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Information Technology Average Salaries in Sri Lanka 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
90,100 LKR
( 1,080,000 LKR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month 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 Sri Lanka typically earns around 90,100 LKR. Salaries range from 46,700 LKR (lowest average) to 147,000 LKR (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 Sri Lanka 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 Engineer89,300 LKR
ABAP Developer85,100 LKR
Advertising Account Planner78,700 LKR
Android Developer91,600 LKR
Angular Developer84,000 LKR
Application Consultant104,000 LKR
Applications System Specialist82,000 LKR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist113,000 LKR
Artificial Intelligence Developer114,000 LKR
AS400 Programmer95,800 LKR
Assistant Information Technology Manager105,000 LKR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager111,000 LKR
Avaloq Developer85,900 LKR
BizTalk Developer 93,500 LKR
Blockchain Associate91,000 LKR
Blockchain Developer85,300 LKR
Build and Release Engineer84,000 LKR
Business Intelligence Analyst97,600 LKR
Business Intelligence Developer91,300 LKR
Business Objects Developer82,600 LKR
Business Process Consultant97,400 LKR
Business Systems Analyst80,700 LKR
C# Developer94,800 LKR
C++ Developer95,800 LKR
Capacity Planning Manager127,000 LKR
Change Administrator77,000 LKR
Chief Information Security Officer139,000 LKR
Client Delivery Manager119,000 LKR
CMS Developer76,900 LKR
Computer Animator82,400 LKR
Computer Hardware Engineer76,900 LKR
Computer Networks Architect90,200 LKR
Computer Operator64,400 LKR
Computer Technician74,400 LKR
Copy Editor72,000 LKR
CRM Application Administrator83,300 LKR
Cross Platform Security Manager129,000 LKR
Curam Developer78,100 LKR
Data Analyst82,600 LKR
Data Architect88,600 LKR
Data Center Technician81,700 LKR
Data Entry Supervisor57,500 LKR
Data Manager117,000 LKR
Data Modeling Analyst89,400 LKR
Data Quality Analyst84,900 LKR
Data Security Analyst88,600 LKR
Data Security Manager120,000 LKR
Data Warehousing Manager118,000 LKR
Data Warehousing Specialist85,500 LKR
Database Administration Manager112,000 LKR
Database Administrator92,300 LKR
Database Analyst96,200 LKR
Database Developer94,300 LKR
Database Report Writer87,500 LKR
Delivery Manager89,400 LKR
Developer / Programmer89,400 LKR
Development Manager120,000 LKR
Director of Application Development128,000 LKR
Director of Technology159,000 LKR
Disaster Recovery Analyst84,400 LKR
Documentation Specialist75,700 LKR
E-Commerce Manager111,000 LKR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst106,000 LKR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager116,000 LKR
E-Commerce Sales Manager122,000 LKR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager129,000 LKR
Enterprise Architecture Manager110,000 LKR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect115,000 LKR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager135,000 LKR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant97,000 LKR
ERP Analyst95,500 LKR
ERP Project Manager118,000 LKR
Ethical Hacker84,100 LKR
Financial Systems Manager129,000 LKR
Flash Developer77,100 LKR
Front End Developer77,800 LKR
Full Stack Developer95,900 LKR
Functional Analyst95,000 LKR
Game Developer79,700 LKR
GIS Analyst82,200 LKR
GIS Developer89,800 LKR
Global BI Analyst98,200 LKR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer78,500 LKR
Graphics Programmer83,000 LKR
Graphics Web Designer73,200 LKR
Hardware Design Engineer85,900 LKR
Hardware Engineering Manager128,000 LKR
Hardware Technician69,000 LKR
Head of Development120,000 LKR
Help Desk Analyst84,400 LKR
Help Desk Manager99,800 LKR
Help Desk Support61,200 LKR
Helpdesk Manager106,000 LKR
Imaging Programmer78,900 LKR
Informatics Optimization Specialist93,800 LKR
Information Assurance Analyst95,800 LKR
Information Program Director130,000 LKR
Information Security Administrator97,500 LKR
Information Security Analyst105,000 LKR
Information Security Engineer88,000 LKR
Information Security Manager127,000 LKR
Information Security Specialist105,000 LKR
Information Services Consultant112,000 LKR
Information Technology Administrator71,600 LKR
Information Technology Asset Manager124,000 LKR
Information Technology Consultant111,000 LKR
