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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Costa Rica 2022

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


Average Monthly Salary
3,530,000 CRC
( 42,300,000 CRC yearly)

LOW
738,000
CRC
AVERAGE
3,530,000
CRC
HIGH
10,500,000
CRC

A person working in Health and Medical in Costa Rica typically earns around 3,530,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 738,000 CRC (lowest average) to 10,500,000 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 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 Clinician4,530,000 CRC
Acute Care Nurse2,130,000 CRC
Administrative Director3,910,000 CRC
Admitting Clerk788,000 CRC
Admitting Manager2,220,000 CRC
Admitting Officer1,780,000 CRC
Advanced Nutrition Aide3,300,000 CRC
Advanced Practice Provider3,290,000 CRC
Allergist4,360,000 CRC
Ambulance Dispatcher1,790,000 CRC
Ambulance Driver1,560,000 CRC
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,860,000 CRC
Ambulatory Services Director3,610,000 CRC
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor4,250,000 CRC
Anesthesia Technician2,480,000 CRC
Anesthesiologist7,380,000 CRC
Anesthesiology Assistant2,440,000 CRC
Assistant Director of Nursing3,400,000 CRC
Assistant Occupational Therapist1,870,000 CRC
Assistant Optometrist1,980,000 CRC
Assistant Physical Therapist1,820,000 CRC
Audiologist4,380,000 CRC
Behavioral Health Specialist2,660,000 CRC
Biomedical Engineering Director3,340,000 CRC
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,670,000 CRC
Breast Center Manager6,940,000 CRC
Cardiac Technician1,700,000 CRC
Cardiology Manager7,310,000 CRC
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist2,730,000 CRC
Cardiovascular Specialist8,860,000 CRC
Cardiovascular Technologist3,540,000 CRC
Care Assistant1,460,000 CRC
Care Coordinator1,060,000 CRC
Caregiver1,220,000 CRC
Case Manager2,550,000 CRC
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,960,000 CRC
Charge Entry Specialist2,180,000 CRC
Chief of Psychology7,000,000 CRC
Chief of Surgery10,500,000 CRC
Chiropractor2,700,000 CRC
Clinic Assistant1,550,000 CRC
Clinic Manager3,450,000 CRC
Clinic Navigator1,610,000 CRC
Clinical Application Specialist2,060,000 CRC
Clinical Biochemist3,900,000 CRC
Clinical Cytogeneticist3,500,000 CRC
Clinical Data Reviewer2,180,000 CRC
Clinical Development Specialist2,590,000 CRC
Clinical Director6,450,000 CRC
Clinical Field Associate2,180,000 CRC
Clinical Genetic Technologist3,290,000 CRC
Clinical Microbiologist4,390,000 CRC
Clinical Molecular Geneticist3,850,000 CRC
Clinical Neuropsychologist4,630,000 CRC
Clinical Policy Developer2,070,000 CRC
Clinical Psychologist7,110,000 CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator2,440,000 CRC
Clinical Scientist4,510,000 CRC
Clinical Social Worker1,670,000 CRC
CME Specialist3,790,000 CRC
Coding Practice Manager2,750,000 CRC
Community Relations Manager2,350,000 CRC
Company Nurse1,530,000 CRC
Correctional Treatment Specialist4,320,000 CRC
Counseling Psychologist5,780,000 CRC
Credentialing Analyst1,850,000 CRC
Critical Care Nurse2,100,000 CRC
CT Technologist2,240,000 CRC
Cytogenetic Technologist3,190,000 CRC
Data Coordinator1,090,000 CRC
Dental Assistant1,530,000 CRC
Dental Hygienist1,520,000 CRC
Dental Laboratory Technician1,400,000 CRC
Dental Receptionist1,220,000 CRC
Dental Technician1,450,000 CRC
Dental Therapist2,310,000 CRC
Dentist5,540,000 CRC
Dermatologist7,050,000 CRC
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer2,530,000 CRC
Dietetic Technician1,640,000 CRC
Dietitian4,490,000 CRC
Director of Medical Staff Services4,200,000 CRC
Discharge Coordinator982,000 CRC
Dispensing Optician2,140,000 CRC
District Nurse1,790,000 CRC
Doctor5,740,000 CRC
Dosimetrist3,180,000 CRC
EKG Technician2,040,000 CRC
Emergency Department Physician5,000,000 CRC
