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Information Technology Average Salaries in Tanzania 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Tanzania?

Average Monthly Salary
1,270,000 TZS
( 15,200,000 TZS yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Tanzania typically earns around 1,270,000 TZS per month. Salaries range from 658,000 TZS (lowest average) to 2,070,000 TZS (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 Engineer1,250,000 TZS
ABAP Developer1,110,000 TZS
Advertising Account Planner1,100,000 TZS
Android Developer1,210,000 TZS
Angular Developer1,120,000 TZS
Application Consultant1,540,000 TZS
Applications System Specialist1,100,000 TZS
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist1,530,000 TZS
Artificial Intelligence Developer1,550,000 TZS
AS400 Programmer1,280,000 TZS
Assistant Information Technology Manager1,550,000 TZS
Assistant Service Delivery Manager1,460,000 TZS
Avaloq Developer1,240,000 TZS
BizTalk Developer 1,340,000 TZS
Blockchain Associate1,190,000 TZS
Blockchain Developer1,130,000 TZS
Build and Release Engineer1,180,000 TZS
Business Intelligence Analyst1,390,000 TZS
Business Intelligence Developer1,350,000 TZS
Business Objects Developer1,210,000 TZS
Business Process Consultant1,320,000 TZS
Business Systems Analyst1,130,000 TZS
C# Developer1,330,000 TZS
C++ Developer1,360,000 TZS
Capacity Planning Manager1,750,000 TZS
Change Administrator1,130,000 TZS
Chief Information Security Officer1,800,000 TZS
Client Delivery Manager1,690,000 TZS
CMS Developer1,030,000 TZS
Computer Animator1,110,000 TZS
Computer Hardware Engineer1,030,000 TZS
Computer Networks Architect1,240,000 TZS
Computer Operator880,000 TZS
Computer Technician1,030,000 TZS
Copy Editor1,000,000 TZS
CRM Application Administrator1,150,000 TZS
Cross Platform Security Manager1,690,000 TZS
Curam Developer1,090,000 TZS
Data Analyst1,210,000 TZS
Data Architect1,310,000 TZS
Data Center Technician1,080,000 TZS
Data Entry Supervisor858,000 TZS
Data Manager1,690,000 TZS
Data Modeling Analyst1,220,000 TZS
Data Quality Analyst1,270,000 TZS
Data Security Analyst1,220,000 TZS
Data Security Manager1,750,000 TZS
Data Warehousing Manager1,660,000 TZS
Data Warehousing Specialist1,190,000 TZS
Database Administration Manager1,590,000 TZS
Database Administrator1,320,000 TZS
Database Analyst1,390,000 TZS
Database Developer1,250,000 TZS
Database Report Writer1,170,000 TZS
Delivery Manager1,270,000 TZS
Developer / Programmer1,280,000 TZS
Development Manager1,690,000 TZS
Director of Application Development1,930,000 TZS
Director of Technology2,240,000 TZS
Disaster Recovery Analyst1,200,000 TZS
Documentation Specialist1,060,000 TZS
E-Commerce Manager1,470,000 TZS
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst1,420,000 TZS
E-Commerce Marketing Manager1,570,000 TZS
E-Commerce Sales Manager1,660,000 TZS
E-Commerce Strategy Manager1,780,000 TZS
Enterprise Architecture Manager1,560,000 TZS
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect1,650,000 TZS
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager1,930,000 TZS
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant1,340,000 TZS
ERP Analyst1,380,000 TZS
ERP Project Manager1,720,000 TZS
Ethical Hacker1,110,000 TZS
Financial Systems Manager1,890,000 TZS
Flash Developer1,120,000 TZS
Front End Developer1,080,000 TZS
Full Stack Developer1,230,000 TZS
Functional Analyst1,350,000 TZS
Game Developer1,200,000 TZS
GIS Analyst1,190,000 TZS
GIS Developer1,270,000 TZS
Global BI Analyst1,310,000 TZS
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer1,150,000 TZS
Graphics Programmer1,140,000 TZS
Graphics Web Designer1,020,000 TZS
Hardware Design Engineer1,170,000 TZS
Hardware Engineering Manager1,900,000 TZS
Hardware Technician951,000 TZS
Head of Development1,690,000 TZS
Help Desk Analyst1,200,000 TZS
Help Desk Manager1,390,000 TZS
Help Desk Support861,000 TZS
Helpdesk Manager1,450,000 TZS
