A person working in Information Technology in Gambia typically earns around 16,000 GMD per month. Salaries range from 8,280 GMD (lowest average) to 26,000 GMD (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||13,600 GMD|
|ABAP Developer||13,000 GMD|
|Advertising Account Planner||13,600 GMD|
|Android Developer||13,900 GMD|
|Angular Developer||13,800 GMD|
|Application Consultant||17,100 GMD|
|Applications System Specialist||12,800 GMD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||18,200 GMD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||17,800 GMD|
|AS400 Programmer||15,000 GMD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||18,100 GMD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||17,700 GMD|
|Avaloq Developer||14,100 GMD|
|BizTalk Developer||15,700 GMD|
|Blockchain Associate||14,900 GMD|
|Blockchain Developer||13,700 GMD|
|Build and Release Engineer||14,100 GMD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||16,000 GMD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||15,800 GMD|
|Business Objects Developer||14,600 GMD|
|Business Process Consultant||15,600 GMD|
|Business Systems Analyst||13,600 GMD|
|C# Developer||16,800 GMD|
|C++ Developer||16,600 GMD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||20,300 GMD|
|Change Administrator||13,000 GMD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||21,100 GMD|
|Client Delivery Manager||19,500 GMD|
|CMS Developer||12,600 GMD|
|Computer Animator||12,600 GMD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||12,600 GMD|
|Computer Networks Architect||16,000 GMD|
|Computer Operator||10,600 GMD|
|Computer Technician||11,900 GMD|
|Copy Editor||12,500 GMD|
|CRM Application Administrator||14,000 GMD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||21,200 GMD|
|Curam Developer||12,200 GMD|
|Data Analyst||14,600 GMD|
|Data Architect||15,300 GMD|
|Data Center Technician||13,100 GMD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||9,690 GMD|
|Data Manager||20,100 GMD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||14,700 GMD|
|Data Quality Analyst||15,000 GMD|
|Data Security Analyst||14,200 GMD|
|Data Security Manager||21,200 GMD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||19,900 GMD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||14,800 GMD|
|Database Administration Manager||18,400 GMD|
|Database Administrator||14,800 GMD|
|Database Analyst||15,000 GMD|
|Database Developer||15,900 GMD|
|Database Report Writer||14,400 GMD|
|Delivery Manager||14,700 GMD|
|Developer / Programmer||15,100 GMD|
|Development Manager||20,300 GMD|
|Director of Application Development||21,000 GMD|
|Director of Technology||24,300 GMD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||13,900 GMD|
|Documentation Specialist||12,800 GMD|
|E-Commerce Manager||17,700 GMD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||16,600 GMD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||19,600 GMD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||20,000 GMD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||20,700 GMD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||18,000 GMD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||18,400 GMD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||23,900 GMD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||14,800 GMD|
|ERP Analyst||16,500 GMD|
|ERP Project Manager||20,400 GMD|
|Ethical Hacker||13,500 GMD|
|Financial Systems Manager||21,700 GMD|
|Flash Developer||12,700 GMD|
|Front End Developer||12,100 GMD|
|Full Stack Developer||15,800 GMD|
|Functional Analyst||15,600 GMD|
|Game Developer||13,800 GMD|
|GIS Analyst||12,800 GMD|
|GIS Developer||14,800 GMD|
|Global BI Analyst||16,100 GMD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||12,600 GMD|
|Graphics Programmer||12,700 GMD|
|Graphics Web Designer||12,000 GMD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||14,100 GMD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||21,100 GMD|
|Hardware Technician||11,100 GMD|
|Head of Development||20,300 GMD|
|Help Desk Analyst||14,600 GMD|
|Help Desk Manager||16,400 GMD|
|Help Desk Support||10,800 GMD|
|Helpdesk Manager||17,400 GMD|
|Imaging Programmer||13,600 GMD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||14,700 GMD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||15,700 GMD|
|Information Program Director||19,900 GMD|
|Information Security Administrator||16,900 GMD|
|Information Security Analyst||18,700 GMD|
|Information Security Engineer||14,500 GMD|
|Information Security Manager||21,500 GMD|
|Information Security Specialist||17,300 GMD|
|Information Services Consultant||18,400 GMD|
|Information Technology Administrator||12,100 GMD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||20,000 GMD|
|Information Technology Consultant||17,300 GMD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||11,300 GMD|
|Information Technology Director||25,000 GMD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||12,600 GMD|
|Information Technology Manager||26,100 GMD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||23,100 GMD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||22,000 GMD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||12,800 GMD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||15,400 GMD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||17,400 GMD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||24,100 GMD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||18,100 GMD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||16,500 GMD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||15,500 GMD|
