A person working in Executive and Management in Costa Rica typically earns around 3,200,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 1,050,000 CRC (lowest average) to 5,270,000 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 Executive and Management careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||2,140,000 CRC|
|Administration Manager||2,750,000 CRC|
|Area Manager||2,530,000 CRC|
|Asset Protection Associate||2,780,000 CRC|
|Assistant Director||2,720,000 CRC|
|Assistant Manager||2,850,000 CRC|
|Assistant Operations Manager||2,950,000 CRC|
|Assistant Project Manager||2,840,000 CRC|
|Assistant Section Head||2,370,000 CRC|
|Assistant to CEO||2,580,000 CRC|
|Assistant Vice President||2,970,000 CRC|
|Associate Director||2,680,000 CRC|
|Bid Manager||3,130,000 CRC|
|Branch Manager||2,910,000 CRC|
|Business Development Manager||3,270,000 CRC|
|Business Operations Associate||2,770,000 CRC|
|Business Operations Lead||2,730,000 CRC|
|Campaign Manager||3,180,000 CRC|
|Chairman of The Board||5,140,000 CRC|
|Chairman Office Manager||3,220,000 CRC|
|Chief Corporate Officer||4,350,000 CRC|
|Chief Executive Officer||5,350,000 CRC|
|Chief Financial Officer||4,650,000 CRC|
|Chief of Staff||2,550,000 CRC|
|Chief Operating Officer||3,830,000 CRC|
|Chief Risk Officer||3,340,000 CRC|
|Client Services Manager||3,410,000 CRC|
|Commercial Project Manager||2,980,000 CRC|
|Commodity Broker||2,270,000 CRC|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||3,120,000 CRC|
|Corporate Compliance Director||3,490,000 CRC|
|Corporate Director||3,500,000 CRC|
|Corporate Officer||2,390,000 CRC|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||2,410,000 CRC|
|Country Manager||4,120,000 CRC|
|Deputy Director||3,810,000 CRC|
|Director of Accreditation||3,400,000 CRC|
|Director of Catering Services||3,220,000 CRC|
|Director of Client Services||3,340,000 CRC|
|Director of Facilities Management||2,810,000 CRC|
|Director of Operations||3,400,000 CRC|
|Director of Process Simplification||2,750,000 CRC|
|Director of Project Management||3,510,000 CRC|
|Director of Revenue Management||3,080,000 CRC|
|Director of Training and Development||3,310,000 CRC|
|Distribution Manager||3,730,000 CRC|
|Division Manager||3,000,000 CRC|
|Duty Manager||3,030,000 CRC|
|Engagement Manager||3,620,000 CRC|
|Executive Director||5,120,000 CRC|
|Executive Manager||4,070,000 CRC|
|Franchise Manager||4,250,000 CRC|
|General Manager||4,260,000 CRC|
|Global Master Data Manager||3,600,000 CRC|
|Head of Middle Office||3,200,000 CRC|
|Head of Projects||3,370,000 CRC|
|Head of Sustainability||2,860,000 CRC|
|Housing Manager||2,810,000 CRC|
|HSE Manager||3,000,000 CRC|
|Key Account Manager||2,900,000 CRC|
|Knowledge Manager||3,390,000 CRC|
|Location Manager||3,150,000 CRC|
|Logistics Manager||2,820,000 CRC|
|Management Consultant||2,760,000 CRC|
|Management Executive||3,780,000 CRC|
|Managing Director||4,400,000 CRC|
|MIS Executive||3,420,000 CRC|
|Ocean Services Manager||3,790,000 CRC|
|Operations Assistant||2,490,000 CRC|
|Operations Director||3,780,000 CRC|
|Operations Executive||3,910,000 CRC|
|Operations Manager||3,800,000 CRC|
|Operations Supervisor||3,330,000 CRC|
|Policy Administration Executive||2,890,000 CRC|
|Private Sector Executive||2,980,000 CRC|
|Product Development Manager||3,610,000 CRC|
|Product Executive||3,200,000 CRC|
|Production Executive||3,360,000 CRC|
|Production Manager||3,580,000 CRC|
|Production Supervisor||3,120,000 CRC|
|Program Manager||3,720,000 CRC|
|Programme Coordinator||2,620,000 CRC|
|Project Control Manager||3,620,000 CRC|
|Project Coordinator||2,210,000 CRC|
|Project Management Officer||2,520,000 CRC|
|Project Manager||2,630,000 CRC|
|Project Portfolio Manager||2,710,000 CRC|
|Quality Manager||2,700,000 CRC|
|R/D Director||3,020,000 CRC|
|Regional Director||4,850,000 CRC|
|Regional Manager||3,460,000 CRC|
|Relationship Manager||3,330,000 CRC|
|Retail District Manager||2,430,000 CRC|
|Revenue Manager||2,700,000 CRC|
|Risk and Capital Manager||4,110,000 CRC|
|Risk Officer||2,620,000 CRC|
|Safety Manager||2,620,000 CRC|
|Section Head||2,730,000 CRC|
|Service Manager||2,750,000 CRC|
|Shift Supervisor||2,060,000 CRC|
|Solutions Manager||2,510,000 CRC|
|Supply Chain Manager||3,580,000 CRC|
|Technical Manager||3,340,000 CRC|
|Territory Manager||3,300,000 CRC|
|Validation Manager||3,050,000 CRC|
|Vice President||4,080,000 CRC|
|Zone Manager||3,700,000 CRC|
Executive and Management salaries in Costa Rica range from 1,050,000 CRC per month (minimum average salary) to 5,270,000 CRC per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,260,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 3,260,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 3,260,000 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.
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 Executive and Management are earning less than 1,940,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,940,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 4,350,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 4,350,000 CRC.
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 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.
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 Executive and Management earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Executive and Management professionals in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 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.
Executive and Management is considered to be a high 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.
23% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 77% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Executive and Management is 35% more than that of All Jobs.
|San Jose||3,400,000 CRC|
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.