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Information Technology Average Salaries in Guatemala 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Guatemala?

Average Monthly Salary
10,500 GTQ
( 126,000 GTQ yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Guatemala typically earns around 10,500 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 5,450 GTQ (lowest average) to 17,100 GTQ (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology 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
2nd Line Systems Engineer8,960 GTQ
ABAP Developer8,720 GTQ
Advertising Account Planner8,880 GTQ
Android Developer9,570 GTQ
Angular Developer8,650 GTQ
Application Consultant11,900 GTQ
Applications System Specialist8,870 GTQ
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist11,500 GTQ
Artificial Intelligence Developer11,400 GTQ
AS400 Programmer10,400 GTQ
Assistant Information Technology Manager11,300 GTQ
Assistant Service Delivery Manager11,000 GTQ
Avaloq Developer9,570 GTQ
BizTalk Developer 10,600 GTQ
Blockchain Associate9,180 GTQ
Blockchain Developer8,480 GTQ
Build and Release Engineer9,310 GTQ
Business Intelligence Analyst10,700 GTQ
Business Intelligence Developer9,880 GTQ
Business Objects Developer9,080 GTQ
Business Process Consultant9,870 GTQ
Business Systems Analyst8,960 GTQ
C# Developer10,000 GTQ
C++ Developer11,000 GTQ
Capacity Planning Manager13,100 GTQ
Change Administrator8,880 GTQ
Chief Information Security Officer14,200 GTQ
Client Delivery Manager13,000 GTQ
CMS Developer7,910 GTQ
Computer Animator8,780 GTQ
Computer Hardware Engineer7,910 GTQ
Computer Networks Architect10,300 GTQ
Computer Operator6,770 GTQ
Computer Technician7,710 GTQ
Copy Editor8,130 GTQ
CRM Application Administrator9,060 GTQ
Cross Platform Security Manager13,000 GTQ
Curam Developer7,960 GTQ
Data Analyst9,080 GTQ
Data Architect9,590 GTQ
Data Center Technician8,120 GTQ
Data Entry Supervisor6,130 GTQ
Data Manager12,400 GTQ
Data Modeling Analyst9,380 GTQ
Data Quality Analyst9,530 GTQ
Data Security Analyst9,150 GTQ
Data Security Manager13,200 GTQ
Data Warehousing Manager13,100 GTQ
Data Warehousing Specialist9,620 GTQ
Database Administration Manager12,200 GTQ
Database Administrator9,940 GTQ
Database Analyst10,200 GTQ
Database Developer9,850 GTQ
Database Report Writer9,010 GTQ
Delivery Manager9,780 GTQ
Developer / Programmer10,100 GTQ
Development Manager13,400 GTQ
Director of Application Development14,800 GTQ
Director of Technology16,000 GTQ
Disaster Recovery Analyst9,230 GTQ
Documentation Specialist8,410 GTQ
E-Commerce Manager12,200 GTQ
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst11,500 GTQ
E-Commerce Marketing Manager12,400 GTQ
E-Commerce Sales Manager12,800 GTQ
E-Commerce Strategy Manager13,400 GTQ
Enterprise Architecture Manager12,000 GTQ
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect12,400 GTQ
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager14,500 GTQ
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant10,500 GTQ
ERP Analyst10,100 GTQ
ERP Project Manager12,500 GTQ
Ethical Hacker8,360 GTQ
Financial Systems Manager14,900 GTQ
Flash Developer8,590 GTQ
Front End Developer7,920 GTQ
Full Stack Developer9,480 GTQ
Functional Analyst10,400 GTQ
Game Developer8,800 GTQ
GIS Analyst8,710 GTQ
GIS Developer9,810 GTQ
Global BI Analyst10,100 GTQ
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer8,630 GTQ
Graphics Programmer8,170 GTQ
Graphics Web Designer7,840 GTQ
Hardware Design Engineer9,020 GTQ
Hardware Engineering Manager14,600 GTQ
Hardware Technician7,130 GTQ
Head of Development13,400 GTQ
Help Desk Analyst9,690 GTQ
Help Desk Manager10,700 GTQ
Help Desk Support7,140 GTQ
Helpdesk Manager11,100 GTQ
Imaging Programmer8,530 GTQ
Informatics Optimization Specialist9,760 GTQ
Information Assurance Analyst9,660 GTQ
Information Program Director13,100 GTQ
Information Security Administrator10,600 GTQ
Information Security Analyst12,100 GTQ
Information Security Engineer9,240 GTQ
Information Security Manager13,600 GTQ
Information Security Specialist12,200 GTQ
Information Services Consultant12,000 GTQ
Information Technology Administrator7,950 GTQ
Information Technology Asset Manager13,100 GTQ
Information Technology Consultant11,100 GTQ
Information Technology Coordinator7,930 GTQ
Information Technology Director16,800 GTQ
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer8,320 GTQ
Information Technology Manager16,700 GTQ
Information Technology Operations Manager15,600 GTQ
Information Technology Product Manager13,600 GTQ
Information Technology Project Administrator8,440 GTQ
Information Technology Project Coordinator10,000 GTQ
Information Technology Project Leader11,500 GTQ
Information Technology Project Manager14,500 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager11,000 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)10,600 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Specialist9,430 GTQ
Information Technology Support6,610 GTQ
Information Technology Team Leader11,800 GTQ
Information Technology Trainer10,000 GTQ
Information Technology Training Analyst9,400 GTQ
Interface Design Manager12,400 GTQ
Interface Designer7,700 GTQ
IOS Developer10,200 GTQ
Java Developer10,400 GTQ
Javascript Developer9,510 GTQ
Lead Developer11,700 GTQ
Linux Administrator9,850 GTQ
Lotus Domino Administrator10,200 GTQ
Lotus Notes Developer10,000 GTQ
Mail Server Administrator8,870 GTQ
Major Incident Manager11,600 GTQ
Managed Service Specialist9,730 GTQ
Microsystems Engineer9,600 GTQ
