A person working in Insurance in Belize typically earns around 3,930 BZD per month. Salaries range from 1,460 BZD (lowest average) to 7,580 BZD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Insurance careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Actuarial Analyst||5,360 BZD|
|Actuarial Assistant||3,850 BZD|
|Adjustment Insurance Clerk||1,460 BZD|
|Assistant Broker||2,650 BZD|
|Assistant Claims Manager||4,360 BZD|
|Associate Insurance Representative||2,180 BZD|
|Auditing Insurance Manager||5,950 BZD|
|Claim Advocacy Professional||3,860 BZD|
|Claims Adjuster||1,520 BZD|
|Claims Analyst||2,180 BZD|
|Claims Examiner||2,010 BZD|
|Claims Manager||5,590 BZD|
|Claims Processor||1,500 BZD|
|Claims Representative||1,780 BZD|
|Claims Resolution Specialist||4,240 BZD|
|Claims Supervisor||4,100 BZD|
|Complaints Specialist||3,720 BZD|
|Compliance Officer||3,370 BZD|
|Eligibility Specialist||4,240 BZD|
|Insurance Account Manager||5,030 BZD|
|Insurance Accounts Executive||4,410 BZD|
|Insurance Agent||2,300 BZD|
|Insurance Analyst||3,820 BZD|
|Insurance Appraiser||4,160 BZD|
|Insurance Claims Clerk||1,430 BZD|
|Insurance Examiner||3,600 BZD|
|Insurance Investigator||3,780 BZD|
|Insurance Manager||6,840 BZD|
|Insurance Operations Manager||7,050 BZD|
|Insurance Policy Processing Clerk||1,520 BZD|
|Insurance Pricing Assistant||3,040 BZD|
|Insurance Program Manager||5,260 BZD|
|Insurance Project Manager||5,320 BZD|
|Insurance Quality Assurance Agent||3,410 BZD|
|Insurance Sales Agent||2,490 BZD|
|Insurance Sales Director||6,690 BZD|
|Insurance Team Leader||4,190 BZD|
|Insurance Underwriter||2,860 BZD|
|Loss Control Specialist||3,920 BZD|
|Loss Prevention Investigator||4,320 BZD|
|Loss Prevention Manager||5,590 BZD|
|Loss Prevention Specialist||4,180 BZD|
|Marine Underwriter||3,070 BZD|
|Medical Auditor||4,040 BZD|
|Monitoring and Performance Officer||2,850 BZD|
|Payment Services Specialist||4,160 BZD|
|Policy Change Director||6,240 BZD|
|Policy Change Supervisor||4,400 BZD|
|Policy Change Technician||2,020 BZD|
|Risk Analyst||4,400 BZD|
|Risk Management Director||7,800 BZD|
|Risk Management Supervisor||5,150 BZD|
|Risk Manager||7,830 BZD|
|Risk Modeling Manager||7,250 BZD|
|Title Insurance Typist||3,600 BZD|
|Training Manager||4,630 BZD|
Insurance salaries in Belize range from 1,460 BZD per month (minimum average salary) to 7,580 BZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,700 BZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Insurance are earning less than 3,700 BZD while the other half are earning more than 3,700 BZD. 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 Insurance are earning less than 2,320 BZD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,320 BZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Insurance are earning less than 5,300 BZD while 25% are earning more than 5,300 BZD.
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 Belize costs anywhere from 19,600 Belize Dollar(s) to 58,800 Belize 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 Belize who work in Insurance earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Insurance professionals in Belize 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.
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 Belize for the year 2019. 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.
Insurance 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.
68% of surveyed staff in Insurance reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 Insurance is 0% 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 Belize earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.