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Human Resources Average Salaries in Jamaica 2021

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Jamaica?

Average Monthly Salary
91,200 JMD
( 1,090,000 JMD yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Jamaica typically earns around 91,200 JMD per month. Salaries range from 38,700 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 Human Resources 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
Benefits Administrator67,600 JMD
Benefits Analyst73,700 JMD
Benefits Manager125,000 JMD
Chief People Officer170,000 JMD
Compensation Analyst74,600 JMD
Compensation and Benefits Manager133,000 JMD
Compensation and Benefits Officer55,900 JMD
Compensation Manager127,000 JMD
Corporate Director of Human Resources170,000 JMD
Corporate Trainer78,200 JMD
Employee Benefits Administrator88,400 JMD
Employee Communications Manager111,000 JMD
Employee Development Specialist106,000 JMD
Employee Engagement Specialist101,000 JMD
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator96,000 JMD
Employee Performance Specialist79,900 JMD
Employee Relations Manager113,000 JMD
Employee Relations Practitioner113,000 JMD
Employee Services Manager113,000 JMD
Employment Advice Worker53,000 JMD
Employment Interviewer73,300 JMD
Employment Service Specialist60,700 JMD
Employment Services Coordinator73,800 JMD
Enrollment Counselor96,400 JMD
Equal Opportunity Representative83,300 JMD
Executive Human Capital Management168,000 JMD
Executive Recruiter107,000 JMD
Expatriate Administration Manager113,000 JMD
Expatriate Administration Supervisor77,400 JMD
Global Mobility Manager132,000 JMD
Headhunter113,000 JMD
Health Benefits Coordinator65,000 JMD
HRIS Analyst55,200 JMD
HRIS Manager98,900 JMD
HRIS Supervisor57,200 JMD
Human Resources Administration Specialist63,800 JMD
Human Resources Administrator66,600 JMD
Human Resources Advisor112,000 JMD
Human Resources Analyst93,400 JMD
Human Resources Assessor60,600 JMD
Human Resources Assistant Manager114,000 JMD
Human Resources Associate42,400 JMD
Human Resources Consultant129,000 JMD
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager92,600 JMD
Human Resources Generalist79,900 JMD
Human Resources Manager143,000 JMD
Human Resources Officer58,800 JMD
Human Resources Representative62,400 JMD
Human Resources Section Head103,000 JMD
Human Resources Superintendent56,100 JMD
Human Resources Training Executive108,000 JMD
Industrial Organizational Psychologist139,000 JMD
Job Evaluation Specialist103,000 JMD
Labor Relations Director120,000 JMD
Labor Relations Manager121,000 JMD
Labor Relations Specialist59,100 JMD
Learning and Development Manager140,000 JMD
Occupational Health and Safety Officer58,600 JMD
Organizational Development Consultant119,000 JMD
Organizational Development Manager132,000 JMD
Organizational Development Specialist67,900 JMD
Payroll Assistant52,000 JMD
Payroll Supervisor62,100 JMD
People Development Officer78,400 JMD
Personnel Officer45,700 JMD
Records Clerk40,200 JMD
Records Manager65,900 JMD
Recruiter113,000 JMD
Recruiting Coordinator59,400 JMD
Recruiting Manager148,000 JMD
Recruitment Consultant107,000 JMD
Recruitment Officer60,700 JMD
Recruitment Supervisor90,200 JMD
Research Associate51,300 JMD
SAP Resource Manager113,000 JMD
Talent Acquisition Specialist87,900 JMD
Talent Management Officer67,300 JMD
Training and Development Section Head118,000 JMD
Training Executive119,000 JMD
Training Officer55,400 JMD

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Jamaica

Median and salary distribution monthly Jamaica Human Resources
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Jamaica range from 38,700 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 83,900 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 83,900 JMD while the other half are earning more than 83,900 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 Human Resources are earning less than 55,200 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 55,200 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 111,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 111,000 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.
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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.

Human Resources Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Jamaica Human Resources
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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 Human Resources earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

93,400 JMD
88,400 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jamaica

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

Human Resources

Human Resources 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 Human Resources
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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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Human Resources Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jamaica

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

69% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica

530 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 530 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 530 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly Jamaica
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston100,000 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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