Information Technology Coordinator70,700 LKR
Information Technology Director148,000 LKR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer78,900 LKR
Information Technology Manager151,000 LKR
Information Technology Operations Manager144,000 LKR
Information Technology Product Manager137,000 LKR
Information Technology Project Administrator72,300 LKR
Information Technology Project Coordinator93,600 LKR
Information Technology Project Leader109,000 LKR
Information Technology Project Manager140,000 LKR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager108,000 LKR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)97,800 LKR
Information Technology Quality Specialist87,500 LKR
Information Technology Support58,400 LKR
Information Technology Team Leader112,000 LKR
Information Technology Trainer92,000 LKR
Information Technology Training Analyst94,200 LKR
Interface Design Manager111,000 LKR
Interface Designer70,400 LKR
IOS Developer94,300 LKR
Java Developer97,800 LKR
Javascript Developer91,900 LKR
Lead Developer104,000 LKR
Linux Administrator91,900 LKR
Lotus Domino Administrator90,500 LKR
Lotus Notes Developer87,200 LKR
Mail Server Administrator84,000 LKR
Major Incident Manager109,000 LKR
Managed Service Specialist94,000 LKR
Microsystems Engineer93,600 LKR
Mobile Developer94,500 LKR
Multimedia Developer79,500 LKR
Multimedia Services Manager101,000 LKR
Network Administration Team Lead104,000 LKR
Network Administrator81,100 LKR
Network Analyst86,200 LKR
Network and Infrastructure Manager138,000 LKR
Network Engineer82,900 LKR
Network Engineering Manager109,000 LKR
Network Security Systems Manager116,000 LKR
Network Specialist92,400 LKR
Network Technician73,200 LKR
Nodejs Developer95,800 LKR
NT Systems Administrator83,100 LKR
Numerical Control Programmer77,500 LKR
Online Banking Manager151,000 LKR
Online Banking Specialist113,000 LKR
OPS Manager124,000 LKR
Oracle Database Administrator88,100 LKR
Oracle Developer92,000 LKR
Perl Developer77,500 LKR
PHP Developer81,300 LKR
Python Developer99,200 LKR
Records Manager76,600 LKR
Remedy Developer75,700 LKR
Reporting Analyst91,700 LKR
Ruby Developer85,400 LKR
Salesforce Administrator86,900 LKR
Salesforce Developer71,900 LKR
SAP Consultant93,900 LKR
SAS Programmer83,500 LKR
Scrum Master70,700 LKR
SEO Associate75,400 LKR
SEO Manager110,000 LKR
Service Delivery Manager113,000 LKR
Service Level Manager119,000 LKR
Service Support Lead93,000 LKR
SharePoint Administrator89,600 LKR
Sharepoint Consultant89,400 LKR
Sharepoint Developer97,300 LKR
Shift Leader91,300 LKR
SOA Analyst89,100 LKR
SOC Engineer87,500 LKR
Software Analyst92,000 LKR
Software Architect87,800 LKR
Software Development Manager114,000 LKR
Software Engineer89,300 LKR
Software QA Engineer80,000 LKR
Software Sales78,900 LKR
Software Specialist78,200 LKR
Software Support Engineer71,000 LKR
Software Test Engineer75,800 LKR
Solutions Architect118,000 LKR
Storage Engineer77,500 LKR
Supervisor65,900 LKR
Support Analyst80,300 LKR
Support Specialist93,500 LKR
System Administrator83,500 LKR
Systems Analyst87,300 LKR
Systems Architect90,000 LKR
Systems Consultant112,000 LKR
Systems Engineer75,100 LKR
Systems Integrator91,000 LKR
Technical Analyst76,400 LKR
Technical Consultant106,000 LKR
Technical Manager97,400 LKR
Technical Project Manager119,000 LKR
Technical Sales84,900 LKR
Technical Trainer89,800 LKR
Technical Writer78,700 LKR
Technology Business Analyst89,400 LKR
Technology Director146,000 LKR
Technology Specialist107,000 LKR
Teradata Developer73,900 LKR
Test Analyst90,100 LKR
Tester74,500 LKR
Testing Manager124,000 LKR
TIBCO Developer73,500 LKR
UNIX Administrator93,400 LKR
Usability Engineer85,100 LKR
User Experience Consultant95,000 LKR
User Experience Design Expert93,600 LKR
User Experience Designer77,900 LKR
User Experience Researcher94,600 LKR
User Interface Designer86,200 LKR
VB Developer71,000 LKR
VB.NET Developer94,100 LKR
Video Game Designer79,300 LKR
Visual Information Specialist85,000 LKR
Web Applications Manager110,000 LKR
Web Content Specialist92,400 LKR
Web Designer82,700 LKR
Web Developer84,200 LKR
Web Editor70,900 LKR
Web Project Manager97,200 LKR
Web Promotions Specialist84,600 LKR
Web Security Administrator88,300 LKR
Web Security Manager128,000 LKR
Web Support Analyst68,100 LKR
Web Writer69,900 LKR
Webmaster73,600 LKR
Windows System Administrator84,100 LKR
Wireless Consultant103,000 LKR
Writer and Documentor78,500 LKR

