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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||3,620 PGK|
|ABAP Developer||3,550 PGK|
|Advertising Account Planner||3,370 PGK|
|Android Developer||3,850 PGK|
|Angular Developer||3,400 PGK|
|Application Consultant||4,760 PGK|
|Applications System Specialist||3,330 PGK|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||4,900 PGK|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||4,750 PGK|
|AS400 Programmer||4,200 PGK|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||4,780 PGK|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||4,650 PGK|
|Avaloq Developer||3,670 PGK|
|BizTalk Developer||4,060 PGK|
|Blockchain Associate||3,960 PGK|
|Blockchain Developer||3,590 PGK|
|Build and Release Engineer||3,690 PGK|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||4,130 PGK|
|Business Intelligence Developer||4,170 PGK|
|Business Objects Developer||3,610 PGK|
|Business Process Consultant||4,120 PGK|
|Business Systems Analyst||3,400 PGK|
|C# Developer||3,990 PGK|
|C++ Developer||4,310 PGK|
|Capacity Planning Manager||5,100 PGK|
|Change Administrator||3,370 PGK|
|Chief Information Security Officer||5,780 PGK|
|Client Delivery Manager||4,930 PGK|
|CMS Developer||3,370 PGK|
|Computer Animator||3,560 PGK|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||3,370 PGK|
|Computer Networks Architect||4,090 PGK|
|Computer Operator||2,690 PGK|
|Computer Technician||2,990 PGK|
|Copy Editor||3,090 PGK|
|CRM Application Administrator||3,560 PGK|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||5,180 PGK|
|Curam Developer||3,280 PGK|
|Data Analyst||3,610 PGK|
|Data Architect||3,740 PGK|
|Data Center Technician||3,430 PGK|
|Data Entry Supervisor||2,590 PGK|
|Data Manager||4,880 PGK|
|Data Modeling Analyst||3,880 PGK|
|Data Quality Analyst||3,750 PGK|
|Data Security Analyst||3,700 PGK|
|Data Security Manager||5,130 PGK|
|Data Warehousing Manager||5,090 PGK|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||3,810 PGK|
|Database Administration Manager||4,640 PGK|
|Database Administrator||4,080 PGK|
|Database Analyst||4,110 PGK|
|Database Developer||3,880 PGK|
|Database Report Writer||3,840 PGK|
|Delivery Manager||3,940 PGK|
|Developer / Programmer||3,880 PGK|
|Development Manager||5,500 PGK|
|Director of Application Development||5,440 PGK|
|Director of Technology||6,450 PGK|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||3,800 PGK|
|Documentation Specialist||3,460 PGK|
|E-Commerce Manager||4,560 PGK|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||4,670 PGK|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||4,930 PGK|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||4,970 PGK|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||5,630 PGK|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||4,830 PGK|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||4,980 PGK|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||5,720 PGK|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||4,220 PGK|
|ERP Analyst||3,990 PGK|
|ERP Project Manager||5,370 PGK|
|Ethical Hacker||3,530 PGK|
|Financial Systems Manager||5,640 PGK|
|Flash Developer||3,220 PGK|
|Front End Developer||3,200 PGK|
|Full Stack Developer||4,140 PGK|
|Functional Analyst||4,020 PGK|
|Game Developer||3,390 PGK|
|GIS Analyst||3,510 PGK|
|GIS Developer||3,800 PGK|
|Global BI Analyst||4,310 PGK|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||3,500 PGK|
|Graphics Programmer||3,340 PGK|
|Graphics Web Designer||3,140 PGK|
|Hardware Design Engineer||3,730 PGK|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||5,410 PGK|
|Hardware Technician||2,890 PGK|
|Head of Development||5,500 PGK|
|Help Desk Analyst||3,800 PGK|
|Help Desk Manager||4,280 PGK|
|Help Desk Support||2,800 PGK|
|Helpdesk Manager||4,330 PGK|
|Imaging Programmer||3,390 PGK|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||3,970 PGK|
|Information Assurance Analyst||4,170 PGK|
|Information Program Director||5,280 PGK|
|Information Security Administrator||4,460 PGK|
|Information Security Analyst||4,780 PGK|
|Information Security Engineer||3,820 PGK|
|Information Security Manager||5,620 PGK|
|Information Security Specialist||4,460 PGK|
|Information Services Consultant||4,700 PGK|
|Information Technology Administrator||3,020 PGK|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||5,050 PGK|
|Information Technology Consultant||4,530 PGK|
|Information Technology Coordinator||3,180 PGK|
|Information Technology Director||6,300 PGK|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||3,390 PGK|
