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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Jamaica 2021

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Jamaica?

Average Monthly Salary
144,000 JMD
( 1,730,000 JMD yearly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Jamaica typically earns around 144,000 JMD per month. Salaries range from 30,100 JMD (lowest average) to 430,000 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 Health and Medical 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
Academic Clinician191,000 JMD
Acute Care Nurse93,800 JMD
Administrative Director166,000 JMD
Admitting Clerk31,900 JMD
Admitting Manager94,800 JMD
Admitting Officer73,900 JMD
Advanced Nutrition Aide145,000 JMD
Advanced Practice Provider139,000 JMD
Allergist184,000 JMD
Ambulance Dispatcher76,700 JMD
Ambulance Driver70,800 JMD
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic84,000 JMD
Ambulatory Services Director156,000 JMD
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor177,000 JMD
Anesthesia Technician113,000 JMD
Anesthesiologist322,000 JMD
Anesthesiology Assistant113,000 JMD
Assistant Director of Nursing145,000 JMD
Assistant Occupational Therapist78,100 JMD
Assistant Optometrist84,000 JMD
Assistant Physical Therapist72,300 JMD
Audiologist185,000 JMD
Behavioral Health Specialist110,000 JMD
Biomedical Engineering Director131,000 JMD
Biomedical Engineering Technician69,500 JMD
Breast Center Manager306,000 JMD
Cardiac Technician67,500 JMD
Cardiology Manager308,000 JMD
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist117,000 JMD
Cardiovascular Specialist401,000 JMD
Cardiovascular Technologist153,000 JMD
Care Assistant66,600 JMD
Care Coordinator46,600 JMD
Caregiver54,700 JMD
Case Manager108,000 JMD
Central Sterile Processing Technician81,400 JMD
Charge Entry Specialist92,100 JMD
Chief of Psychology320,000 JMD
Chief of Surgery428,000 JMD
Chiropractor124,000 JMD
Clinic Assistant66,500 JMD
Clinic Manager151,000 JMD
Clinic Navigator65,700 JMD
Clinical Application Specialist89,000 JMD
Clinical Biochemist181,000 JMD
Clinical Cytogeneticist140,000 JMD
Clinical Data Reviewer89,500 JMD
Clinical Development Specialist112,000 JMD
Clinical Director274,000 JMD
Clinical Field Associate90,700 JMD
Clinical Genetic Technologist144,000 JMD
Clinical Microbiologist186,000 JMD
Clinical Molecular Geneticist156,000 JMD
Clinical Neuropsychologist206,000 JMD
Clinical Policy Developer83,000 JMD
Clinical Psychologist304,000 JMD
Clinical Research Coordinator111,000 JMD
Clinical Scientist192,000 JMD
Clinical Social Worker75,000 JMD
CME Specialist164,000 JMD
Coding Practice Manager113,000 JMD
Community Relations Manager102,000 JMD
Company Nurse63,700 JMD
Correctional Treatment Specialist189,000 JMD
Counseling Psychologist244,000 JMD
Credentialing Analyst80,400 JMD
Critical Care Nurse87,800 JMD
CT Technologist89,200 JMD
Cytogenetic Technologist134,000 JMD
Data Coordinator45,600 JMD
Dental Assistant64,000 JMD
Dental Hygienist60,800 JMD
Dental Laboratory Technician63,800 JMD
Dental Receptionist54,200 JMD
Dental Technician61,100 JMD
Dental Therapist93,400 JMD
Dentist236,000 JMD
Dermatologist305,000 JMD
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer117,000 JMD
Dietetic Technician65,600 JMD
Dietitian187,000 JMD
Director of Medical Staff Services188,000 JMD
Discharge Coordinator43,400 JMD
Dispensing Optician90,400 JMD
District Nurse82,400 JMD
Doctor262,000 JMD
Dosimetrist127,000 JMD
EKG Technician90,900 JMD
Emergency Department Physician225,000 JMD
Emergency Management Director254,000 JMD
Emergency Response Specialist102,000 JMD
Emergency Services Director259,000 JMD
Endodontist279,000 JMD
Endoscopic Assistant79,300 JMD
Endoscopy Technician77,600 JMD
Enterostomal Therapist126,000 JMD
Epidemiologist169,000 JMD
ER Registration Supervisor65,500 JMD
Exercise Physiologist239,000 JMD
Family Nurse Practitioner92,500 JMD
FGP Ultrasound Techncian82,400 JMD
Food Services Director126,000 JMD
Forensic Pathologist274,000 JMD
General Medical Practitioner188,000 JMD
Genetic Counselor168,000 JMD
Head Nurse95,000 JMD
Health Compliance Director235,000 JMD
Health Economist250,000 JMD
Health Information Manager125,000 JMD
Health Services Manager215,000 JMD
Health Systems Specialist120,000 JMD
Health Technologist136,000 JMD
Health Unit Coordinator72,800 JMD
Healthcare Assistant76,800 JMD
Healthcare Consultant145,000 JMD
Healthcare Data Analyst99,600 JMD
Hearing Aid Specialist97,700 JMD
Histotechnologist121,000 JMD
Home Health Aide71,600 JMD
Home Health Scheduler53,000 JMD
Home Nurse77,100 JMD
ICU Registered Nurse83,300 JMD
Immunologist187,000 JMD
Industrial Hygienist126,000 JMD
Infection Control Coordinator92,400 JMD
Infection Control Practitioner201,000 JMD
Infection Preventionist146,000 JMD
Informatics Nurse Specialist85,900 JMD
Informatics Practice Specialist112,000 JMD
Intake Coordinator46,700 JMD
Internist314,000 JMD