Imaging Programmer1,050,000 TZS
Informatics Optimization Specialist1,330,000 TZS
Information Assurance Analyst1,260,000 TZS
Information Program Director1,830,000 TZS
Information Security Administrator1,440,000 TZS
Information Security Analyst1,450,000 TZS
Information Security Engineer1,200,000 TZS
Information Security Manager1,900,000 TZS
Information Security Specialist1,580,000 TZS
Information Services Consultant1,560,000 TZS
Information Technology Administrator1,010,000 TZS
Information Technology Asset Manager1,750,000 TZS
Information Technology Consultant1,510,000 TZS
Information Technology Coordinator1,060,000 TZS
Information Technology Director2,130,000 TZS
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Information Technology Manager2,060,000 TZS
Information Technology Operations Manager2,070,000 TZS
Information Technology Product Manager1,810,000 TZS
Information Technology Project Administrator1,020,000 TZS
Information Technology Project Coordinator1,300,000 TZS
Information Technology Project Leader1,530,000 TZS
Information Technology Project Manager1,980,000 TZS
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager1,540,000 TZS
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)1,350,000 TZS
Information Technology Quality Specialist1,260,000 TZS
Information Technology Support838,000 TZS
Information Technology Team Leader1,530,000 TZS
Information Technology Trainer1,270,000 TZS
Information Technology Training Analyst1,290,000 TZS
Interface Design Manager1,650,000 TZS
Interface Designer1,000,000 TZS
IOS Developer1,350,000 TZS
Java Developer1,320,000 TZS
Javascript Developer1,270,000 TZS
Lead Developer1,450,000 TZS
Linux Administrator1,280,000 TZS
Lotus Domino Administrator1,260,000 TZS
Lotus Notes Developer1,240,000 TZS
Mail Server Administrator1,180,000 TZS
Major Incident Manager1,470,000 TZS
Managed Service Specialist1,300,000 TZS
Microsystems Engineer1,220,000 TZS
Mobile Developer1,210,000 TZS
Multimedia Developer1,080,000 TZS
Multimedia Services Manager1,390,000 TZS
Network Administration Team Lead1,500,000 TZS
Network Administrator1,050,000 TZS
Network Analyst1,130,000 TZS
Network and Infrastructure Manager2,000,000 TZS
Network Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Network Engineering Manager1,450,000 TZS
Network Security Systems Manager1,570,000 TZS
Network Specialist1,260,000 TZS
Network Technician1,010,000 TZS
Nodejs Developer1,320,000 TZS
NT Systems Administrator1,180,000 TZS
Numerical Control Programmer1,050,000 TZS
Online Banking Manager2,110,000 TZS
Online Banking Specialist1,590,000 TZS
OPS Manager1,710,000 TZS
Oracle Database Administrator1,240,000 TZS
Oracle Developer1,270,000 TZS
Perl Developer1,070,000 TZS
PHP Developer1,130,000 TZS
Python Developer1,290,000 TZS
Records Manager1,070,000 TZS
Remedy Developer1,050,000 TZS
Reporting Analyst1,290,000 TZS
Ruby Developer1,140,000 TZS
Salesforce Administrator1,200,000 TZS
Salesforce Developer1,000,000 TZS
SAP Consultant1,350,000 TZS
SAS Programmer1,080,000 TZS
Scrum Master1,020,000 TZS
SEO Associate998,000 TZS
SEO Manager1,520,000 TZS
Service Delivery Manager1,550,000 TZS
Service Level Manager1,690,000 TZS
Service Support Lead1,210,000 TZS
SharePoint Administrator1,150,000 TZS
Sharepoint Consultant1,270,000 TZS
Sharepoint Developer1,330,000 TZS
Shift Leader1,350,000 TZS
SOA Analyst1,180,000 TZS
SOC Engineer1,230,000 TZS
Software Analyst1,240,000 TZS
Software Architect1,280,000 TZS
Software Development Manager1,640,000 TZS
Software Engineer1,190,000 TZS
Software QA Engineer1,160,000 TZS
Software Sales1,140,000 TZS
Software Specialist1,080,000 TZS
Software Support Engineer1,030,000 TZS
Software Test Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Solutions Architect1,720,000 TZS
Storage Engineer996,000 TZS
Supervisor865,000 TZS
Support Analyst1,140,000 TZS
Support Specialist1,310,000 TZS
System Administrator1,080,000 TZS
Systems Analyst1,180,000 TZS
