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Guidance Counselor Average Salary in Cuba 2023

How much money does a Guidance Counselor make in Cuba?

Average Monthly Salary
27,100 CUP
( 326,000 CUP yearly)


A person working as a Guidance Counselor in Cuba typically earns around 27,100 CUP per month. Salaries range from 14,100 CUP (lowest) to 41,500 CUP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Guidance Counselor salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Guidance Counselor Salary Distribution in Cuba

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Guidance Counselor salaries in Cuba range from 14,100 CUP per month (minimum salary) to 41,500 CUP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 26,100 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 26,100 CUP while the other half are earning more than 26,100 CUP. 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 Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 18,100 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 18,100 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 32,400 CUP while 25% are earning more than 32,400 CUP.

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

Guidance Counselor Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Guidance Counselor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Guidance Counselor with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,000 CUP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,500 CUP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 28,000 CUP per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Guidance Counselor(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 33,800 CUP per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 37,000 CUP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 38,900 CUP per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Guidance Counselor average salary change by experience in Cuba

0 - 2 Years
16,000 CUP
2 - 5 Years+34%
21,500 CUP
5 - 10 Years+30%
28,000 CUP
10 - 15 Years+21%
33,800 CUP
15 - 20 Years+9%
37,000 CUP
20+ Years+5%
38,900 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Guidance Counselor Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Guidance Counselor(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Guidance Counselor salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Guidance Counselor is 20,700 CUP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 25,600 CUP per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 41,000 CUP per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Guidance Counselor average salary difference by education level in Cuba

Bachelor's Degree
20,700 CUP
Master's Degree+24%
25,600 CUP
41,000 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Cuba costs anywhere from 110,000 Cuban Peso(s) to 329,000 Cuban Peso(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Guidance Counselor Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Guidance Counselor employees in Cuba earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

26,000 CUP
28,900 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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Guidance Counselor Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

How much are annual salary increments in Cuba for Guidance Counselor(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor(s) in Cuba are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Cuba / 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 Cuba is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cuba 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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Guidance Counselor Bonus and Incentive Rates in Cuba

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cuba Guidance Counselor
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A Guidance Counselor is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.

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.

Guidance Counselor Average Hourly Wage in Cuba

160 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 160 CUP. This means that the average Guidance Counselor in Cuba earns approximately 160 CUP 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.

Guidance Counselor VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Guidance Counselor and Counseling monthly Cuba
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The average salary for Guidance Counselor is 12% more than that of Counseling. Also, Counseling salaries are 11% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adoption Services Director29,300 CUP+8%
Alcohol and Drug Counselor23,800 CUP-12%
Assistant Instructor10,100 CUP-63%
Career Counselor26,400 CUP-3%
Consultant26,000 CUP-4%
Director of Rehabilitation Services33,100 CUP+22%
Disability Consultant20,800 CUP-23%
Employment Counselor26,600 CUP-2%
Family Advocate18,100 CUP-33%
Family Services Specialist19,600 CUP-28%
Family Support Specialist26,500 CUP-2%
Family Youth Worker8,990 CUP-67%
Guidance Counselor27,100 CUP-0%
Guidance Director30,200 CUP+11%
Mental Health Counselor30,300 CUP+12%
Programs Coordinator14,500 CUP-47%
Psychologist35,900 CUP+32%
Supervising Counselor29,200 CUP+8%
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor27,100 CUP-0%
Youth Advocate15,100 CUP-44%
Youth Care Counselor27,000 CUP-1%
Youth Care Specialist16,000 CUP-41%
Youth Development Manager33,800 CUP+25%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey24,600 CUP
Havana28,200 CUP
Holguin23,500 CUP
Santiago de Cuba27,100 CUP

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 Cuba earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
20,600 CUP
Public Sector+11%
22,800 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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