Salary Survey Extra: Average annual salary in non-U.S. nations (Nos. 25 to 36)
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December 2, 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 These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.

How much do certified IT professionals make in non-U.S. nations? A continuing investigation.

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 data from the 2022 Salary Survey is just weeks away.

Picking up where we left off a couple of weeks back, our final(ish) report of data from the 2021 Salary Survey concerns the average annual salary of certified IT professionals in non-U.S. nations. In our most recent piece, we looked at the figure for certified professionals in the 12 non-U.S. nations to have the biggest presence in the survey after the No. 1 through No. 12 group (profiled earlier this year).

The same caveats that we mentioned last time around apply, only to a slightly greater degree with this week’s list.

Bear in mind that we’re dealing with small groups here: Each of the countries you’ll see represented this week 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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