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Information Technology Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2022

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


Average Monthly Salary
3,320 BGN
( 39,800 BGN yearly)

LOW
1,720
BGN
AVERAGE
3,320
BGN
HIGH
5,410
BGN

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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer3,060 BGN
ABAP Developer2,940 BGN
Advertising Account Planner2,960 BGN
Android Developer3,130 BGN
Angular Developer2,950 BGN
Application Consultant3,740 BGN
Applications System Specialist2,740 BGN
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist3,710 BGN
Artificial Intelligence Developer3,840 BGN
AS400 Programmer3,470 BGN
Assistant Information Technology Manager3,950 BGN
Assistant Service Delivery Manager3,970 BGN
Avaloq Developer2,930 BGN
BizTalk Developer 3,360 BGN
Blockchain Associate3,170 BGN
Blockchain Developer3,060 BGN
Build and Release Engineer2,820 BGN
Business Intelligence Analyst3,380 BGN
Business Intelligence Developer3,440 BGN
Business Objects Developer3,090 BGN
Business Process Consultant3,450 BGN
Business Systems Analyst2,880 BGN
C# Developer3,550 BGN
C++ Developer3,350 BGN
Capacity Planning Manager4,180 BGN
Change Administrator2,730 BGN
Chief Information Security Officer4,790 BGN
Client Delivery Manager4,450 BGN
CMS Developer2,650 BGN
Computer Animator2,840 BGN
Computer Hardware Engineer2,650 BGN
Computer Networks Architect3,360 BGN
Computer Operator2,280 BGN
Computer Technician2,460 BGN
Copy Editor2,710 BGN
CRM Application Administrator3,070 BGN
Cross Platform Security Manager4,580 BGN
Curam Developer2,600 BGN
Data Analyst3,090 BGN
Data Architect3,410 BGN
Data Center Technician2,930 BGN
Data Entry Supervisor2,060 BGN
Data Manager4,110 BGN
Data Modeling Analyst3,300 BGN
Data Quality Analyst3,140 BGN
Data Security Analyst3,360 BGN
Data Security Manager4,390 BGN
Data Warehousing Manager4,310 BGN
Data Warehousing Specialist3,020 BGN
Database Administration Manager4,180 BGN
Database Administrator3,220 BGN
Database Analyst3,460 BGN
Database Developer3,480 BGN
Database Report Writer3,020 BGN
Delivery Manager3,220 BGN
Developer / Programmer3,210 BGN
Development Manager4,650 BGN
Director of Application Development4,630 BGN
Director of Technology5,460 BGN
Disaster Recovery Analyst3,100 BGN
Documentation Specialist2,930 BGN
E-Commerce Manager3,900 BGN
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst3,860 BGN
E-Commerce Marketing Manager3,920 BGN
E-Commerce Sales Manager4,220 BGN
E-Commerce Strategy Manager4,620 BGN
Enterprise Architecture Manager3,940 BGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect4,340 BGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager5,000 BGN
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant3,300 BGN
ERP Analyst3,360 BGN
ERP Project Manager4,520 BGN
Ethical Hacker3,020 BGN
Financial Systems Manager4,580 BGN
Flash Developer2,850 BGN
Front End Developer2,810 BGN
Full Stack Developer3,390 BGN
Functional Analyst3,290 BGN
Game Developer3,030 BGN
GIS Analyst2,950 BGN
GIS Developer3,110 BGN
Global BI Analyst3,380 BGN
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer2,710 BGN
Graphics Programmer2,880 BGN
Graphics Web Designer2,610 BGN
Hardware Design Engineer3,170 BGN
Hardware Engineering Manager4,700 BGN
Hardware Technician2,620 BGN
Head of Development4,650 BGN
Help Desk Analyst2,950 BGN
Help Desk Manager3,560 BGN
Help Desk Support2,250 BGN
Helpdesk Manager3,690 BGN
Imaging Programmer2,800 BGN
Informatics Optimization Specialist3,410 BGN
Information Assurance Analyst3,340 BGN
Information Program Director4,470 BGN
Information Security Administrator3,680 BGN
Information Security Analyst3,930 BGN
Information Security Engineer3,240 BGN
Information Security Manager4,940 BGN
Information Security Specialist3,800 BGN
Information Services Consultant3,910 BGN
Information Technology Administrator2,550 BGN
Information Technology Asset Manager4,480 BGN
Information Technology Consultant4,050 BGN
Information Technology Coordinator2,660 BGN
Information Technology Director5,770 BGN
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer2,730 BGN
Information Technology Manager5,300 BGN
Information Technology Operations Manager5,040 BGN
Information Technology Product Manager4,920 BGN
Information Technology Project Administrator2,660 BGN
Information Technology Project Coordinator3,480 BGN
Information Technology Project Leader3,760 BGN
Information Technology Project Manager4,980 BGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager3,940 BGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)3,530 BGN
Information Technology Quality Specialist3,250 BGN
Information Technology Support2,270 BGN
Information Technology Team Leader3,890 BGN
Information Technology Trainer3,320 BGN
Information Technology Training Analyst3,440 BGN
Interface Design Manager4,170 BGN
Interface Designer2,540 BGN
IOS Developer3,500 BGN
Java Developer3,570 BGN
Javascript Developer3,290 BGN
Lead Developer3,680 BGN
Linux Administrator3,150 BGN
Lotus Domino Administrator3,470 BGN
Lotus Notes Developer3,300 BGN
Mail Server Administrator2,970 BGN
Major Incident Manager3,750 BGN
