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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Nicaragua 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
28,300 NIO
( 339,000 NIO yearly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Nicaragua typically earns around 28,300 NIO per month. Salaries range from 5,920 NIO (lowest average) to 84,500 NIO (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 Clinician35,700 NIO
Acute Care Nurse17,500 NIO
Administrative Director32,500 NIO
Admitting Clerk5,950 NIO
Admitting Manager18,600 NIO
Admitting Officer13,800 NIO
Advanced Nutrition Aide25,800 NIO
Advanced Practice Provider25,900 NIO
Allergist34,400 NIO
Ambulance Dispatcher14,300 NIO
Ambulance Driver12,600 NIO
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic15,700 NIO
Ambulatory Services Director27,700 NIO
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor33,100 NIO
Anesthesia Technician21,100 NIO
Anesthesiologist60,100 NIO
Anesthesiology Assistant20,100 NIO
Assistant Director of Nursing25,700 NIO
Assistant Occupational Therapist15,300 NIO
Assistant Optometrist16,500 NIO
Assistant Physical Therapist14,200 NIO
Audiologist34,500 NIO
Behavioral Health Specialist21,600 NIO
Biomedical Engineering Director25,800 NIO
Biomedical Engineering Technician13,000 NIO
Breast Center Manager54,300 NIO
Cardiac Technician13,300 NIO
Cardiology Manager57,500 NIO
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist20,800 NIO
Cardiovascular Specialist74,800 NIO
Cardiovascular Technologist27,200 NIO
Care Assistant11,800 NIO
Care Coordinator8,700 NIO
Caregiver10,200 NIO
Case Manager21,200 NIO
Central Sterile Processing Technician15,200 NIO
Charge Entry Specialist17,200 NIO
Chief of Psychology56,800 NIO
Chief of Surgery79,900 NIO
Chiropractor22,100 NIO
Clinic Assistant12,400 NIO
Clinic Manager28,100 NIO
Clinic Navigator12,900 NIO
Clinical Application Specialist16,600 NIO
Clinical Biochemist32,100 NIO
Clinical Cytogeneticist26,200 NIO
Clinical Data Reviewer17,600 NIO
Clinical Development Specialist21,000 NIO
Clinical Director48,700 NIO
Clinical Field Associate17,800 NIO
Clinical Genetic Technologist26,900 NIO
Clinical Microbiologist36,500 NIO
Clinical Molecular Geneticist29,100 NIO
Clinical Neuropsychologist38,500 NIO
Clinical Policy Developer15,500 NIO
Clinical Psychologist59,600 NIO
Clinical Research Coordinator19,700 NIO
Clinical Scientist37,800 NIO
Clinical Social Worker13,300 NIO
CME Specialist29,100 NIO
Coding Practice Manager22,200 NIO
Community Relations Manager19,100 NIO
Company Nurse12,500 NIO
Correctional Treatment Specialist33,500 NIO
Counseling Psychologist45,500 NIO
Credentialing Analyst15,000 NIO
Critical Care Nurse17,200 NIO
CT Technologist17,500 NIO
Cytogenetic Technologist25,000 NIO
Data Coordinator8,520 NIO
Dental Assistant12,000 NIO
Dental Hygienist11,900 NIO
Dental Laboratory Technician11,300 NIO
Dental Receptionist9,620 NIO
Dental Technician11,400 NIO
Dental Therapist18,300 NIO
Dentist44,100 NIO
Dermatologist57,000 NIO
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer20,700 NIO
Dietetic Technician12,200 NIO
Dietitian34,900 NIO
Director of Medical Staff Services33,400 NIO
Discharge Coordinator8,100 NIO
Dispensing Optician16,000 NIO
District Nurse14,600 NIO
Doctor48,800 NIO
Dosimetrist24,800 NIO
EKG Technician17,000 NIO
Emergency Department Physician39,900 NIO
Emergency Management Director45,000 NIO
Emergency Response Specialist19,000 NIO
Emergency Services Director48,300 NIO
Endodontist52,100 NIO
Endoscopic Assistant15,600 NIO
Endoscopy Technician14,500 NIO
Enterostomal Therapist24,700 NIO
Epidemiologist31,600 NIO
ER Registration Supervisor11,600 NIO
Exercise Physiologist44,600 NIO
Family Nurse Practitioner16,400 NIO
FGP Ultrasound Techncian15,400 NIO
Food Services Director23,500 NIO
Forensic Pathologist51,100 NIO
General Medical Practitioner36,900 NIO
Genetic Counselor29,900 NIO
Head Nurse17,700 NIO
Health Compliance Director46,100 NIO
Health Economist44,400 NIO
Health Information Manager22,100 NIO
Health Services Manager40,100 NIO
Health Systems Specialist21,400 NIO
Health Technologist25,300 NIO
Health Unit Coordinator12,900 NIO
Healthcare Assistant13,600 NIO
Healthcare Consultant27,100 NIO
Healthcare Data Analyst18,600 NIO
Hearing Aid Specialist18,200 NIO
Histotechnologist22,500 NIO
Home Health Aide13,400 NIO
Home Health Scheduler9,900 NIO
Home Nurse13,700 NIO
ICU Registered Nurse15,500 NIO
Immunologist34,800 NIO
Industrial Hygienist24,700 NIO
Infection Control Coordinator17,300 NIO
Infection Control Practitioner39,500 NIO
Infection Preventionist27,200 NIO
Informatics Nurse Specialist16,800 NIO
Informatics Practice Specialist19,900 NIO
Intake Coordinator9,160 NIO
Internist55,600 NIO
Interventional Radiographer29,500 NIO
Interventionist56,600 NIO
Invasive Cardiologist72,100 NIO
Lab Assistant14,500 NIO
Laboratory Manager25,300 NIO
Laboratory Technician14,100 NIO
