A person working in Teaching / Education in Barbados typically earns around 3,450 BBD per month. Salaries range from 1,660 BBD (lowest average) to 6,300 BBD (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||3,470 BBD|
|Academic Coach||3,450 BBD|
|Academic Manager||4,190 BBD|
|Academic Specialist||3,220 BBD|
|Academic Staff||2,570 BBD|
|Achievement Coach||3,440 BBD|
|Admissions Specialist||3,170 BBD|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||2,810 BBD|
|Anthropology Teacher||2,720 BBD|
|Arabic Language Teacher||2,690 BBD|
|Archeology Teacher||2,980 BBD|
|Architecture Teacher||2,980 BBD|
|Art Teacher||2,630 BBD|
|Assistant School Principal||3,460 BBD|
|Assistant Teacher||2,430 BBD|
|Biochemistry Professor||5,080 BBD|
|Biology Teacher||2,760 BBD|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||3,350 BBD|
|Business Teacher||2,780 BBD|
|Chemistry Teacher||2,690 BBD|
|Child Care Coordinator||2,820 BBD|
|Child Care Worker||2,320 BBD|
|Clinical School Psychologist||4,070 BBD|
|College Aide||3,470 BBD|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||3,750 BBD|
|College President||6,180 BBD|
|Communications Teacher||2,740 BBD|
|Community Education Officer||2,310 BBD|
|Computer Science Teacher||2,770 BBD|
|Computer Teacher||2,580 BBD|
|Creative Writing Trainer||3,380 BBD|
|Credit Counselor||3,400 BBD|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||2,680 BBD|
|Curriculum Developer||3,650 BBD|
|Curriculum Specialist||3,620 BBD|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||3,290 BBD|
|Director of Learning Technology||3,650 BBD|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||3,020 BBD|
|Economics Lecturer||4,740 BBD|
|Education Administrator||3,100 BBD|
|Education Assistant Director||3,760 BBD|
|Education Assistant Principal||2,990 BBD|
|Education Assistant Professor||4,000 BBD|
|Education Consultant||3,750 BBD|
|Education Coordinator||3,090 BBD|
|Education Counselor||3,140 BBD|
|Education Director||4,840 BBD|
|Education Program Specialist||3,500 BBD|
|Education Researcher||4,030 BBD|
|Education Resource Specialist||3,120 BBD|
|Education Services Facilitator||3,350 BBD|
|Educational Psychologist||4,180 BBD|
|EFL Teacher||2,840 BBD|
|eLearning Trainer||2,490 BBD|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,240 BBD|
|Engineering Lecturer||4,540 BBD|
|Engineering Teacher||4,010 BBD|
|English Teacher||2,690 BBD|
|ESL Teacher||2,760 BBD|
|Faculty Assistant||3,540 BBD|
|Foreign Language Teacher||2,470 BBD|
|GED Teacher||2,380 BBD|
|Geography Teacher||2,630 BBD|
|Head of Mathematics Department||3,750 BBD|
|Head of School||4,620 BBD|
|High School Teacher||2,920 BBD|
|History Teacher||2,910 BBD|
|Infant Teacher||2,060 BBD|
|Instructional Assistant||2,820 BBD|
|Kindergarten Teacher||2,190 BBD|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||2,390 BBD|
|Law Teacher||4,140 BBD|
|Learning Designer||3,450 BBD|
|Library Assistant||1,860 BBD|
|Library Director||3,210 BBD|
|Library Specialist||2,470 BBD|
|Life Sciences Teacher||2,700 BBD|
|Math Lecturer||4,810 BBD|
|Mathematics Teacher||3,120 BBD|
|Middle School Teacher||2,930 BBD|
|Music Teacher||2,470 BBD|
|Nursery Manager||3,970 BBD|
|Nursery Worker||1,680 BBD|
|Physical Education Specialist||3,170 BBD|
|Physical Education Teacher||2,550 BBD|
|Physics Teacher||2,960 BBD|
|Political Science Teacher||2,970 BBD|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||4,250 BBD|
|Preschool Education Administrator||3,090 BBD|
|Preschool Teacher||2,260 BBD|
|Primary School Teacher||2,460 BBD|
|Product Specialist||3,050 BBD|
|Professor - Accounting||4,820 BBD|
|Professor - Architecture||5,000 BBD|
|Professor - Biology||4,930 BBD|
|Professor - Business Administration||4,890 BBD|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||5,460 BBD|
|Professor - Chemistry||4,950 BBD|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||4,690 BBD|
|Professor - Communication||4,740 BBD|
|Professor - Computer Science||5,080 BBD|
|Professor - Dentistry||5,390 BBD|
|Professor - Drama||4,570 BBD|
|Professor - Economics||5,030 BBD|
|Professor - Education||5,040 BBD|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||5,350 BBD|
|Professor - English||4,940 BBD|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||5,380 BBD|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||4,600 BBD|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||4,850 BBD|
|Professor - History||4,990 BBD|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||5,040 BBD|
|Professor - Law||5,570 BBD|
|Professor - Legal Support||4,570 BBD|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||4,870 BBD|
|Professor - Marketing||4,830 BBD|
|Professor - Mathematics||5,420 BBD|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||5,400 BBD|
|Professor - Medical Administration||5,540 BBD|
|Professor - Medicine||5,750 BBD|
|Professor - Music||4,480 BBD|
|Professor - Nursing||4,690 BBD|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||5,030 BBD|
|Professor - Philosophy||5,170 BBD|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||5,000 BBD|
|Professor - Physics||5,260 BBD|
|Professor - Psychology||4,870 BBD|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||4,630 BBD|
|Professor - Social Work||4,630 BBD|
|Professor - Sociology||5,150 BBD|
|Professor - Special Education||4,840 BBD|
|Psychology Teacher||4,050 BBD|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||4,280 BBD|
|School Counselor||3,840 BBD|
|Science Educator||2,770 BBD|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||2,420 BBD|
|Science Teacher||2,760 BBD|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||3,000 BBD|
|Secondary School Teacher||2,620 BBD|
|Special Education Teacher||2,920 BBD|
|Special Needs Assistant||2,310 BBD|
|Statistics Lecturer||4,990 BBD|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||2,740 BBD|
|Student Development Specialist||3,260 BBD|
|Student Employment Specialist||3,150 BBD|
|Student Services||2,400 BBD|
|Student Support Manager||3,220 BBD|
|Substitute Teacher||2,280 BBD|
|Teacher Aide||2,190 BBD|
|Teacher Trainer||3,340 BBD|
|Training and Development Specialist||3,580 BBD|
|Training Coordinator||2,540 BBD|
|University Teacher||5,010 BBD|
|Vocational Education Teacher||2,790 BBD|
Teaching / Education salaries in Barbados range from 1,660 BBD per month (minimum average salary) to 6,300 BBD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,450 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,450 BBD while the other half are earning more than 3,450 BBD. 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 2,300 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,300 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,880 BBD while 25% are earning more than 4,880 BBD.
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 Barbados costs anywhere from 16,300 Barbados Dollar(s) to 48,800 Barbados 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 Barbados who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Barbados are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Barbados 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.
65% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education 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.
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 Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.