A person working in Information Technology in Lesotho typically earns around 11,800 LSL per month. Salaries range from 6,110 LSL (lowest average) to 19,200 LSL (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||10,800 LSL|
|ABAP Developer||10,600 LSL|
|Advertising Account Planner||10,100 LSL|
|Android Developer||10,900 LSL|
|Angular Developer||10,100 LSL|
|Application Consultant||13,600 LSL|
|Applications System Specialist||9,890 LSL|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||13,900 LSL|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||14,200 LSL|
|AS400 Programmer||11,800 LSL|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||13,700 LSL|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||13,100 LSL|
|Avaloq Developer||11,300 LSL|
|BizTalk Developer||12,400 LSL|
|Blockchain Associate||11,700 LSL|
|Blockchain Developer||10,100 LSL|
|Build and Release Engineer||10,300 LSL|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||12,200 LSL|
|Business Intelligence Developer||11,900 LSL|
|Business Objects Developer||10,400 LSL|
|Business Process Consultant||12,200 LSL|
|Business Systems Analyst||10,300 LSL|
|C# Developer||12,100 LSL|
|C++ Developer||12,500 LSL|
|Capacity Planning Manager||16,000 LSL|
|Change Administrator||9,690 LSL|
|Chief Information Security Officer||17,300 LSL|
|Client Delivery Manager||15,100 LSL|
|CMS Developer||9,460 LSL|
|Computer Animator||10,100 LSL|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||9,460 LSL|
|Computer Networks Architect||12,400 LSL|
|Computer Operator||8,030 LSL|
|Computer Technician||9,420 LSL|
|Copy Editor||9,260 LSL|
|CRM Application Administrator||11,000 LSL|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||16,300 LSL|
|Curam Developer||9,260 LSL|
|Data Analyst||10,400 LSL|
|Data Architect||11,300 LSL|
|Data Center Technician||9,690 LSL|
|Data Entry Supervisor||7,480 LSL|
|Data Manager||15,700 LSL|
|Data Modeling Analyst||11,800 LSL|
|Data Quality Analyst||11,300 LSL|
|Data Security Analyst||11,900 LSL|
|Data Security Manager||15,400 LSL|
|Data Warehousing Manager||14,800 LSL|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||10,500 LSL|
|Database Administration Manager||14,300 LSL|
|Database Administrator||12,000 LSL|
|Database Analyst||12,700 LSL|
|Database Developer||11,400 LSL|
|Database Report Writer||10,800 LSL|
|Delivery Manager||11,900 LSL|
|Developer / Programmer||11,800 LSL|
|Development Manager||15,700 LSL|
|Director of Application Development||17,300 LSL|
|Director of Technology||19,200 LSL|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||11,000 LSL|
|Documentation Specialist||9,890 LSL|
|E-Commerce Manager||13,400 LSL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||13,100 LSL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||14,600 LSL|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||15,500 LSL|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||16,700 LSL|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||14,600 LSL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||15,200 LSL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||18,200 LSL|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||12,500 LSL|
|ERP Analyst||12,800 LSL|
|ERP Project Manager||16,200 LSL|
|Ethical Hacker||9,970 LSL|
|Financial Systems Manager||16,200 LSL|
|Flash Developer||10,400 LSL|
|Front End Developer||9,410 LSL|
|Full Stack Developer||11,800 LSL|
|Functional Analyst||11,900 LSL|
|Game Developer||10,800 LSL|
|GIS Analyst||10,800 LSL|
|GIS Developer||11,200 LSL|
|Global BI Analyst||12,100 LSL|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||9,690 LSL|
|Graphics Programmer||10,500 LSL|
|Graphics Web Designer||9,410 LSL|
|Hardware Design Engineer||11,400 LSL|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||16,400 LSL|
|Hardware Technician||9,270 LSL|
|Head of Development||15,700 LSL|
|Help Desk Analyst||11,000 LSL|
|Help Desk Manager||12,800 LSL|
|Help Desk Support||8,000 LSL|
|Helpdesk Manager||13,500 LSL|
|Imaging Programmer||9,890 LSL|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||11,700 LSL|
|Information Assurance Analyst||12,400 LSL|
|Information Program Director||15,700 LSL|
|Information Security Administrator||12,700 LSL|
|Information Security Analyst||14,500 LSL|
|Information Security Engineer||11,600 LSL|
|Information Security Manager||16,900 LSL|
|Information Security Specialist||14,200 LSL|
|Information Services Consultant||13,300 LSL|
|Information Technology Administrator||9,170 LSL|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||15,000 LSL|
|Information Technology Consultant||14,100 LSL|
|Information Technology Coordinator||9,210 LSL|
|Information Technology Director||20,000 LSL|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||9,890 LSL|
|Information Technology Manager||20,000 LSL|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||18,700 LSL|
|Information Technology Product Manager||16,200 LSL|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||9,460 LSL|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||11,500 LSL|
|Information Technology Project Leader||13,600 LSL|
|Information Technology Project Manager||17,800 LSL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||13,900 LSL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||13,100 LSL|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||11,800 LSL|