|Information Technology Manager||6,560 PGK|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||6,390 PGK|
|Information Technology Product Manager||5,760 PGK|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||3,310 PGK|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||4,170 PGK|
|Information Technology Project Leader||4,670 PGK|
|Information Technology Project Manager||5,800 PGK|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||4,760 PGK|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||4,090 PGK|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||3,720 PGK|
|Information Technology Support||2,480 PGK|
|Information Technology Team Leader||4,580 PGK|
|Information Technology Trainer||3,850 PGK|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||3,850 PGK|
|Interface Design Manager||4,980 PGK|
|Interface Designer||3,110 PGK|
|IOS Developer||4,010 PGK|
|Java Developer||4,060 PGK|
|Lead Developer||4,640 PGK|
|Linux Administrator||3,780 PGK|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||3,960 PGK|
|Lotus Notes Developer||3,850 PGK|
|Mail Server Administrator||3,690 PGK|
|Major Incident Manager||4,710 PGK|
|Managed Service Specialist||3,780 PGK|
|Microsystems Engineer||3,900 PGK|
|Mobile Developer||4,080 PGK|
|Multimedia Developer||3,520 PGK|
|Multimedia Services Manager||4,230 PGK|
|Network Administration Team Lead||4,520 PGK|
|Network Administrator||3,310 PGK|
|Network Analyst||3,750 PGK|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||5,770 PGK|
|Network Engineer||3,480 PGK|
|Network Engineering Manager||4,400 PGK|
|Network Security Systems Manager||5,020 PGK|
|Network Specialist||3,850 PGK|
|Network Technician||2,950 PGK|
|Nodejs Developer||4,090 PGK|
|NT Systems Administrator||3,520 PGK|
|Numerical Control Programmer||3,350 PGK|
|Online Banking Manager||6,360 PGK|
|Online Banking Specialist||4,600 PGK|
|OPS Manager||5,190 PGK|
|Oracle Database Administrator||3,570 PGK|
|Oracle Developer||4,170 PGK|
|Perl Developer||3,310 PGK|
|PHP Developer||3,350 PGK|
|Python Developer||4,140 PGK|
|Records Manager||3,150 PGK|
|Remedy Developer||3,180 PGK|
|Reporting Analyst||3,720 PGK|
|Ruby Developer||3,460 PGK|
|Salesforce Administrator||3,710 PGK|
|Salesforce Developer||2,960 PGK|
|SAP Consultant||4,080 PGK|
|SAS Programmer||3,410 PGK|
|Scrum Master||3,010 PGK|
|SEO Associate||3,100 PGK|
|SEO Manager||4,710 PGK|
|Service Delivery Manager||5,110 PGK|
|Service Level Manager||5,030 PGK|
|Service Support Lead||3,800 PGK|
|SharePoint Administrator||3,870 PGK|
|Sharepoint Consultant||3,940 PGK|
|Sharepoint Developer||3,970 PGK|
|Shift Leader||4,170 PGK|
|SOA Analyst||3,670 PGK|
|SOC Engineer||3,840 PGK|
|Software Analyst||3,970 PGK|
|Software Architect||3,910 PGK|
|Software Development Manager||4,870 PGK|
|Software Engineer||3,840 PGK|
|Software QA Engineer||3,630 PGK|
|Software Sales||3,580 PGK|
|Software Specialist||3,270 PGK|
|Software Support Engineer||3,220 PGK|
|Software Test Engineer||3,320 PGK|
|Solutions Architect||5,370 PGK|
|Storage Engineer||3,350 PGK|
|Support Analyst||3,330 PGK|
|Support Specialist||4,100 PGK|
|System Administrator||3,410 PGK|
|Systems Analyst||3,620 PGK|
|Systems Architect||3,980 PGK|
|Systems Consultant||4,550 PGK|
|Systems Engineer||3,070 PGK|
|Systems Integrator||3,960 PGK|
|Technical Analyst||3,440 PGK|
|Technical Consultant||4,580 PGK|
|Technical Manager||4,160 PGK|
|Technical Project Manager||5,080 PGK|
|Technical Sales||3,710 PGK|
|Technical Trainer||3,780 PGK|
|Technical Writer||3,540 PGK|
|Technology Business Analyst||3,910 PGK|
|Technology Director||6,270 PGK|
|Technology Specialist||4,730 PGK|
|Teradata Developer||3,300 PGK|
|Test Analyst||3,790 PGK|
|Testing Manager||5,170 PGK|
|TIBCO Developer||3,360 PGK|
|UNIX Administrator||4,060 PGK|
|Usability Engineer||3,560 PGK|
|User Experience Consultant||3,940 PGK|
|User Experience Design Expert||4,170 PGK|
|User Experience Designer||3,380 PGK|
|User Experience Researcher||4,070 PGK|
|User Interface Designer||3,570 PGK|
|VB Developer||3,110 PGK|
|VB.NET Developer||3,980 PGK|
|Video Game Designer||3,480 PGK|
|Visual Information Specialist||3,700 PGK|
|Web Applications Manager||4,760 PGK|
|Web Content Specialist||4,220 PGK|
|Web Designer||3,450 PGK|
|Web Developer||3,390 PGK|
|Web Editor||3,040 PGK|
|Web Project Manager||4,290 PGK|
|Web Promotions Specialist||3,870 PGK|
|Web Security Administrator||3,890 PGK|
|Web Security Manager||5,440 PGK|
|Web Support Analyst||2,910 PGK|
|Web Writer||3,170 PGK|
|Windows System Administrator||3,530 PGK|
|Wireless Consultant||4,470 PGK|
|Writer and Documentor||3,500 PGK|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.