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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
188,000 JMD
( 2,260,000 JMD yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer181,000 JMD
ABAP Developer173,000 JMD
Advertising Account Planner169,000 JMD
Android Developer173,000 JMD
Angular Developer172,000 JMD
Application Consultant216,000 JMD
Applications System Specialist174,000 JMD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist222,000 JMD
Artificial Intelligence Developer205,000 JMD
AS400 Programmer199,000 JMD
Assistant Information Technology Manager236,000 JMD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager235,000 JMD
Avaloq Developer178,000 JMD
BizTalk Developer 197,000 JMD
Blockchain Associate193,000 JMD
Blockchain Developer181,000 JMD
Build and Release Engineer177,000 JMD
Business Intelligence Analyst208,000 JMD
Business Intelligence Developer206,000 JMD
Business Objects Developer179,000 JMD
Business Process Consultant195,000 JMD
Business Systems Analyst184,000 JMD
C# Developer186,000 JMD
C++ Developer203,000 JMD
Capacity Planning Manager274,000 JMD
Change Administrator167,000 JMD
Chief Information Security Officer269,000 JMD
Client Delivery Manager261,000 JMD
CMS Developer170,000 JMD
Computer Animator175,000 JMD
Computer Hardware Engineer170,000 JMD
Computer Networks Architect205,000 JMD
Computer Operator138,000 JMD
Computer Technician159,000 JMD
Copy Editor154,000 JMD
CRM Application Administrator175,000 JMD
Cross Platform Security Manager224,000 JMD
Curam Developer158,000 JMD
Data Analyst179,000 JMD
Data Architect192,000 JMD
Data Center Technician173,000 JMD
Data Entry Supervisor146,000 JMD
Data Manager205,000 JMD
Data Modeling Analyst195,000 JMD
Data Quality Analyst192,000 JMD
Data Security Analyst193,000 JMD
Data Security Manager238,000 JMD
Data Warehousing Manager218,000 JMD
Data Warehousing Specialist187,000 JMD
Database Administration Manager217,000 JMD
Database Administrator203,000 JMD
Database Analyst212,000 JMD
Database Developer208,000 JMD
Database Report Writer194,000 JMD
Delivery Manager192,000 JMD
Developer / Programmer183,000 JMD
Development Manager215,000 JMD
Director of Application Development252,000 JMD
Director of Technology281,000 JMD
Disaster Recovery Analyst193,000 JMD
Documentation Specialist163,000 JMD
E-Commerce Manager244,000 JMD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst235,000 JMD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager233,000 JMD
E-Commerce Sales Manager244,000 JMD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager260,000 JMD
Enterprise Architecture Manager236,000 JMD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect225,000 JMD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager271,000 JMD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant195,000 JMD
ERP Analyst198,000 JMD
ERP Project Manager256,000 JMD
Ethical Hacker178,000 JMD
Financial Systems Manager270,000 JMD
Flash Developer160,000 JMD
Front End Developer156,000 JMD
Full Stack Developer187,000 JMD
Functional Analyst200,000 JMD
Game Developer181,000 JMD
GIS Analyst181,000 JMD
GIS Developer180,000 JMD
Global BI Analyst217,000 JMD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer163,000 JMD
Graphics Programmer177,000 JMD
Graphics Web Designer157,000 JMD
Hardware Design Engineer187,000 JMD
Hardware Engineering Manager279,000 JMD
Hardware Technician151,000 JMD
Head of Development258,000 JMD
Help Desk Analyst193,000 JMD
Help Desk Manager188,000 JMD
Help Desk Support131,000 JMD
Helpdesk Manager213,000 JMD
Imaging Programmer164,000 JMD
Informatics Optimization Specialist198,000 JMD
Information Assurance Analyst203,000 JMD
Information Program Director237,000 JMD
Information Security Administrator191,000 JMD
Information Security Analyst207,000 JMD
Information Security Engineer177,000 JMD
Information Security Manager248,000 JMD
Information Security Specialist206,000 JMD
Information Services Consultant206,000 JMD
Information Technology Administrator163,000 JMD
Information Technology Asset Manager232,000 JMD
Information Technology Consultant192,000 JMD
Information Technology Coordinator154,000 JMD
Information Technology Director303,000 JMD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer173,000 JMD
Information Technology Manager287,000 JMD
Information Technology Operations Manager296,000 JMD
Information Technology Product Manager268,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Administrator155,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Coordinator205,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Leader231,000 JMD
Information Technology Project Manager243,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager236,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)213,000 JMD
Information Technology Quality Specialist189,000 JMD
Information Technology Support126,000 JMD
Information Technology Team Leader225,000 JMD
Information Technology Trainer201,000 JMD
Information Technology Training Analyst189,000 JMD
Interface Design Manager241,000 JMD
Interface Designer152,000 JMD
IOS Developer177,000 JMD
Java Developer175,000 JMD
