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Creative Designer Average Salary in Cuba 2021

How much money does a Creative Designer make in Cuba?

Average Monthly Salary
15,900 CUP
( 191,000 CUP yearly)


A person working as a Creative Designer in Cuba typically earns around 15,900 CUP per month. Salaries range from 7,480 CUP (lowest) to 25,100 CUP (highest).

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

Creative Designer Salary Distribution in Cuba

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

  • Salary Range

    Creative Designer salaries in Cuba range from 7,480 CUP per month (minimum salary) to 25,100 CUP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,900 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 16,900 CUP while the other half are earning more than 16,900 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 Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 11,000 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 22,300 CUP while 25% are earning more than 22,300 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

Creative Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Cuba Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Creative Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,630 CUP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,900 CUP per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,900 CUP per month, 42% 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, Creative Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,600 CUP per month, 22% 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 21,800 CUP per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,700 CUP per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Creative Designer average salary change by experience in Cuba

0 - 2 Years
8,630 CUP
2 - 5 Years+38%
11,900 CUP
5 - 10 Years+42%
16,900 CUP
10 - 15 Years+22%
20,600 CUP
15 - 20 Years+6%
21,800 CUP
20+ Years+9%
23,700 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Cuba Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Creative Designer is 10,700 CUP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 12,400 CUP per month, 17% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 18,100 CUP per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 23,700 CUP per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Creative Designer average salary difference by education level in Cuba

High School
10,700 CUP
Certificate or Diploma+17%
12,400 CUP
Bachelor's Degree+45%
18,100 CUP
Master's Degree+31%
23,700 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cuba Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer employees in Cuba earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,100 CUP
15,000 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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Creative Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

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

Creative Designer

Creative Designer(s) in Cuba are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cuba for the year 2020. 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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Creative Designer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Cuba

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cuba Creative Designer
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A Creative Designer 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.

60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Creative Designer Average Hourly Wage in Cuba

92 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 92 CUP. This means that the average Creative Designer in Cuba earns approximately 92 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.

Creative Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Creative Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Cuba
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The average salary for Creative Designer is 23% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive25,100 CUP+58%
Advertising Account Manager27,300 CUP+72%
Advertising Account Planner13,700 CUP-14%
Advertising Coordinator17,900 CUP+12%
Advertising Manager34,600 CUP+120%
Advertising Operations Manager34,100 CUP+110%
Advertising Strategic Planner24,000 CUP+51%
Advertising Team Leader19,700 CUP+24%
Animator15,700 CUP-1%
Art Director20,600 CUP+29%
Artist18,300 CUP+15%
Artworker12,900 CUP-19%
Assistant Art Director17,100 CUP+7%
Audiosual Technician12,400 CUP-22%
Broadcast Administrator23,500 CUP+48%
Catering Sales14,000 CUP-12%
Catering Trainer15,600 CUP-2%
Commercial and Industrial Designer12,300 CUP-23%
Conference Organiser16,000 CUP+1%
Content and Media Production Lead25,400 CUP+60%
CopyWriter14,500 CUP-9%
Creative Designer15,900 CUP-0%
Creative Director22,400 CUP+41%
Designer 12,800 CUP-20%
Desktop Publisher9,930 CUP-38%
Director of Graphic Design20,500 CUP+29%
Events and Promotions Manager33,500 CUP+110%
Exhibit Display Coordinator16,700 CUP+5%
Exhibit Display Manager21,300 CUP+34%
Finisher11,200 CUP-30%
Graphic Artist13,400 CUP-16%
Graphic Designer13,900 CUP-13%
Graphics Design Supervisor18,800 CUP+18%
Imagery Analyst13,100 CUP-18%
Imaging Technologist12,500 CUP-21%
Interaction Designer11,400 CUP-28%
Media Planner17,400 CUP+9%
Media Production Coordinator16,200 CUP+2%
Media Production Manager27,800 CUP+75%
Media Project Manager29,700 CUP+87%
Media Relations Representative23,800 CUP+50%
Media Sales Executive27,800 CUP+75%
Multimedia Specialist12,500 CUP-21%
Photographer12,400 CUP-22%
PPC Campaign Manager21,200 CUP+33%
Print Production Manager23,400 CUP+47%
Product and Brand Manager35,500 CUP+120%
Sales Promotion Manager34,000 CUP+110%
Sketch Artist16,000 CUP+1%
Social Media Executive26,500 CUP+66%
Technical Typist9,790 CUP-38%
User Experience UX Designer14,600 CUP-8%
UX Designer13,000 CUP-18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey14,900 CUP
Havana17,000 CUP
Holguin14,200 CUP
Santiago de Cuba16,400 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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