Lead Patient Account Representative16,000 NIO
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)14,500 NIO
Low Vision Therapist32,400 NIO
Mammography Technician14,500 NIO
Managed Care Assistant9,590 NIO
Maternity Services Director41,100 NIO
MDS Coordinator16,900 NIO
Medical Administrator20,000 NIO
Medical Assistant10,100 NIO
Medical Biller10,000 NIO
Medical Billing Clerk7,760 NIO
Medical Billing Specialist15,900 NIO
Medical Coder13,300 NIO
Medical Courier9,930 NIO
Medical Director42,800 NIO
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager18,200 NIO
Medical Equipment Preparer15,400 NIO
Medical Forms Designer11,800 NIO
Medical Insurance Manager31,700 NIO
Medical Office Administrator16,600 NIO
Medical Office Assistant11,800 NIO
Medical Office Manager30,900 NIO
Medical Policy Manager26,100 NIO
Medical Policy Specialist16,900 NIO
Medical Project Coordinator12,100 NIO
Medical Records Administrator12,000 NIO
Medical Records Clerk5,590 NIO
Medical Records Coding Manager22,000 NIO
Medical Records Director24,200 NIO
Medical Records Transcriptionist8,950 NIO
Medical Scribe13,600 NIO
Medical Secretary9,900 NIO
Medical Staff Services Specialist18,200 NIO
Medical Technologist15,300 NIO
Medication Aide14,000 NIO
Mental Health Aide14,000 NIO
Mental Health Nurse16,100 NIO
Mental Health Technician14,700 NIO
Mental Health Therapst33,500 NIO
Mental Health Worker14,700 NIO
Mobile Phlebotomist11,600 NIO
MRI Technologist14,300 NIO
Music Therapist20,900 NIO
Naturopathic Physician56,600 NIO
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner20,600 NIO
Neonatologist40,900 NIO
Neurodiagnostic Techncian14,600 NIO
Neurologist56,600 NIO
Neurophysiology Technologist16,600 NIO
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant13,900 NIO
Nuclear Medical Technician21,100 NIO
Nuclear Medicine Physician49,200 NIO
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist19,800 NIO
Nurse14,400 NIO
Nurse Educator16,800 NIO
Nurse Midwife18,300 NIO
Nurse Practitioner18,200 NIO
Nursing Assistant12,700 NIO
Nursing Coordinator17,600 NIO
Nursing Director34,000 NIO
Nursing Services Instructor17,200 NIO
Nursing Supervisor22,000 NIO
Nutrition Assistant14,600 NIO
Nutrition Services Aide17,500 NIO
Obstetrician / Gynecologist50,000 NIO
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant15,900 NIO
Occupational Health Advisor26,800 NIO
Occupational Health Safety Specialist25,700 NIO
Occupational Therapist24,000 NIO
Oncology Specialty Representative18,100 NIO
Operating Room Scheduler13,300 NIO
Operating Room Services Director43,800 NIO
Ophthalmic Assistant16,200 NIO
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician15,500 NIO
Ophthalmologist39,100 NIO
Optician34,000 NIO
Optometrist37,800 NIO
Oral Surgeon56,100 NIO
Orthodontic Assistant13,100 NIO
Orthodontist57,400 NIO
Orthopedic Technician15,600 NIO
Orthoptist41,700 NIO
Orthotist39,900 NIO
Pathology Assistant14,000 NIO
Patient Account Represenatative13,900 NIO
Patient Care Coordinator17,300 NIO
Patient Care Manager27,600 NIO
Patient Care Services Executive20,900 NIO
Patient Care Technician12,900 NIO
Patient Management Coordinator12,800 NIO
Patient Registrar9,680 NIO
Patient Relations Manager24,500 NIO
Patient Representative13,300 NIO
Patient Safety Manager23,300 NIO
Patient Safety Specialist18,700 NIO
Patient Services Coordinator21,500 NIO
Patient Services Director28,000 NIO
Patient Sitter11,300 NIO
Pediatrician44,400 NIO
Perfusionist48,100 NIO
Periodontist54,700 NIO
Perioperative Aide19,500 NIO
Personal Support Worker11,800 NIO
Phlebotomist11,200 NIO
Physical Therapist29,200 NIO
Physical Therapy Aide12,200 NIO
Physical Therapy Assistant12,900 NIO
Physical Therapy Director35,600 NIO
Physician46,800 NIO
Physician - Anesthesiology63,600 NIO
Physician - Cardiology72,100 NIO
Physician - CCU39,100 NIO
Physician - Dermatology58,400 NIO
Physician - Emergency Room41,900 NIO
Physician - Endocrinology51,200 NIO
Physician - Family Practice37,700 NIO
Physician - Gastroenterology48,900 NIO
Physician - Generalist41,500 NIO
Physician - Geriatrics34,200 NIO
Physician - Hematology / Oncology50,700 NIO
Physician - Immunology / Allergy58,600 NIO
Physician - Infectious Disease47,900 NIO
Physician - Internal Medicine55,900 NIO
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine47,300 NIO
Physician - Nephrology55,500 NIO
Physician - Neurology58,700 NIO
Physician - Nuclear Medicine47,700 NIO
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology53,300 NIO
Physician - Occupational Medicine39,400 NIO
Physician - Ophthalmology35,500 NIO
Physician - Otolaryngology35,200 NIO
Physician - Pain Medicine31,400 NIO
Physician - Pathology42,300 NIO
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology50,000 NIO
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology50,500 NIO
Physician - Pediatrics43,700 NIO
Physician - Physiatry50,300 NIO
Physician - Podiatry44,200 NIO
