A person working in Information Technology in Jamaica typically earns around 188,000 JMD per month. Salaries range from 27,500 JMD (lowest average) to 299,000 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||181,000 JMD|
|ABAP Developer||173,000 JMD|
|Advertising Account Planner||169,000 JMD|
|Android Developer||173,000 JMD|
|Angular Developer||172,000 JMD|
|Application Consultant||216,000 JMD|
|Applications System Specialist||174,000 JMD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||222,000 JMD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||205,000 JMD|
|AS400 Programmer||199,000 JMD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||236,000 JMD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||235,000 JMD|
|Avaloq Developer||178,000 JMD|
|BizTalk Developer||197,000 JMD|
|Blockchain Associate||193,000 JMD|
|Blockchain Developer||181,000 JMD|
|Build and Release Engineer||177,000 JMD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||208,000 JMD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||206,000 JMD|
|Business Objects Developer||179,000 JMD|
|Business Process Consultant||195,000 JMD|
|Business Systems Analyst||184,000 JMD|
|C# Developer||186,000 JMD|
|C++ Developer||203,000 JMD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||274,000 JMD|
|Change Administrator||167,000 JMD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||269,000 JMD|
|Client Delivery Manager||261,000 JMD|
|CMS Developer||170,000 JMD|
|Computer Animator||175,000 JMD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||170,000 JMD|
|Computer Networks Architect||205,000 JMD|
|Computer Operator||138,000 JMD|
|Computer Technician||159,000 JMD|
|Copy Editor||154,000 JMD|
|CRM Application Administrator||175,000 JMD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||224,000 JMD|
|Curam Developer||158,000 JMD|
|Data Analyst||179,000 JMD|
|Data Architect||192,000 JMD|
|Data Center Technician||173,000 JMD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||146,000 JMD|
|Data Manager||205,000 JMD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||195,000 JMD|
|Data Quality Analyst||192,000 JMD|
|Data Security Analyst||193,000 JMD|
|Data Security Manager||238,000 JMD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||218,000 JMD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||187,000 JMD|
|Database Administration Manager||217,000 JMD|
|Database Administrator||203,000 JMD|
|Database Analyst||212,000 JMD|
|Database Developer||208,000 JMD|
|Database Report Writer||194,000 JMD|
|Delivery Manager||192,000 JMD|
|Developer / Programmer||183,000 JMD|
|Development Manager||215,000 JMD|
|Director of Application Development||252,000 JMD|
|Director of Technology||281,000 JMD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||193,000 JMD|
|Documentation Specialist||163,000 JMD|
|E-Commerce Manager||244,000 JMD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||235,000 JMD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||233,000 JMD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||244,000 JMD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||260,000 JMD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||236,000 JMD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||225,000 JMD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||271,000 JMD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||195,000 JMD|
|ERP Analyst||198,000 JMD|
|ERP Project Manager||256,000 JMD|
|Ethical Hacker||178,000 JMD|
|Financial Systems Manager||270,000 JMD|
|Flash Developer||160,000 JMD|
|Front End Developer||156,000 JMD|
|Full Stack Developer||187,000 JMD|
|Functional Analyst||200,000 JMD|
|Game Developer||181,000 JMD|
|GIS Analyst||181,000 JMD|
|GIS Developer||180,000 JMD|
|Global BI Analyst||217,000 JMD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||163,000 JMD|
|Graphics Programmer||177,000 JMD|
|Graphics Web Designer||157,000 JMD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||187,000 JMD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||279,000 JMD|
|Hardware Technician||151,000 JMD|
|Head of Development||258,000 JMD|
|Help Desk Analyst||193,000 JMD|
|Help Desk Manager||188,000 JMD|
|Help Desk Support||131,000 JMD|
|Helpdesk Manager||213,000 JMD|
|Imaging Programmer||164,000 JMD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||198,000 JMD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||203,000 JMD|
|Information Program Director||237,000 JMD|
|Information Security Administrator||191,000 JMD|
|Information Security Analyst||207,000 JMD|
|Information Security Engineer||177,000 JMD|
|Information Security Manager||248,000 JMD|
|Information Security Specialist||206,000 JMD|
|Information Services Consultant||206,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Administrator||163,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||232,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Consultant||192,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||154,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Director||303,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||173,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Manager||287,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||296,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||268,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||155,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||205,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||231,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||243,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||236,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||213,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||189,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Support||126,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||225,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Trainer||201,000 JMD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||189,000 JMD|
