Salary Survey Extra: Average annual salary in non-U.S. nations (Nos. 13 to 24)

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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 These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.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:

COUNTRYPercentage of All Non-U.S. Survey Respondents from this CountryAverage Annual Salary (U.S.)Average Annual Salary (Converted)
Italy1.4 percent$53,310€47,080
Sweden1.4 percent$77,650kr703,420
Saudi Arabia1.3 percent$70,950﷼266,167
Spain1.3 percent$58,420€51,595
South Africa1.2 percent$55,330R882,076
Switzerland1.2 percent$134,910CHf124,122
Greece1 percent$45,570€40,253
United Arab Emirates1 percent$76,640د.إ281,498
Malaysia0.9 percent$35,590RM150,100
Ireland0.8 percent$83,630€73,884
Mexico0.8 percent$44,500MX$948,666
Thailand0.8 percent$35,110฿1,182,504

2021 Salary Data

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