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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does a Developer / Programmer make in Egypt?


Average Monthly Salary
8,440 EGP
( 101,000 EGP yearly)

LOW
3,880
EGP
AVERAGE
8,440
EGP
HIGH
13,400
EGP

A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Egypt typically earns around 8,440 EGP per month. Salaries range from 3,880 EGP (lowest) to 13,400 EGP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Developer / Programmer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Egypt

Median and salary distribution monthly Egypt Developer / Programmer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Developer / Programmer salaries in Egypt range from 3,880 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 13,400 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,120 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 9,120 EGP while the other half are earning more than 9,120 EGP. 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 Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 5,850 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,850 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 12,200 EGP while 25% are earning more than 12,200 EGP.


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

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Egypt Developer / Programmer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,410 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,890 EGP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,700 EGP per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,600 EGP per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,600 EGP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,500 EGP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Developer / Programmer average salary change by experience in Egypt

0 - 2 Years
4,410 EGP
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,890 EGP
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,700 EGP
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,600 EGP
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,600 EGP
20+ Years+8%
12,500 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Developer / Programmer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Egypt Developer / Programmer
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 5,030 EGP per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,890 EGP per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,200 EGP per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Developer / Programmer average salary difference by education level in Egypt

Certificate or Diploma
5,030 EGP
Bachelor's Degree+57%
7,890 EGP
Master's Degree+68%
13,200 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt Developer / Programmer
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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 Developer / Programmer employees in Egypt earn 37% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
7,130 EGP
Male+37%
9,760 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

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Developer / Programmer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

How much are annual salary increments in Egypt for Developer / Programmer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Egypt Developer / Programmer
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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.

Egypt / 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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Egypt 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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Developer / Programmer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt Developer / Programmer
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A Developer / Programmer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
58%
No Bonus
42%

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.

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 Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,450 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Egypt


49 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 49 EGP. This means that the average Developer / Programmer in Egypt earns approximately 49 EGP 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.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly Egypt
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The average salary for Developer / Programmer is 1% less than that of Developers and Programmers. Also, Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
ABAP Developer8,050 EGP-5%
Android Developer8,830 EGP+5%
Angular Developer7,780 EGP-8%
AS400 Programmer8,880 EGP+5%
Avaloq Developer8,610 EGP+2%
BizTalk Developer 8,830 EGP+5%
Build and Release Engineer7,780 EGP-8%
Business Intelligence Developer9,350 EGP+11%
Business Objects Developer7,970 EGP-6%
C# Developer9,700 EGP+15%
C++ Developer9,430 EGP+12%
CMS Developer7,120 EGP-16%
Curam Developer7,530 EGP-11%
Developer / Programmer8,440 EGP-0%
Flash Developer7,730 EGP-8%
Front End Developer7,500 EGP-11%
Full Stack Developer8,540 EGP+1%
Game Developer8,320 EGP-1%
GIS Developer8,830 EGP+5%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer7,570 EGP-10%
Graphics Programmer7,540 EGP-11%
Imaging Programmer7,300 EGP-14%
IOS Developer9,850 EGP+17%
Java Developer9,620 EGP+14%
Javascript Developer8,350 EGP-1%
Lead Developer10,000 EGP+18%
Mobile Developer8,410 EGP-0%
Multimedia Developer7,510 EGP-11%
Nodejs Developer9,600 EGP+14%
Oracle Developer9,240 EGP+9%
Perl Developer7,770 EGP-8%
PHP Developer7,840 EGP-7%
Python Developer9,380 EGP+11%
Remedy Developer7,300 EGP-14%
Ruby Developer7,920 EGP-6%
Salesforce Developer6,930 EGP-18%
SAS Programmer7,890 EGP-7%
Sharepoint Developer9,200 EGP+9%
Software Development Manager12,000 EGP+42%
Software QA Engineer8,040 EGP-5%
Software Test Engineer7,310 EGP-13%
Teradata Developer7,130 EGP-16%
TIBCO Developer7,530 EGP-11%
User Experience Designer7,360 EGP-13%
VB Developer6,570 EGP-22%
VB.NET Developer9,250 EGP+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria8,950 EGP
Cairo10,000 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh8,220 EGP
5329 - 15

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