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Information Technology Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,660 BGN
( 55,900 BGN yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Bulgaria typically earns around 4,660 BGN per month. Salaries range from 680 BGN (lowest average) to 7,400 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 Engineer4,420 BGN
ABAP Developer4,250 BGN
Advertising Account Planner4,270 BGN
Android Developer4,030 BGN
Angular Developer4,110 BGN
Application Consultant4,960 BGN
Applications System Specialist3,960 BGN
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist4,920 BGN
Artificial Intelligence Developer4,680 BGN
AS400 Programmer4,700 BGN
Assistant Information Technology Manager5,700 BGN
Assistant Service Delivery Manager5,730 BGN
Avaloq Developer4,000 BGN
BizTalk Developer 4,460 BGN
Blockchain Associate4,580 BGN
Blockchain Developer4,420 BGN
Build and Release Engineer4,070 BGN
Business Intelligence Analyst4,930 BGN
Business Intelligence Developer4,970 BGN
Business Objects Developer4,460 BGN
Business Process Consultant4,990 BGN
Business Systems Analyst4,160 BGN
C# Developer4,430 BGN
C++ Developer4,490 BGN
Capacity Planning Manager6,110 BGN
Change Administrator3,950 BGN
Chief Information Security Officer6,620 BGN
Client Delivery Manager6,420 BGN
CMS Developer3,830 BGN
Computer Animator4,100 BGN
Computer Hardware Engineer3,830 BGN
Computer Networks Architect4,850 BGN
Computer Operator3,300 BGN
Computer Technician3,550 BGN
Copy Editor3,910 BGN
CRM Application Administrator4,430 BGN
Cross Platform Security Manager5,640 BGN
Curam Developer3,760 BGN
Data Analyst4,460 BGN
Data Architect4,920 BGN
Data Center Technician4,240 BGN
Data Entry Supervisor3,480 BGN
Data Manager5,030 BGN
Data Modeling Analyst4,760 BGN
Data Quality Analyst4,530 BGN
Data Security Analyst4,850 BGN
Data Security Manager5,580 BGN
Data Warehousing Manager5,240 BGN
Data Warehousing Specialist4,370 BGN
Database Administration Manager5,350 BGN
Database Administrator4,650 BGN
Database Analyst4,990 BGN
Database Developer5,030 BGN
Database Report Writer4,360 BGN
Delivery Manager4,650 BGN
Developer / Programmer4,170 BGN
Development Manager5,600 BGN
Director of Application Development5,800 BGN
Director of Technology6,870 BGN
Disaster Recovery Analyst4,480 BGN
Documentation Specialist4,230 BGN
E-Commerce Manager5,630 BGN
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst5,570 BGN
E-Commerce Marketing Manager5,670 BGN
E-Commerce Sales Manager6,100 BGN
E-Commerce Strategy Manager6,680 BGN
Enterprise Architecture Manager5,700 BGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect5,380 BGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager6,730 BGN
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant4,760 BGN
ERP Analyst4,860 BGN
ERP Project Manager6,520 BGN
Ethical Hacker4,360 BGN
Financial Systems Manager6,390 BGN
Flash Developer4,120 BGN
Front End Developer3,870 BGN
Full Stack Developer4,690 BGN
Functional Analyst4,750 BGN
Game Developer4,380 BGN
GIS Analyst4,260 BGN
GIS Developer4,270 BGN
Global BI Analyst4,890 BGN
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer3,910 BGN
Graphics Programmer4,160 BGN
Graphics Web Designer3,770 BGN
Hardware Design Engineer4,580 BGN
Hardware Engineering Manager6,790 BGN
Hardware Technician3,780 BGN
Head of Development6,720 BGN
Help Desk Analyst4,260 BGN
Help Desk Manager4,520 BGN
Help Desk Support3,250 BGN
Helpdesk Manager5,330 BGN
Imaging Programmer4,040 BGN
Informatics Optimization Specialist4,930 BGN
Information Assurance Analyst4,830 BGN
Information Program Director5,800 BGN
Information Security Administrator4,610 BGN
Information Security Analyst4,910 BGN
Information Security Engineer4,330 BGN
Information Security Manager6,140 BGN
Information Security Specialist4,750 BGN
Information Services Consultant5,170 BGN
Information Technology Administrator3,690 BGN
Information Technology Asset Manager5,960 BGN
Information Technology Consultant5,030 BGN
Information Technology Coordinator3,850 BGN
Information Technology Director7,890 BGN
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer3,940 BGN
Information Technology Manager6,670 BGN
Information Technology Operations Manager6,780 BGN
Information Technology Product Manager6,540 BGN
Information Technology Project Administrator3,850 BGN
Information Technology Project Coordinator5,020 BGN
Information Technology Project Leader5,270 BGN
Information Technology Project Manager5,700 BGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager5,700 BGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)5,100 BGN
Information Technology Quality Specialist4,690 BGN
Information Technology Support3,280 BGN
Information Technology Team Leader5,620 BGN
Information Technology Trainer4,800 BGN
Information Technology Training Analyst4,960 BGN
Interface Design Manager6,020 BGN
Interface Designer3,660 BGN
IOS Developer4,390 BGN
Java Developer4,420 BGN
Javascript Developer4,330 BGN
Lead Developer4,720 BGN
Linux Administrator4,550 BGN
Lotus Domino Administrator5,010 BGN
Lotus Notes Developer4,770 BGN
Mail Server Administrator4,290 BGN