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine33,400 NIO
Physician - Radiation Therapy58,000 NIO
Physician - Radiology55,400 NIO
Physician - Rheumatology51,700 NIO
Physician - Sports Medicine49,100 NIO
Physician - Urology67,200 NIO
Physician Assistant30,000 NIO
Physiotherapist35,400 NIO
Podiatrist35,100 NIO
Practice Manager34,900 NIO
Pre Authorization Case Manager22,300 NIO
Preventive Medicine Physician43,200 NIO
Program Coordinator8,630 NIO
Project Manager22,500 NIO
Prosthetist35,500 NIO
Prosthodontist52,100 NIO
Psychiatric Nurse14,000 NIO
Psychiatric Technician15,000 NIO
Psychiatrist48,500 NIO
Psychololgist48,700 NIO
Psychometrician39,900 NIO
Psychometrist25,300 NIO
Public Health Analyst31,200 NIO
Public Health Social Worker9,120 NIO
Public Health Specialist31,600 NIO
Quality Assurance Manager26,100 NIO
Radiation Therapist51,800 NIO
Radiation Therapy Technologist21,700 NIO
Radiographer32,300 NIO
Radiography Technologist20,800 NIO
Radiologic Technologist21,900 NIO
Radiologist53,700 NIO
Radiology Manager48,100 NIO
Radiology Technologist20,500 NIO
Registered Nurse15,200 NIO
Registered Nurse Case Manager18,400 NIO
Registered Respiratory Therapist31,000 NIO
Rehabilitation Director42,100 NIO
Rehabilitation Services Manager44,800 NIO
Respiratory Care Practitioner39,900 NIO
Respiratory Manager28,800 NIO
Respiratory Therapist29,500 NIO
Respiratory Therapy Technician16,800 NIO
School Nurse14,000 NIO
Skin Care Specialist27,200 NIO
Sonographer20,700 NIO
Sonography Technologist20,700 NIO
Speech and Language Pathologist30,400 NIO
Staff Nurse14,500 NIO
Surgeon60,300 NIO
Surgeon - Burn55,400 NIO
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic80,500 NIO
Surgeon - Heart Transplant84,200 NIO
Surgeon - Neurology69,300 NIO
Surgeon - Orthopedic82,800 NIO
Surgeon - Pediatric63,400 NIO
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive77,800 NIO
Surgeon - Trauma59,600 NIO
Surgical Assistant20,300 NIO
Surgical Instrument Techncian18,000 NIO
Surgical Technologist20,300 NIO
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager20,900 NIO
Theatre Manager24,800 NIO
Treatment Services Director51,200 NIO
Ultrasonographer16,600 NIO
Ultrasound Technologist16,500 NIO
Urologist64,100 NIO
Utilization Review Nurse15,300 NIO
Vascular Technologist14,900 NIO
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist30,400 NIO
Ward Manager27,300 NIO
Wellness Coordinator17,900 NIO
X-Ray Technologist20,000 NIO

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Nicaragua

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

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Nicaragua range from 5,920 NIO per month (minimum average salary) to 84,500 NIO per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,800 NIO per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 28,800 NIO while the other half are earning more than 28,800 NIO. 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 15,600 NIO while 75% of them are earning more than 15,600 NIO. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 57,800 NIO while 25% are earning more than 57,800 NIO.

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.

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 Nicaragua costs anywhere from 94,700 Cordoba Oro(s) to 284,000 Cordoba Oro(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 Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua who work in Health and Medical earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

29,300 NIO
26,800 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nicaragua for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Nicaragua
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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nicaragua

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

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Nicaragua 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.

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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.

Nicaragua / 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 Nicaragua is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nicaragua 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.

64% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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 Nicaragua

160 NIO per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nicaragua is 160 NIO. This means that the average person in Nicaragua earns approximately 160 NIO 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 Nicaragua
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

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 Nicaragua earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
18,000 NIO
Public Sector+14%
20,400 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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