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Information Technology Average Salaries in Australia 2023

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

Average Yearly Salary
91,200 AUD
( 7,600 AUD monthly)

All salary figures displayed here are per year except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Information Technology in Australia typically earns around 91,200 AUD. Salaries range from 47,300 AUD (lowest average) to 149,000 AUD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Information Technology domain in Australia exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer84,200 AUD
ABAP Developer85,900 AUD
Advertising Account Planner83,000 AUD
Android Developer87,800 AUD
Angular Developer81,200 AUD
Application Consultant114,000 AUD
Applications System Specialist83,300 AUD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist111,000 AUD
Artificial Intelligence Developer112,000 AUD
AS400 Programmer95,500 AUD
Assistant Information Technology Manager109,000 AUD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager111,000 AUD
Avaloq Developer84,100 AUD
BizTalk Developer 98,200 AUD
Blockchain Associate90,800 AUD
Blockchain Developer85,900 AUD
Build and Release Engineer85,800 AUD
Business Intelligence Analyst101,000 AUD
Business Intelligence Developer94,700 AUD
Business Objects Developer86,600 AUD
Business Process Consultant93,100 AUD
Business Systems Analyst79,100 AUD
C# Developer97,800 AUD
C++ Developer99,800 AUD
Capacity Planning Manager120,000 AUD
Change Administrator76,700 AUD
Chief Information Security Officer140,000 AUD
Client Delivery Manager120,000 AUD
CMS Developer72,800 AUD
Computer Animator76,400 AUD
Computer Hardware Engineer72,800 AUD
Computer Networks Architect96,100 AUD
Computer Operator60,400 AUD
Computer Technician70,400 AUD
Copy Editor76,000 AUD
CRM Application Administrator79,500 AUD
Cross Platform Security Manager119,000 AUD
Curam Developer73,000 AUD
Data Analyst86,600 AUD
Data Architect93,800 AUD
Data Center Technician82,300 AUD
Data Entry Supervisor61,400 AUD
Data Manager118,000 AUD
Data Modeling Analyst87,000 AUD
Data Quality Analyst84,500 AUD
Data Security Analyst87,100 AUD
Data Security Manager123,000 AUD
Data Warehousing Manager118,000 AUD
Data Warehousing Specialist84,800 AUD
Database Administration Manager113,000 AUD
Database Administrator94,100 AUD
Database Analyst99,000 AUD
Database Developer97,800 AUD
Database Report Writer82,900 AUD
Delivery Manager96,000 AUD
Developer / Programmer93,900 AUD
Development Manager128,000 AUD
Director of Application Development135,000 AUD
Director of Technology150,000 AUD
Disaster Recovery Analyst83,600 AUD
Documentation Specialist80,600 AUD
E-Commerce Manager109,000 AUD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst106,000 AUD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager117,000 AUD
E-Commerce Sales Manager123,000 AUD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager132,000 AUD
Enterprise Architecture Manager118,000 AUD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect115,000 AUD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager146,000 AUD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant94,400 AUD
ERP Analyst96,300 AUD
ERP Project Manager117,000 AUD
Ethical Hacker84,700 AUD
Financial Systems Manager129,000 AUD
Flash Developer81,600 AUD
Front End Developer78,700 AUD
Full Stack Developer91,300 AUD
Functional Analyst97,900 AUD
Game Developer80,000 AUD
GIS Analyst84,500 AUD
GIS Developer92,500 AUD
Global BI Analyst93,000 AUD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer75,900 AUD
Graphics Programmer82,500 AUD
Graphics Web Designer73,300 AUD
Hardware Design Engineer83,700 AUD
Hardware Engineering Manager129,000 AUD
Hardware Technician67,800 AUD
Head of Development128,000 AUD
Help Desk Analyst87,900 AUD
Help Desk Manager100,000 AUD
Help Desk Support61,900 AUD
Helpdesk Manager108,000 AUD
Imaging Programmer77,000 AUD
Informatics Optimization Specialist92,000 AUD
Information Assurance Analyst95,600 AUD
Information Program Director123,000 AUD
Information Security Administrator101,000 AUD
Information Security Analyst112,000 AUD
Information Security Engineer85,700 AUD
Information Security Manager133,000 AUD
Information Security Specialist111,000 AUD
Information Services Consultant110,000 AUD
Information Technology Administrator70,200 AUD
Information Technology Asset Manager123,000 AUD
Information Technology Consultant107,000 AUD
