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Patient Care Average Salaries in Costa Rica 2023

How much money does a person working in Patient Care make in Costa Rica?

Average Monthly Salary
2,190,000 CRC
( 26,200,000 CRC yearly)


A person working in Patient Care in Costa Rica typically earns around 2,190,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 1,120,000 CRC (lowest average) to 5,860,000 CRC (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Patient Care 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
Assistant Occupational Therapist1,870,000 CRC
Assistant Physical Therapist1,820,000 CRC
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist2,730,000 CRC
Care Assistant1,460,000 CRC
Caregiver1,220,000 CRC
Clinic Assistant1,550,000 CRC
Clinic Manager3,450,000 CRC
Clinic Navigator1,610,000 CRC
Clinical Social Worker1,670,000 CRC
Dietetic Technician1,640,000 CRC
Emergency Response Specialist2,240,000 CRC
Family Nurse Practitioner2,160,000 CRC
Health Unit Coordinator1,690,000 CRC
Healthcare Assistant1,680,000 CRC
Healthcare Consultant3,330,000 CRC
Home Health Aide1,780,000 CRC
Medical Biller1,200,000 CRC
Medical Office Assistant1,530,000 CRC
Medical Scribe1,740,000 CRC
Medication Aide1,790,000 CRC
Mental Health Aide1,790,000 CRC
Mental Health Technician1,740,000 CRC
Mental Health Worker1,860,000 CRC
Mobile Phlebotomist1,470,000 CRC
Nurse Educator2,110,000 CRC
Nutrition Services Aide2,170,000 CRC
Oncology Specialty Representative2,180,000 CRC
Patient Care Coordinator2,170,000 CRC
Patient Care Manager3,440,000 CRC
Patient Care Services Executive2,590,000 CRC
Patient Care Technician1,730,000 CRC
Patient Management Coordinator1,590,000 CRC
Patient Registrar1,190,000 CRC
Patient Relations Manager3,010,000 CRC
Patient Representative1,620,000 CRC
Patient Safety Manager2,840,000 CRC
Patient Safety Specialist2,270,000 CRC
Patient Services Coordinator2,580,000 CRC
Patient Services Director3,750,000 CRC
Patient Sitter1,490,000 CRC
Physical Therapy Aide1,600,000 CRC
Physical Therapy Assistant1,520,000 CRC
Physician6,040,000 CRC
Psychiatric Technician1,770,000 CRC
Psychometrist3,260,000 CRC
Public Health Analyst3,880,000 CRC
Public Health Social Worker1,130,000 CRC
Public Health Specialist3,900,000 CRC
Registered Nurse Case Manager2,210,000 CRC
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager2,620,000 CRC
Wellness Coordinator2,300,000 CRC

Patient Care Jobs Salary Distribution in Costa Rica

Median and salary distribution monthly Costa Rica Patient Care
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Patient Care salaries in Costa Rica range from 1,120,000 CRC per month (minimum average salary) to 5,860,000 CRC per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,230,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Patient Care are earning less than 2,230,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 2,230,000 CRC. 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 Patient Care are earning less than 1,510,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,510,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Patient Care are earning less than 4,120,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 4,120,000 CRC.

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.

Patient Care Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Costa Rica Patient Care
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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 Costa Rica who work in Patient Care earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,110,000 CRC
2,250,000 CRC
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Costa Rica for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Costa Rica
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Patient Care Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Costa Rica

How much are annual salary increments in Costa Rica for Patient Care professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Patient Care

Patient Care professionals in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Costa Rica Patient Care
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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.

Costa Rica / 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 Costa Rica is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Costa Rica for the year 2022. 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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Patient Care Bonus and Incentive Rates in Costa Rica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Costa Rica Patient Care
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Patient Care 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.

48% of surveyed staff in Patient Care reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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.

Patient Care Hourly Average Wage in Costa Rica

12,600 CRC per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Costa Rica is 12,600 CRC. This means that the average person in Costa Rica earns approximately 12,600 CRC 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.

Patient Care VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Patient Care and Health and Medical monthly Costa Rica
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The average salary for Patient Care is 38% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
San Jose2,330,000 CRC

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 Costa Rica earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,310,000 CRC
Public Sector+6%
2,450,000 CRC
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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