A person working in Teaching / Education in Jamaica typically earns around 102,000 JMD per month. Salaries range from 49,000 JMD (lowest average) to 186,000 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||106,000 JMD|
|Academic Coach||104,000 JMD|
|Academic Manager||123,000 JMD|
|Academic Specialist||93,100 JMD|
|Academic Staff||81,000 JMD|
|Achievement Coach||107,000 JMD|
|Admissions Specialist||92,100 JMD|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||78,200 JMD|
|Anthropology Teacher||84,200 JMD|
|Arabic Language Teacher||76,700 JMD|
|Archeology Teacher||87,500 JMD|
|Architecture Teacher||95,600 JMD|
|Art Teacher||78,100 JMD|
|Assistant School Principal||111,000 JMD|
|Assistant Teacher||73,100 JMD|
|Biochemistry Professor||154,000 JMD|
|Biology Teacher||87,200 JMD|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||102,000 JMD|
|Business Teacher||87,300 JMD|
|Chemistry Teacher||83,900 JMD|
|Child Care Coordinator||86,900 JMD|
|Child Care Worker||70,500 JMD|
|Clinical School Psychologist||126,000 JMD|
|College Aide||101,000 JMD|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||107,000 JMD|
|College President||185,000 JMD|
|Communications Teacher||83,500 JMD|
|Community Education Officer||73,100 JMD|
|Computer Science Teacher||82,900 JMD|
|Computer Teacher||76,500 JMD|
|Creative Writing Trainer||101,000 JMD|
|Credit Counselor||100,000 JMD|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||82,100 JMD|
|Curriculum Developer||113,000 JMD|
|Curriculum Specialist||109,000 JMD|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||98,800 JMD|
|Director of Learning Technology||107,000 JMD|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||92,100 JMD|
|Economics Lecturer||149,000 JMD|
|Education Administrator||97,100 JMD|
|Education Assistant Director||110,000 JMD|
|Education Assistant Principal||90,200 JMD|
|Education Assistant Professor||118,000 JMD|
|Education Consultant||122,000 JMD|
|Education Coordinator||84,700 JMD|
|Education Counselor||93,600 JMD|
|Education Director||142,000 JMD|
|Education Program Specialist||102,000 JMD|
|Education Researcher||116,000 JMD|
|Education Resource Specialist||88,900 JMD|
|Education Services Facilitator||94,300 JMD|
|Educational Psychologist||128,000 JMD|
|EFL Teacher||82,600 JMD|
|eLearning Trainer||74,000 JMD|
|Elementary School Teacher||70,300 JMD|
|Engineering Lecturer||133,000 JMD|
|Engineering Teacher||117,000 JMD|
|English Teacher||78,800 JMD|
|ESL Teacher||80,900 JMD|
|Faculty Assistant||104,000 JMD|
|Foreign Language Teacher||76,500 JMD|
|GED Teacher||76,800 JMD|
|Geography Teacher||77,000 JMD|
|Head of Mathematics Department||110,000 JMD|
|Head of School||133,000 JMD|
|High School Teacher||88,000 JMD|
|History Teacher||82,800 JMD|
|Infant Teacher||61,700 JMD|
|Instructional Assistant||85,900 JMD|
|Kindergarten Teacher||67,500 JMD|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||67,400 JMD|
|Law Teacher||113,000 JMD|
|Learning Designer||104,000 JMD|
|Library Assistant||53,900 JMD|
|Library Director||96,300 JMD|
|Library Specialist||70,900 JMD|
|Life Sciences Teacher||81,400 JMD|
|Math Lecturer||145,000 JMD|
|Mathematics Teacher||96,400 JMD|
|Middle School Teacher||87,000 JMD|
|Music Teacher||75,000 JMD|
|Nursery Manager||128,000 JMD|
|Nursery Worker||53,500 JMD|
|Physical Education Specialist||89,800 JMD|
|Physical Education Teacher||77,300 JMD|
|Physics Teacher||83,700 JMD|
|Political Science Teacher||88,200 JMD|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||128,000 JMD|
|Preschool Education Administrator||90,200 JMD|
|Preschool Teacher||69,700 JMD|
|Primary School Teacher||72,500 JMD|
|Product Specialist||93,800 JMD|
|Professor - Accounting||148,000 JMD|
|Professor - Architecture||151,000 JMD|
|Professor - Biology||147,000 JMD|
|Professor - Business Administration||144,000 JMD|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||159,000 JMD|
|Professor - Chemistry||157,000 JMD|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||147,000 JMD|
|Professor - Communication||146,000 JMD|
|Professor - Computer Science||155,000 JMD|
|Professor - Dentistry||163,000 JMD|
|Professor - Drama||150,000 JMD|
|Professor - Economics||148,000 JMD|
|Professor - Education||146,000 JMD|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||153,000 JMD|
|Professor - English||139,000 JMD|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||150,000 JMD|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||140,000 JMD|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||146,000 JMD|
|Professor - History||148,000 JMD|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||147,000 JMD|
|Professor - Law||161,000 JMD|
|Professor - Legal Support||144,000 JMD|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||151,000 JMD|
|Professor - Marketing||144,000 JMD|
|Professor - Mathematics||166,000 JMD|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||164,000 JMD|
|Professor - Medical Administration||166,000 JMD|
|Professor - Medicine||188,000 JMD|
|Professor - Music||144,000 JMD|
|Professor - Nursing||135,000 JMD|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||143,000 JMD|
|Professor - Philosophy||145,000 JMD|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||153,000 JMD|
|Professor - Physics||159,000 JMD|
|Professor - Psychology||145,000 JMD|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||136,000 JMD|
|Professor - Social Work||134,000 JMD|
|Professor - Sociology||148,000 JMD|
|Professor - Special Education||151,000 JMD|
|Psychology Teacher||122,000 JMD|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||131,000 JMD|
|School Counselor||118,000 JMD|
|Science Educator||83,100 JMD|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||71,700 JMD|
|Science Teacher||80,600 JMD|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||84,500 JMD|
|Secondary School Teacher||81,900 JMD|
|Special Education Teacher||87,300 JMD|
|Special Needs Assistant||71,500 JMD|
|Statistics Lecturer||138,000 JMD|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||83,800 JMD|
|Student Development Specialist||94,800 JMD|
|Student Employment Specialist||90,500 JMD|
|Student Services||76,200 JMD|
|Student Support Manager||96,000 JMD|
|Substitute Teacher||70,700 JMD|
|Teacher Aide||62,700 JMD|
|Teacher Trainer||102,000 JMD|
|Training and Development Specialist||108,000 JMD|
|Training Coordinator||75,600 JMD|
|University Teacher||141,000 JMD|
|Vocational Education Teacher||78,800 JMD|
Teaching / Education salaries in Jamaica range from 49,000 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 186,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 108,000 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 108,000 JMD while the other half are earning more than 108,000 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 70,800 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 70,800 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 156,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 156,000 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 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.
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 Teaching / Education earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Jamaica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% 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 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.
Teaching / Education 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.
62% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
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 Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
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.