Mobile Developer9,830 GTQ
Multimedia Developer8,350 GTQ
Multimedia Services Manager11,000 GTQ
Network Administration Team Lead11,200 GTQ
Network Administrator8,730 GTQ
Network Analyst9,140 GTQ
Network and Infrastructure Manager14,600 GTQ
Network Engineer8,670 GTQ
Network Engineering Manager11,200 GTQ
Network Security Systems Manager11,800 GTQ
Network Specialist9,230 GTQ
Network Technician7,210 GTQ
Nodejs Developer10,400 GTQ
NT Systems Administrator8,640 GTQ
Numerical Control Programmer8,260 GTQ
Online Banking Manager15,400 GTQ
Online Banking Specialist11,400 GTQ
OPS Manager13,500 GTQ
Oracle Database Administrator8,840 GTQ
Oracle Developer10,500 GTQ
Perl Developer8,010 GTQ
PHP Developer8,280 GTQ
Python Developer10,700 GTQ
Records Manager7,800 GTQ
Remedy Developer8,110 GTQ
Reporting Analyst9,680 GTQ
Ruby Developer9,240 GTQ
Salesforce Administrator8,980 GTQ
Salesforce Developer7,320 GTQ
SAP Consultant10,100 GTQ
SAS Programmer8,990 GTQ
Scrum Master8,010 GTQ
SEO Associate8,280 GTQ
SEO Manager12,000 GTQ
Service Delivery Manager12,300 GTQ
Service Level Manager12,300 GTQ
Service Support Lead9,530 GTQ
SharePoint Administrator8,860 GTQ
Sharepoint Consultant10,300 GTQ
Sharepoint Developer9,710 GTQ
Shift Leader9,880 GTQ
SOA Analyst9,310 GTQ
SOC Engineer9,240 GTQ
Software Analyst9,810 GTQ
Software Architect9,170 GTQ
Software Development Manager13,000 GTQ
Software Engineer9,180 GTQ
Software QA Engineer8,930 GTQ
Software Sales8,360 GTQ
Software Specialist8,080 GTQ
Software Support Engineer7,920 GTQ
Software Test Engineer8,330 GTQ
Solutions Architect12,500 GTQ
Storage Engineer7,660 GTQ
Supervisor6,990 GTQ
Support Analyst8,780 GTQ
Support Specialist10,400 GTQ
System Administrator8,550 GTQ
Systems Analyst9,780 GTQ
Systems Architect9,930 GTQ
Systems Consultant11,800 GTQ
Systems Engineer7,500 GTQ
Systems Integrator9,890 GTQ
Technical Analyst8,570 GTQ
Technical Consultant11,000 GTQ
Technical Manager10,900 GTQ
Technical Project Manager12,700 GTQ
Technical Sales9,800 GTQ
Technical Trainer10,200 GTQ
Technical Writer8,820 GTQ
Technology Business Analyst10,100 GTQ
Technology Director16,900 GTQ
Technology Specialist12,300 GTQ
Teradata Developer7,920 GTQ
Test Analyst9,190 GTQ
Tester8,220 GTQ
Testing Manager13,300 GTQ
TIBCO Developer8,370 GTQ
UNIX Administrator9,420 GTQ
Usability Engineer8,800 GTQ
User Experience Consultant9,870 GTQ
User Experience Design Expert10,500 GTQ
User Experience Designer8,390 GTQ
User Experience Researcher10,500 GTQ
User Interface Designer9,420 GTQ
VB Developer7,870 GTQ
VB.NET Developer10,300 GTQ
Video Game Designer8,160 GTQ
Visual Information Specialist9,240 GTQ
Web Applications Manager10,900 GTQ
Web Content Specialist10,000 GTQ
Web Designer8,900 GTQ
Web Developer8,940 GTQ
Web Editor8,200 GTQ
Web Project Manager10,400 GTQ
Web Promotions Specialist9,630 GTQ
Web Security Administrator9,900 GTQ
Web Security Manager14,100 GTQ
Web Support Analyst7,220 GTQ
Web Writer7,600 GTQ
Webmaster7,880 GTQ
Windows System Administrator8,360 GTQ
Wireless Consultant11,100 GTQ
Writer and Documentor8,420 GTQ

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

Median and salary distribution monthly Guatemala Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Guatemala range from 5,450 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 17,100 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,100 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,100 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 11,100 GTQ. 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 Information Technology are earning less than 7,470 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 7,470 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 15,000 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 15,000 GTQ.

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?

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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.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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 Guatemala costs anywhere from 52,400 Quetzal(s) to 157,000 Quetzal(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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Information Technology
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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 Guatemala who work in Information Technology earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

11,200 GTQ
9,970 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

How much are annual salary increments in Guatemala for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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.

Guatemala / 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 Guatemala is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Guatemala 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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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Guatemala Information Technology
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Information Technology 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala

61 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 61 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 61 GTQ 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

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

Private Sector
10,000 GTQ
Public Sector+11%
11,100 GTQ
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