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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Jamaica 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Jamaica?

Average Monthly Salary
65,800 JMD
( 790,000 JMD yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Jamaica typically earns around 65,800 JMD per month. Salaries range from 24,400 JMD (lowest average) to 165,000 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman28,400 JMD
Assembly Line Worker27,700 JMD
Assembly Supervisor43,300 JMD
Assistance Maintenance Manager103,000 JMD
Assistant Shipping Manager88,200 JMD
Chemical Equipment Controller64,500 JMD
Chemical Technican Apprentice54,800 JMD
CNC Machinist63,400 JMD
CNC Operator60,700 JMD
CNC Programmer69,900 JMD
Colour Technologist33,900 JMD
Contracts Manager114,000 JMD
Data Collection Coordinator46,900 JMD
Demand Planner42,200 JMD
Derrick Operator29,200 JMD
Director of Manufacturing174,000 JMD
Dock Worker26,200 JMD
Drying Technician27,200 JMD
Equipment Operator25,900 JMD
Export Sales Coordinator89,100 JMD
Factory Superintendent45,000 JMD
Factory Worker29,900 JMD
Failure Analysis Technician43,600 JMD
Fiberglass Laminator29,800 JMD
Food Technologist49,400 JMD
Forklift Driver27,400 JMD
Forming Machine Operator30,800 JMD
Furnace Operator27,400 JMD
Gas Appliance Repairer28,700 JMD
General Warehouse Associate47,500 JMD
Heavy Equipment Operator38,100 JMD
HSE Manager121,000 JMD
Industrial Engineer94,800 JMD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic55,100 JMD
Industrial Production Manager157,000 JMD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer86,600 JMD
Intake Operator37,900 JMD
Key Account Manager132,000 JMD
Lift Truck Operator27,700 JMD
Loading Supervisor50,900 JMD
Logistic Coordinator73,000 JMD
Logistics Clerk32,900 JMD
Machine Operator27,300 JMD
Machinist28,500 JMD
Maintenance Manager112,000 JMD
Maintenance Store Clerk30,600 JMD
Manufacturing Engineer92,200 JMD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager139,000 JMD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist99,800 JMD
Manufacturing Manager162,000 JMD
Manufacturing Operative48,500 JMD
Manufacturing Production Technician35,700 JMD
Manufacturing Supervisor79,900 JMD
Manufacturing Technician34,100 JMD
Materials Supervisor75,800 JMD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer91,700 JMD
Mechanical Foreman28,000 JMD
Merchandise Planner46,500 JMD
Metrology Engineer84,100 JMD
Operations Engineer88,400 JMD
Operations Manager134,000 JMD
Order Management Coordinator70,000 JMD
Order Processing Manager113,000 JMD
Order Selector33,200 JMD
Package Handler26,300 JMD
Packaging Manager93,700 JMD
Packer27,900 JMD
Packing Deputy Supervisor74,800 JMD
Planning Manager132,000 JMD
Plant Manager155,000 JMD
Precision Instrument Repairer40,900 JMD
Process Technician34,800 JMD
Product Manager151,000 JMD
Production Analyst121,000 JMD
Production Director171,000 JMD
Production Engineer88,600 JMD
Production Engineering Supervisor130,000 JMD
Production Inspector101,000 JMD
Production Laborer26,500 JMD
Production Manager160,000 JMD
Production Scheduler72,300 JMD
Production Supervisor94,300 JMD
Quality Control Analyst114,000 JMD
Quality Control Inspector93,600 JMD
Quality Control Manager128,000 JMD
Service Technician34,400 JMD
SHEQ Officer42,800 JMD
Shipping Manager141,000 JMD
Small Engine Mechanic47,600 JMD
Spray Painter29,300 JMD
Sterile Processing Technician33,300 JMD
Structural Welder26,100 JMD
Supply Chain Operative79,100 JMD
Technical Operator35,900 JMD
Technology Development Manager161,000 JMD
Testing Technician64,200 JMD
Toolmaker46,100 JMD
Warehouse Operative30,600 JMD
Warehouse Worker30,800 JMD
Warranty Handler53,400 JMD
Welder28,100 JMD
Workshop Manager97,300 JMD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Jamaica

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Jamaica range from 24,400 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 165,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 67,100 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 67,100 JMD while the other half are earning more than 67,100 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 41,200 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 41,200 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 118,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 118,000 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Jamaica Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

67,600 JMD
63,500 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jamaica

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

Factory and Manufacturing

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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Jamaica Factory and Manufacturing
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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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jamaica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Jamaica Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

89% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica

380 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 380 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 380 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Jamaica
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston72,500 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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