Systems Architect1,230,000 TZS
Systems Consultant1,580,000 TZS
Systems Engineer1,030,000 TZS
Systems Integrator1,250,000 TZS
Technical Analyst1,140,000 TZS
Technical Consultant1,360,000 TZS
Technical Manager1,410,000 TZS
Technical Project Manager1,650,000 TZS
Technical Sales1,240,000 TZS
Technical Trainer1,330,000 TZS
Technical Writer1,170,000 TZS
Technology Business Analyst1,240,000 TZS
Technology Director2,140,000 TZS
Technology Specialist1,520,000 TZS
Teradata Developer1,030,000 TZS
Test Analyst1,250,000 TZS
Tester1,020,000 TZS
Testing Manager1,610,000 TZS
TIBCO Developer1,090,000 TZS
UNIX Administrator1,220,000 TZS
Usability Engineer1,170,000 TZS
User Experience Consultant1,350,000 TZS
User Experience Design Expert1,300,000 TZS
User Experience Designer1,120,000 TZS
User Experience Researcher1,330,000 TZS
User Interface Designer1,220,000 TZS
VB Developer998,000 TZS
VB.NET Developer1,340,000 TZS
Video Game Designer1,060,000 TZS
Visual Information Specialist1,170,000 TZS
Web Applications Manager1,420,000 TZS
Web Content Specialist1,370,000 TZS
Web Designer1,070,000 TZS
Web Developer1,100,000 TZS
Web Editor1,040,000 TZS
Web Project Manager1,450,000 TZS
Web Promotions Specialist1,250,000 TZS
Web Security Administrator1,320,000 TZS
Web Security Manager1,930,000 TZS
Web Support Analyst985,000 TZS
Web Writer963,000 TZS
Webmaster1,020,000 TZS
Windows System Administrator1,110,000 TZS
Wireless Consultant1,480,000 TZS
Writer and Documentor1,090,000 TZS

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Tanzania

Median and salary distribution monthly Tanzania Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Tanzania range from 658,000 TZS per month (minimum average salary) to 2,070,000 TZS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,320,000 TZS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 1,320,000 TZS while the other half are earning more than 1,320,000 TZS. 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 889,000 TZS while 75% of them are earning more than 889,000 TZS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 1,760,000 TZS while 25% are earning more than 1,760,000 TZS.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Tanzania costs anywhere from 6,310,000 Tanzanian Shilling(s) to 18,900,000 Tanzanian Shilling(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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania who work in Information Technology earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,330,000 TZS
1,240,000 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Tanzania for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tanzania

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

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Tanzania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Tanzania 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.

Tanzania / 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 Tanzania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Tanzania 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 Tanzania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Tanzania 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.

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.

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 Tanzania

7,320 TZS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tanzania is 7,320 TZS. This means that the average person in Tanzania earns approximately 7,320 TZS 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 Tanzania
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dar es Salaam1,450,000 TZS
Dodoma1,200,000 TZS
Mwanza1,330,000 TZS

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 Tanzania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,230,000 TZS
Public Sector+7%
1,320,000 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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