A person working in Information Technology in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,320 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,720 BGN (lowest average) to 5,410 BGN (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||3,060 BGN|
|ABAP Developer||2,940 BGN|
|Advertising Account Planner||2,960 BGN|
|Android Developer||3,130 BGN|
|Angular Developer||2,950 BGN|
|Application Consultant||3,740 BGN|
|Applications System Specialist||2,740 BGN|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||3,710 BGN|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||3,840 BGN|
|AS400 Programmer||3,470 BGN|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||3,950 BGN|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||3,970 BGN|
|Avaloq Developer||2,930 BGN|
|BizTalk Developer||3,360 BGN|
|Blockchain Associate||3,170 BGN|
|Blockchain Developer||3,060 BGN|
|Build and Release Engineer||2,820 BGN|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||3,380 BGN|
|Business Intelligence Developer||3,440 BGN|
|Business Objects Developer||3,090 BGN|
|Business Process Consultant||3,450 BGN|
|Business Systems Analyst||2,880 BGN|
|C# Developer||3,550 BGN|
|C++ Developer||3,350 BGN|
|Capacity Planning Manager||4,180 BGN|
|Change Administrator||2,730 BGN|
|Chief Information Security Officer||4,790 BGN|
|Client Delivery Manager||4,450 BGN|
|CMS Developer||2,650 BGN|
|Computer Animator||2,840 BGN|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||2,650 BGN|
|Computer Networks Architect||3,360 BGN|
|Computer Operator||2,280 BGN|
|Computer Technician||2,460 BGN|
|Copy Editor||2,710 BGN|
|CRM Application Administrator||3,070 BGN|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||4,580 BGN|
|Curam Developer||2,600 BGN|
|Data Analyst||3,090 BGN|
|Data Architect||3,410 BGN|
|Data Center Technician||2,930 BGN|
|Data Entry Supervisor||2,060 BGN|
|Data Manager||4,110 BGN|
|Data Modeling Analyst||3,300 BGN|
|Data Quality Analyst||3,140 BGN|
|Data Security Analyst||3,360 BGN|
|Data Security Manager||4,390 BGN|
|Data Warehousing Manager||4,310 BGN|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||3,020 BGN|
|Database Administration Manager||4,180 BGN|
|Database Administrator||3,220 BGN|
|Database Analyst||3,460 BGN|
|Database Developer||3,480 BGN|
|Database Report Writer||3,020 BGN|
|Delivery Manager||3,220 BGN|
|Developer / Programmer||3,210 BGN|
|Development Manager||4,650 BGN|
|Director of Application Development||4,630 BGN|
|Director of Technology||5,460 BGN|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||3,100 BGN|
|Documentation Specialist||2,930 BGN|
|E-Commerce Manager||3,900 BGN|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||3,860 BGN|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||3,920 BGN|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||4,220 BGN|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||4,620 BGN|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||3,940 BGN|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||4,340 BGN|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||5,000 BGN|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||3,300 BGN|
|ERP Analyst||3,360 BGN|
|ERP Project Manager||4,520 BGN|
|Ethical Hacker||3,020 BGN|
|Financial Systems Manager||4,580 BGN|
|Flash Developer||2,850 BGN|
|Front End Developer||2,810 BGN|
|Full Stack Developer||3,390 BGN|
|Functional Analyst||3,290 BGN|
|Game Developer||3,030 BGN|
|GIS Analyst||2,950 BGN|
|GIS Developer||3,110 BGN|
|Global BI Analyst||3,380 BGN|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||2,710 BGN|
|Graphics Programmer||2,880 BGN|
|Graphics Web Designer||2,610 BGN|
|Hardware Design Engineer||3,170 BGN|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||4,700 BGN|
|Hardware Technician||2,620 BGN|
|Head of Development||4,650 BGN|
|Help Desk Analyst||2,950 BGN|
|Help Desk Manager||3,560 BGN|
|Help Desk Support||2,250 BGN|
|Helpdesk Manager||3,690 BGN|
|Imaging Programmer||2,800 BGN|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||3,410 BGN|
|Information Assurance Analyst||3,340 BGN|
|Information Program Director||4,470 BGN|
|Information Security Administrator||3,680 BGN|
|Information Security Analyst||3,930 BGN|
|Information Security Engineer||3,240 BGN|
|Information Security Manager||4,940 BGN|
|Information Security Specialist||3,800 BGN|
|Information Services Consultant||3,910 BGN|
|Information Technology Administrator||2,550 BGN|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||4,480 BGN|
|Information Technology Consultant||4,050 BGN|
|Information Technology Coordinator||2,660 BGN|
|Information Technology Director||5,770 BGN|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||2,730 BGN|
|Information Technology Manager||5,300 BGN|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||5,040 BGN|
|Information Technology Product Manager||4,920 BGN|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||2,660 BGN|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||3,480 BGN|
|Information Technology Project Leader||3,760 BGN|
|Information Technology Project Manager||4,980 BGN|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||3,940 BGN|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||3,530 BGN|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||3,250 BGN|