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Sri Lanka

Median and salary distribution Sri Lanka Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
87,700 LKR or more
10% of people earn
77,600 to 87,700 LKR
20% of people earn
55,300 LKR or less
65% of people earn
55,300 to 77,600 LKR
Minimum Salary
46,700 LKR
84,500 LKR
147,000 LKR

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

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

    Salaries in Information Technology in Sri Lanka range from 46,700 LKR (starting average salary) to 147,000 LKR (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 84,500 LKR, implying that half of the workforce in Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka earn less than 70,000 LKR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 96,800 LKR, 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 Sri Lanka. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 55,300 LKR to 77,600 LKR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 55,300 LKR mark, while 10% ranged from 77,600 LKR to 87,700 LKR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 87,700 LKR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Sri Lanka 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Sri Lanka, 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 Sri Lanka costs anywhere from 449,000 LKR to 1,350,000 LKR 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 / Sri Lanka

Salary comparison by gender Sri Lanka Information Technology monthly
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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 Sri Lanka, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

93,700 LKR
84,900 LKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sri Lanka for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Information Technology / Sri Lanka

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

Professionals working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sri Lanka 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.

Sri Lanka / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sri Lanka
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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 Sri Lanka is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Sri Lanka 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 / Sri Lanka

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sri Lanka Information Technology
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48% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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 / Sri Lanka

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

Average Salary 2019
80,000 LKR
Average Salary 2020+4%
83,000 LKR
Average Salary 2021+3%
85,300 LKR
Average Salary 2022+2%
86,900 LKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Information Technology in Sri Lanka 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sri Lanka Information Technology
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Hourly Average Wage / Information Technology / Sri Lanka

520 LKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Sri Lanka is 520 LKR.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 Sri Lanka is 270 LKR. 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

90,100 LKR
89,800 LKR
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Sri Lanka
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Colombo107,000 LKR

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 Sri Lanka is 8% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
86,000 LKR
Public Sector+8%
92,500 LKR
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 Sri Lanka?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 84,500 LKR and 96,800 LKR. 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 Sri Lanka ranges from 70,000 LKR to 96,800 LKR. 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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