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Information Technology Average Salaries in Latvia 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Latvia?

Average Monthly Salary
1,310 LVL
( 15,700 LVL yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer1,270 LVL
ABAP Developer1,120 LVL
Advertising Account Planner1,120 LVL
Android Developer1,220 LVL
Angular Developer1,130 LVL
Application Consultant1,590 LVL
Applications System Specialist1,110 LVL
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist1,550 LVL
Artificial Intelligence Developer1,580 LVL
AS400 Programmer1,400 LVL
Assistant Information Technology Manager1,590 LVL
Assistant Service Delivery Manager1,470 LVL
Avaloq Developer1,220 LVL
BizTalk Developer 1,420 LVL
Blockchain Associate1,320 LVL
Blockchain Developer1,140 LVL
Build and Release Engineer1,170 LVL
Business Intelligence Analyst1,380 LVL
Business Intelligence Developer1,390 LVL
Business Objects Developer1,270 LVL
Business Process Consultant1,310 LVL
Business Systems Analyst1,190 LVL
C# Developer1,400 LVL
C++ Developer1,440 LVL
Capacity Planning Manager1,790 LVL
Change Administrator1,180 LVL
Chief Information Security Officer1,830 LVL
Client Delivery Manager1,640 LVL
CMS Developer1,120 LVL
Computer Animator1,130 LVL
Computer Hardware Engineer1,120 LVL
Computer Networks Architect1,300 LVL
Computer Operator900 LVL
Computer Technician1,050 LVL
Copy Editor1,030 LVL
CRM Application Administrator1,130 LVL
Cross Platform Security Manager1,730 LVL
Curam Developer1,090 LVL
Data Analyst1,270 LVL
Data Architect1,250 LVL
Data Center Technician1,090 LVL
Data Entry Supervisor820 LVL
Data Manager1,630 LVL
Data Modeling Analyst1,290 LVL
Data Quality Analyst1,310 LVL
Data Security Analyst1,300 LVL
Data Security Manager1,800 LVL
Data Warehousing Manager1,780 LVL
Data Warehousing Specialist1,270 LVL
Database Administration Manager1,550 LVL
Database Administrator1,300 LVL
Database Analyst1,370 LVL
Database Developer1,360 LVL
Database Report Writer1,280 LVL
Delivery Manager1,310 LVL
Developer / Programmer1,360 LVL
Development Manager1,740 LVL
Director of Application Development1,810 LVL
Director of Technology2,260 LVL
Disaster Recovery Analyst1,270 LVL
Documentation Specialist1,100 LVL
E-Commerce Manager1,600 LVL
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst1,560 LVL
E-Commerce Marketing Manager1,560 LVL
E-Commerce Sales Manager1,660 LVL
E-Commerce Strategy Manager1,790 LVL
Enterprise Architecture Manager1,610 LVL
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect1,740 LVL
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager2,010 LVL
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant1,340 LVL
ERP Analyst1,330 LVL
ERP Project Manager1,790 LVL
Ethical Hacker1,120 LVL
Financial Systems Manager1,980 LVL
Flash Developer1,070 LVL
Front End Developer1,070 LVL
Full Stack Developer1,380 LVL
Functional Analyst1,340 LVL
Game Developer1,130 LVL
GIS Analyst1,170 LVL
GIS Developer1,270 LVL
Global BI Analyst1,440 LVL
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer1,110 LVL
Graphics Programmer1,170 LVL
Graphics Web Designer1,050 LVL
Hardware Design Engineer1,240 LVL
Hardware Engineering Manager1,800 LVL
Hardware Technician1,010 LVL
Head of Development1,740 LVL
Help Desk Analyst1,270 LVL
Help Desk Manager1,430 LVL
Help Desk Support890 LVL
Helpdesk Manager1,440 LVL
Imaging Programmer1,130 LVL
Informatics Optimization Specialist1,320 LVL
Information Assurance Analyst1,390 LVL
Information Program Director1,850 LVL
Information Security Administrator1,490 LVL
Information Security Analyst1,520 LVL
Information Security Engineer1,270 LVL
Information Security Manager1,970 LVL
Information Security Specialist1,490 LVL
Information Services Consultant1,570 LVL
Information Technology Administrator1,060 LVL
Information Technology Asset Manager1,770 LVL
Information Technology Consultant1,510 LVL
Information Technology Coordinator1,010 LVL
Information Technology Director2,210 LVL
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer1,190 LVL
Information Technology Manager2,190 LVL
Information Technology Operations Manager2,030 LVL
Information Technology Product Manager1,820 LVL
Information Technology Project Administrator1,050 LVL
Information Technology Project Coordinator1,390 LVL
Information Technology Project Leader1,630 LVL
Information Technology Project Manager1,930 LVL
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager1,510 LVL
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)1,430 LVL
Information Technology Quality Specialist1,310 LVL
Information Technology Support870 LVL
Information Technology Team Leader1,530 LVL
Information Technology Trainer1,350 LVL
Information Technology Training Analyst1,280 LVL
Interface Design Manager1,580 LVL
Interface Designer1,040 LVL
IOS Developer1,410 LVL
Java Developer1,420 LVL
