Salary Survey Extra: Average annual salary in non-U.S. nations (Nos. 13 to 24)
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November 18, 2021
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Salary Survey Extra is a series of dispatches that give added insight into the findings of our annual Salary Survey. These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.

Non-U.S. tech pros play a big part in the Salary Survey each year. Here are some further average annual salary figures.

The end of 2021 is well within sight, as is the end of content from the 2021 Salary Survey. We’re sure that many, if not most, of our readers are plenty ready to let the 2021 survey lie untroubled in its grave and move ahead to the next one. You’re all about to get your wish, of course: The in-print and online debut of the 2022 Salary Survey is just over a month away.

Before we turn the page on the year that was in the annals of Salary Survey-dom, however, we’d like to give a holiday salute to a perhaps underrated and underappreciated group: Salary Survey respondents who live and work outside the United States. U.S. participants are always the largest contingent of survey respondents, so they tend to hog the spotlight.

That doesn’t mean, however, that we’re any less mindful of the everyone elses who we hear from each year. We very much appreciate all of the hard-working certified professionals in non-U.S. nations who take time to answer the call. So today we thought we’d shed a bit more light on the most notable point of data from non-U.S. survey participants.

Earlier this month we took note of the average annual salary among 2021 survey participants in 12 non-U.S. nations. Today we’re expanding that list from No. 13 to No. 24, and we’ll check in one time more after Thanksgiving to go from No. 25 to No. 36.

Bear in mind that we’re dealing with small groups here: Each of the countries you’ll see represented this week and in our next go-round accounted for fewer than 2 percent of all non-U.S. responses. So have a grain of salt on us to go with these figures.

For the sake of consistency, and also because it simplifies work on the calculating and reporting end of things, we ask survey participants to report their salary in U.S. dollars. So we have two sets of numbers here: the average salary in U.S. dollars, and a converted figure based on the current rate of exchange with each of the countries represented.

Take a look:

COUNTRY Percentage of All Non-U.S. Survey Respondents from this Country Average Annual Salary (U.S.) Average Annual Salary (Converted)
Italy 1.4 percent $53,310 €47,080
Sweden 1.4 percent $77,650 kr703,420
Saudi Arabia 1.3 percent $70,950 ﷼266,167
Spain 1.3 percent $58,420 €51,595
South Africa 1.2 percent $55,330 R882,076
Switzerland 1.2 percent $134,910 CHf124,122
Greece 1 percent $45,570 €40,253
United Arab Emirates 1 percent $76,640 د.إ281,498
Malaysia 0.9 percent $35,590 RM150,100
Ireland 0.8 percent $83,630 €73,884
Mexico 0.8 percent $44,500 MX$948,666
Thailand 0.8 percent $35,110 ฿1,182,504

2021 Salary Data

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