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Information Technology Average Salaries in Jamaica 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Jamaica?


Average Monthly Salary
96,800 JMD
( 1,160,000 JMD yearly)

LOW
50,200
JMD
AVERAGE
96,800
JMD
HIGH
158,000
JMD

A person working in Information Technology in Jamaica typically earns around 96,800 JMD per month. Salaries range from 50,200 JMD (lowest average) to 158,000 JMD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer90,300 JMD
ABAP Developer86,400 JMD
Advertising Account Planner84,300 JMD
Android Developer97,200 JMD
Angular Developer89,300 JMD
Application Consultant118,000 JMD
Applications System Specialist87,200 JMD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist121,000 JMD
Artificial Intelligence Developer121,000 JMD
AS400 Programmer106,000 JMD
Assistant Information Technology Manager118,000 JMD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager117,000 JMD
Avaloq Developer94,600 JMD
BizTalk Developer 107,000 JMD
Blockchain Associate96,300 JMD
Blockchain Developer90,500 JMD
Build and Release Engineer88,400 JMD
Business Intelligence Analyst103,000 JMD
Business Intelligence Developer103,000 JMD
Business Objects Developer89,400 JMD
Business Process Consultant97,600 JMD
Business Systems Analyst92,000 JMD
C# Developer108,000 JMD
C++ Developer109,000 JMD
Capacity Planning Manager135,000 JMD
Change Administrator83,300 JMD
Chief Information Security Officer141,000 JMD
Client Delivery Manager130,000 JMD
CMS Developer85,000 JMD
Computer Animator87,700 JMD
Computer Hardware Engineer85,000 JMD
Computer Networks Architect102,000 JMD
Computer Operator68,800 JMD
Computer Technician79,600 JMD
Copy Editor77,200 JMD
CRM Application Administrator87,300 JMD
Cross Platform Security Manager131,000 JMD
Curam Developer78,800 JMD
Data Analyst89,400 JMD
Data Architect96,100 JMD
Data Center Technician86,700 JMD
Data Entry Supervisor62,500 JMD
Data Manager121,000 JMD
Data Modeling Analyst97,300 JMD
Data Quality Analyst96,100 JMD
Data Security Analyst96,600 JMD
Data Security Manager135,000 JMD
Data Warehousing Manager130,000 JMD
Data Warehousing Specialist93,400 JMD
Database Administration Manager123,000 JMD
Database Administrator102,000 JMD
Database Analyst106,000 JMD
Database Developer104,000 JMD
Database Report Writer96,800 JMD
Delivery Manager96,200 JMD
Developer / Programmer102,000 JMD
Development Manager129,000 JMD
Director of Application Development145,000 JMD
Director of Technology161,000 JMD
Disaster Recovery Analyst96,400 JMD
Documentation Specialist81,300 JMD
E-Commerce Manager122,000 JMD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst118,000 JMD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager117,000 JMD
E-Commerce Sales Manager122,000 JMD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager130,000 JMD
Enterprise Architecture Manager118,000 JMD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect131,000 JMD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager145,000 JMD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant97,600 JMD
ERP Analyst99,000 JMD
ERP Project Manager128,000 JMD
Ethical Hacker89,200 JMD
Financial Systems Manager140,000 JMD
Flash Developer79,900 JMD
Front End Developer81,700 JMD
Full Stack Developer97,200 JMD
Functional Analyst100,000 JMD
Game Developer90,400 JMD
GIS Analyst90,500 JMD
GIS Developer94,700 JMD
Global BI Analyst109,000 JMD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer81,600 JMD
Graphics Programmer88,700 JMD
Graphics Web Designer78,400 JMD
Hardware Design Engineer93,600 JMD
Hardware Engineering Manager139,000 JMD
Hardware Technician75,300 JMD
Head of Development129,000 JMD
Help Desk Analyst96,400 JMD
Help Desk Manager107,000 JMD
Help Desk Support65,700 JMD
Helpdesk Manager107,000 JMD
Imaging Programmer82,100 JMD
Informatics Optimization Specialist98,900 JMD
Information Assurance Analyst101,000 JMD
Information Program Director132,000 JMD
Information Security Administrator110,000 JMD
Information Security Analyst120,000 JMD
Information Security Engineer95,800 JMD
Information Security Manager144,000 JMD
Information Security Specialist119,000 JMD
Information Services Consultant113,000 JMD
Information Technology Administrator81,600 JMD
Information Technology Asset Manager126,000 JMD
Information Technology Consultant111,000 JMD
Information Technology Coordinator76,900 JMD
Information Technology Director160,000 JMD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer86,400 JMD
Information Technology Manager165,000 JMD
Information Technology Operations Manager159,000 JMD
Information Technology Product Manager145,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Administrator77,700 JMD
Information Technology Project Coordinator102,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Leader119,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Manager153,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager118,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)107,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Specialist94,400 JMD
Information Technology Support62,900 JMD
Information Technology Team Leader113,000 JMD
Information Technology Trainer100,000 JMD
Information Technology Training Analyst94,600 JMD
Interface Design Manager120,000 JMD
Interface Designer75,800 JMD
IOS Developer102,000 JMD
Java Developer102,000 JMD
Javascript Developer92,500 JMD
Lead Developer114,000 JMD
Linux Administrator96,500 JMD
Lotus Domino Administrator103,000 JMD
Lotus Notes Developer93,800 JMD
Mail Server Administrator88,400 JMD