Interventional Radiographer158,000 JMD
Interventionist303,000 JMD
Invasive Cardiologist406,000 JMD
Lab Assistant77,600 JMD
Laboratory Manager143,000 JMD
Laboratory Technician75,500 JMD
Lead Patient Account Representative89,900 JMD
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)81,600 JMD
Low Vision Therapist165,000 JMD
Mammography Technician77,600 JMD
Managed Care Assistant51,400 JMD
Maternity Services Director231,000 JMD
MDS Coordinator86,100 JMD
Medical Administrator107,000 JMD
Medical Assistant51,700 JMD
Medical Biller51,000 JMD
Medical Billing Clerk41,600 JMD
Medical Billing Specialist85,100 JMD
Medical Coder67,600 JMD
Medical Courier53,200 JMD
Medical Director218,000 JMD
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager97,300 JMD
Medical Equipment Preparer82,400 JMD
Medical Forms Designer63,300 JMD
Medical Insurance Manager162,000 JMD
Medical Office Administrator88,700 JMD
Medical Office Assistant66,800 JMD
Medical Office Manager157,000 JMD
Medical Policy Manager147,000 JMD
Medical Policy Specialist90,300 JMD
Medical Project Coordinator64,900 JMD
Medical Records Administrator67,300 JMD
Medical Records Clerk29,900 JMD
Medical Records Coding Manager112,000 JMD
Medical Records Director130,000 JMD
Medical Records Transcriptionist50,500 JMD
Medical Scribe76,500 JMD
Medical Secretary53,000 JMD
Medical Staff Services Specialist102,000 JMD
Medical Technologist86,400 JMD
Medication Aide71,100 JMD
Mental Health Aide75,200 JMD
Mental Health Nurse86,100 JMD
Mental Health Technician78,800 JMD
Mental Health Therapst171,000 JMD
Mental Health Worker78,600 JMD
Mobile Phlebotomist62,300 JMD
MRI Technologist80,600 JMD
Music Therapist117,000 JMD
Naturopathic Physician288,000 JMD
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner110,000 JMD
Neonatologist208,000 JMD
Neurodiagnostic Techncian78,200 JMD
Neurologist303,000 JMD
Neurophysiology Technologist84,600 JMD
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant71,000 JMD
Nuclear Medical Technician113,000 JMD
Nuclear Medicine Physician264,000 JMD
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist112,000 JMD
Nurse81,100 JMD
Nurse Educator90,200 JMD
Nurse Midwife98,100 JMD
Nurse Practitioner92,800 JMD
Nursing Assistant68,300 JMD
Nursing Coordinator89,700 JMD
Nursing Director182,000 JMD
Nursing Services Instructor87,800 JMD
Nursing Supervisor118,000 JMD
Nutrition Assistant74,600 JMD
Nutrition Services Aide93,800 JMD
Obstetrician / Gynecologist268,000 JMD
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant80,900 JMD
Occupational Health Advisor151,000 JMD
Occupational Health Safety Specialist138,000 JMD
Occupational Therapist129,000 JMD
Oncology Specialty Representative97,000 JMD
Operating Room Scheduler75,100 JMD
Operating Room Services Director234,000 JMD
Ophthalmic Assistant86,600 JMD
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician87,100 JMD
Ophthalmologist220,000 JMD
Optician182,000 JMD
Optometrist203,000 JMD
Oral Surgeon301,000 JMD
Orthodontic Assistant66,700 JMD
Orthodontist293,000 JMD
Orthopedic Technician87,800 JMD
Orthoptist224,000 JMD
Orthotist225,000 JMD
Pathology Assistant75,100 JMD
Patient Account Represenatative78,300 JMD
Patient Care Coordinator97,500 JMD
Patient Care Manager148,000 JMD
Patient Care Services Executive118,000 JMD
Patient Care Technician72,800 JMD
Patient Management Coordinator68,700 JMD
Patient Registrar54,500 JMD
Patient Relations Manager131,000 JMD
Patient Representative74,600 JMD
Patient Safety Manager125,000 JMD
Patient Safety Specialist105,000 JMD
Patient Services Coordinator115,000 JMD
Patient Services Director150,000 JMD
Patient Sitter63,500 JMD
Pediatrician226,000 JMD
Perfusionist258,000 JMD
Periodontist279,000 JMD
Perioperative Aide104,000 JMD
Personal Support Worker63,100 JMD
Phlebotomist57,100 JMD
Physical Therapist164,000 JMD
Physical Therapy Aide68,900 JMD
Physical Therapy Assistant69,300 JMD
Physical Therapy Director191,000 JMD
Physician238,000 JMD
Physician - Anesthesiology358,000 JMD
Physician - Cardiology386,000 JMD
Physician - CCU220,000 JMD
Physician - Dermatology313,000 JMD
Physician - Emergency Room236,000 JMD
Physician - Endocrinology274,000 JMD
Physician - Family Practice192,000 JMD
Physician - Gastroenterology262,000 JMD
Physician - Generalist211,000 JMD
Physician - Geriatrics183,000 JMD
Physician - Hematology / Oncology258,000 JMD
Physician - Immunology / Allergy299,000 JMD
Physician - Infectious Disease257,000 JMD
Physician - Internal Medicine315,000 JMD
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine254,000 JMD
Physician - Nephrology312,000 JMD
Physician - Neurology314,000 JMD
Physician - Nuclear Medicine268,000 JMD
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology285,000 JMD
Physician - Occupational Medicine222,000 JMD
Physician - Ophthalmology190,000 JMD
Physician - Otolaryngology179,000 JMD
Physician - Pain Medicine168,000 JMD
Physician - Pathology215,000 JMD
