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In the Ukrainian job market monthly salary expectations are listed AFTER taxes.

In the EU and US, salaries are usually listed before taxes. This means that when a candidate asks for $5,000 per month, they expect to receive that amount after taxes.

In Ukraine, most engineers are registered and taxed as Personal Entrepreneurs (PEs), and they pay a 5% tax.

This means that if a candidate wants $5,000 a month, you would have to pay them $5,250, which includes $5,000 in salary and $250 in taxes.

The salaries of Ukrainian engineers are significantly lower than in the US and most of Europe.

You get a developer with lots of experience who speaks good English, is in a convenient time zone, and has vast knowledge of software development tools.

Approximate yearly salary expectations of software engineers at various levels:


Software Engineer with 2-3 years of experience.


Sr. Engineer with 3-5 years of experience.


Staff Engineer with 5+ years of experience.

Many businesses from Europe and the United States come to Djinni to hire senior developers. The average salary for these kinds of candidates is $5,000 net.

Average median net salary for engineers of all levels is $2,500.

Hiring in Ukraine for the first time? We've prepared some helpful tools for you.

Salary widget

Here, you can find statistics on average salaries for various tech roles. You can also use filters to select the desired technology and find average salary expectations.

Substack blog

Our blog provides a comprehensive overview of the Ukrainian tech industry, tracking changes in developer salaries, job openings, and hires. We keep a close eye on the market to ensure our readers stay up-to-date.

Djinni on LinkedIn

We regularly post market analytics on our LinkedIn page to help you stay up-to-date with IT job market trends.