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Average Salary in Santa Ana 2019

How much money does a person working in Santa Ana make?

1,280,804 CRC per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Santa Ana typically earns around 1,280,804 CRC per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Santa Ana | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Santa Ana

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Santa Ana range between 173,362 CRC per month (minimum salary) to 5,671,593 CRC per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 1,306,421 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,306,421 CRC while the other half are earning more than 1,306,421 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 the population are earning less than 665,902 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 665,902 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 3,628,567 CRC while 25% are earning more than 3,628,567 CRC.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Santa Ana

How are Santa Ana salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Santa Ana
Average Salary 2016    =  
1,168,749 CRC
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
1,211,993 CRC
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
1,249,565 CRC
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
1,280,804 CRC
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Santa Ana are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant885,821 CRC
Administrative Assistant688,972 CRC
Architect1,134,319 CRC
Attorney1,886,405 CRC
Biomedical Engineer1,093,454 CRC
CAD Drafter925,776 CRC
Cashier752,802 CRC
Chartered Accountant1,154,296 CRC
Chef1,002,985 CRC
Chief Executive Officer3,011,207 CRC
Chief Financial Officer2,599,480 CRC
Civil Engineer1,157,707 CRC
Computer Technician1,020,398 CRC
Creative Director1,355,043 CRC
Dentist3,178,429 CRC
Developer / Programmer1,148,221 CRC
Electrical Engineer1,304,856 CRC
Elementary School Teacher884,295 CRC
Engineer1,134,319 CRC
Executive Chef1,125,484 CRC
Flight Attendant1,064,642 CRC
General Manager2,205,683 CRC
Graphic Designer920,024 CRC
Hotel Manager1,820,630 CRC
Human Resources Manager1,733,050 CRC
Internal Auditor1,291,800 CRC
Journalist1,304,856 CRC
Legal Assistant953,549 CRC
Mechanical Engineer1,228,845 CRC
Nurse972,064 CRC
Pharmacist1,476,368 CRC
Photographer850,739 CRC
Pilot1,465,873 CRC
Police Officer1,053,922 CRC
Project Manager1,417,898 CRC
Receptionist736,140 CRC
Sales Manager2,091,183 CRC
Sales Representative802,277 CRC
Secondary School Teacher1,066,332 CRC
Secretary663,411 CRC
Teacher1,000,584 CRC
Teller850,739 CRC
Travel Agent1,024,101 CRC
Waiter / Waitress771,804 CRC

Average Hourly Wage in Santa Ana | All Jobs

7,389 CRC per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Santa Ana | All Jobs is 7,389 CRC. This means that the average person in Santa Ana earns approximatly 7,389 CRC for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Santa Ana VS Costa Rica

Salary Comparison Between Santa Ana and Costa Rica monthlyWe compared salaries in Santa Ana and Costa Rica and we found that Santa Ana salaries are 23% less than those of Costa Rica.

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