A person working in Teaching / Education in Belize typically earns around 4,160 BZD per month. Salaries range from 1,990 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 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||4,050 BZD|
|Academic Coach||4,020 BZD|
|Academic Manager||4,900 BZD|
|Academic Specialist||3,780 BZD|
|Academic Staff||3,340 BZD|
|Achievement Coach||4,060 BZD|
|Admissions Specialist||3,520 BZD|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||3,230 BZD|
|Anthropology Teacher||3,500 BZD|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,270 BZD|
|Archeology Teacher||3,510 BZD|
|Architecture Teacher||3,900 BZD|
|Art Teacher||3,090 BZD|
|Assistant School Principal||4,520 BZD|
|Assistant Teacher||2,740 BZD|
|Biochemistry Professor||6,080 BZD|
|Biology Teacher||3,270 BZD|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||4,010 BZD|
|Business Teacher||3,590 BZD|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,200 BZD|
|Child Care Coordinator||3,370 BZD|
|Child Care Worker||2,780 BZD|
|Clinical School Psychologist||5,080 BZD|
|College Aide||4,390 BZD|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||4,310 BZD|
|College President||7,410 BZD|
|Communications Teacher||3,520 BZD|
|Community Education Officer||2,740 BZD|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,300 BZD|
|Computer Teacher||3,110 BZD|
|Creative Writing Trainer||4,010 BZD|
|Credit Counselor||3,940 BZD|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,150 BZD|
|Curriculum Developer||4,150 BZD|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,270 BZD|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||3,820 BZD|
|Director of Learning Technology||4,610 BZD|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||3,520 BZD|
|Economics Lecturer||5,930 BZD|
|Education Administrator||3,850 BZD|
|Education Assistant Director||4,430 BZD|
|Education Assistant Principal||3,510 BZD|
|Education Assistant Professor||4,890 BZD|
|Education Consultant||4,480 BZD|
|Education Coordinator||3,540 BZD|
|Education Counselor||3,980 BZD|
|Education Director||6,150 BZD|
|Education Program Specialist||4,220 BZD|
|Education Researcher||4,880 BZD|
|Education Resource Specialist||3,790 BZD|
|Education Services Facilitator||3,700 BZD|
|Educational Psychologist||5,110 BZD|
|EFL Teacher||3,280 BZD|
|eLearning Trainer||3,020 BZD|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,790 BZD|
|Engineering Lecturer||5,730 BZD|
|Engineering Teacher||4,700 BZD|
|English Teacher||3,150 BZD|
|ESL Teacher||3,480 BZD|
|Faculty Assistant||4,330 BZD|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,200 BZD|
|GED Teacher||2,960 BZD|
|Geography Teacher||3,180 BZD|
|Head of Mathematics Department||4,550 BZD|
|Head of School||5,590 BZD|
|High School Teacher||3,530 BZD|
|History Teacher||3,530 BZD|
|Infant Teacher||2,470 BZD|
|Instructional Assistant||3,620 BZD|
|Kindergarten Teacher||2,700 BZD|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||2,640 BZD|
|Law Teacher||4,740 BZD|
|Learning Designer||3,920 BZD|
|Library Assistant||2,350 BZD|
|Library Director||3,730 BZD|
|Library Specialist||2,860 BZD|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,170 BZD|
|Math Lecturer||5,810 BZD|
|Mathematics Teacher||3,890 BZD|
|Middle School Teacher||3,420 BZD|
|Music Teacher||3,150 BZD|
|Nursery Manager||4,980 BZD|
|Nursery Worker||2,110 BZD|
|Physical Education Specialist||3,680 BZD|
|Physical Education Teacher||3,030 BZD|
|Physics Teacher||3,420 BZD|
|Political Science Teacher||3,490 BZD|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||5,180 BZD|
|Preschool Education Administrator||3,730 BZD|
|Preschool Teacher||2,800 BZD|
|Primary School Teacher||3,130 BZD|
|Product Specialist||3,750 BZD|
|Professor - Accounting||5,890 BZD|
|Professor - Architecture||6,120 BZD|
|Professor - Biology||6,050 BZD|
|Professor - Business Administration||6,030 BZD|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||6,110 BZD|
|Professor - Chemistry||6,150 BZD|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||5,830 BZD|
|Professor - Communication||5,910 BZD|
|Professor - Computer Science||5,750 BZD|
|Professor - Dentistry||6,130 BZD|
|Professor - Drama||5,760 BZD|
|Professor - Economics||6,350 BZD|
|Professor - Education||6,380 BZD|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||6,150 BZD|
|Professor - English||5,690 BZD|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||6,220 BZD|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||5,890 BZD|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||5,640 BZD|
|Professor - History||5,820 BZD|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||5,900 BZD|
|Professor - Law||6,540 BZD|
|Professor - Legal Support||5,950 BZD|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||5,750 BZD|
|Professor - Marketing||6,120 BZD|
|Professor - Mathematics||6,420 BZD|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||6,410 BZD|
|Professor - Medical Administration||6,610 BZD|
|Professor - Medicine||6,870 BZD|
|Professor - Music||5,370 BZD|
|Professor - Nursing||5,640 BZD|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||6,070 BZD|
|Professor - Philosophy||6,250 BZD|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||6,070 BZD|
|Professor - Physics||6,410 BZD|
|Professor - Psychology||5,950 BZD|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||5,670 BZD|
|Professor - Social Work||5,140 BZD|
|Professor - Sociology||5,750 BZD|
|Professor - Special Education||5,980 BZD|
|Psychology Teacher||4,700 BZD|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||4,880 BZD|
|School Counselor||4,580 BZD|
|Science Educator||3,320 BZD|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||2,920 BZD|
|Science Teacher||3,330 BZD|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||3,310 BZD|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,240 BZD|
|Special Education Teacher||3,590 BZD|
|Special Needs Assistant||2,990 BZD|
|Statistics Lecturer||6,010 BZD|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,120 BZD|
|Student Development Specialist||3,760 BZD|
|Student Employment Specialist||3,650 BZD|
|Student Services||2,980 BZD|
|Student Support Manager||4,080 BZD|
|Substitute Teacher||2,850 BZD|
|Teacher Aide||2,520 BZD|
|Teacher Trainer||3,950 BZD|
|Training and Development Specialist||4,190 BZD|
|Training Coordinator||2,990 BZD|
|University Teacher||5,520 BZD|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,220 BZD|
Teaching / Education salaries in Belize range from 1,990 BZD per month (minimum average salary) to 7,580 BZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,910 BZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,910 BZD while the other half are earning more than 3,910 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,660 BZD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,660 BZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 5,400 BZD while 25% are earning more than 5,400 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 Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Belize 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 Belize 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.
68% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education 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 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 Belize earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.