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Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

June 14, 2013 13:57 IST

Image: People walk in the Wipro campus in Bangalore.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

Two of the largest Indian information technology (IT) services companies, Infosys and Wipro, have announced annual wage increases this year, the quantum of which are more in line with the industry average. 

While Infosys said it would give an average rise of eight per cent to its employees in India, Wipro has announced an increment of six-eight per cent.

Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

Image: Infosys Campus, Bangalore.
Photographs: Courtesy, Infosys

Infosys usually gives hikes to its employees with effect from April every year. In FY13, the company deferred the decision citing tough global economic environment. However, it later revisited the decision and announced a wage hike in October. 

This year (FY14), though the company management had indicated to restructure the employee compensation with an aim of increasing the fixed component in the salary, it was non-committal on giving a rise.

Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

Image: Employees walk in a forecourt at the Infosys campus in the Electronic City area of Bangalore.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Apart from India, employees located in other geographies, who were not given wage hike in February this year, will be covered in this cycle, Infosys said.

They would be given an increase of about three per cent in average. The increments will be effective July 1. However, for its global sales force, the changes will come into effect from May 1.

Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

On the other hand, during its earnings press conference in April this year, Wipro had said it would give the annual wage hike in June even though the quantum of raise would be decided subsequently. 

While it has decided to give a salary increase in the range of six-eight per cent, it will be more for high performers, the company said.

“In line with the practice of rewarding high performers, Wipro has awarded double-digit hikes for these employees," a company statement said. The average wage hike for its onshore employees would be in the range of two-three per cent, it added.

Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

Image: Tata Consultancy Services employees at work.
Photographs: Reuters

Among the large Indian IT companies, Tata Consultancy Services was the first to effect a rise effective April 1. 

The company had given an average rise of seven per cent to its Indian employees and between four and six per cent for those based in other developing countries. Employees located in onshore locations were given a hike in the range of two-four per cent.

Salary hikes: What India's top IT companies offered

Image: People walk in front of the HCL Technologies Ltd office at Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi
Photographs: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

Noida-based HCL Technologies Ltd, which follows a June-July accounting period, usually gives annual salary increase with effect from August 1.

According to sources, the company has already started the appraisal process.

Last year, HCL had given average hike of eight per cent to its offshore employees and between two-four per cent to its onshore employees.

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