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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||8,960 GTQ|
|ABAP Developer||8,720 GTQ|
|Advertising Account Planner||8,880 GTQ|
|Android Developer||9,570 GTQ|
|Angular Developer||8,650 GTQ|
|Application Consultant||11,900 GTQ|
|Applications System Specialist||8,870 GTQ|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||11,500 GTQ|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||11,400 GTQ|
|AS400 Programmer||10,400 GTQ|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||11,300 GTQ|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||11,000 GTQ|
|Avaloq Developer||9,570 GTQ|
|BizTalk Developer||10,600 GTQ|
|Blockchain Associate||9,180 GTQ|
|Blockchain Developer||8,480 GTQ|
|Build and Release Engineer||9,310 GTQ|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||10,700 GTQ|
|Business Intelligence Developer||9,880 GTQ|
|Business Objects Developer||9,080 GTQ|
|Business Process Consultant||9,870 GTQ|
|Business Systems Analyst||8,960 GTQ|
|C# Developer||10,000 GTQ|
|C++ Developer||11,000 GTQ|
|Capacity Planning Manager||13,100 GTQ|
|Change Administrator||8,880 GTQ|
|Chief Information Security Officer||14,200 GTQ|
|Client Delivery Manager||13,000 GTQ|
|CMS Developer||7,910 GTQ|
|Computer Animator||8,780 GTQ|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||7,910 GTQ|
|Computer Networks Architect||10,300 GTQ|
|Computer Operator||6,770 GTQ|
|Computer Technician||7,710 GTQ|
|Copy Editor||8,130 GTQ|
|CRM Application Administrator||9,060 GTQ|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||13,000 GTQ|
|Curam Developer||7,960 GTQ|
|Data Analyst||9,080 GTQ|
|Data Architect||9,590 GTQ|
|Data Center Technician||8,120 GTQ|
|Data Entry Supervisor||6,130 GTQ|
|Data Manager||12,400 GTQ|
|Data Modeling Analyst||9,380 GTQ|
|Data Quality Analyst||9,530 GTQ|
|Data Security Analyst||9,150 GTQ|
|Data Security Manager||13,200 GTQ|
|Data Warehousing Manager||13,100 GTQ|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||9,620 GTQ|
|Database Administration Manager||12,200 GTQ|
|Database Administrator||9,940 GTQ|
|Database Analyst||10,200 GTQ|
|Database Developer||9,850 GTQ|
|Database Report Writer||9,010 GTQ|
|Delivery Manager||9,780 GTQ|
|Developer / Programmer||10,100 GTQ|
|Development Manager||13,400 GTQ|
|Director of Application Development||14,800 GTQ|
|Director of Technology||16,000 GTQ|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||9,230 GTQ|
|Documentation Specialist||8,410 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Manager||12,200 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||11,500 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||12,400 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||12,800 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||13,400 GTQ|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||12,000 GTQ|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||12,400 GTQ|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||14,500 GTQ|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||10,500 GTQ|
|ERP Analyst||10,100 GTQ|
|ERP Project Manager||12,500 GTQ|
|Ethical Hacker||8,360 GTQ|
|Financial Systems Manager||14,900 GTQ|
|Flash Developer||8,590 GTQ|
|Front End Developer||7,920 GTQ|
|Full Stack Developer||9,480 GTQ|
|Functional Analyst||10,400 GTQ|
|Game Developer||8,800 GTQ|
|GIS Analyst||8,710 GTQ|
|GIS Developer||9,810 GTQ|
|Global BI Analyst||10,100 GTQ|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||8,630 GTQ|
|Graphics Programmer||8,170 GTQ|
|Graphics Web Designer||7,840 GTQ|
|Hardware Design Engineer||9,020 GTQ|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||14,600 GTQ|
|Hardware Technician||7,130 GTQ|
|Head of Development||13,400 GTQ|
|Help Desk Analyst||9,690 GTQ|
|Help Desk Manager||10,700 GTQ|
|Help Desk Support||7,140 GTQ|
|Helpdesk Manager||11,100 GTQ|
|Imaging Programmer||8,530 GTQ|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||9,760 GTQ|
|Information Assurance Analyst||9,660 GTQ|
|Information Program Director||13,100 GTQ|
|Information Security Administrator||10,600 GTQ|
|Information Security Analyst||12,100 GTQ|
|Information Security Engineer||9,240 GTQ|
|Information Security Manager||13,600 GTQ|
|Information Security Specialist||12,200 GTQ|
|Information Services Consultant||12,000 GTQ|
|Information Technology Administrator||7,950 GTQ|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||13,100 GTQ|
|Information Technology Consultant||11,100 GTQ|
