A person working in Information Technology in Albania typically earns around 96,500 ALL per month. Salaries range from 50,000 ALL (lowest average) to 157,000 ALL (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||89,100 ALL|
|ABAP Developer||89,200 ALL|
|Advertising Account Planner||88,800 ALL|
|Android Developer||98,600 ALL|
|Angular Developer||90,300 ALL|
|Application Consultant||114,000 ALL|
|Applications System Specialist||84,000 ALL|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||122,000 ALL|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||122,000 ALL|
|AS400 Programmer||106,000 ALL|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||121,000 ALL|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||113,000 ALL|
|Avaloq Developer||95,300 ALL|
|BizTalk Developer||102,000 ALL|
|Blockchain Associate||93,300 ALL|
|Blockchain Developer||87,400 ALL|
|Build and Release Engineer||90,800 ALL|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||105,000 ALL|
|Business Intelligence Developer||105,000 ALL|
|Business Objects Developer||88,100 ALL|
|Business Process Consultant||103,000 ALL|
|Business Systems Analyst||92,600 ALL|
|C# Developer||104,000 ALL|
|C++ Developer||105,000 ALL|
|Capacity Planning Manager||129,000 ALL|
|Change Administrator||86,300 ALL|
|Chief Information Security Officer||145,000 ALL|
|Client Delivery Manager||126,000 ALL|
|CMS Developer||81,100 ALL|
|Computer Animator||84,200 ALL|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||81,100 ALL|
|Computer Networks Architect||104,000 ALL|
|Computer Operator||65,900 ALL|
|Computer Technician||76,000 ALL|
|Copy Editor||81,300 ALL|
|CRM Application Administrator||85,800 ALL|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||135,000 ALL|
|Curam Developer||78,000 ALL|
|Data Analyst||88,100 ALL|
|Data Architect||94,400 ALL|
|Data Center Technician||83,700 ALL|
|Data Entry Supervisor||61,200 ALL|
|Data Manager||121,000 ALL|
|Data Modeling Analyst||95,000 ALL|
|Data Quality Analyst||93,200 ALL|
|Data Security Analyst||94,000 ALL|
|Data Security Manager||138,000 ALL|
|Data Warehousing Manager||125,000 ALL|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||90,700 ALL|
|Database Administration Manager||118,000 ALL|
|Database Administrator||97,700 ALL|
|Database Analyst||102,000 ALL|
|Database Developer||99,500 ALL|
|Database Report Writer||92,300 ALL|
|Delivery Manager||101,000 ALL|
|Developer / Programmer||97,400 ALL|
|Development Manager||135,000 ALL|
|Director of Application Development||147,000 ALL|
|Director of Technology||159,000 ALL|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||96,800 ALL|
|Documentation Specialist||85,300 ALL|
|E-Commerce Manager||123,000 ALL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||118,000 ALL|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||117,000 ALL|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||122,000 ALL|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||129,000 ALL|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||123,000 ALL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||131,000 ALL|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||151,000 ALL|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||102,000 ALL|
|ERP Analyst||98,800 ALL|
|ERP Project Manager||133,000 ALL|
|Ethical Hacker||86,200 ALL|
|Financial Systems Manager||145,000 ALL|
|Flash Developer||83,900 ALL|
|Front End Developer||84,200 ALL|
|Full Stack Developer||95,600 ALL|
|Functional Analyst||103,000 ALL|
|Game Developer||87,300 ALL|
|GIS Analyst||86,800 ALL|
|GIS Developer||97,000 ALL|
|Global BI Analyst||104,000 ALL|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||85,400 ALL|
|Graphics Programmer||89,000 ALL|
|Graphics Web Designer||78,400 ALL|
|Hardware Design Engineer||91,300 ALL|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||144,000 ALL|
|Hardware Technician||73,300 ALL|
|Head of Development||135,000 ALL|
|Help Desk Analyst||92,100 ALL|
|Help Desk Manager||107,000 ALL|
|Help Desk Support||65,500 ALL|
|Helpdesk Manager||106,000 ALL|
|Imaging Programmer||85,700 ALL|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||96,400 ALL|
|Information Assurance Analyst||98,200 ALL|
|Information Program Director||130,000 ALL|
|Information Security Administrator||113,000 ALL|
|Information Security Analyst||121,000 ALL|
|Information Security Engineer||93,500 ALL|
|Information Security Manager||147,000 ALL|
|Information Security Specialist||121,000 ALL|
|Information Services Consultant||117,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Administrator||82,100 ALL|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||131,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Consultant||117,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Coordinator||79,100 ALL|
|Information Technology Director||158,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||87,800 ALL|
|Information Technology Manager||169,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||153,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Product Manager||140,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||77,400 ALL|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||104,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Project Leader||121,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Project Manager||155,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||119,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||109,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||98,400 ALL|