Information Technology Coordinator71,900 AUD
Information Technology Director153,000 AUD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer82,900 AUD
Information Technology Manager155,000 AUD
Information Technology Operations Manager147,000 AUD
Information Technology Product Manager138,000 AUD
Information Technology Project Administrator73,200 AUD
Information Technology Project Coordinator97,600 AUD
Information Technology Project Leader114,000 AUD
Information Technology Project Manager134,000 AUD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager104,000 AUD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)101,000 AUD
Information Technology Quality Specialist94,800 AUD
Information Technology Support60,100 AUD
Information Technology Team Leader114,000 AUD
Information Technology Trainer95,100 AUD
Information Technology Training Analyst90,900 AUD
Interface Design Manager112,000 AUD
Interface Designer75,600 AUD
IOS Developer102,000 AUD
Java Developer96,400 AUD
Javascript Developer94,000 AUD
Lead Developer103,000 AUD
Linux Administrator88,500 AUD
Lotus Domino Administrator97,300 AUD
Lotus Notes Developer89,000 AUD
Mail Server Administrator81,600 AUD
Major Incident Manager101,000 AUD
Managed Service Specialist88,900 AUD
Microsystems Engineer94,500 AUD
Mobile Developer94,500 AUD
Multimedia Developer79,000 AUD
Multimedia Services Manager105,000 AUD
Network Administration Team Lead104,000 AUD
Network Administrator76,300 AUD
Network Analyst81,800 AUD
Network and Infrastructure Manager139,000 AUD
Network Engineer79,500 AUD
Network Engineering Manager105,000 AUD
Network Security Systems Manager113,000 AUD
Network Specialist91,000 AUD
Network Technician72,800 AUD
Nodejs Developer91,300 AUD
NT Systems Administrator81,500 AUD
Numerical Control Programmer71,900 AUD
Online Banking Manager141,000 AUD
Online Banking Specialist107,000 AUD
OPS Manager128,000 AUD
Oracle Database Administrator83,100 AUD
Oracle Developer98,000 AUD
Perl Developer77,700 AUD
PHP Developer82,300 AUD
Python Developer95,300 AUD
Records Manager77,500 AUD
Remedy Developer74,400 AUD
Reporting Analyst90,900 AUD
Ruby Developer86,800 AUD
Salesforce Administrator87,100 AUD
Salesforce Developer72,800 AUD
SAP Consultant93,900 AUD
SAS Programmer78,500 AUD
Scrum Master72,900 AUD
SEO Associate74,500 AUD
SEO Manager105,000 AUD
Service Delivery Manager114,000 AUD
Service Level Manager116,000 AUD
Service Support Lead92,000 AUD
SharePoint Administrator85,300 AUD
Sharepoint Consultant91,300 AUD
Sharepoint Developer93,900 AUD
Shift Leader94,700 AUD
SOA Analyst92,400 AUD
SOC Engineer85,100 AUD
Software Analyst85,400 AUD
Software Architect89,300 AUD
Software Development Manager118,000 AUD
Software Engineer91,700 AUD
Software QA Engineer83,200 AUD
Software Sales77,900 AUD
Software Specialist76,900 AUD
Software Support Engineer73,800 AUD
Software Test Engineer79,500 AUD
Solutions Architect117,000 AUD
Storage Engineer73,800 AUD
Supervisor63,900 AUD
Support Analyst81,200 AUD
Support Specialist95,400 AUD
System Administrator82,600 AUD
Systems Analyst90,400 AUD
Systems Architect94,000 AUD
Systems Consultant111,000 AUD
Systems Engineer72,500 AUD
Systems Integrator88,600 AUD
Technical Analyst77,600 AUD
Technical Consultant106,000 AUD
Technical Manager95,300 AUD
Technical Project Manager119,000 AUD
Technical Sales84,600 AUD
Technical Trainer90,300 AUD
Technical Writer80,000 AUD
Technology Business Analyst96,100 AUD
Technology Director158,000 AUD
Technology Specialist110,000 AUD
Teradata Developer77,100 AUD
Test Analyst84,200 AUD
Tester76,300 AUD
Testing Manager119,000 AUD
TIBCO Developer80,100 AUD
UNIX Administrator93,200 AUD
Usability Engineer83,700 AUD
User Experience Consultant91,200 AUD
User Experience Design Expert92,800 AUD
User Experience Designer77,900 AUD
User Experience Researcher94,800 AUD
User Interface Designer87,100 AUD
VB Developer72,500 AUD
VB.NET Developer96,900 AUD
Video Game Designer75,100 AUD
Visual Information Specialist82,800 AUD
Web Applications Manager105,000 AUD
Web Content Specialist95,900 AUD
Web Designer79,400 AUD
Web Developer81,700 AUD
Web Editor76,700 AUD
Web Project Manager102,000 AUD
Web Promotions Specialist92,200 AUD
Web Security Administrator87,900 AUD
Web Security Manager129,000 AUD
Web Support Analyst70,000 AUD
Web Writer70,800 AUD
Webmaster75,300 AUD
Windows System Administrator84,700 AUD
Wireless Consultant103,000 AUD
Writer and Documentor81,900 AUD