Javascript Developer1,270 LVL
Lead Developer1,550 LVL
Linux Administrator1,260 LVL
Lotus Domino Administrator1,320 LVL
Lotus Notes Developer1,280 LVL
Mail Server Administrator1,170 LVL
Major Incident Manager1,490 LVL
Managed Service Specialist1,320 LVL
Microsystems Engineer1,240 LVL
Mobile Developer1,360 LVL
Multimedia Developer1,170 LVL
Multimedia Services Manager1,480 LVL
Network Administration Team Lead1,580 LVL
Network Administrator1,160 LVL
Network Analyst1,250 LVL
Network and Infrastructure Manager1,920 LVL
Network Engineer1,100 LVL
Network Engineering Manager1,470 LVL
Network Security Systems Manager1,590 LVL
Network Specialist1,280 LVL
Network Technician1,030 LVL
Nodejs Developer1,290 LVL
NT Systems Administrator1,170 LVL
Numerical Control Programmer1,060 LVL
Online Banking Manager2,120 LVL
Online Banking Specialist1,610 LVL
OPS Manager1,820 LVL
Oracle Database Administrator1,250 LVL
Oracle Developer1,320 LVL
Perl Developer1,050 LVL
PHP Developer1,120 LVL
Python Developer1,310 LVL
Records Manager1,050 LVL
Remedy Developer1,060 LVL
Reporting Analyst1,300 LVL
Ruby Developer1,150 LVL
Salesforce Administrator1,170 LVL
Salesforce Developer990 LVL
SAP Consultant1,430 LVL
SAS Programmer1,190 LVL
Scrum Master1,050 LVL
SEO Associate1,090 LVL
SEO Manager1,490 LVL
Service Delivery Manager1,620 LVL
Service Level Manager1,680 LVL
Service Support Lead1,330 LVL
SharePoint Administrator1,290 LVL
Sharepoint Consultant1,310 LVL
Sharepoint Developer1,320 LVL
Shift Leader1,390 LVL
SOA Analyst1,290 LVL
SOC Engineer1,220 LVL
Software Analyst1,260 LVL
Software Architect1,240 LVL
Software Development Manager1,710 LVL
Software Engineer1,280 LVL
Software QA Engineer1,210 LVL
Software Sales1,190 LVL
Software Specialist1,150 LVL
Software Support Engineer1,070 LVL
Software Test Engineer1,160 LVL
Solutions Architect1,790 LVL
Storage Engineer1,120 LVL
Supervisor880 LVL
Support Analyst1,110 LVL
Support Specialist1,300 LVL
System Administrator1,190 LVL
Systems Analyst1,270 LVL
Systems Architect1,330 LVL
Systems Consultant1,590 LVL
Systems Engineer1,020 LVL
Systems Integrator1,260 LVL
Technical Analyst1,090 LVL
Technical Consultant1,530 LVL
Technical Manager1,390 LVL
Technical Project Manager1,690 LVL
Technical Sales1,300 LVL
Technical Trainer1,260 LVL
Technical Writer1,120 LVL
Technology Business Analyst1,300 LVL
Technology Director2,200 LVL
Technology Specialist1,580 LVL
Teradata Developer1,100 LVL
Test Analyst1,260 LVL
Tester1,080 LVL
Testing Manager1,640 LVL
TIBCO Developer1,120 LVL
UNIX Administrator1,350 LVL
Usability Engineer1,250 LVL
User Experience Consultant1,310 LVL
User Experience Design Expert1,390 LVL
User Experience Designer1,180 LVL
User Experience Researcher1,430 LVL
User Interface Designer1,190 LVL
VB Developer990 LVL
VB.NET Developer1,330 LVL
Video Game Designer1,160 LVL
Visual Information Specialist1,170 LVL
Web Applications Manager1,590 LVL
Web Content Specialist1,410 LVL
Web Designer1,090 LVL
Web Developer1,130 LVL
Web Editor1,070 LVL
Web Project Manager1,500 LVL
Web Promotions Specialist1,290 LVL
Web Security Administrator1,360 LVL
Web Security Manager1,810 LVL
Web Support Analyst970 LVL
Web Writer1,000 LVL
Webmaster1,070 LVL
Windows System Administrator1,120 LVL
Wireless Consultant1,570 LVL
Writer and Documentor1,170 LVL

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Latvia

Median and salary distribution monthly Latvia Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Latvia Information Technology
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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 employees in Latvia who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,340 LVL
1,270 LVL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Latvia for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Latvia

How much are annual salary increments in Latvia for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Latvia Information Technology
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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.

Latvia / 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 Latvia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Latvia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Latvia Information Technology
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Latvia

8 LVL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Latvia is 8 LVL. This means that the average person in Latvia earns approximately 8 LVL 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Latvia
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Riga1,410 LVL

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 Latvia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,250 LVL
Public Sector+7%
1,340 LVL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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