Emergency Management Director5,870,000 CRC
Emergency Response Specialist2,240,000 CRC
Emergency Services Director5,900,000 CRC
Endodontist6,650,000 CRC
Endoscopic Assistant1,980,000 CRC
Endoscopy Technician1,850,000 CRC
Enterostomal Therapist3,140,000 CRC
Epidemiologist3,850,000 CRC
ER Registration Supervisor1,540,000 CRC
Exercise Physiologist5,560,000 CRC
Family Nurse Practitioner2,160,000 CRC
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,970,000 CRC
Food Services Director2,800,000 CRC
Forensic Pathologist6,220,000 CRC
General Medical Practitioner4,730,000 CRC
Genetic Counselor3,650,000 CRC
Head Nurse2,120,000 CRC
Health Compliance Director5,670,000 CRC
Health Economist5,780,000 CRC
Health Information Manager2,830,000 CRC
Health Services Manager4,780,000 CRC
Health Systems Specialist2,810,000 CRC
Health Technologist3,000,000 CRC
Health Unit Coordinator1,690,000 CRC
Healthcare Assistant1,680,000 CRC
Healthcare Consultant3,330,000 CRC
Healthcare Data Analyst2,220,000 CRC
Hearing Aid Specialist2,350,000 CRC
Histotechnologist2,880,000 CRC
Home Health Aide1,780,000 CRC
Home Health Scheduler1,250,000 CRC
Home Nurse1,800,000 CRC
ICU Registered Nurse1,910,000 CRC
Immunologist4,280,000 CRC
Industrial Hygienist3,120,000 CRC
Infection Control Coordinator2,170,000 CRC
Infection Control Practitioner4,680,000 CRC
Infection Preventionist3,540,000 CRC
Informatics Nurse Specialist1,980,000 CRC
Informatics Practice Specialist2,560,000 CRC
Intake Coordinator1,160,000 CRC
Internist7,440,000 CRC
Interventional Radiographer3,810,000 CRC
Interventionist6,800,000 CRC
Invasive Cardiologist9,560,000 CRC
Lab Assistant1,710,000 CRC
Laboratory Manager3,160,000 CRC
Laboratory Technician1,760,000 CRC
Lead Patient Account Representative2,110,000 CRC
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)1,770,000 CRC
Low Vision Therapist4,000,000 CRC
Mammography Technician1,790,000 CRC
Managed Care Assistant1,210,000 CRC
Maternity Services Director5,400,000 CRC
MDS Coordinator2,000,000 CRC
Medical Administrator2,630,000 CRC
Medical Assistant1,200,000 CRC
Medical Biller1,200,000 CRC
Medical Billing Clerk1,010,000 CRC
Medical Billing Specialist2,090,000 CRC
Medical Coder1,570,000 CRC
Medical Courier1,290,000 CRC
Medical Director5,290,000 CRC
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager2,200,000 CRC
Medical Equipment Preparer1,810,000 CRC
Medical Forms Designer1,460,000 CRC
Medical Insurance Manager3,900,000 CRC
Medical Office Administrator2,020,000 CRC
Medical Office Assistant1,530,000 CRC
Medical Office Manager3,990,000 CRC
Medical Policy Manager3,310,000 CRC
Medical Policy Specialist2,130,000 CRC
Medical Project Coordinator1,490,000 CRC
Medical Records Administrator1,500,000 CRC
Medical Records Clerk699,000 CRC
Medical Records Coding Manager2,740,000 CRC
Medical Records Director3,010,000 CRC
Medical Records Transcriptionist1,200,000 CRC
Medical Scribe1,740,000 CRC
Medical Secretary1,190,000 CRC
Medical Staff Services Specialist2,430,000 CRC
Medical Technologist2,030,000 CRC
Medication Aide1,790,000 CRC
Mental Health Aide1,790,000 CRC
Mental Health Nurse1,900,000 CRC
Mental Health Technician1,740,000 CRC
Mental Health Therapst4,260,000 CRC
Mental Health Worker1,860,000 CRC
Mobile Phlebotomist1,470,000 CRC
MRI Technologist1,760,000 CRC
Music Therapist2,620,000 CRC
Naturopathic Physician6,800,000 CRC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner2,720,000 CRC
Neonatologist4,880,000 CRC
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,920,000 CRC
Neurologist7,370,000 CRC
Neurophysiology Technologist1,980,000 CRC
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,640,000 CRC
Nuclear Medical Technician2,590,000 CRC
Nuclear Medicine Physician6,310,000 CRC
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist2,530,000 CRC
Nurse1,880,000 CRC
Nurse Educator2,110,000 CRC
Nurse Midwife2,150,000 CRC
