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Information Technology Average Salaries in Ethiopia 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
8,940 ETB
( 107,000 ETB yearly)

LOW
4,630
ETB
AVERAGE
8,940
ETB
HIGH
14,600
ETB

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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer8,410 ETB
ABAP Developer7,860 ETB
Advertising Account Planner7,690 ETB
Android Developer8,290 ETB
Angular Developer7,340 ETB
Application Consultant10,100 ETB
Applications System Specialist7,540 ETB
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist10,600 ETB
Artificial Intelligence Developer10,300 ETB
AS400 Programmer8,810 ETB
Assistant Information Technology Manager10,600 ETB
Assistant Service Delivery Manager9,510 ETB
Avaloq Developer7,660 ETB
BizTalk Developer 8,630 ETB
Blockchain Associate8,110 ETB
Blockchain Developer7,340 ETB
Build and Release Engineer7,910 ETB
Business Intelligence Analyst8,880 ETB
Business Intelligence Developer9,270 ETB
Business Objects Developer7,860 ETB
Business Process Consultant9,080 ETB
Business Systems Analyst7,600 ETB
C# Developer9,380 ETB
C++ Developer9,170 ETB
Capacity Planning Manager11,600 ETB
Change Administrator7,690 ETB
Chief Information Security Officer12,800 ETB
Client Delivery Manager10,800 ETB
CMS Developer6,710 ETB
Computer Animator7,310 ETB
Computer Hardware Engineer6,710 ETB
Computer Networks Architect8,240 ETB
Computer Operator5,520 ETB
Computer Technician6,810 ETB
Copy Editor7,040 ETB
CRM Application Administrator8,000 ETB
Cross Platform Security Manager11,500 ETB
Curam Developer6,900 ETB
Data Analyst7,860 ETB
Data Architect8,140 ETB
Data Center Technician7,030 ETB
Data Entry Supervisor5,640 ETB
Data Manager10,900 ETB
Data Modeling Analyst8,460 ETB
Data Quality Analyst7,920 ETB
Data Security Analyst8,100 ETB
Data Security Manager11,400 ETB
Data Warehousing Manager11,100 ETB
Data Warehousing Specialist8,330 ETB
Database Administration Manager10,200 ETB
Database Administrator8,960 ETB
Database Analyst9,020 ETB
Database Developer8,530 ETB
Database Report Writer7,640 ETB
Delivery Manager8,990 ETB
Developer / Programmer8,250 ETB
Development Manager11,300 ETB
Director of Application Development12,100 ETB
Director of Technology15,000 ETB
Disaster Recovery Analyst7,680 ETB
Documentation Specialist7,140 ETB
E-Commerce Manager10,500 ETB
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst9,780 ETB
E-Commerce Marketing Manager10,300 ETB
E-Commerce Sales Manager11,500 ETB
E-Commerce Strategy Manager11,800 ETB
Enterprise Architecture Manager11,000 ETB
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect11,100 ETB
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager13,100 ETB
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant8,430 ETB
ERP Analyst8,950 ETB
ERP Project Manager11,100 ETB
Ethical Hacker7,240 ETB
Financial Systems Manager12,900 ETB
Flash Developer7,590 ETB
Front End Developer6,860 ETB
Full Stack Developer8,730 ETB
Functional Analyst8,650 ETB
Game Developer7,930 ETB
GIS Analyst7,700 ETB
GIS Developer8,170 ETB
Global BI Analyst8,570 ETB
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer7,470 ETB
Graphics Programmer7,220 ETB
Graphics Web Designer6,790 ETB
Hardware Design Engineer8,140 ETB
Hardware Engineering Manager12,400 ETB
Hardware Technician6,310 ETB
Head of Development11,300 ETB
Help Desk Analyst8,080 ETB
Help Desk Manager9,260 ETB
Help Desk Support6,070 ETB
Helpdesk Manager10,000 ETB
Imaging Programmer7,250 ETB
Informatics Optimization Specialist8,960 ETB
Information Assurance Analyst8,540 ETB
Information Program Director12,300 ETB
Information Security Administrator9,900 ETB
Information Security Analyst9,640 ETB
Information Security Engineer8,330 ETB
Information Security Manager12,500 ETB
Information Security Specialist9,950 ETB
Information Services Consultant10,400 ETB
Information Technology Administrator6,750 ETB
Information Technology Asset Manager11,200 ETB
Information Technology Consultant9,990 ETB
Information Technology Coordinator6,600 ETB
Information Technology Director13,700 ETB
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer7,060 ETB
Information Technology Manager13,600 ETB
Information Technology Operations Manager14,000 ETB
Information Technology Product Manager11,800 ETB
Information Technology Project Administrator7,170 ETB
Information Technology Project Coordinator8,680 ETB
Information Technology Project Leader9,720 ETB
Information Technology Project Manager13,400 ETB
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager9,930 ETB
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)9,400 ETB
Information Technology Quality Specialist8,500 ETB
Information Technology Support5,390 ETB
Information Technology Team Leader10,600 ETB
Information Technology Trainer8,840 ETB