Managed Service Specialist3,100 BGN
Microsystems Engineer3,240 BGN
Mobile Developer3,170 BGN
Multimedia Developer2,700 BGN
Multimedia Services Manager3,660 BGN
Network Administration Team Lead3,940 BGN
Network Administrator2,890 BGN
Network Analyst2,860 BGN
Network and Infrastructure Manager4,860 BGN
Network Engineer2,830 BGN
Network Engineering Manager3,820 BGN
Network Security Systems Manager3,800 BGN
Network Specialist3,120 BGN
Network Technician2,540 BGN
Nodejs Developer3,530 BGN
NT Systems Administrator3,020 BGN
Numerical Control Programmer2,670 BGN
Online Banking Manager5,040 BGN
Online Banking Specialist3,890 BGN
OPS Manager4,490 BGN
Oracle Database Administrator3,020 BGN
Oracle Developer3,420 BGN
Perl Developer2,710 BGN
PHP Developer2,930 BGN
Python Developer3,260 BGN
Records Manager2,760 BGN
Remedy Developer2,650 BGN
Reporting Analyst3,300 BGN
Ruby Developer2,860 BGN
Salesforce Administrator3,040 BGN
Salesforce Developer2,590 BGN
SAP Consultant3,550 BGN
SAS Programmer2,970 BGN
Scrum Master2,750 BGN
SEO Associate2,650 BGN
SEO Manager4,060 BGN
Service Delivery Manager3,990 BGN
Service Level Manager4,320 BGN
Service Support Lead3,150 BGN
SharePoint Administrator3,160 BGN
Sharepoint Consultant3,390 BGN
Sharepoint Developer3,550 BGN
Shift Leader3,440 BGN
SOA Analyst3,290 BGN
SOC Engineer3,090 BGN
Software Analyst3,170 BGN
Software Architect3,180 BGN
Software Development Manager4,460 BGN
Software Engineer3,330 BGN
Software QA Engineer2,910 BGN
Software Sales3,010 BGN
Software Specialist2,970 BGN
Software Support Engineer2,580 BGN
Software Test Engineer2,830 BGN
Solutions Architect4,520 BGN
Storage Engineer2,740 BGN
Supervisor2,230 BGN
Support Analyst3,010 BGN
Support Specialist3,140 BGN
System Administrator2,830 BGN
Systems Analyst3,030 BGN
Systems Architect3,220 BGN
Systems Consultant4,040 BGN
Systems Engineer2,740 BGN
Systems Integrator3,090 BGN
Technical Analyst2,880 BGN
Technical Consultant3,560 BGN
Technical Manager3,330 BGN
Technical Project Manager4,240 BGN
Technical Sales3,020 BGN
Technical Trainer3,280 BGN
Technical Writer2,960 BGN
Technology Business Analyst3,420 BGN
Technology Director5,640 BGN
Technology Specialist4,060 BGN
Teradata Developer2,750 BGN
Test Analyst3,000 BGN
Tester2,610 BGN
Testing Manager4,080 BGN
TIBCO Developer2,630 BGN
UNIX Administrator3,260 BGN
Usability Engineer3,230 BGN
User Experience Consultant3,390 BGN
User Experience Design Expert3,310 BGN
User Experience Designer2,940 BGN
User Experience Researcher3,440 BGN
User Interface Designer3,230 BGN
VB Developer2,380 BGN
VB.NET Developer3,250 BGN
Video Game Designer2,730 BGN
Visual Information Specialist2,890 BGN
Web Applications Manager3,890 BGN
Web Content Specialist3,490 BGN
Web Designer2,720 BGN
Web Developer2,850 BGN
Web Editor2,730 BGN
Web Project Manager3,770 BGN
Web Promotions Specialist3,030 BGN
Web Security Administrator3,260 BGN
Web Security Manager4,860 BGN
Web Support Analyst2,450 BGN
Web Writer2,470 BGN
Webmaster2,680 BGN
Windows System Administrator3,020 BGN
Wireless Consultant3,900 BGN
Writer and Documentor2,920 BGN

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

Median and salary distribution monthly Bulgaria Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.


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

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

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 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.


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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.


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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bulgaria Information Technology
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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? Male employees in Bulgaria who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,410 BGN
Female-6%
3,200 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

How much are annual salary increments in Bulgaria for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

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.

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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.

Bulgaria / All Professions

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.

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 Bulgaria is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Information Technology
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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.

Received Bonus
51%
No Bonus
49%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria


19 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 19 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 19 BGN for every worked hour.


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

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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas3,460 BGN
Plovdiv3,730 BGN
Rousse3,390 BGN
Sofia3,870 BGN
Stara Zagora3,250 BGN
Varna3,600 BGN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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