Nurse Practitioner2,360,000 CRC
Nursing Assistant1,640,000 CRC
Nursing Coordinator2,260,000 CRC
Nursing Director4,340,000 CRC
Nursing Services Instructor2,190,000 CRC
Nursing Supervisor2,790,000 CRC
Nutrition Assistant1,830,000 CRC
Nutrition Services Aide2,170,000 CRC
Obstetrician / Gynecologist6,160,000 CRC
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,950,000 CRC
Occupational Health Advisor3,460,000 CRC
Occupational Health Safety Specialist3,140,000 CRC
Occupational Therapist2,890,000 CRC
Oncology Specialty Representative2,180,000 CRC
Operating Room Scheduler1,630,000 CRC
Operating Room Services Director5,330,000 CRC
Ophthalmic Assistant1,910,000 CRC
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician2,020,000 CRC
Ophthalmologist4,780,000 CRC
Optician4,150,000 CRC
Optometrist5,060,000 CRC
Oral Surgeon7,120,000 CRC
Orthodontic Assistant1,650,000 CRC
Orthodontist6,740,000 CRC
Orthopedic Technician1,890,000 CRC
Orthoptist5,250,000 CRC
Orthotist5,000,000 CRC
Pathology Assistant1,870,000 CRC
Patient Account Represenatative1,710,000 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
Pediatrician5,740,000 CRC
Perfusionist5,900,000 CRC
Periodontist6,670,000 CRC
Perioperative Aide2,390,000 CRC
Personal Support Worker1,420,000 CRC
Phlebotomist1,450,000 CRC
Physical Therapist3,620,000 CRC
Physical Therapy Aide1,600,000 CRC
Physical Therapy Assistant1,520,000 CRC
Physical Therapy Director4,410,000 CRC
Physician6,040,000 CRC
Physician - Anesthesiology7,840,000 CRC
Physician - Cardiology8,850,000 CRC
Physician - CCU4,780,000 CRC
Physician - Dermatology7,110,000 CRC
Physician - Emergency Room5,080,000 CRC
Physician - Endocrinology6,840,000 CRC
Physician - Family Practice4,530,000 CRC
Physician - Gastroenterology6,480,000 CRC
Physician - Generalist4,950,000 CRC
Physician - Geriatrics4,500,000 CRC
Physician - Hematology / Oncology6,000,000 CRC
Physician - Immunology / Allergy6,890,000 CRC
Physician - Infectious Disease6,190,000 CRC
Physician - Internal Medicine7,200,000 CRC
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine6,070,000 CRC
Physician - Nephrology7,090,000 CRC
Physician - Neurology7,460,000 CRC
Physician - Nuclear Medicine6,040,000 CRC
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology6,720,000 CRC
Physician - Occupational Medicine4,960,000 CRC
Physician - Ophthalmology4,440,000 CRC
Physician - Otolaryngology4,390,000 CRC
Physician - Pain Medicine3,900,000 CRC
Physician - Pathology5,230,000 CRC
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology6,160,000 CRC
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology6,200,000 CRC
Physician - Pediatrics5,340,000 CRC
Physician - Physiatry6,130,000 CRC
Physician - Podiatry5,360,000 CRC
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine4,460,000 CRC
Physician - Radiation Therapy6,970,000 CRC
Physician - Radiology7,350,000 CRC
Physician - Rheumatology6,180,000 CRC
Physician - Sports Medicine6,450,000 CRC
Physician - Urology7,960,000 CRC
Physician Assistant3,910,000 CRC
Physiotherapist4,160,000 CRC
Podiatrist4,530,000 CRC
Practice Manager4,490,000 CRC
Pre Authorization Case Manager2,620,000 CRC
Preventive Medicine Physician5,320,000 CRC
Program Coordinator1,130,000 CRC
Project Manager2,810,000 CRC
Prosthetist4,550,000 CRC
Prosthodontist6,650,000 CRC
Psychiatric Nurse1,780,000 CRC
Psychiatric Technician1,770,000 CRC
Psychiatrist6,320,000 CRC
Psychololgist6,120,000 CRC
Psychometrician5,000,000 CRC
Psychometrist3,260,000 CRC
Public Health Analyst3,880,000 CRC
Public Health Social Worker1,130,000 CRC
Public Health Specialist3,900,000 CRC
Quality Assurance Manager3,350,000 CRC
Radiation Therapist6,240,000 CRC
Radiation Therapy Technologist2,570,000 CRC
Radiographer4,310,000 CRC
Radiography Technologist2,710,000 CRC
Radiologic Technologist2,670,000 CRC
Radiologist6,310,000 CRC