Javascript Developer169,000 JMD
Lead Developer202,000 JMD
Linux Administrator193,000 JMD
Lotus Domino Administrator206,000 JMD
Lotus Notes Developer188,000 JMD
Mail Server Administrator177,000 JMD
Major Incident Manager232,000 JMD
Managed Service Specialist201,000 JMD
Microsystems Engineer190,000 JMD
Mobile Developer179,000 JMD
Multimedia Developer166,000 JMD
Multimedia Services Manager221,000 JMD
Network Administration Team Lead238,000 JMD
Network Administrator171,000 JMD
Network Analyst183,000 JMD
Network and Infrastructure Manager265,000 JMD
Network Engineer176,000 JMD
Network Engineering Manager213,000 JMD
Network Security Systems Manager230,000 JMD
Network Specialist197,000 JMD
Network Technician157,000 JMD
Nodejs Developer194,000 JMD
NT Systems Administrator175,000 JMD
Numerical Control Programmer165,000 JMD
Online Banking Manager286,000 JMD
Online Banking Specialist229,000 JMD
OPS Manager226,000 JMD
Oracle Database Administrator178,000 JMD
Oracle Developer212,000 JMD
Perl Developer162,000 JMD
PHP Developer168,000 JMD
Python Developer190,000 JMD
Records Manager161,000 JMD
Remedy Developer153,000 JMD
Reporting Analyst185,000 JMD
Ruby Developer174,000 JMD
Salesforce Administrator182,000 JMD
Salesforce Developer151,000 JMD
SAP Consultant215,000 JMD
SAS Programmer176,000 JMD
Scrum Master152,000 JMD
SEO Associate166,000 JMD
SEO Manager231,000 JMD
Service Delivery Manager256,000 JMD
Service Level Manager250,000 JMD
Service Support Lead197,000 JMD
SharePoint Administrator182,000 JMD
Sharepoint Consultant192,000 JMD
Sharepoint Developer172,000 JMD
Shift Leader206,000 JMD
SOA Analyst216,000 JMD
SOC Engineer184,000 JMD
Software Analyst196,000 JMD
Software Architect182,000 JMD
Software Development Manager208,000 JMD
Software Engineer186,000 JMD
Software QA Engineer173,000 JMD
Software Sales170,000 JMD
Software Specialist171,000 JMD
Software Support Engineer153,000 JMD
Software Test Engineer164,000 JMD
Solutions Architect214,000 JMD
Storage Engineer157,000 JMD
Supervisor174,000 JMD
Support Analyst176,000 JMD
Support Specialist197,000 JMD
System Administrator176,000 JMD
Systems Analyst182,000 JMD
Systems Architect188,000 JMD
Systems Consultant203,000 JMD
Systems Engineer151,000 JMD
Systems Integrator183,000 JMD
Technical Analyst166,000 JMD
Technical Consultant204,000 JMD
Technical Manager215,000 JMD
Technical Project Manager254,000 JMD
Technical Sales184,000 JMD
Technical Trainer195,000 JMD
Technical Writer171,000 JMD
Technology Business Analyst203,000 JMD
Technology Director242,000 JMD
Technology Specialist200,000 JMD
Teradata Developer162,000 JMD
Test Analyst182,000 JMD
Tester162,000 JMD
Testing Manager225,000 JMD
TIBCO Developer166,000 JMD
UNIX Administrator198,000 JMD
Usability Engineer186,000 JMD
User Experience Consultant220,000 JMD
User Experience Design Expert205,000 JMD
User Experience Designer178,000 JMD
User Experience Researcher224,000 JMD
User Interface Designer189,000 JMD
VB Developer149,000 JMD
VB.NET Developer173,000 JMD
Video Game Designer175,000 JMD
Visual Information Specialist171,000 JMD
Web Applications Manager223,000 JMD
Web Content Specialist209,000 JMD
Web Designer168,000 JMD
Web Developer171,000 JMD
Web Editor160,000 JMD
Web Project Manager220,000 JMD
Web Promotions Specialist191,000 JMD
Web Security Administrator200,000 JMD
Web Security Manager247,000 JMD
Web Support Analyst150,000 JMD
Web Writer159,000 JMD
Webmaster167,000 JMD
Windows System Administrator178,000 JMD
Wireless Consultant215,000 JMD
Writer and Documentor172,000 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 27,500 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 299,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

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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 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.

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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

184,000 JMD
196,000 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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Jamaica
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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

Information Technology

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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Jamaica
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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.

Private Sector
188,000 JMD
Public Sector+10%
208,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Jamaica

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Jamaica Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
168,000 JMD
Average Salary 2017+4%
175,000 JMD
Average Salary 2018+3%
180,000 JMD
Average Salary 2019+3%
185,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica

1,090 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 1,090 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 1,090 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 3% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston207,000 JMD
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