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Average Salary in Jamaica 2018

How much money does a person working in Jamaica make?

133,887 JMD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Jamaica typically earns around 133,887 JMD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Jamaica | All Jobs

25% of people earn
60,000 JMD
or less
50% of people earn
90,000 JMD
or less
75% of people earn
150,000 JMD
or less
Minimum
16,667 JMD
Median
90,000 JMD
Maximum
650,000 JMD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Jamaica range between 16,667 JMD per month (minimum salary) to 650,000 JMD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 90,000 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 90,000 JMD while the other half are earning more than 90,000 JMD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 60,000 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 60,000 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 150,000 JMD while 25% of them are earning more than 150,000 JMD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Jamaica

How are Jamaica salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in Jamaica over the past few years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
125,431 JMD
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
127,188 JMD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
130,749 JMD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
133,887 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Jamaica are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Jamaica | All Jobs

687 JMD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica | All Jobs is 687 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximatly 687 JMD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Category (Average Monthly Salary)

Job CategoryAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance101,392 JMD
Administration / Reception / Secretarial73,307 JMD
Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management71,250 JMD
Architecture99,361 JMD
Banking100,333 JMD
Business Planning166,667 JMD
Construction / Building / Installation149,333 JMD
Customer Service and Call Center74,500 JMD
Electrical and Electronics Trades27,200 JMD
Engineering131,430 JMD
Environmental74,000 JMD
Executive and Management219,278 JMD
Facilities / Maintenance / Repair60,000 JMD
Fitness / Hair / Beauty64,000 JMD
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering229,167 JMD
Fundraising and Non Profit101,000 JMD
Health and Medical71,000 JMD
Human Resources45,000 JMD
Information Technology183,351 JMD
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire166,800 JMD
Legal240,000 JMD
Marketing132,481 JMD
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment120,000 JMD
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology188,556 JMD
Publishing and Printing104,750 JMD
Purchasing and Inventory112,250 JMD
Quality Control and Compliance225,000 JMD
Real Estate132,000 JMD
Sales Retail and Wholesale183,333 JMD
Science and Technical Services89,500 JMD
Teaching / Education167,333 JMD
Telecommunication600,000 JMD

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Salary Comparison By City (Average Monthly Salary)

CityAverage Salary
Kingston140,972 JMD
May Pen68,600 JMD
Montego Bay130,667 JMD
Other115,150 JMD
Portmore64,000 JMD
Spanish Town90,500 JMD

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