A person working in Information Technology in Macao typically earns around 7,490 MOP per month. Salaries range from 3,880 MOP (lowest average) to 12,200 MOP (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||6,980 MOP|
|ABAP Developer||6,950 MOP|
|Advertising Account Planner||6,390 MOP|
|Android Developer||7,360 MOP|
|Angular Developer||6,900 MOP|
|Application Consultant||9,100 MOP|
|Applications System Specialist||6,740 MOP|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||8,620 MOP|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||8,850 MOP|
|AS400 Programmer||7,410 MOP|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||9,140 MOP|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||8,890 MOP|
|Avaloq Developer||7,030 MOP|
|BizTalk Developer||7,790 MOP|
|Blockchain Associate||7,160 MOP|
|Blockchain Developer||6,860 MOP|
|Build and Release Engineer||6,830 MOP|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||8,110 MOP|
|Business Intelligence Developer||7,970 MOP|
|Business Objects Developer||6,780 MOP|
|Business Process Consultant||7,710 MOP|
|Business Systems Analyst||6,430 MOP|
|C# Developer||7,550 MOP|
|C++ Developer||7,820 MOP|
|Capacity Planning Manager||10,100 MOP|
|Change Administrator||6,310 MOP|
|Chief Information Security Officer||11,300 MOP|
|Client Delivery Manager||9,300 MOP|
|CMS Developer||5,950 MOP|
|Computer Animator||6,260 MOP|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||5,950 MOP|
|Computer Networks Architect||7,610 MOP|
|Computer Operator||5,010 MOP|
|Computer Technician||5,920 MOP|
|Copy Editor||5,850 MOP|
|CRM Application Administrator||6,480 MOP|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||9,740 MOP|
|Curam Developer||5,970 MOP|
|Data Analyst||6,780 MOP|
|Data Architect||7,430 MOP|
|Data Center Technician||6,570 MOP|
|Data Entry Supervisor||4,930 MOP|
|Data Manager||9,930 MOP|
|Data Modeling Analyst||7,080 MOP|
|Data Quality Analyst||6,850 MOP|
|Data Security Analyst||7,180 MOP|
|Data Security Manager||10,200 MOP|
|Data Warehousing Manager||10,000 MOP|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||7,080 MOP|
|Database Administration Manager||8,750 MOP|
|Database Administrator||7,390 MOP|
|Database Analyst||7,880 MOP|
|Database Developer||7,880 MOP|
|Database Report Writer||6,770 MOP|
|Delivery Manager||7,590 MOP|
|Developer / Programmer||7,450 MOP|
|Development Manager||9,990 MOP|
|Director of Application Development||10,600 MOP|
|Director of Technology||12,500 MOP|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||6,890 MOP|
|Documentation Specialist||6,290 MOP|
|E-Commerce Manager||9,260 MOP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||8,240 MOP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||9,210 MOP|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||9,840 MOP|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||10,700 MOP|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||9,300 MOP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||9,570 MOP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||11,700 MOP|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||8,010 MOP|
|ERP Analyst||8,130 MOP|
|ERP Project Manager||9,490 MOP|
|Ethical Hacker||6,760 MOP|
|Financial Systems Manager||10,600 MOP|
|Flash Developer||6,560 MOP|
|Front End Developer||6,190 MOP|
|Full Stack Developer||7,670 MOP|
|Functional Analyst||7,900 MOP|
|Game Developer||6,580 MOP|
|GIS Analyst||6,720 MOP|
|GIS Developer||7,460 MOP|
|Global BI Analyst||7,600 MOP|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||6,190 MOP|
|Graphics Programmer||6,600 MOP|
|Graphics Web Designer||5,940 MOP|
|Hardware Design Engineer||6,810 MOP|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||10,800 MOP|
|Hardware Technician||5,590 MOP|
|Head of Development||9,990 MOP|
|Help Desk Analyst||6,890 MOP|
|Help Desk Manager||8,100 MOP|
|Help Desk Support||5,090 MOP|
|Helpdesk Manager||8,580 MOP|
|Imaging Programmer||6,350 MOP|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||7,800 MOP|
|Information Assurance Analyst||7,530 MOP|
|Information Program Director||10,200 MOP|
|Information Security Administrator||8,520 MOP|
|Information Security Analyst||8,900 MOP|
|Information Security Engineer||6,970 MOP|
|Information Security Manager||10,300 MOP|
|Information Security Specialist||8,670 MOP|
|Information Services Consultant||8,550 MOP|
|Information Technology Administrator||5,710 MOP|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||9,740 MOP|
|Information Technology Consultant||8,970 MOP|
|Information Technology Coordinator||6,060 MOP|
|Information Technology Director||12,900 MOP|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||6,670 MOP|
|Information Technology Manager||12,000 MOP|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||11,600 MOP|
|Information Technology Product Manager||11,000 MOP|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||6,010 MOP|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||7,750 MOP|
|Information Technology Project Leader||9,190 MOP|
|Information Technology Project Manager||10,900 MOP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||8,610 MOP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||7,920 MOP|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||7,600 MOP|