|Information Technology Support||9,840 GMD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||18,400 GMD|
|Information Technology Trainer||15,500 GMD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||14,700 GMD|
|Interface Design Manager||17,700 GMD|
|Interface Designer||11,600 GMD|
|IOS Developer||16,700 GMD|
|Java Developer||16,500 GMD|
|Lead Developer||17,900 GMD|
|Linux Administrator||15,100 GMD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||15,600 GMD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||15,100 GMD|
|Mail Server Administrator||13,500 GMD|
|Major Incident Manager||16,600 GMD|
|Managed Service Specialist||15,100 GMD|
|Microsystems Engineer||14,300 GMD|
|Mobile Developer||14,800 GMD|
|Multimedia Developer||13,100 GMD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||17,100 GMD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||16,700 GMD|
|Network Administrator||13,000 GMD|
|Network Analyst||13,500 GMD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||23,800 GMD|
|Network Engineer||12,600 GMD|
|Network Engineering Manager||17,800 GMD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||18,600 GMD|
|Network Specialist||14,400 GMD|
|Network Technician||11,200 GMD|
|Nodejs Developer||16,100 GMD|
|NT Systems Administrator||13,000 GMD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||11,800 GMD|
|Online Banking Manager||23,700 GMD|
|Online Banking Specialist||17,300 GMD|
|OPS Manager||20,900 GMD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||13,400 GMD|
|Oracle Developer||16,300 GMD|
|Perl Developer||12,400 GMD|
|PHP Developer||12,700 GMD|
|Python Developer||15,900 GMD|
|Records Manager||12,000 GMD|
|Remedy Developer||12,400 GMD|
|Reporting Analyst||14,700 GMD|
|Ruby Developer||13,400 GMD|
|Salesforce Administrator||13,900 GMD|
|Salesforce Developer||11,200 GMD|
|SAP Consultant||15,000 GMD|
|SAS Programmer||13,400 GMD|
|Scrum Master||11,900 GMD|
|SEO Associate||12,100 GMD|
|SEO Manager||18,600 GMD|
|Service Delivery Manager||19,000 GMD|
|Service Level Manager||18,600 GMD|
|Service Support Lead||15,700 GMD|
|SharePoint Administrator||14,700 GMD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||15,500 GMD|
|Sharepoint Developer||15,200 GMD|
|Shift Leader||15,800 GMD|
|SOA Analyst||15,000 GMD|
|SOC Engineer||14,000 GMD|
|Software Analyst||14,000 GMD|
|Software Architect||14,800 GMD|
|Software Development Manager||19,300 GMD|
|Software Engineer||14,700 GMD|
|Software QA Engineer||13,100 GMD|
|Software Sales||13,600 GMD|
|Software Specialist||12,500 GMD|
|Software Support Engineer||11,700 GMD|
|Software Test Engineer||13,400 GMD|
|Solutions Architect||20,400 GMD|
|Storage Engineer||12,700 GMD|
|Support Analyst||13,200 GMD|
|Support Specialist||15,700 GMD|
|System Administrator||14,000 GMD|
|Systems Analyst||14,000 GMD|
|Systems Architect||14,100 GMD|
|Systems Consultant||18,000 GMD|
|Systems Engineer||11,700 GMD|
|Systems Integrator||13,900 GMD|
|Technical Analyst||12,200 GMD|
|Technical Consultant||16,600 GMD|
|Technical Manager||16,000 GMD|
|Technical Project Manager||19,500 GMD|
|Technical Sales||14,300 GMD|
|Technical Trainer||14,700 GMD|
|Technical Writer||12,600 GMD|
|Technology Business Analyst||15,400 GMD|
|Technology Director||24,700 GMD|
|Technology Specialist||18,500 GMD|
|Teradata Developer||12,100 GMD|
|Test Analyst||14,100 GMD|
|Testing Manager||19,900 GMD|
|TIBCO Developer||12,100 GMD|
|UNIX Administrator||15,300 GMD|
|Usability Engineer||13,600 GMD|
|User Experience Consultant||16,400 GMD|
|User Experience Design Expert||16,100 GMD|
|User Experience Designer||12,500 GMD|
|User Experience Researcher||15,900 GMD|
|User Interface Designer||14,200 GMD|
|VB Developer||11,900 GMD|
|VB.NET Developer||15,500 GMD|
|Video Game Designer||13,000 GMD|
|Visual Information Specialist||12,900 GMD|
|Web Applications Manager||18,100 GMD|
|Web Content Specialist||16,000 GMD|
|Web Designer||13,300 GMD|
|Web Developer||13,200 GMD|
|Web Editor||12,000 GMD|
|Web Project Manager||16,400 GMD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||13,900 GMD|
|Web Security Administrator||15,600 GMD|
|Web Security Manager||22,100 GMD|
|Web Support Analyst||10,600 GMD|
|Web Writer||11,800 GMD|
|Windows System Administrator||13,500 GMD|
|Wireless Consultant||16,500 GMD|
|Writer and Documentor||12,900 GMD|
Information Technology salaries in Gambia range from 8,280 GMD per month (minimum average salary) to 26,000 GMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 16,600 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 16,600 GMD while the other half are earning more than 16,600 GMD. 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 11,200 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,200 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 22,200 GMD while 25% are earning more than 22,200 GMD.
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 Gambia costs anywhere from 79,500 Dalasi(s) to 239,000 Dalasi(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 Gambia who work in Information Technology earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Gambia 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 Gambia 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.
63% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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 Gambia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.