Radiology Manager5,780,000 CRC
Radiology Technologist2,520,000 CRC
Registered Nurse1,830,000 CRC
Registered Nurse Case Manager2,210,000 CRC
Registered Respiratory Therapist3,700,000 CRC
Rehabilitation Director5,440,000 CRC
Rehabilitation Services Manager5,770,000 CRC
Respiratory Care Practitioner4,940,000 CRC
Respiratory Manager3,490,000 CRC
Respiratory Therapist3,810,000 CRC
Respiratory Therapy Technician2,070,000 CRC
School Nurse1,760,000 CRC
Skin Care Specialist3,470,000 CRC
Sonographer2,530,000 CRC
Sonography Technologist2,530,000 CRC
Speech and Language Pathologist4,030,000 CRC
Staff Nurse1,820,000 CRC
Surgeon7,140,000 CRC
Surgeon - Burn7,220,000 CRC
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic9,470,000 CRC
Surgeon - Heart Transplant10,900,000 CRC
Surgeon - Neurology8,930,000 CRC
Surgeon - Orthopedic10,600,000 CRC
Surgeon - Pediatric8,100,000 CRC
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive9,890,000 CRC
Surgeon - Trauma7,550,000 CRC
Surgical Assistant2,400,000 CRC
Surgical Instrument Techncian2,350,000 CRC
Surgical Technologist2,570,000 CRC
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager2,620,000 CRC
Theatre Manager3,110,000 CRC
Treatment Services Director6,360,000 CRC
Ultrasonographer2,020,000 CRC
Ultrasound Technologist1,960,000 CRC
Urologist7,830,000 CRC
Utilization Review Nurse2,010,000 CRC
Vascular Technologist1,910,000 CRC
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist3,930,000 CRC
Ward Manager3,470,000 CRC
Wellness Coordinator2,300,000 CRC
X-Ray Technologist2,680,000 CRC

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Costa Rica

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

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Costa Rica range from 738,000 CRC per month (minimum average salary) to 10,500,000 CRC per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,530,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 3,530,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 3,530,000 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 Health and Medical are earning less than 1,920,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,920,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 7,030,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 7,030,000 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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Costa Rica costs anywhere from 11,800,000 Costa Rican Colon(s) to 35,400,000 Costa Rican Colon(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 Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica who work in Health and Medical earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,610,000 CRC
Female-5%
3,440,000 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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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Costa Rica

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

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

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 2021

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Costa Rica for the year 2021. 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 Costa Rica

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

49% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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
51%
No Bonus
49%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Costa Rica


20,300 CRC per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Costa Rica is 20,300 CRC. This means that the average person in Costa Rica earns approximately 20,300 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Costa Rica
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
San Jose3,750,000 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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