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Information Technology Average Salaries in Papua New Guinea 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Papua New Guinea?

Average Monthly Salary
4,120 PGK
( 49,500 PGK yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 4,120 PGK per month. Salaries range from 2,140 PGK (lowest average) to 6,720 PGK (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 Engineer3,620 PGK
ABAP Developer3,550 PGK
Advertising Account Planner3,370 PGK
Android Developer3,850 PGK
Angular Developer3,400 PGK
Application Consultant4,760 PGK
Applications System Specialist3,330 PGK
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist4,900 PGK
Artificial Intelligence Developer4,750 PGK
AS400 Programmer4,200 PGK
Assistant Information Technology Manager4,780 PGK
Assistant Service Delivery Manager4,650 PGK
Avaloq Developer3,670 PGK
BizTalk Developer 4,060 PGK
Blockchain Associate3,960 PGK
Blockchain Developer3,590 PGK
Build and Release Engineer3,690 PGK
Business Intelligence Analyst4,130 PGK
Business Intelligence Developer4,170 PGK
Business Objects Developer3,610 PGK
Business Process Consultant4,120 PGK
Business Systems Analyst3,400 PGK
C# Developer3,990 PGK
C++ Developer4,310 PGK
Capacity Planning Manager5,100 PGK
Change Administrator3,370 PGK
Chief Information Security Officer5,780 PGK
Client Delivery Manager4,930 PGK
CMS Developer3,370 PGK
Computer Animator3,560 PGK
Computer Hardware Engineer3,370 PGK
Computer Networks Architect4,090 PGK
Computer Operator2,690 PGK
Computer Technician2,990 PGK
Copy Editor3,090 PGK
CRM Application Administrator3,560 PGK
Cross Platform Security Manager5,180 PGK
Curam Developer3,280 PGK
Data Analyst3,610 PGK
Data Architect3,740 PGK
Data Center Technician3,430 PGK
Data Entry Supervisor2,590 PGK
Data Manager4,880 PGK
Data Modeling Analyst3,880 PGK
Data Quality Analyst3,750 PGK
Data Security Analyst3,700 PGK
Data Security Manager5,130 PGK
Data Warehousing Manager5,090 PGK
Data Warehousing Specialist3,810 PGK
Database Administration Manager4,640 PGK
Database Administrator4,080 PGK
Database Analyst4,110 PGK
Database Developer3,880 PGK
Database Report Writer3,840 PGK
Delivery Manager3,940 PGK
Developer / Programmer3,880 PGK
Development Manager5,500 PGK
Director of Application Development5,440 PGK
Director of Technology6,450 PGK
Disaster Recovery Analyst3,800 PGK
Documentation Specialist3,460 PGK
E-Commerce Manager4,560 PGK
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst4,670 PGK
E-Commerce Marketing Manager4,930 PGK
E-Commerce Sales Manager4,970 PGK
E-Commerce Strategy Manager5,630 PGK
Enterprise Architecture Manager4,830 PGK
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect4,980 PGK
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager5,720 PGK
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant4,220 PGK
ERP Analyst3,990 PGK
ERP Project Manager5,370 PGK
Ethical Hacker3,530 PGK
Financial Systems Manager5,640 PGK
Flash Developer3,220 PGK
Front End Developer3,200 PGK
Full Stack Developer4,140 PGK
Functional Analyst4,020 PGK
Game Developer3,390 PGK
GIS Analyst3,510 PGK
GIS Developer3,800 PGK
Global BI Analyst4,310 PGK
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer3,500 PGK
Graphics Programmer3,340 PGK
Graphics Web Designer3,140 PGK
Hardware Design Engineer3,730 PGK
Hardware Engineering Manager5,410 PGK
Hardware Technician2,890 PGK
Head of Development5,500 PGK
Help Desk Analyst3,800 PGK
Help Desk Manager4,280 PGK
Help Desk Support2,800 PGK
Helpdesk Manager4,330 PGK
Imaging Programmer3,390 PGK
Informatics Optimization Specialist3,970 PGK
Information Assurance Analyst4,170 PGK
Information Program Director5,280 PGK
Information Security Administrator4,460 PGK
Information Security Analyst4,780 PGK
Information Security Engineer3,820 PGK
Information Security Manager5,620 PGK
Information Security Specialist4,460 PGK
Information Services Consultant4,700 PGK
Information Technology Administrator3,020 PGK
Information Technology Asset Manager5,050 PGK
Information Technology Consultant4,530 PGK
Information Technology Coordinator3,180 PGK
Information Technology Director6,300 PGK
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer3,390 PGK
Information Technology Manager6,560 PGK
Information Technology Operations Manager6,390 PGK
Information Technology Product Manager5,760 PGK
Information Technology Project Administrator3,310 PGK
Information Technology Project Coordinator4,170 PGK
Information Technology Project Leader4,670 PGK
Information Technology Project Manager5,800 PGK
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager4,760 PGK
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)4,090 PGK
Information Technology Quality Specialist3,720 PGK
Information Technology Support2,480 PGK
Information Technology Team Leader4,580 PGK
Information Technology Trainer3,850 PGK
Information Technology Training Analyst3,850 PGK
Interface Design Manager4,980 PGK
Interface Designer3,110 PGK
IOS Developer4,010 PGK
Java Developer4,060 PGK
Javascript Developer4,000 PGK
Lead Developer4,640 PGK
Linux Administrator3,780 PGK
Lotus Domino Administrator3,960 PGK
Lotus Notes Developer3,850 PGK
Mail Server Administrator3,690 PGK
Major Incident Manager4,710 PGK
Managed Service Specialist3,780 PGK
Microsystems Engineer3,900 PGK
Mobile Developer4,080 PGK
Multimedia Developer3,520 PGK
Multimedia Services Manager4,230 PGK
Network Administration Team Lead4,520 PGK