Major Incident Manager116,000 JMD
Managed Service Specialist100,000 JMD
Microsystems Engineer95,100 JMD
Mobile Developer95,700 JMD
Multimedia Developer83,100 JMD
Multimedia Services Manager110,000 JMD
Network Administration Team Lead119,000 JMD
Network Administrator85,700 JMD
Network Analyst91,300 JMD
Network and Infrastructure Manager143,000 JMD
Network Engineer88,000 JMD
Network Engineering Manager115,000 JMD
Network Security Systems Manager124,000 JMD
Network Specialist98,600 JMD
Network Technician78,300 JMD
Nodejs Developer100,000 JMD
NT Systems Administrator87,700 JMD
Numerical Control Programmer82,600 JMD
Online Banking Manager153,000 JMD
Online Banking Specialist115,000 JMD
OPS Manager136,000 JMD
Oracle Database Administrator89,100 JMD
Oracle Developer104,000 JMD
Perl Developer81,200 JMD
PHP Developer85,400 JMD
Python Developer101,000 JMD
Records Manager80,400 JMD
Remedy Developer76,400 JMD
Reporting Analyst92,700 JMD
Ruby Developer90,800 JMD
Salesforce Administrator91,000 JMD
Salesforce Developer75,500 JMD
SAP Consultant107,000 JMD
SAS Programmer88,200 JMD
Scrum Master76,200 JMD
SEO Associate83,200 JMD
SEO Manager116,000 JMD
Service Delivery Manager128,000 JMD
Service Level Manager125,000 JMD
Service Support Lead98,300 JMD
SharePoint Administrator90,800 JMD
Sharepoint Consultant96,200 JMD
Sharepoint Developer97,700 JMD
Shift Leader103,000 JMD
SOA Analyst98,300 JMD
SOC Engineer92,100 JMD
Software Analyst98,000 JMD
Software Architect91,200 JMD
Software Development Manager123,000 JMD
Software Engineer93,000 JMD
Software QA Engineer86,400 JMD
Software Sales85,200 JMD
Software Specialist85,300 JMD
Software Support Engineer76,700 JMD
Software Test Engineer82,100 JMD
Solutions Architect128,000 JMD
Storage Engineer78,600 JMD
Supervisor67,100 JMD
Support Analyst88,100 JMD
Support Specialist98,400 JMD
System Administrator88,200 JMD
Systems Analyst91,100 JMD
Systems Architect94,100 JMD
Systems Consultant113,000 JMD
Systems Engineer75,400 JMD
Systems Integrator91,600 JMD
Technical Analyst83,100 JMD
Technical Consultant108,000 JMD
Technical Manager107,000 JMD
Technical Project Manager127,000 JMD
Technical Sales91,900 JMD
Technical Trainer97,400 JMD
Technical Writer85,600 JMD
Technology Business Analyst102,000 JMD
Technology Director165,000 JMD
Technology Specialist115,000 JMD
Teradata Developer80,800 JMD
Test Analyst90,900 JMD
Tester81,100 JMD
Testing Manager126,000 JMD
TIBCO Developer83,000 JMD
UNIX Administrator98,900 JMD
Usability Engineer92,900 JMD
User Experience Consultant104,000 JMD
User Experience Design Expert102,000 JMD
User Experience Designer89,100 JMD
User Experience Researcher104,000 JMD
User Interface Designer94,500 JMD
VB Developer74,700 JMD
VB.NET Developer99,200 JMD
Video Game Designer87,600 JMD
Visual Information Specialist85,600 JMD
Web Applications Manager112,000 JMD
Web Content Specialist104,000 JMD
Web Designer84,000 JMD
Web Developer85,700 JMD
Web Editor80,000 JMD
Web Project Manager110,000 JMD
Web Promotions Specialist95,600 JMD
Web Security Administrator99,900 JMD
Web Security Manager145,000 JMD
Web Support Analyst75,000 JMD
Web Writer79,400 JMD
Webmaster83,700 JMD
Windows System Administrator89,200 JMD
Wireless Consultant118,000 JMD
Writer and Documentor85,900 JMD

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Jamaica

Median and salary distribution monthly Jamaica Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Jamaica range from 50,200 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 158,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 101,000 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 101,000 JMD while the other half are earning more than 101,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 67,900 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 67,900 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 134,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 134,000 JMD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of 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 and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Jamaica costs anywhere from 482,000 Jamaican Dollar(s) to 1,450,000 Jamaican Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Jamaica Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Jamaica who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
99,900 JMD
Female-5%
94,600 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jamaica

How much are annual salary increments in Jamaica for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Jamaica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Jamaica Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Jamaica / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Jamaica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Jamaica for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jamaica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Jamaica Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

63% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
37%
No Bonus
63%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica


560 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 560 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 560 JMD for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Jamaica
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston107,000 JMD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Jamaica earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
93,500 JMD
Public Sector+10%
103,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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