A person working in Information Technology in Adelaide typically earns around 101,000 AUD per year. Salaries range from 52,200 AUD (lowest average) to 164,000 AUD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly 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||89,200 AUD|
|ABAP Developer||87,100 AUD|
|Advertising Account Planner||84,700 AUD|
|Android Developer||90,400 AUD|
|Angular Developer||81,900 AUD|
|Application Consultant||108,000 AUD|
|Applications System Specialist||84,000 AUD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||109,000 AUD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||108,000 AUD|
|AS400 Programmer||92,400 AUD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||114,000 AUD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||115,000 AUD|
|Avaloq Developer||85,000 AUD|
|BizTalk Developer||97,600 AUD|
|Blockchain Associate||86,500 AUD|
|Blockchain Developer||88,500 AUD|
|Build and Release Engineer||87,300 AUD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||100,000 AUD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||99,400 AUD|
|Business Objects Developer||87,500 AUD|
|Business Process Consultant||97,500 AUD|
|Business Systems Analyst||82,200 AUD|
|C# Developer||102,000 AUD|
|C++ Developer||101,000 AUD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||125,000 AUD|
|Change Administrator||77,500 AUD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||142,000 AUD|
|Client Delivery Manager||127,000 AUD|
|CMS Developer||78,000 AUD|
|Computer Animator||83,300 AUD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||78,000 AUD|
|Computer Networks Architect||94,400 AUD|
|Computer Operator||64,400 AUD|
|Computer Technician||73,400 AUD|
|Copy Editor||77,500 AUD|
|CRM Application Administrator||84,600 AUD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||130,000 AUD|
|Curam Developer||79,100 AUD|
|Data Analyst||87,500 AUD|
|Data Architect||92,700 AUD|
|Data Center Technician||84,800 AUD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||59,300 AUD|
|Data Manager||126,000 AUD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||91,000 AUD|
|Data Quality Analyst||86,700 AUD|
|Data Security Analyst||89,000 AUD|
|Data Security Manager||132,000 AUD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||116,000 AUD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||84,700 AUD|
|Database Administration Manager||119,000 AUD|
|Database Administrator||97,300 AUD|
|Database Analyst||100,000 AUD|
|Database Developer||96,900 AUD|
|Database Report Writer||88,800 AUD|
|Delivery Manager||93,700 AUD|
|Developer / Programmer||93,300 AUD|
|Development Manager||128,000 AUD|
|Director of Application Development||136,000 AUD|
|Director of Technology||159,000 AUD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||84,900 AUD|
|Documentation Specialist||80,400 AUD|
|E-Commerce Manager||108,000 AUD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||103,000 AUD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||122,000 AUD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||126,000 AUD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||133,000 AUD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||115,000 AUD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||114,000 AUD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||139,000 AUD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||94,600 AUD|
|ERP Analyst||103,000 AUD|
|ERP Project Manager||121,000 AUD|
|Ethical Hacker||87,200 AUD|
|Financial Systems Manager||130,000 AUD|
|Flash Developer||79,400 AUD|
|Front End Developer||81,900 AUD|
|Full Stack Developer||94,700 AUD|
|Functional Analyst||97,500 AUD|
|Game Developer||88,800 AUD|
|GIS Analyst||85,500 AUD|
|GIS Developer||92,200 AUD|
|Global BI Analyst||99,600 AUD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||79,900 AUD|
|Graphics Programmer||77,800 AUD|
|Graphics Web Designer||74,800 AUD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||87,500 AUD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||141,000 AUD|
|Hardware Technician||69,300 AUD|
|Head of Development||128,000 AUD|
|Help Desk Analyst||89,300 AUD|
|Help Desk Manager||102,000 AUD|
|Help Desk Support||68,300 AUD|
|Helpdesk Manager||110,000 AUD|
|Imaging Programmer||79,200 AUD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||91,600 AUD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||91,000 AUD|
|Information Program Director||130,000 AUD|
|Information Security Administrator||106,000 AUD|
|Information Security Analyst||110,000 AUD|
|Information Security Engineer||89,600 AUD|
|Information Security Manager||137,000 AUD|
|Information Security Specialist||111,000 AUD|
|Information Services Consultant||108,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Administrator||73,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||118,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Consultant||110,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||76,700 AUD|
|Information Technology Director||161,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||81,200 AUD|
|Information Technology Manager||162,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||152,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||142,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||80,700 AUD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||97,600 AUD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||112,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||142,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||108,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||103,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||90,500 AUD|
|Information Technology Support||63,400 AUD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||116,000 AUD|
|Information Technology Trainer||97,200 AUD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||93,100 AUD|
|Interface Design Manager||120,000 AUD|