Major Incident Manager5,420 BGN
Managed Service Specialist4,480 BGN
Microsystems Engineer4,680 BGN
Mobile Developer4,290 BGN
Multimedia Developer3,900 BGN
Multimedia Services Manager5,280 BGN
Network Administration Team Lead5,690 BGN
Network Administrator4,170 BGN
Network Analyst4,130 BGN
Network and Infrastructure Manager6,490 BGN
Network Engineer4,090 BGN
Network Engineering Manager5,090 BGN
Network Security Systems Manager5,090 BGN
Network Specialist4,500 BGN
Network Technician3,670 BGN
Nodejs Developer4,930 BGN
NT Systems Administrator4,360 BGN
Numerical Control Programmer3,860 BGN
Online Banking Manager6,820 BGN
Online Banking Specialist5,620 BGN
OPS Manager5,400 BGN
Oracle Database Administrator4,360 BGN
Oracle Developer5,030 BGN
Perl Developer3,920 BGN
PHP Developer4,180 BGN
Python Developer4,440 BGN
Records Manager3,990 BGN
Remedy Developer3,830 BGN
Reporting Analyst4,770 BGN
Ruby Developer3,960 BGN
Salesforce Administrator4,400 BGN
Salesforce Developer3,740 BGN
SAP Consultant5,130 BGN
SAS Programmer4,290 BGN
Scrum Master3,980 BGN
SEO Associate3,830 BGN
SEO Manager5,870 BGN
Service Delivery Manager5,760 BGN
Service Level Manager6,240 BGN
Service Support Lead4,550 BGN
SharePoint Administrator4,570 BGN
Sharepoint Consultant4,890 BGN
Sharepoint Developer4,520 BGN
Shift Leader4,970 BGN
SOA Analyst5,220 BGN
SOC Engineer4,470 BGN
Software Analyst4,580 BGN
Software Architect4,600 BGN
Software Development Manager5,430 BGN
Software Engineer4,810 BGN
Software QA Engineer4,200 BGN
Software Sales4,350 BGN
Software Specialist4,290 BGN
Software Support Engineer3,720 BGN
Software Test Engineer4,090 BGN
Solutions Architect5,470 BGN
Storage Engineer3,950 BGN
Supervisor4,180 BGN
Support Analyst4,340 BGN
Support Specialist4,530 BGN
System Administrator4,080 BGN
Systems Analyst4,380 BGN
Systems Architect4,650 BGN
Systems Consultant5,210 BGN
Systems Engineer3,960 BGN
Systems Integrator4,470 BGN
Technical Analyst4,160 BGN
Technical Consultant4,880 BGN
Technical Manager4,810 BGN
Technical Project Manager6,120 BGN
Technical Sales4,360 BGN
Technical Trainer4,750 BGN
Technical Writer4,280 BGN
Technology Business Analyst4,940 BGN
Technology Director5,980 BGN
Technology Specialist5,080 BGN
Teradata Developer3,970 BGN
Test Analyst4,330 BGN
Tester3,770 BGN
Testing Manager5,250 BGN
TIBCO Developer3,810 BGN
UNIX Administrator4,700 BGN
Usability Engineer4,660 BGN
User Experience Consultant5,160 BGN
User Experience Design Expert4,780 BGN
User Experience Designer4,250 BGN
User Experience Researcher5,370 BGN
User Interface Designer4,660 BGN
VB Developer3,440 BGN
VB.NET Developer4,090 BGN
Video Game Designer3,940 BGN
Visual Information Specialist4,180 BGN
Web Applications Manager5,620 BGN
Web Content Specialist5,040 BGN
Web Designer3,930 BGN
Web Developer4,120 BGN
Web Editor3,950 BGN
Web Project Manager5,450 BGN
Web Promotions Specialist4,380 BGN
Web Security Administrator4,710 BGN
Web Security Manager5,980 BGN
Web Support Analyst3,530 BGN
Web Writer3,570 BGN
Webmaster3,870 BGN
Windows System Administrator4,360 BGN
Wireless Consultant5,130 BGN
Writer and Documentor4,220 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 680 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 7,400 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,750 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,750 BGN while the other half are earning more than 4,750 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 2,440 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,440 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 6,200 BGN while 25% are earning more than 6,200 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 24,100 Bulgarian Lev(s) to 72,200 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 earn 8% more than their female counterparts.

4,460 BGN
4,810 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bulgaria 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.

Bulgaria / 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 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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bulgaria for the year 2019. 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
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
4,560 BGN
Public Sector+9%
4,980 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Bulgaria

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bulgaria Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
4,130 BGN
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,290 BGN
Average Salary 2018+3%
4,410 BGN
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,490 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology salaries in Bulgaria are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria

27 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 27 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 27 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 3% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas4,860 BGN
Plovdiv5,240 BGN
Rousse4,760 BGN
Sofia5,440 BGN
Stara Zagora4,570 BGN
Varna5,050 BGN
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