|Interface Design Manager||241,000 JMD|
|Interface Designer||152,000 JMD|
|IOS Developer||177,000 JMD|
|Java Developer||175,000 JMD|
|Lead Developer||202,000 JMD|
|Linux Administrator||193,000 JMD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||206,000 JMD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||188,000 JMD|
|Mail Server Administrator||177,000 JMD|
|Major Incident Manager||232,000 JMD|
|Managed Service Specialist||201,000 JMD|
|Microsystems Engineer||190,000 JMD|
|Mobile Developer||179,000 JMD|
|Multimedia Developer||166,000 JMD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||221,000 JMD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||238,000 JMD|
|Network Administrator||171,000 JMD|
|Network Analyst||183,000 JMD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||265,000 JMD|
|Network Engineer||176,000 JMD|
|Network Engineering Manager||213,000 JMD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||230,000 JMD|
|Network Specialist||197,000 JMD|
|Network Technician||157,000 JMD|
|Nodejs Developer||194,000 JMD|
|NT Systems Administrator||175,000 JMD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||165,000 JMD|
|Online Banking Manager||286,000 JMD|
|Online Banking Specialist||229,000 JMD|
|OPS Manager||226,000 JMD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||178,000 JMD|
|Oracle Developer||212,000 JMD|
|Perl Developer||162,000 JMD|
|PHP Developer||168,000 JMD|
|Python Developer||190,000 JMD|
|Records Manager||161,000 JMD|
|Remedy Developer||153,000 JMD|
|Reporting Analyst||185,000 JMD|
|Ruby Developer||174,000 JMD|
|Salesforce Administrator||182,000 JMD|
|Salesforce Developer||151,000 JMD|
|SAP Consultant||215,000 JMD|
|SAS Programmer||176,000 JMD|
|Scrum Master||152,000 JMD|
|SEO Associate||166,000 JMD|
|SEO Manager||231,000 JMD|
|Service Delivery Manager||256,000 JMD|
|Service Level Manager||250,000 JMD|
|Service Support Lead||197,000 JMD|
|SharePoint Administrator||182,000 JMD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||192,000 JMD|
|Sharepoint Developer||172,000 JMD|
|Shift Leader||206,000 JMD|
|SOA Analyst||216,000 JMD|
|SOC Engineer||184,000 JMD|
|Software Analyst||196,000 JMD|
|Software Architect||182,000 JMD|
|Software Development Manager||208,000 JMD|
|Software Engineer||186,000 JMD|
|Software QA Engineer||173,000 JMD|
|Software Sales||170,000 JMD|
|Software Specialist||171,000 JMD|
|Software Support Engineer||153,000 JMD|
|Software Test Engineer||164,000 JMD|
|Solutions Architect||214,000 JMD|
|Storage Engineer||157,000 JMD|
|Support Analyst||176,000 JMD|
|Support Specialist||197,000 JMD|
|System Administrator||176,000 JMD|
|Systems Analyst||182,000 JMD|
|Systems Architect||188,000 JMD|
|Systems Consultant||203,000 JMD|
|Systems Engineer||151,000 JMD|
|Systems Integrator||183,000 JMD|
|Technical Analyst||166,000 JMD|
|Technical Consultant||204,000 JMD|
|Technical Manager||215,000 JMD|
|Technical Project Manager||254,000 JMD|
|Technical Sales||184,000 JMD|
|Technical Trainer||195,000 JMD|
|Technical Writer||171,000 JMD|
|Technology Business Analyst||203,000 JMD|
|Technology Director||242,000 JMD|
|Technology Specialist||200,000 JMD|
|Teradata Developer||162,000 JMD|
|Test Analyst||182,000 JMD|
|Testing Manager||225,000 JMD|
|TIBCO Developer||166,000 JMD|
|UNIX Administrator||198,000 JMD|
|Usability Engineer||186,000 JMD|
|User Experience Consultant||220,000 JMD|
|User Experience Design Expert||205,000 JMD|
|User Experience Designer||178,000 JMD|
|User Experience Researcher||224,000 JMD|
|User Interface Designer||189,000 JMD|
|VB Developer||149,000 JMD|
|VB.NET Developer||173,000 JMD|
|Video Game Designer||175,000 JMD|
|Visual Information Specialist||171,000 JMD|
|Web Applications Manager||223,000 JMD|
|Web Content Specialist||209,000 JMD|
|Web Designer||168,000 JMD|
|Web Developer||171,000 JMD|
|Web Editor||160,000 JMD|
|Web Project Manager||220,000 JMD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||191,000 JMD|
|Web Security Administrator||200,000 JMD|
|Web Security Manager||247,000 JMD|
|Web Support Analyst||150,000 JMD|
|Web Writer||159,000 JMD|
|Windows System Administrator||178,000 JMD|
|Wireless Consultant||215,000 JMD|
|Writer and Documentor||172,000 JMD|
Information Technology salaries in Jamaica range from 27,500 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 299,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 196,000 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 196,000 JMD while the other half are earning more than 196,000 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 values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 100,000 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 100,000 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 257,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 257,000 JMD.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Jamaica costs anywhere from 972,000 Jamaican Dollar(s) to 2,910,000 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Information Technology salaries in Jamaica are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.