|Interface Designer||73,800 AUD|
|IOS Developer||97,500 AUD|
|Java Developer||96,900 AUD|
|Lead Developer||103,000 AUD|
|Linux Administrator||92,100 AUD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||93,500 AUD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||96,000 AUD|
|Mail Server Administrator||83,100 AUD|
|Major Incident Manager||110,000 AUD|
|Managed Service Specialist||92,700 AUD|
|Microsystems Engineer||95,800 AUD|
|Mobile Developer||88,600 AUD|
|Multimedia Developer||77,700 AUD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||107,000 AUD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||103,000 AUD|
|Network Administrator||82,200 AUD|
|Network Analyst||86,200 AUD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||149,000 AUD|
|Network Engineer||81,900 AUD|
|Network Engineering Manager||106,000 AUD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||112,000 AUD|
|Network Specialist||87,700 AUD|
|Network Technician||68,600 AUD|
|Nodejs Developer||97,200 AUD|
|NT Systems Administrator||81,200 AUD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||78,400 AUD|
|Online Banking Manager||153,000 AUD|
|Online Banking Specialist||113,000 AUD|
|OPS Manager||131,000 AUD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||88,000 AUD|
|Oracle Developer||96,300 AUD|
|Perl Developer||82,600 AUD|
|PHP Developer||85,600 AUD|
|Python Developer||96,700 AUD|
|Records Manager||80,600 AUD|
|Remedy Developer||72,900 AUD|
|Reporting Analyst||87,100 AUD|
|Ruby Developer||87,500 AUD|
|Salesforce Administrator||92,600 AUD|
|Salesforce Developer||75,700 AUD|
|SAP Consultant||93,200 AUD|
|SAS Programmer||84,600 AUD|
|Scrum Master||76,900 AUD|
|SEO Associate||73,700 AUD|
|SEO Manager||112,000 AUD|
|Service Delivery Manager||124,000 AUD|
|Service Level Manager||116,000 AUD|
|Service Support Lead||89,600 AUD|
|SharePoint Administrator||88,400 AUD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||98,500 AUD|
|Sharepoint Developer||96,200 AUD|
|Shift Leader||99,400 AUD|
|SOA Analyst||91,500 AUD|
|SOC Engineer||86,600 AUD|
|Software Analyst||93,100 AUD|
|Software Architect||93,800 AUD|
|Software Development Manager||124,000 AUD|
|Software Engineer||94,200 AUD|
|Software QA Engineer||85,900 AUD|
|Software Sales||80,500 AUD|
|Software Specialist||78,600 AUD|
|Software Support Engineer||76,200 AUD|
|Software Test Engineer||80,300 AUD|
|Solutions Architect||121,000 AUD|
|Storage Engineer||76,500 AUD|
|Support Analyst||85,800 AUD|
|Support Specialist||97,100 AUD|
|System Administrator||80,400 AUD|
|Systems Analyst||91,000 AUD|
|Systems Architect||92,600 AUD|
|Systems Consultant||107,000 AUD|
|Systems Engineer||74,200 AUD|
|Systems Integrator||88,700 AUD|
|Technical Analyst||82,900 AUD|
|Technical Consultant||99,500 AUD|
|Technical Manager||96,400 AUD|
|Technical Project Manager||121,000 AUD|
|Technical Sales||85,400 AUD|
|Technical Trainer||98,600 AUD|
|Technical Writer||85,300 AUD|
|Technology Business Analyst||92,300 AUD|
|Technology Director||154,000 AUD|
|Technology Specialist||118,000 AUD|
|Teradata Developer||77,100 AUD|
|Test Analyst||91,200 AUD|
|Testing Manager||121,000 AUD|
|TIBCO Developer||76,000 AUD|
|UNIX Administrator||88,800 AUD|
|Usability Engineer||85,500 AUD|
|User Experience Consultant||96,600 AUD|
|User Experience Design Expert||92,800 AUD|
|User Experience Designer||77,300 AUD|
|User Experience Researcher||92,600 AUD|
|User Interface Designer||92,000 AUD|
|VB Developer||73,800 AUD|
|VB.NET Developer||96,500 AUD|
|Video Game Designer||80,400 AUD|
|Visual Information Specialist||82,900 AUD|
|Web Applications Manager||109,000 AUD|
|Web Content Specialist||101,000 AUD|
|Web Designer||80,500 AUD|
|Web Developer||81,000 AUD|
|Web Editor||74,400 AUD|
|Web Project Manager||104,000 AUD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||87,600 AUD|
|Web Security Administrator||90,200 AUD|
|Web Security Manager||143,000 AUD|
|Web Support Analyst||70,800 AUD|
|Web Writer||76,800 AUD|
|Windows System Administrator||87,200 AUD|
|Wireless Consultant||102,000 AUD|
|Writer and Documentor||81,900 AUD|
Information Technology salaries in Adelaide range from 52,200 AUD per year (starting average salary) to 164,000 AUD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 89,600 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 89,600 AUD while the other half are earning more than 89,600 AUD. 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 74,200 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 74,200 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 103,000 AUD while 25% are earning more than 103,000 AUD.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 58,600 AUD to 82,300 AUD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 58,600 AUD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 82,300 AUD to 93,000 AUD. Only 5% of people grossed 93,000 AUD or more.
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 Australia costs anywhere from 37,800 Australian Dollar(s) to 114,000 Australian 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 Australia who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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 Australia for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+2%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Information Technology salaries in Australia are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Adelaide is 25 AUD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
|Gold Coast-Tweed||98,700 AUD|
|Sunshine Coast||93,100 AUD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Australia earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 89,600 AUD and 103,000 AUD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Information Technology in Adelaide is ranges from 74,200 AUD to 103,000 AUD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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