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Australia

Median and salary distribution Australia Information Technology yearly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
87,000 AUD or more
10% of people earn
76,900 to 87,000 AUD
20% of people earn
54,900 AUD or less
65% of people earn
54,900 to 76,900 AUD
Minimum Salary
47,300 AUD
83,800 AUD
149,000 AUD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per year except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Information Technology in Australia range from 47,300 AUD (starting average salary) to 149,000 AUD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Information Technology is 83,800 AUD, implying that half of the workforce in Australia earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Information Technology in Australia earn less than 69,400 AUD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 96,000 AUD, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Information Technology in Australia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 54,900 AUD to 76,900 AUD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 54,900 AUD mark, while 10% ranged from 76,900 AUD to 87,000 AUD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 87,000 AUD or higher.

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 in Information Technology in Australia 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Australia, 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 certificate 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 Australia costs anywhere from 37,800 AUD to 114,000 AUD and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / Australia

Salary comparison by gender Australia Information Technology yearly
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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? In the field of Information Technology in Australia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

94,000 AUD
88,500 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Australia for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Information Technology / Australia

How much are annual salary increments in Australia for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Australia 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.

Australia / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Australia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Australia for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Information Technology / Australia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Australia Information Technology
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47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Information Technology / Australia

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

Average Salary 2019
83,100 AUD
Average Salary 2020+2%
84,700 AUD
Average Salary 2021+3%
87,300 AUD
Average Salary 2022+2%
88,700 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Information Technology in Australia are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Hourly Average Wage / Information Technology / Australia

44 AUD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Australia is 44 AUD.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Information Technology in Australia is 23 AUD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

91,200 AUD
90,800 AUD
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly Australia
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adelaide101,000 AUD
Brisbane104,000 AUD
Canberra-Queanbeyan96,900 AUD
Gold Coast-Tweed98,700 AUD
Gosford89,200 AUD
Melbourne106,000 AUD
Newcastle94,800 AUD
Perth102,000 AUD
Sunshine Coast93,100 AUD
Sydney108,000 AUD
Wollongong91,000 AUD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Australia is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
88,600 AUD
Public Sector+5%
93,000 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Information Technology in Australia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 83,800 AUD and 96,000 AUD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Information Technology in Australia ranges from 69,400 AUD to 96,000 AUD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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