|Information Technology Support||7,880 LSL|
|Information Technology Team Leader||14,200 LSL|
|Information Technology Trainer||12,400 LSL|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||12,000 LSL|
|Interface Design Manager||14,400 LSL|
|Interface Designer||9,360 LSL|
|IOS Developer||12,700 LSL|
|Java Developer||12,500 LSL|
|Lead Developer||12,800 LSL|
|Linux Administrator||11,100 LSL|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||11,400 LSL|
|Lotus Notes Developer||11,600 LSL|
|Mail Server Administrator||10,300 LSL|
|Major Incident Manager||13,400 LSL|
|Managed Service Specialist||11,900 LSL|
|Microsystems Engineer||11,700 LSL|
|Mobile Developer||11,600 LSL|
|Multimedia Developer||10,300 LSL|
|Multimedia Services Manager||13,600 LSL|
|Network Administration Team Lead||13,800 LSL|
|Network Administrator||10,300 LSL|
|Network Analyst||11,100 LSL|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||18,500 LSL|
|Network Engineer||9,830 LSL|
|Network Engineering Manager||13,100 LSL|
|Network Security Systems Manager||14,300 LSL|
|Network Specialist||11,500 LSL|
|Network Technician||9,270 LSL|
|Nodejs Developer||12,600 LSL|
|NT Systems Administrator||10,400 LSL|
|Numerical Control Programmer||9,500 LSL|
|Online Banking Manager||18,000 LSL|
|Online Banking Specialist||13,700 LSL|
|OPS Manager||16,700 LSL|
|Oracle Database Administrator||10,600 LSL|
|Oracle Developer||12,600 LSL|
|Perl Developer||10,200 LSL|
|PHP Developer||9,830 LSL|
|Python Developer||12,400 LSL|
|Records Manager||9,260 LSL|
|Remedy Developer||8,980 LSL|
|Reporting Analyst||11,100 LSL|
|Ruby Developer||10,300 LSL|
|Salesforce Administrator||11,400 LSL|
|Salesforce Developer||8,690 LSL|
|SAP Consultant||12,400 LSL|
|SAS Programmer||10,600 LSL|
|Scrum Master||9,540 LSL|
|SEO Associate||9,120 LSL|
|SEO Manager||14,500 LSL|
|Service Delivery Manager||15,400 LSL|
|Service Level Manager||14,800 LSL|
|Service Support Lead||11,800 LSL|
|SharePoint Administrator||11,000 LSL|
|Sharepoint Consultant||11,900 LSL|
|Sharepoint Developer||12,400 LSL|
|Shift Leader||11,900 LSL|
|SOA Analyst||10,800 LSL|
|SOC Engineer||10,800 LSL|
|Software Analyst||11,300 LSL|
|Software Architect||10,800 LSL|
|Software Development Manager||15,500 LSL|
|Software Engineer||11,200 LSL|
|Software QA Engineer||11,000 LSL|
|Software Sales||10,800 LSL|
|Software Specialist||10,500 LSL|
|Software Support Engineer||9,730 LSL|
|Software Test Engineer||9,550 LSL|
|Solutions Architect||16,200 LSL|
|Storage Engineer||9,500 LSL|
|Support Analyst||10,200 LSL|
|Support Specialist||11,500 LSL|
|System Administrator||10,600 LSL|
|Systems Analyst||11,100 LSL|
|Systems Architect||11,700 LSL|
|Systems Consultant||13,500 LSL|
|Systems Engineer||9,540 LSL|
|Systems Integrator||11,700 LSL|
|Technical Analyst||9,950 LSL|
|Technical Consultant||13,000 LSL|
|Technical Manager||12,800 LSL|
|Technical Project Manager||15,200 LSL|
|Technical Sales||10,700 LSL|
|Technical Trainer||11,500 LSL|
|Technical Writer||10,200 LSL|
|Technology Business Analyst||11,300 LSL|
|Technology Director||18,800 LSL|
|Technology Specialist||14,300 LSL|
|Teradata Developer||9,120 LSL|
|Test Analyst||10,700 LSL|
|Testing Manager||15,500 LSL|
|TIBCO Developer||9,600 LSL|
|UNIX Administrator||12,100 LSL|
|Usability Engineer||11,400 LSL|
|User Experience Consultant||12,100 LSL|
|User Experience Design Expert||11,500 LSL|
|User Experience Designer||10,300 LSL|
|User Experience Researcher||11,900 LSL|
|User Interface Designer||11,000 LSL|
|VB Developer||8,730 LSL|
|VB.NET Developer||11,800 LSL|
|Video Game Designer||9,750 LSL|
|Visual Information Specialist||11,000 LSL|
|Web Applications Manager||13,500 LSL|
|Web Content Specialist||12,100 LSL|
|Web Designer||10,300 LSL|
|Web Developer||10,700 LSL|
|Web Editor||9,120 LSL|
|Web Project Manager||12,900 LSL|
|Web Promotions Specialist||11,100 LSL|
|Web Security Administrator||11,700 LSL|
|Web Security Manager||17,300 LSL|
|Web Support Analyst||8,960 LSL|
|Web Writer||9,580 LSL|
|Windows System Administrator||9,970 LSL|
|Wireless Consultant||13,600 LSL|
|Writer and Documentor||9,690 LSL|
Information Technology salaries in Lesotho range from 6,110 LSL per month (minimum average salary) to 19,200 LSL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 11,300 LSL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,300 LSL while the other half are earning more than 11,300 LSL. 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 7,840 LSL while 75% of them are earning more than 7,840 LSL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 14,600 LSL while 25% are earning more than 14,600 LSL.
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 Lesotho costs anywhere from 58,700 Loti(s) to 176,000 Loti(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 Lesotho who work in Information Technology earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Lesotho are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Lesotho for the year 2020. 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.
67% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% 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 Lesotho earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.