Network Administrator3,310 PGK
Network Analyst3,750 PGK
Network and Infrastructure Manager5,770 PGK
Network Engineer3,480 PGK
Network Engineering Manager4,400 PGK
Network Security Systems Manager5,020 PGK
Network Specialist3,850 PGK
Network Technician2,950 PGK
Nodejs Developer4,090 PGK
NT Systems Administrator3,520 PGK
Numerical Control Programmer3,350 PGK
Online Banking Manager6,360 PGK
Online Banking Specialist4,600 PGK
OPS Manager5,190 PGK
Oracle Database Administrator3,570 PGK
Oracle Developer4,170 PGK
Perl Developer3,310 PGK
PHP Developer3,350 PGK
Python Developer4,140 PGK
Records Manager3,150 PGK
Remedy Developer3,180 PGK
Reporting Analyst3,720 PGK
Ruby Developer3,460 PGK
Salesforce Administrator3,710 PGK
Salesforce Developer2,960 PGK
SAP Consultant4,080 PGK
SAS Programmer3,410 PGK
Scrum Master3,010 PGK
SEO Associate3,100 PGK
SEO Manager4,710 PGK
Service Delivery Manager5,110 PGK
Service Level Manager5,030 PGK
Service Support Lead3,800 PGK
SharePoint Administrator3,870 PGK
Sharepoint Consultant3,940 PGK
Sharepoint Developer3,970 PGK
Shift Leader4,170 PGK
SOA Analyst3,670 PGK
SOC Engineer3,840 PGK
Software Analyst3,970 PGK
Software Architect3,910 PGK
Software Development Manager4,870 PGK
Software Engineer3,840 PGK
Software QA Engineer3,630 PGK
Software Sales3,580 PGK
Software Specialist3,270 PGK
Software Support Engineer3,220 PGK
Software Test Engineer3,320 PGK
Solutions Architect5,370 PGK
Storage Engineer3,350 PGK
Supervisor2,650 PGK
Support Analyst3,330 PGK
Support Specialist4,100 PGK
System Administrator3,410 PGK
Systems Analyst3,620 PGK
Systems Architect3,980 PGK
Systems Consultant4,550 PGK
Systems Engineer3,070 PGK
Systems Integrator3,960 PGK
Technical Analyst3,440 PGK
Technical Consultant4,580 PGK
Technical Manager4,160 PGK
Technical Project Manager5,080 PGK
Technical Sales3,710 PGK
Technical Trainer3,780 PGK
Technical Writer3,540 PGK
Technology Business Analyst3,910 PGK
Technology Director6,270 PGK
Technology Specialist4,730 PGK
Teradata Developer3,300 PGK
Test Analyst3,790 PGK
Tester3,230 PGK
Testing Manager5,170 PGK
TIBCO Developer3,360 PGK
UNIX Administrator4,060 PGK
Usability Engineer3,560 PGK
User Experience Consultant3,940 PGK
User Experience Design Expert4,170 PGK
User Experience Designer3,380 PGK
User Experience Researcher4,070 PGK
User Interface Designer3,570 PGK
VB Developer3,110 PGK
VB.NET Developer3,980 PGK
Video Game Designer3,480 PGK
Visual Information Specialist3,700 PGK
Web Applications Manager4,760 PGK
Web Content Specialist4,220 PGK
Web Designer3,450 PGK
Web Developer3,390 PGK
Web Editor3,040 PGK
Web Project Manager4,290 PGK
Web Promotions Specialist3,870 PGK
Web Security Administrator3,890 PGK
Web Security Manager5,440 PGK
Web Support Analyst2,910 PGK
Web Writer3,170 PGK
Webmaster3,220 PGK
Windows System Administrator3,530 PGK
Wireless Consultant4,470 PGK
Writer and Documentor3,500 PGK

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Papua New Guinea

Median and salary distribution monthly Papua New Guinea Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 2,140 PGK per month (minimum average salary) to 6,720 PGK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,210 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,210 PGK while the other half are earning more than 4,210 PGK. 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 2,850 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 2,850 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,570 PGK while 25% are earning more than 5,570 PGK.

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 Papua New Guinea costs anywhere from 20,500 Kina(s) to 61,600 Kina(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 Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea who work in Information Technology earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,290 PGK
3,870 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Papua New Guinea for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Papua New Guinea
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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Papua New Guinea

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

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Papua New Guinea are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Papua New Guinea 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.

Papua New Guinea / 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 Papua New Guinea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Papua New Guinea 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Papua New Guinea

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Papua New Guinea 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
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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Papua New Guinea

24 PGK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Papua New Guinea is 24 PGK. This means that the average person in Papua New Guinea earns approximately 24 PGK 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 Papua New Guinea
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

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 Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,780 PGK
Public Sector+14%
4,310 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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