|Information Technology Support||5,060 MOP|
|Information Technology Team Leader||9,070 MOP|
|Information Technology Trainer||7,460 MOP|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||7,620 MOP|
|Interface Design Manager||9,480 MOP|
|Interface Designer||5,980 MOP|
|IOS Developer||8,180 MOP|
|Java Developer||8,050 MOP|
|Lead Developer||8,610 MOP|
|Linux Administrator||7,320 MOP|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||7,810 MOP|
|Lotus Notes Developer||7,400 MOP|
|Mail Server Administrator||6,830 MOP|
|Major Incident Manager||8,290 MOP|
|Managed Service Specialist||7,470 MOP|
|Microsystems Engineer||7,650 MOP|
|Mobile Developer||7,550 MOP|
|Multimedia Developer||6,690 MOP|
|Multimedia Services Manager||8,200 MOP|
|Network Administration Team Lead||8,690 MOP|
|Network Administrator||6,240 MOP|
|Network Analyst||6,780 MOP|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||11,800 MOP|
|Network Engineer||6,670 MOP|
|Network Engineering Manager||8,920 MOP|
|Network Security Systems Manager||8,840 MOP|
|Network Specialist||7,190 MOP|
|Network Technician||5,820 MOP|
|Nodejs Developer||7,450 MOP|
|NT Systems Administrator||6,910 MOP|
|Numerical Control Programmer||5,890 MOP|
|Online Banking Manager||11,600 MOP|
|Online Banking Specialist||8,870 MOP|
|OPS Manager||10,100 MOP|
|Oracle Database Administrator||6,890 MOP|
|Oracle Developer||7,760 MOP|
|Perl Developer||6,030 MOP|
|PHP Developer||6,470 MOP|
|Python Developer||8,100 MOP|
|Records Manager||6,100 MOP|
|Remedy Developer||5,790 MOP|
|Reporting Analyst||7,170 MOP|
|Ruby Developer||7,020 MOP|
|Salesforce Administrator||6,760 MOP|
|Salesforce Developer||5,720 MOP|
|SAP Consultant||7,830 MOP|
|SAS Programmer||6,420 MOP|
|Scrum Master||6,140 MOP|
|SEO Associate||6,310 MOP|
|SEO Manager||8,580 MOP|
|Service Delivery Manager||9,510 MOP|
|Service Level Manager||9,870 MOP|
|Service Support Lead||7,150 MOP|
|SharePoint Administrator||7,170 MOP|
|Sharepoint Consultant||7,590 MOP|
|Sharepoint Developer||7,870 MOP|
|Shift Leader||7,970 MOP|
|SOA Analyst||7,450 MOP|
|SOC Engineer||7,120 MOP|
|Software Analyst||7,000 MOP|
|Software Architect||6,910 MOP|
|Software Development Manager||9,930 MOP|
|Software Engineer||7,190 MOP|
|Software QA Engineer||6,420 MOP|
|Software Sales||6,330 MOP|
|Software Specialist||6,340 MOP|
|Software Support Engineer||5,690 MOP|
|Software Test Engineer||6,220 MOP|
|Solutions Architect||9,490 MOP|
|Storage Engineer||6,200 MOP|
|Support Analyst||6,290 MOP|
|Support Specialist||7,600 MOP|
|System Administrator||6,420 MOP|
|Systems Analyst||7,190 MOP|
|Systems Architect||7,570 MOP|
|Systems Consultant||8,780 MOP|
|Systems Engineer||6,080 MOP|
|Systems Integrator||7,520 MOP|
|Technical Analyst||6,550 MOP|
|Technical Consultant||8,480 MOP|
|Technical Manager||7,970 MOP|
|Technical Project Manager||9,630 MOP|
|Technical Sales||6,960 MOP|
|Technical Trainer||7,530 MOP|
|Technical Writer||6,750 MOP|
|Technology Business Analyst||7,710 MOP|
|Technology Director||12,500 MOP|
|Technology Specialist||9,110 MOP|
|Teradata Developer||6,120 MOP|
|Test Analyst||6,890 MOP|
|Testing Manager||10,100 MOP|
|TIBCO Developer||6,420 MOP|
|UNIX Administrator||7,350 MOP|
|Usability Engineer||6,900 MOP|
|User Experience Consultant||7,440 MOP|
|User Experience Design Expert||7,750 MOP|
|User Experience Designer||6,490 MOP|
|User Experience Researcher||8,010 MOP|
|User Interface Designer||6,740 MOP|
|VB Developer||5,780 MOP|
|VB.NET Developer||7,820 MOP|
|Video Game Designer||6,130 MOP|
|Visual Information Specialist||7,020 MOP|
|Web Applications Manager||8,810 MOP|
|Web Content Specialist||8,070 MOP|
|Web Designer||6,750 MOP|
|Web Developer||6,370 MOP|
|Web Editor||6,060 MOP|
|Web Project Manager||7,850 MOP|
|Web Promotions Specialist||7,390 MOP|
|Web Security Administrator||7,130 MOP|
|Web Security Manager||10,600 MOP|
|Web Support Analyst||5,570 MOP|
|Web Writer||5,900 MOP|
|Windows System Administrator||6,760 MOP|
|Wireless Consultant||8,600 MOP|
|Writer and Documentor||6,510 MOP|
Information Technology salaries in Macao range from 3,880 MOP per month (minimum average salary) to 12,200 MOP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 8,090 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 8,090 MOP while the other half are earning more than 8,090 MOP. 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 5,390 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,390 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,000 MOP while 25% are earning more than 11,000 MOP.
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 Macao costs anywhere from 37,300 Pataca(s) to 112,000 Pataca(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 Macao who work in Information Technology earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Macao 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 Macao 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.
61% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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.
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 Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.