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Developers and Programmers Average Salaries in Spain 2023

How much money does a person working in Developers and Programmers make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
2,630 EUR
( 31,500 EUR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Developers and Programmers in Spain typically earns around 2,630 EUR. Salaries range from 2,000 EUR (lowest average) to 3,380 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Developers and Programmers domain in Spain exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Information Technology
ABAP Developer2,550 EUR
Android Developer2,800 EUR
Angular Developer2,580 EUR
Angular JS Programmer2,490 EUR
Application Developer2,820 EUR
AS400 Programmer3,000 EUR
Assembly Developer2,960 EUR
Avaloq Developer2,710 EUR
Back End Developer2,740 EUR
BizTalk Developer 2,880 EUR
Build and Release Engineer2,590 EUR
Business Intelligence Developer2,970 EUR
Business Objects Developer2,510 EUR
C Developer3,090 EUR
C# Developer2,920 EUR
C++ Developer2,950 EUR
Chatbot Developer2,460 EUR
Clojure Developer3,340 EUR
CMS Developer2,330 EUR
Computer Programmer2,770 EUR
Curam Developer2,240 EUR
Dart Developer2,160 EUR
Delphi Developer2,810 EUR
Developer / Programmer2,760 EUR
Developer Evangelist2,710 EUR
DevOps Engineer2,700 EUR
Django Specialist2,600 EUR
Driver Developer2,850 EUR
Elixir Developer3,370 EUR
Embedded Software Developer2,990 EUR
Erlang Developer3,560 EUR
Flash Developer2,410 EUR
Front End Developer2,420 EUR
Front End Web Developer2,290 EUR
Full Stack Developer2,710 EUR
Game Developer2,490 EUR
GIS Developer2,750 EUR
Go Developer3,250 EUR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer2,450 EUR
Graphics Programmer2,550 EUR
Groovy Developer3,080 EUR
Haskell Developer2,970 EUR
Imaging Programmer2,450 EUR
Information Systems Developer2,550 EUR
IOS Developer2,990 EUR
Java Developer2,990 EUR
Javascript Developer2,610 EUR
jQuery Specialist2,630 EUR
Kotlin Developer3,000 EUR
Laravel Specialist2,550 EUR
Lead Developer3,090 EUR
Lisp Developer3,280 EUR
Lua Developer3,090 EUR
MATLAB Developer2,920 EUR
Mobile Developer2,810 EUR
Multimedia Developer2,470 EUR
NextJs Specialist2,710 EUR
Nodejs Developer2,790 EUR
Objective-C Developer3,310 EUR
Oracle Developer2,990 EUR
Perl Developer2,410 EUR
PHP Developer2,520 EUR
PowerShell Developer2,570 EUR
Python Developer2,790 EUR
R Language Developer3,030 EUR
React Specialist2,900 EUR
Remedy Developer2,290 EUR
Robotic Process Automation Developer2,250 EUR
Ruby Developer2,500 EUR
Rust Developer3,210 EUR
Salesforce Developer2,250 EUR
SAS Programmer2,570 EUR
Scala Developer3,380 EUR
Sharepoint Developer2,890 EUR
Software Developer2,750 EUR
Software Development Manager3,400 EUR
Software QA Engineer2,440 EUR
Software Test Engineer2,320 EUR
Swift Developer3,320 EUR
Teradata Developer2,370 EUR
TIBCO Developer2,320 EUR
TypeScript Developer3,170 EUR
UI Engineer2,550 EUR
User Experience Designer2,550 EUR
VB Developer2,220 EUR
VB.NET Developer2,870 EUR
Visual Basic Developer2,180 EUR
VueJs Specialist2,820 EUR
WordPress Specialist2,790 EUR
Zig Developer3,630 EUR

Developers and Programmers Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Spain

Median and salary distribution Spain Developers and Programmers monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
2,580 EUR or more
10% of people earn
2,440 to 2,580 EUR
20% of people earn
2,130 EUR or less
65% of people earn
2,130 to 2,440 EUR
Minimum Salary
2,000 EUR
2,560 EUR
3,380 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Developers and Programmers in Spain range from 2,000 EUR (starting average salary) to 3,380 EUR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Developers and Programmers is 2,560 EUR, implying that half of the workforce in Spain earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Developers and Programmers in Spain earn less than 2,350 EUR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 2,730 EUR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Developers and Programmers in Spain. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 2,130 EUR to 2,440 EUR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 2,130 EUR mark, while 10% ranged from 2,440 EUR to 2,580 EUR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 2,580 EUR or higher.

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 in Developers and Programmers in Spain 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.

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.
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 and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Developers and Programmers / Spain

Salary comparison by gender Spain Developers and Programmers monthly
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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? In the field of Developers and Programmers in Spain, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

2,690 EUR
2,560 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Developers and Programmers / Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for individuals working in Developers and Programmers? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Developers and Programmers in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Spain Developers and Programmers
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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.

Spain / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Spain is 6%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Developers and Programmers / Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Developers and Programmers
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46% of surveyed staff in Developers and Programmers reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Hourly Average Wage / Developers and Programmers / Spain

15 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Developers and Programmers in Spain is 15 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Developers and Programmers in Spain is 12 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona3,030 EUR
Bilbao2,600 EUR
Las Palmas2,660 EUR
Madrid3,080 EUR
Malaga2,820 EUR
Murcia2,760 EUR
Palma de Mallorca2,710 EUR
Sevilla2,920 EUR
Valencia2,980 EUR
Zaragoza2,870 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Spain is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
2,660 EUR
Public Sector+5%
2,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Developers and Programmers in Spain?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 2,560 EUR and 2,730 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Developers and Programmers in Spain ranges from 2,000 EUR to 2,350 EUR. 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 with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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