|Information Technology Support||62,300 ALL|
|Information Technology Team Leader||112,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Trainer||103,000 ALL|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||99,100 ALL|
|Interface Design Manager||124,000 ALL|
|Interface Designer||79,200 ALL|
|IOS Developer||106,000 ALL|
|Java Developer||106,000 ALL|
|Lead Developer||110,000 ALL|
|Linux Administrator||94,600 ALL|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||104,000 ALL|
|Lotus Notes Developer||93,200 ALL|
|Mail Server Administrator||86,400 ALL|
|Major Incident Manager||111,000 ALL|
|Managed Service Specialist||96,000 ALL|
|Microsystems Engineer||98,100 ALL|
|Mobile Developer||99,100 ALL|
|Multimedia Developer||86,200 ALL|
|Multimedia Services Manager||113,000 ALL|
|Network Administration Team Lead||119,000 ALL|
|Network Administrator||87,500 ALL|
|Network Analyst||92,900 ALL|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||143,000 ALL|
|Network Engineer||89,300 ALL|
|Network Engineering Manager||117,000 ALL|
|Network Security Systems Manager||125,000 ALL|
|Network Specialist||99,200 ALL|
|Network Technician||78,500 ALL|
|Nodejs Developer||98,600 ALL|
|NT Systems Administrator||85,400 ALL|
|Numerical Control Programmer||79,300 ALL|
|Online Banking Manager||151,000 ALL|
|Online Banking Specialist||113,000 ALL|
|OPS Manager||139,000 ALL|
|Oracle Database Administrator||87,900 ALL|
|Oracle Developer||106,000 ALL|
|Perl Developer||83,900 ALL|
|PHP Developer||88,000 ALL|
|Python Developer||98,800 ALL|
|Records Manager||82,900 ALL|
|Remedy Developer||79,500 ALL|
|Reporting Analyst||96,200 ALL|
|Ruby Developer||87,400 ALL|
|Salesforce Administrator||94,100 ALL|
|Salesforce Developer||77,800 ALL|
|SAP Consultant||108,000 ALL|
|SAS Programmer||90,000 ALL|
|Scrum Master||75,500 ALL|
|SEO Associate||83,600 ALL|
|SEO Manager||114,000 ALL|
|Service Delivery Manager||123,000 ALL|
|Service Level Manager||122,000 ALL|
|Service Support Lead||95,500 ALL|
|SharePoint Administrator||89,400 ALL|
|Sharepoint Consultant||95,600 ALL|
|Sharepoint Developer||102,000 ALL|
|Shift Leader||105,000 ALL|
|SOA Analyst||94,000 ALL|
|SOC Engineer||90,000 ALL|
|Software Analyst||94,100 ALL|
|Software Architect||90,700 ALL|
|Software Development Manager||122,000 ALL|
|Software Engineer||92,200 ALL|
|Software QA Engineer||85,400 ALL|
|Software Sales||88,500 ALL|
|Software Specialist||83,000 ALL|
|Software Support Engineer||75,800 ALL|
|Software Test Engineer||80,800 ALL|
|Solutions Architect||133,000 ALL|
|Storage Engineer||77,300 ALL|
|Support Analyst||85,000 ALL|
|Support Specialist||101,000 ALL|
|System Administrator||85,700 ALL|
|Systems Analyst||90,100 ALL|
|Systems Architect||92,800 ALL|
|Systems Consultant||118,000 ALL|
|Systems Engineer||79,100 ALL|
|Systems Integrator||95,700 ALL|
|Technical Analyst||85,500 ALL|
|Technical Consultant||111,000 ALL|
|Technical Manager||108,000 ALL|
|Technical Project Manager||127,000 ALL|
|Technical Sales||95,200 ALL|
|Technical Trainer||101,000 ALL|
|Technical Writer||88,100 ALL|
|Technology Business Analyst||103,000 ALL|
|Technology Director||161,000 ALL|
|Technology Specialist||115,000 ALL|
|Teradata Developer||82,400 ALL|
|Test Analyst||90,000 ALL|
|Testing Manager||124,000 ALL|
|TIBCO Developer||80,700 ALL|
|UNIX Administrator||95,700 ALL|
|Usability Engineer||90,400 ALL|
|User Experience Consultant||106,000 ALL|
|User Experience Design Expert||99,200 ALL|
|User Experience Designer||89,200 ALL|
|User Experience Researcher||100,000 ALL|
|User Interface Designer||91,200 ALL|
|VB Developer||76,700 ALL|
|VB.NET Developer||102,000 ALL|
|Video Game Designer||83,600 ALL|
|Visual Information Specialist||89,400 ALL|
|Web Applications Manager||110,000 ALL|
|Web Content Specialist||107,000 ALL|
|Web Designer||82,400 ALL|
|Web Developer||83,800 ALL|
|Web Editor||78,000 ALL|
|Web Project Manager||112,000 ALL|
|Web Promotions Specialist||92,900 ALL|
|Web Security Administrator||96,900 ALL|
|Web Security Manager||140,000 ALL|
|Web Support Analyst||71,900 ALL|
|Web Writer||76,500 ALL|
|Windows System Administrator||86,200 ALL|
|Wireless Consultant||118,000 ALL|
|Writer and Documentor||87,600 ALL|
Information Technology salaries in Albania range from 50,000 ALL per month (minimum average salary) to 157,000 ALL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 92,600 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 92,600 ALL while the other half are earning more than 92,600 ALL. 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 64,200 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 64,200 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 120,000 ALL while 25% are earning more than 120,000 ALL.
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 Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(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 Albania who work in Information Technology earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Albania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Albania 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 Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.