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology268,000 JMD
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology257,000 JMD
Physician - Pediatrics234,000 JMD
Physician - Physiatry257,000 JMD
Physician - Podiatry237,000 JMD
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine188,000 JMD
Physician - Radiation Therapy311,000 JMD
Physician - Radiology312,000 JMD
Physician - Rheumatology277,000 JMD
Physician - Sports Medicine276,000 JMD
Physician - Urology360,000 JMD
Physician Assistant169,000 JMD
Physiotherapist190,000 JMD
Podiatrist188,000 JMD
Practice Manager197,000 JMD
Pre Authorization Case Manager119,000 JMD
Preventive Medicine Physician231,000 JMD
Program Coordinator46,200 JMD
Project Manager121,000 JMD
Prosthetist181,000 JMD
Prosthodontist279,000 JMD
Psychiatric Nurse75,100 JMD
Psychiatric Technician76,300 JMD
Psychiatrist260,000 JMD
Psychololgist261,000 JMD
Psychometrician225,000 JMD
Psychometrist135,000 JMD
Public Health Analyst176,000 JMD
Public Health Social Worker48,900 JMD
Public Health Specialist178,000 JMD
Quality Assurance Manager140,000 JMD
Radiation Therapist264,000 JMD
Radiation Therapy Technologist111,000 JMD
Radiographer173,000 JMD
Radiography Technologist111,000 JMD
Radiologic Technologist112,000 JMD
Radiologist274,000 JMD
Radiology Manager245,000 JMD
Radiology Technologist115,000 JMD
Registered Nurse81,400 JMD
Registered Nurse Case Manager93,600 JMD
Registered Respiratory Therapist166,000 JMD
Rehabilitation Director225,000 JMD
Rehabilitation Services Manager253,000 JMD
Respiratory Care Practitioner203,000 JMD
Respiratory Manager162,000 JMD
Respiratory Therapist150,000 JMD
Respiratory Therapy Technician90,100 JMD
School Nurse71,100 JMD
Skin Care Specialist146,000 JMD
Sonographer111,000 JMD
Sonography Technologist117,000 JMD
Speech and Language Pathologist163,000 JMD
Staff Nurse77,500 JMD
Surgeon307,000 JMD
Surgeon - Burn297,000 JMD
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic411,000 JMD
Surgeon - Heart Transplant451,000 JMD
Surgeon - Neurology391,000 JMD
Surgeon - Orthopedic444,000 JMD
Surgeon - Pediatric357,000 JMD
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive417,000 JMD
Surgeon - Trauma335,000 JMD
Surgical Assistant103,000 JMD
Surgical Instrument Techncian96,500 JMD
Surgical Technologist104,000 JMD
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager112,000 JMD
Theatre Manager133,000 JMD
Treatment Services Director274,000 JMD
Ultrasonographer88,700 JMD
Ultrasound Technologist83,800 JMD
Urologist343,000 JMD
Utilization Review Nurse86,400 JMD
Vascular Technologist79,900 JMD
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist155,000 JMD
Ward Manager139,000 JMD
Wellness Coordinator101,000 JMD
X-Ray Technologist107,000 JMD

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Jamaica

Median and salary distribution monthly Jamaica Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Jamaica range from 30,100 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 430,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 144,000 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 144,000 JMD while the other half are earning more than 144,000 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 Health and Medical are earning less than 78,300 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 78,300 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 287,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 287,000 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.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Jamaica Health and Medical
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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 Health and Medical earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

147,000 JMD
140,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jamaica

How much are annual salary increments in Jamaica for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical 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 Health and Medical
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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Jamaica for the year 2020. 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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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jamaica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Jamaica Health and Medical
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Health and Medical 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.

65% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica

830 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 830 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 830 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Jamaica
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston158,000 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
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