|Information Technology Support||2,270 BGN|
|Information Technology Team Leader||3,890 BGN|
|Information Technology Trainer||3,320 BGN|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||3,440 BGN|
|Interface Design Manager||4,170 BGN|
|Interface Designer||2,540 BGN|
|IOS Developer||3,500 BGN|
|Java Developer||3,570 BGN|
|Lead Developer||3,680 BGN|
|Linux Administrator||3,150 BGN|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||3,470 BGN|
|Lotus Notes Developer||3,300 BGN|
|Mail Server Administrator||2,970 BGN|
|Major Incident Manager||3,750 BGN|
|Managed Service Specialist||3,100 BGN|
|Microsystems Engineer||3,240 BGN|
|Mobile Developer||3,170 BGN|
|Multimedia Developer||2,700 BGN|
|Multimedia Services Manager||3,660 BGN|
|Network Administration Team Lead||3,940 BGN|
|Network Administrator||2,890 BGN|
|Network Analyst||2,860 BGN|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||4,860 BGN|
|Network Engineer||2,830 BGN|
|Network Engineering Manager||3,820 BGN|
|Network Security Systems Manager||3,800 BGN|
|Network Specialist||3,120 BGN|
|Network Technician||2,540 BGN|
|Nodejs Developer||3,530 BGN|
|NT Systems Administrator||3,020 BGN|
|Numerical Control Programmer||2,670 BGN|
|Online Banking Manager||5,040 BGN|
|Online Banking Specialist||3,890 BGN|
|OPS Manager||4,490 BGN|
|Oracle Database Administrator||3,020 BGN|
|Oracle Developer||3,420 BGN|
|Perl Developer||2,710 BGN|
|PHP Developer||2,930 BGN|
|Python Developer||3,260 BGN|
|Records Manager||2,760 BGN|
|Remedy Developer||2,650 BGN|
|Reporting Analyst||3,300 BGN|
|Ruby Developer||2,860 BGN|
|Salesforce Administrator||3,040 BGN|
|Salesforce Developer||2,590 BGN|
|SAP Consultant||3,550 BGN|
|SAS Programmer||2,970 BGN|
|Scrum Master||2,750 BGN|
|SEO Associate||2,650 BGN|
|SEO Manager||4,060 BGN|
|Service Delivery Manager||3,990 BGN|
|Service Level Manager||4,320 BGN|
|Service Support Lead||3,150 BGN|
|SharePoint Administrator||3,160 BGN|
|Sharepoint Consultant||3,390 BGN|
|Sharepoint Developer||3,550 BGN|
|Shift Leader||3,440 BGN|
|SOA Analyst||3,290 BGN|
|SOC Engineer||3,090 BGN|
|Software Analyst||3,170 BGN|
|Software Architect||3,180 BGN|
|Software Development Manager||4,460 BGN|
|Software Engineer||3,330 BGN|
|Software QA Engineer||2,910 BGN|
|Software Sales||3,010 BGN|
|Software Specialist||2,970 BGN|
|Software Support Engineer||2,580 BGN|
|Software Test Engineer||2,830 BGN|
|Solutions Architect||4,520 BGN|
|Storage Engineer||2,740 BGN|
|Support Analyst||3,010 BGN|
|Support Specialist||3,140 BGN|
|System Administrator||2,830 BGN|
|Systems Analyst||3,030 BGN|
|Systems Architect||3,220 BGN|
|Systems Consultant||4,040 BGN|
|Systems Engineer||2,740 BGN|
|Systems Integrator||3,090 BGN|
|Technical Analyst||2,880 BGN|
|Technical Consultant||3,560 BGN|
|Technical Manager||3,330 BGN|
|Technical Project Manager||4,240 BGN|
|Technical Sales||3,020 BGN|
|Technical Trainer||3,280 BGN|
|Technical Writer||2,960 BGN|
|Technology Business Analyst||3,420 BGN|
|Technology Director||5,640 BGN|
|Technology Specialist||4,060 BGN|
|Teradata Developer||2,750 BGN|
|Test Analyst||3,000 BGN|
|Testing Manager||4,080 BGN|
|TIBCO Developer||2,630 BGN|
|UNIX Administrator||3,260 BGN|
|Usability Engineer||3,230 BGN|
|User Experience Consultant||3,390 BGN|
|User Experience Design Expert||3,310 BGN|
|User Experience Designer||2,940 BGN|
|User Experience Researcher||3,440 BGN|
|User Interface Designer||3,230 BGN|
|VB Developer||2,380 BGN|
|VB.NET Developer||3,250 BGN|
|Video Game Designer||2,730 BGN|
|Visual Information Specialist||2,890 BGN|
|Web Applications Manager||3,890 BGN|
|Web Content Specialist||3,490 BGN|
|Web Designer||2,720 BGN|
|Web Developer||2,850 BGN|
|Web Editor||2,730 BGN|
|Web Project Manager||3,770 BGN|
|Web Promotions Specialist||3,030 BGN|
|Web Security Administrator||3,260 BGN|
|Web Security Manager||4,860 BGN|
|Web Support Analyst||2,450 BGN|
|Web Writer||2,470 BGN|
|Windows System Administrator||3,020 BGN|
|Wireless Consultant||3,900 BGN|
|Writer and Documentor||2,920 BGN|
Information Technology salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,720 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 5,410 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,380 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,380 BGN while the other half are earning more than 3,380 BGN. 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 2,300 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,300 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,480 BGN while 25% are earning more than 4,480 BGN.
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 Bulgaria costs anywhere from 16,500 Bulgarian Lev(s) to 49,500 Bulgarian Lev(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 Bulgaria who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Bulgaria for the year 2021. 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.
49% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.
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.
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|Stara Zagora||3,250 BGN|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.