A person working in Information Technology in Cook Islands typically earns around 4,730 NZD per month. Salaries range from 2,450 NZD (lowest average) to 7,710 NZD (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||4,190 NZD|
|ABAP Developer||4,180 NZD|
|Advertising Account Planner||4,140 NZD|
|Android Developer||4,420 NZD|
|Angular Developer||4,250 NZD|
|Application Consultant||5,600 NZD|
|Applications System Specialist||3,950 NZD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||5,440 NZD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||5,720 NZD|
|AS400 Programmer||4,800 NZD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||5,350 NZD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||5,610 NZD|
|Avaloq Developer||4,330 NZD|
|BizTalk Developer||4,680 NZD|
|Blockchain Associate||4,410 NZD|
|Blockchain Developer||4,330 NZD|
|Build and Release Engineer||4,100 NZD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||5,000 NZD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||4,670 NZD|
|Business Objects Developer||4,280 NZD|
|Business Process Consultant||4,860 NZD|
|Business Systems Analyst||4,270 NZD|
|C# Developer||4,770 NZD|
|C++ Developer||5,060 NZD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||6,350 NZD|
|Change Administrator||3,790 NZD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||6,800 NZD|
|Client Delivery Manager||5,720 NZD|
|CMS Developer||3,660 NZD|
|Computer Animator||4,150 NZD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||3,660 NZD|
|Computer Networks Architect||4,800 NZD|
|Computer Operator||3,090 NZD|
|Computer Technician||3,730 NZD|
|Copy Editor||3,790 NZD|
|CRM Application Administrator||4,300 NZD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||6,000 NZD|
|Curam Developer||3,870 NZD|
|Data Analyst||4,280 NZD|
|Data Architect||4,350 NZD|
|Data Center Technician||4,150 NZD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||2,960 NZD|
|Data Manager||5,820 NZD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||4,360 NZD|
|Data Quality Analyst||4,330 NZD|
|Data Security Analyst||4,530 NZD|
|Data Security Manager||6,460 NZD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||6,020 NZD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||4,140 NZD|
|Database Administration Manager||5,390 NZD|
|Database Administrator||4,670 NZD|
|Database Analyst||4,610 NZD|
|Database Developer||4,740 NZD|
|Database Report Writer||4,170 NZD|
|Delivery Manager||4,680 NZD|
|Developer / Programmer||4,470 NZD|
|Development Manager||5,990 NZD|
|Director of Application Development||6,500 NZD|
|Director of Technology||7,480 NZD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||4,240 NZD|
|Documentation Specialist||3,770 NZD|
|E-Commerce Manager||5,290 NZD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||5,330 NZD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||5,530 NZD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||6,060 NZD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||6,100 NZD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||5,730 NZD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||6,040 NZD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||6,670 NZD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||4,810 NZD|
|ERP Analyst||4,760 NZD|
|ERP Project Manager||6,150 NZD|
|Ethical Hacker||4,270 NZD|
|Financial Systems Manager||6,350 NZD|
|Flash Developer||4,040 NZD|
|Front End Developer||4,000 NZD|
|Full Stack Developer||4,720 NZD|
|Functional Analyst||4,860 NZD|
|Game Developer||4,260 NZD|
|GIS Analyst||3,940 NZD|
|GIS Developer||4,600 NZD|
|Global BI Analyst||4,680 NZD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||3,910 NZD|
|Graphics Programmer||3,960 NZD|
|Graphics Web Designer||3,660 NZD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||4,190 NZD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||6,630 NZD|
|Hardware Technician||3,530 NZD|
|Head of Development||5,990 NZD|
|Help Desk Analyst||4,460 NZD|
|Help Desk Manager||4,990 NZD|
|Help Desk Support||3,210 NZD|
|Helpdesk Manager||5,290 NZD|
|Imaging Programmer||4,110 NZD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||4,570 NZD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||4,640 NZD|
|Information Program Director||6,120 NZD|
|Information Security Administrator||4,990 NZD|
|Information Security Analyst||5,620 NZD|
|Information Security Engineer||4,290 NZD|
|Information Security Manager||6,830 NZD|
|Information Security Specialist||5,340 NZD|
|Information Services Consultant||5,260 NZD|
|Information Technology Administrator||3,790 NZD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||6,150 NZD|
|Information Technology Consultant||5,250 NZD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||3,460 NZD|
|Information Technology Director||7,720 NZD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||3,810 NZD|
|Information Technology Manager||7,760 NZD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||7,300 NZD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||6,950 NZD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||3,800 NZD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||4,770 NZD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||5,250 NZD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||7,080 NZD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||5,170 NZD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||4,750 NZD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||4,340 NZD|
