A person working in Information Technology in Ethiopia typically earns around 8,940 ETB per month. Salaries range from 4,630 ETB (lowest average) to 14,600 ETB (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||8,410 ETB|
|ABAP Developer||7,860 ETB|
|Advertising Account Planner||7,690 ETB|
|Android Developer||8,290 ETB|
|Angular Developer||7,340 ETB|
|Application Consultant||10,100 ETB|
|Applications System Specialist||7,540 ETB|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||10,600 ETB|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||10,300 ETB|
|AS400 Programmer||8,810 ETB|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||10,600 ETB|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||9,510 ETB|
|Avaloq Developer||7,660 ETB|
|BizTalk Developer||8,630 ETB|
|Blockchain Associate||8,110 ETB|
|Blockchain Developer||7,340 ETB|
|Build and Release Engineer||7,910 ETB|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||8,880 ETB|
|Business Intelligence Developer||9,270 ETB|
|Business Objects Developer||7,860 ETB|
|Business Process Consultant||9,080 ETB|
|Business Systems Analyst||7,600 ETB|
|C# Developer||9,380 ETB|
|C++ Developer||9,170 ETB|
|Capacity Planning Manager||11,600 ETB|
|Change Administrator||7,690 ETB|
|Chief Information Security Officer||12,800 ETB|
|Client Delivery Manager||10,800 ETB|
|CMS Developer||6,710 ETB|
|Computer Animator||7,310 ETB|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||6,710 ETB|
|Computer Networks Architect||8,240 ETB|
|Computer Operator||5,520 ETB|
|Computer Technician||6,810 ETB|
|Copy Editor||7,040 ETB|
|CRM Application Administrator||8,000 ETB|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||11,500 ETB|
|Curam Developer||6,900 ETB|
|Data Analyst||7,860 ETB|
|Data Architect||8,140 ETB|
|Data Center Technician||7,030 ETB|
|Data Entry Supervisor||5,640 ETB|
|Data Manager||10,900 ETB|
|Data Modeling Analyst||8,460 ETB|
|Data Quality Analyst||7,920 ETB|
|Data Security Analyst||8,100 ETB|
|Data Security Manager||11,400 ETB|
|Data Warehousing Manager||11,100 ETB|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||8,330 ETB|
|Database Administration Manager||10,200 ETB|
|Database Administrator||8,960 ETB|
|Database Analyst||9,020 ETB|
|Database Developer||8,530 ETB|
|Database Report Writer||7,640 ETB|
|Delivery Manager||8,990 ETB|
|Developer / Programmer||8,250 ETB|
|Development Manager||11,300 ETB|
|Director of Application Development||12,100 ETB|
|Director of Technology||15,000 ETB|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||7,680 ETB|
|Documentation Specialist||7,140 ETB|
|E-Commerce Manager||10,500 ETB|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||9,780 ETB|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||10,300 ETB|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||11,500 ETB|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||11,800 ETB|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||11,000 ETB|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||11,100 ETB|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||13,100 ETB|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||8,430 ETB|
|ERP Analyst||8,950 ETB|
|ERP Project Manager||11,100 ETB|
|Ethical Hacker||7,240 ETB|
|Financial Systems Manager||12,900 ETB|
|Flash Developer||7,590 ETB|
|Front End Developer||6,860 ETB|
|Full Stack Developer||8,730 ETB|
|Functional Analyst||8,650 ETB|
|Game Developer||7,930 ETB|
|GIS Analyst||7,700 ETB|
|GIS Developer||8,170 ETB|
|Global BI Analyst||8,570 ETB|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||7,470 ETB|
|Graphics Programmer||7,220 ETB|
|Graphics Web Designer||6,790 ETB|
|Hardware Design Engineer||8,140 ETB|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||12,400 ETB|
|Hardware Technician||6,310 ETB|
|Head of Development||11,300 ETB|
|Help Desk Analyst||8,080 ETB|
|Help Desk Manager||9,260 ETB|
|Help Desk Support||6,070 ETB|
|Helpdesk Manager||10,000 ETB|
|Imaging Programmer||7,250 ETB|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||8,960 ETB|
|Information Assurance Analyst||8,540 ETB|
|Information Program Director||12,300 ETB|
|Information Security Administrator||9,900 ETB|
|Information Security Analyst||9,640 ETB|
|Information Security Engineer||8,330 ETB|
|Information Security Manager||12,500 ETB|
|Information Security Specialist||9,950 ETB|
|Information Services Consultant||10,400 ETB|
|Information Technology Administrator||6,750 ETB|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||11,200 ETB|
|Information Technology Consultant||9,990 ETB|
|Information Technology Coordinator||6,600 ETB|
|Information Technology Director||13,700 ETB|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||7,060 ETB|
|Information Technology Manager||13,600 ETB|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||14,000 ETB|
|Information Technology Product Manager||11,800 ETB|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||7,170 ETB|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||8,680 ETB|
|Information Technology Project Leader||9,720 ETB|