Information Technology Training Analyst8,490 ETB
Interface Design Manager10,300 ETB
Interface Designer7,080 ETB
IOS Developer9,160 ETB
Java Developer8,670 ETB
Javascript Developer8,410 ETB
Lead Developer10,100 ETB
Linux Administrator8,530 ETB
Lotus Domino Administrator8,840 ETB
Lotus Notes Developer8,340 ETB
Mail Server Administrator7,530 ETB
Major Incident Manager9,680 ETB
Managed Service Specialist8,600 ETB
Microsystems Engineer8,650 ETB
Mobile Developer8,180 ETB
Multimedia Developer7,530 ETB
Multimedia Services Manager9,730 ETB
Network Administration Team Lead10,100 ETB
Network Administrator7,120 ETB
Network Analyst8,080 ETB
Network and Infrastructure Manager12,900 ETB
Network Engineer7,510 ETB
Network Engineering Manager9,490 ETB
Network Security Systems Manager10,800 ETB
Network Specialist8,330 ETB
Network Technician6,370 ETB
Nodejs Developer9,200 ETB
NT Systems Administrator7,940 ETB
Numerical Control Programmer6,880 ETB
Online Banking Manager13,400 ETB
Online Banking Specialist10,700 ETB
OPS Manager11,900 ETB
Oracle Database Administrator8,290 ETB
Oracle Developer8,400 ETB
Perl Developer7,080 ETB
PHP Developer7,170 ETB
Python Developer8,720 ETB
Records Manager6,760 ETB
Remedy Developer7,030 ETB
Reporting Analyst8,220 ETB
Ruby Developer7,850 ETB
Salesforce Administrator7,940 ETB
Salesforce Developer6,340 ETB
SAP Consultant9,120 ETB
SAS Programmer7,330 ETB
Scrum Master6,530 ETB
SEO Associate7,170 ETB
SEO Manager10,600 ETB
Service Delivery Manager10,800 ETB
Service Level Manager11,300 ETB
Service Support Lead8,590 ETB
SharePoint Administrator8,160 ETB
Sharepoint Consultant8,560 ETB
Sharepoint Developer8,760 ETB
Shift Leader9,270 ETB
SOA Analyst8,060 ETB
SOC Engineer7,840 ETB
Software Analyst8,170 ETB
Software Architect7,940 ETB
Software Development Manager10,600 ETB
Software Engineer8,620 ETB
Software QA Engineer7,890 ETB
Software Sales7,400 ETB
Software Specialist7,150 ETB
Software Support Engineer7,000 ETB
Software Test Engineer7,220 ETB
Solutions Architect11,100 ETB
Storage Engineer7,050 ETB
Supervisor5,590 ETB
Support Analyst7,310 ETB
Support Specialist8,800 ETB
System Administrator7,710 ETB
Systems Analyst8,150 ETB
Systems Architect8,100 ETB
Systems Consultant10,100 ETB
Systems Engineer6,770 ETB
Systems Integrator7,910 ETB
Technical Analyst7,130 ETB
Technical Consultant9,180 ETB
Technical Manager8,680 ETB
Technical Project Manager11,000 ETB
Technical Sales8,490 ETB
Technical Trainer8,670 ETB
Technical Writer7,340 ETB
Technology Business Analyst8,720 ETB
Technology Director14,600 ETB
Technology Specialist10,300 ETB
Teradata Developer6,860 ETB
Test Analyst7,960 ETB
Tester6,700 ETB
Testing Manager10,900 ETB
TIBCO Developer7,100 ETB
UNIX Administrator8,330 ETB
Usability Engineer7,780 ETB
User Experience Consultant9,080 ETB
User Experience Design Expert9,120 ETB
User Experience Designer7,560 ETB
User Experience Researcher8,910 ETB
User Interface Designer7,840 ETB
VB Developer6,690 ETB
VB.NET Developer8,560 ETB
Video Game Designer6,920 ETB
Visual Information Specialist7,390 ETB
Web Applications Manager10,000 ETB
Web Content Specialist9,380 ETB
Web Designer7,270 ETB
Web Developer7,140 ETB
Web Editor7,100 ETB
Web Project Manager9,540 ETB
Web Promotions Specialist8,180 ETB
Web Security Administrator8,240 ETB
Web Security Manager12,700 ETB
Web Support Analyst6,380 ETB
Web Writer6,720 ETB
Webmaster6,830 ETB
Windows System Administrator7,240 ETB
Wireless Consultant10,000 ETB
Writer and Documentor7,290 ETB

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Ethiopia

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.


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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia who work in Information Technology earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
9,310 ETB
Female-10%
8,370 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

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

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ethiopia 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.

Ethiopia / 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 Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ethiopia 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.

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.

Received Bonus
36%
No Bonus
64%

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 Ethiopia


52 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 52 ETB. This means that the average person in Ethiopia earns approximately 52 ETB 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 Ethiopia
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba9,420 ETB
Gonder8,690 ETB
Mekele7,730 ETB

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 Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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