|Information Technology Support||3,040 NZD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||5,580 NZD|
|Information Technology Trainer||4,480 NZD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||4,460 NZD|
|Interface Design Manager||5,410 NZD|
|Interface Designer||3,680 NZD|
|IOS Developer||4,670 NZD|
|Java Developer||4,840 NZD|
|Lead Developer||5,040 NZD|
|Linux Administrator||4,500 NZD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||4,570 NZD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||4,330 NZD|
|Mail Server Administrator||4,310 NZD|
|Major Incident Manager||5,500 NZD|
|Managed Service Specialist||4,710 NZD|
|Microsystems Engineer||4,600 NZD|
|Mobile Developer||4,420 NZD|
|Multimedia Developer||4,120 NZD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||4,920 NZD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||5,480 NZD|
|Network Administrator||3,940 NZD|
|Network Analyst||4,380 NZD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||6,890 NZD|
|Network Engineer||4,000 NZD|
|Network Engineering Manager||5,490 NZD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||5,580 NZD|
|Network Specialist||4,650 NZD|
|Network Technician||3,500 NZD|
|Nodejs Developer||4,950 NZD|
|NT Systems Administrator||4,050 NZD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||3,910 NZD|
|Online Banking Manager||7,500 NZD|
|Online Banking Specialist||5,320 NZD|
|OPS Manager||6,040 NZD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||4,130 NZD|
|Oracle Developer||4,900 NZD|
|Perl Developer||3,810 NZD|
|PHP Developer||4,190 NZD|
|Python Developer||4,630 NZD|
|Records Manager||3,940 NZD|
|Remedy Developer||3,560 NZD|
|Reporting Analyst||4,530 NZD|
|Ruby Developer||4,110 NZD|
|Salesforce Administrator||4,270 NZD|
|Salesforce Developer||3,700 NZD|
|SAP Consultant||4,940 NZD|
|SAS Programmer||4,050 NZD|
|Scrum Master||3,690 NZD|
|SEO Associate||3,600 NZD|
|SEO Manager||5,700 NZD|
|Service Delivery Manager||5,710 NZD|
|Service Level Manager||5,790 NZD|
|Service Support Lead||4,750 NZD|
|SharePoint Administrator||4,410 NZD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||4,440 NZD|
|Sharepoint Developer||4,610 NZD|
|Shift Leader||4,670 NZD|
|SOA Analyst||4,480 NZD|
|SOC Engineer||4,490 NZD|
|Software Analyst||4,640 NZD|
|Software Architect||4,590 NZD|
|Software Development Manager||5,970 NZD|
|Software Engineer||4,430 NZD|
|Software QA Engineer||3,950 NZD|
|Software Sales||4,100 NZD|
|Software Specialist||4,000 NZD|
|Software Support Engineer||3,510 NZD|
|Software Test Engineer||3,930 NZD|
|Solutions Architect||6,150 NZD|
|Storage Engineer||3,820 NZD|
|Support Analyst||3,870 NZD|
|Support Specialist||4,570 NZD|
|System Administrator||4,260 NZD|
|Systems Analyst||4,540 NZD|
|Systems Architect||4,440 NZD|
|Systems Consultant||5,540 NZD|
|Systems Engineer||3,560 NZD|
|Systems Integrator||4,520 NZD|
|Technical Analyst||3,740 NZD|
|Technical Consultant||4,970 NZD|
|Technical Manager||4,910 NZD|
|Technical Project Manager||5,930 NZD|
|Technical Sales||4,180 NZD|
|Technical Trainer||4,640 NZD|
|Technical Writer||3,850 NZD|
|Technology Business Analyst||4,520 NZD|
|Technology Director||7,510 NZD|
|Technology Specialist||5,330 NZD|
|Teradata Developer||3,770 NZD|
|Test Analyst||4,460 NZD|
|Testing Manager||5,790 NZD|
|TIBCO Developer||3,950 NZD|
|UNIX Administrator||4,520 NZD|
|Usability Engineer||4,360 NZD|
|User Experience Consultant||4,820 NZD|
|User Experience Design Expert||4,540 NZD|
|User Experience Designer||4,100 NZD|
|User Experience Researcher||4,810 NZD|
|User Interface Designer||4,150 NZD|
|VB Developer||3,470 NZD|
|VB.NET Developer||4,810 NZD|
|Video Game Designer||3,780 NZD|
|Visual Information Specialist||4,220 NZD|
|Web Applications Manager||5,420 NZD|
|Web Content Specialist||4,730 NZD|
|Web Designer||3,860 NZD|
|Web Developer||4,120 NZD|
|Web Editor||3,640 NZD|
|Web Project Manager||5,210 NZD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||4,550 NZD|
|Web Security Administrator||4,500 NZD|
|Web Security Manager||6,840 NZD|
|Web Support Analyst||3,260 NZD|
|Web Writer||3,540 NZD|
|Windows System Administrator||4,270 NZD|
|Wireless Consultant||5,420 NZD|
|Writer and Documentor||4,010 NZD|
Information Technology salaries in Cook Islands range from 2,450 NZD per month (minimum average salary) to 7,710 NZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,820 NZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,820 NZD while the other half are earning more than 4,820 NZD. 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 3,270 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,270 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 6,390 NZD while 25% are earning more than 6,390 NZD.
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 Cook Islands costs anywhere from 23,500 New Zealand Dollar(s) to 70,600 New Zealand Dollar(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 Cook Islands who work in Information Technology earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Cook Islands 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 Cook Islands 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.
64% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.
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 Cook Islands earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.