This map shows statistics on income of software engineers in 50 countries. The default view shows the ratio of the median software engineer pay to average annual income (GDP per capita). You can switch the view (click
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The figures published by Bloomberg are based on income data from PayScale collected from May 1, 2013, to May 1, 2014, and use midmarket exchange rates from May 5, 2014. The average income (GDP per capita) figures are for 2014.
Pay includes base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions and other forms of cash earnings as applicable. Equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits or the value of other noncash benefits (e.g. health care) are not included. The median years of work experience for survey respondents from each country range from two to five years.
With 5.56 Pakistan has by far the highest ratio of median software engineer pay to average income followed by India (3.91) and South Africa (3.64). On the opposite side a software engineer in Qatar "only" earns a little more than a third (0.35) of the GDP per capita followed by Kuwait (0.54) and United Arab Emirates (0.65).
The highest median income in absolute terms is earned by software engineers in Switzerland (ratio 1.21) followed by Norway (81,400 USD) and the United States ($76,000 USD). Norway has the highest GDP per capita (99,574 USD) in this list with software engineers median income at about 82% of it.
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