|Information Technology Project Manager||13,400 ETB|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||9,930 ETB|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||9,400 ETB|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||8,500 ETB|
|Information Technology Support||5,390 ETB|
|Information Technology Team Leader||10,600 ETB|
|Information Technology Trainer||8,840 ETB|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||8,490 ETB|
|Interface Design Manager||10,300 ETB|
|Interface Designer||7,080 ETB|
|IOS Developer||9,160 ETB|
|Java Developer||8,670 ETB|
|Lead Developer||10,100 ETB|
|Linux Administrator||8,530 ETB|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||8,840 ETB|
|Lotus Notes Developer||8,340 ETB|
|Mail Server Administrator||7,530 ETB|
|Major Incident Manager||9,680 ETB|
|Managed Service Specialist||8,600 ETB|
|Microsystems Engineer||8,650 ETB|
|Mobile Developer||8,180 ETB|
|Multimedia Developer||7,530 ETB|
|Multimedia Services Manager||9,730 ETB|
|Network Administration Team Lead||10,100 ETB|
|Network Administrator||7,120 ETB|
|Network Analyst||8,080 ETB|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||12,900 ETB|
|Network Engineer||7,510 ETB|
|Network Engineering Manager||9,490 ETB|
|Network Security Systems Manager||10,800 ETB|
|Network Specialist||8,330 ETB|
|Network Technician||6,370 ETB|
|Nodejs Developer||9,200 ETB|
|NT Systems Administrator||7,940 ETB|
|Numerical Control Programmer||6,880 ETB|
|Online Banking Manager||13,400 ETB|
|Online Banking Specialist||10,700 ETB|
|OPS Manager||11,900 ETB|
|Oracle Database Administrator||8,290 ETB|
|Oracle Developer||8,400 ETB|
|Perl Developer||7,080 ETB|
|PHP Developer||7,170 ETB|
|Python Developer||8,720 ETB|
|Records Manager||6,760 ETB|
|Remedy Developer||7,030 ETB|
|Reporting Analyst||8,220 ETB|
|Ruby Developer||7,850 ETB|
|Salesforce Administrator||7,940 ETB|
|Salesforce Developer||6,340 ETB|
|SAP Consultant||9,120 ETB|
|SAS Programmer||7,330 ETB|
|Scrum Master||6,530 ETB|
|SEO Associate||7,170 ETB|
|SEO Manager||10,600 ETB|
|Service Delivery Manager||10,800 ETB|
|Service Level Manager||11,300 ETB|
|Service Support Lead||8,590 ETB|
|SharePoint Administrator||8,160 ETB|
|Sharepoint Consultant||8,560 ETB|
|Sharepoint Developer||8,760 ETB|
|Shift Leader||9,270 ETB|
|SOA Analyst||8,060 ETB|
|SOC Engineer||7,840 ETB|
|Software Analyst||8,170 ETB|
|Software Architect||7,940 ETB|
|Software Development Manager||10,600 ETB|
|Software Engineer||8,620 ETB|
|Software QA Engineer||7,890 ETB|
|Software Sales||7,400 ETB|
|Software Specialist||7,150 ETB|
|Software Support Engineer||7,000 ETB|
|Software Test Engineer||7,220 ETB|
|Solutions Architect||11,100 ETB|
|Storage Engineer||7,050 ETB|
|Support Analyst||7,310 ETB|
|Support Specialist||8,800 ETB|
|System Administrator||7,710 ETB|
|Systems Analyst||8,150 ETB|
|Systems Architect||8,100 ETB|
|Systems Consultant||10,100 ETB|
|Systems Engineer||6,770 ETB|
|Systems Integrator||7,910 ETB|
|Technical Analyst||7,130 ETB|
|Technical Consultant||9,180 ETB|
|Technical Manager||8,680 ETB|
|Technical Project Manager||11,000 ETB|
|Technical Sales||8,490 ETB|
|Technical Trainer||8,670 ETB|
|Technical Writer||7,340 ETB|
|Technology Business Analyst||8,720 ETB|
|Technology Director||14,600 ETB|
|Technology Specialist||10,300 ETB|
|Teradata Developer||6,860 ETB|
|Test Analyst||7,960 ETB|
|Testing Manager||10,900 ETB|
|TIBCO Developer||7,100 ETB|
|UNIX Administrator||8,330 ETB|
|Usability Engineer||7,780 ETB|
|User Experience Consultant||9,080 ETB|
|User Experience Design Expert||9,120 ETB|
|User Experience Designer||7,560 ETB|
|User Experience Researcher||8,910 ETB|
|User Interface Designer||7,840 ETB|
|VB Developer||6,690 ETB|
|VB.NET Developer||8,560 ETB|
|Video Game Designer||6,920 ETB|
|Visual Information Specialist||7,390 ETB|
|Web Applications Manager||10,000 ETB|
|Web Content Specialist||9,380 ETB|
|Web Designer||7,270 ETB|
|Web Developer||7,140 ETB|
|Web Editor||7,100 ETB|
|Web Project Manager||9,540 ETB|
|Web Promotions Specialist||8,180 ETB|
|Web Security Administrator||8,240 ETB|
|Web Security Manager||12,700 ETB|
|Web Support Analyst||6,380 ETB|
|Web Writer||6,720 ETB|
|Windows System Administrator||7,240 ETB|
|Wireless Consultant||10,000 ETB|
|Writer and Documentor||7,290 ETB|
Information Technology salaries in Ethiopia range from 4,630 ETB per month (minimum average salary) to 14,600 ETB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 9,110 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 9,110 ETB while the other half are earning more than 9,110 ETB. 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 6,190 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 6,190 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 12,100 ETB while 25% are earning more than 12,100 ETB.
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 Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(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 Ethiopia who work in Information Technology earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 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.
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.
|Adis Abeba||9,420 ETB|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.