LVL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||1,430 LVL|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||1,310 LVL|
|Information Technology Support||870 LVL|
|Information Technology Team Leader||1,530 LVL|
|Information Technology Trainer||1,350 LVL|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||1,280 LVL|
|Interface Design Manager||1,580 LVL|
|Interface Designer||1,040 LVL|
|IOS Developer||1,410 LVL|
|Java Developer||1,420 LVL|
|Lead Developer||1,550 LVL|
|Linux Administrator||1,260 LVL|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||1,320 LVL|
|Lotus Notes Developer||1,280 LVL|
|Mail Server Administrator||1,170 LVL|
|Major Incident Manager||1,490 LVL|
|Managed Service Specialist||1,320 LVL|
|Microsystems Engineer||1,240 LVL|
|Mobile Developer||1,360 LVL|
|Multimedia Developer||1,170 LVL|
|Multimedia Services Manager||1,480 LVL|
|Network Administration Team Lead||1,580 LVL|
|Network Administrator||1,160 LVL|
|Network Analyst||1,250 LVL|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||1,920 LVL|
|Network Engineer||1,100 LVL|
|Network Engineering Manager||1,470 LVL|
|Network Security Systems Manager||1,590 LVL|
|Network Specialist||1,280 LVL|
|Network Technician||1,030 LVL|
|Nodejs Developer||1,290 LVL|
|NT Systems Administrator||1,170 LVL|
|Numerical Control Programmer||1,060 LVL|
|Online Banking Manager||2,120 LVL|
|Online Banking Specialist||1,610 LVL|
|OPS Manager||1,820 LVL|
|Oracle Database Administrator||1,250 LVL|
|Oracle Developer||1,320 LVL|
|Perl Developer||1,050 LVL|
|PHP Developer||1,120 LVL|
|Python Developer||1,310 LVL|
|Records Manager||1,050 LVL|
|Remedy Developer||1,060 LVL|
|Reporting Analyst||1,300 LVL|
|Ruby Developer||1,150 LVL|
|Salesforce Administrator||1,170 LVL|
|Salesforce Developer||990 LVL|
|SAP Consultant||1,430 LVL|
|SAS Programmer||1,190 LVL|
|Scrum Master||1,050 LVL|
|SEO Associate||1,090 LVL|
|SEO Manager||1,490 LVL|
|Service Delivery Manager||1,620 LVL|
|Service Level Manager||1,680 LVL|
|Service Support Lead||1,330 LVL|
|SharePoint Administrator||1,290 LVL|
|Sharepoint Consultant||1,310 LVL|
|Sharepoint Developer||1,320 LVL|
|Shift Leader||1,390 LVL|
|SOA Analyst||1,290 LVL|
|SOC Engineer||1,220 LVL|
|Software Analyst||1,260 LVL|
|Software Architect||1,240 LVL|
|Software Development Manager||1,710 LVL|
|Software Engineer||1,280 LVL|
|Software QA Engineer||1,210 LVL|
|Software Sales||1,190 LVL|
|Software Specialist||1,150 LVL|
|Software Support Engineer||1,070 LVL|
|Software Test Engineer||1,160 LVL|
|Solutions Architect||1,790 LVL|
|Storage Engineer||1,120 LVL|
|Support Analyst||1,110 LVL|
|Support Specialist||1,300 LVL|
|System Administrator||1,190 LVL|
|Systems Analyst||1,270 LVL|
|Systems Architect||1,330 LVL|
|Systems Consultant||1,590 LVL|
|Systems Engineer||1,020 LVL|
|Systems Integrator||1,260 LVL|
|Technical Analyst||1,090 LVL|
|Technical Consultant||1,530 LVL|
|Technical Manager||1,390 LVL|
|Technical Project Manager||1,690 LVL|
|Technical Sales||1,300 LVL|
|Technical Trainer||1,260 LVL|
|Technical Writer||1,120 LVL|
|Technology Business Analyst||1,300 LVL|
|Technology Director||2,200 LVL|
|Technology Specialist||1,580 LVL|
|Teradata Developer||1,100 LVL|
|Test Analyst||1,260 LVL|
|Testing Manager||1,640 LVL|
|TIBCO Developer||1,120 LVL|
|UNIX Administrator||1,350 LVL|
|Usability Engineer||1,250 LVL|
|User Experience Consultant||1,310 LVL|
|User Experience Design Expert||1,390 LVL|
|User Experience Designer||1,180 LVL|
|User Experience Researcher||1,430 LVL|
|User Interface Designer||1,190 LVL|
|VB Developer||990 LVL|
|VB.NET Developer||1,330 LVL|
|Video Game Designer||1,160 LVL|
|Visual Information Specialist||1,170 LVL|
|Web Applications Manager||1,590 LVL|
|Web Content Specialist||1,410 LVL|
|Web Designer||1,090 LVL|
|Web Developer||1,130 LVL|
|Web Editor||1,070 LVL|
|Web Project Manager||1,500 LVL|
|Web Promotions Specialist||1,290 LVL|
|Web Security Administrator||1,360 LVL|
|Web Security Manager||1,810 LVL|
|Web Support Analyst||970 LVL|
|Web Writer||1,000 LVL|
|Windows System Administrator||1,120 LVL|
|Wireless Consultant||1,570 LVL|
|Writer and Documentor||1,170 LVL|
Information Technology salaries in Latvia range from 680 LVL per month (minimum average salary) to 2,130 LVL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,200 LVL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 1,200 LVL while the other half are earning more than 1,200 LVL. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 850 LVL while 75% of them are earning more than 850 LVL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 1,530 LVL while 25% are earning more than 1,530 LVL.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Latvia costs anywhere from 6,510 Latvian Lats(s) to 19,500 Latvian Lats(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Latvia who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Latvia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Latvia 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.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
53% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Latvia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.