|Information Technology Coordinator||7,930 GTQ|
|Information Technology Director||16,800 GTQ|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||8,320 GTQ|
|Information Technology Manager||16,700 GTQ|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||15,600 GTQ|
|Information Technology Product Manager||13,600 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||8,440 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||10,000 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Leader||11,500 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Manager||14,500 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||11,000 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||10,600 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||9,430 GTQ|
|Information Technology Support||6,610 GTQ|
|Information Technology Team Leader||11,800 GTQ|
|Information Technology Trainer||10,000 GTQ|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||9,400 GTQ|
|Interface Design Manager||12,400 GTQ|
|Interface Designer||7,700 GTQ|
|IOS Developer||10,200 GTQ|
|Java Developer||10,400 GTQ|
|Lead Developer||11,700 GTQ|
|Linux Administrator||9,850 GTQ|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||10,200 GTQ|
|Lotus Notes Developer||10,000 GTQ|
|Mail Server Administrator||8,870 GTQ|
|Major Incident Manager||11,600 GTQ|
|Managed Service Specialist||9,730 GTQ|
|Microsystems Engineer||9,600 GTQ|
|Mobile Developer||9,830 GTQ|
|Multimedia Developer||8,350 GTQ|
|Multimedia Services Manager||11,000 GTQ|
|Network Administration Team Lead||11,200 GTQ|
|Network Administrator||8,730 GTQ|
|Network Analyst||9,140 GTQ|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||14,600 GTQ|
|Network Engineer||8,670 GTQ|
|Network Engineering Manager||11,200 GTQ|
|Network Security Systems Manager||11,800 GTQ|
|Network Specialist||9,230 GTQ|
|Network Technician||7,210 GTQ|
|Nodejs Developer||10,400 GTQ|
|NT Systems Administrator||8,640 GTQ|
|Numerical Control Programmer||8,260 GTQ|
|Online Banking Manager||15,400 GTQ|
|Online Banking Specialist||11,400 GTQ|
|OPS Manager||13,500 GTQ|
|Oracle Database Administrator||8,840 GTQ|
|Oracle Developer||10,500 GTQ|
|Perl Developer||8,010 GTQ|
|PHP Developer||8,280 GTQ|
|Python Developer||10,700 GTQ|
|Records Manager||7,800 GTQ|
|Remedy Developer||8,110 GTQ|
|Reporting Analyst||9,680 GTQ|
|Ruby Developer||9,240 GTQ|
|Salesforce Administrator||8,980 GTQ|
|Salesforce Developer||7,320 GTQ|
|SAP Consultant||10,100 GTQ|
|SAS Programmer||8,990 GTQ|
|Scrum Master||8,010 GTQ|
|SEO Associate||8,280 GTQ|
|SEO Manager||12,000 GTQ|
|Service Delivery Manager||12,300 GTQ|
|Service Level Manager||12,300 GTQ|
|Service Support Lead||9,530 GTQ|
|SharePoint Administrator||8,860 GTQ|
|Sharepoint Consultant||10,300 GTQ|
|Sharepoint Developer||9,710 GTQ|
|Shift Leader||9,880 GTQ|
|SOA Analyst||9,310 GTQ|
|SOC Engineer||9,240 GTQ|
|Software Analyst||9,810 GTQ|
|Software Architect||9,170 GTQ|
|Software Development Manager||13,000 GTQ|
|Software Engineer||9,180 GTQ|
|Software QA Engineer||8,930 GTQ|
|Software Sales||8,360 GTQ|
|Software Specialist||8,080 GTQ|
|Software Support Engineer||7,920 GTQ|
|Software Test Engineer||8,330 GTQ|
|Solutions Architect||12,500 GTQ|
|Storage Engineer||7,660 GTQ|
|Support Analyst||8,780 GTQ|
|Support Specialist||10,400 GTQ|
|System Administrator||8,550 GTQ|
|Systems Analyst||9,780 GTQ|
|Systems Architect||9,930 GTQ|
|Systems Consultant||11,800 GTQ|
|Systems Engineer||7,500 GTQ|
|Systems Integrator||9,890 GTQ|
|Technical Analyst||8,570 GTQ|
|Technical Consultant||11,000 GTQ|
|Technical Manager||10,900 GTQ|
|Technical Project Manager||12,700 GTQ|
|Technical Sales||9,800 GTQ|
|Technical Trainer||10,200 GTQ|
|Technical Writer||8,820 GTQ|
|Technology Business Analyst||10,100 GTQ|
|Technology Director||16,900 GTQ|
|Technology Specialist||12,300 GTQ|
|Teradata Developer||7,920 GTQ|
|Test Analyst||9,190 GTQ|
|Testing Manager||13,300 GTQ|
|TIBCO Developer||8,370 GTQ|
|UNIX Administrator||9,420 GTQ|
|Usability Engineer||8,800 GTQ|
|User Experience Consultant||9,870 GTQ|
|User Experience Design Expert||10,500 GTQ|
|User Experience Designer||8,390 GTQ|
|User Experience Researcher||10,500 GTQ|
|User Interface Designer||9,420 GTQ|
|VB Developer||7,870 GTQ|
|VB.NET Developer||10,300 GTQ|
|Video Game Designer||8,160 GTQ|
|Visual Information Specialist||9,240 GTQ|
|Web Applications Manager||10,900 GTQ|
|Web Content Specialist||10,000 GTQ|
|Web Designer||8,900 GTQ|
|Web Developer||8,940 GTQ|
|Web Editor||8,200 GTQ|
|Web Project Manager||10,400 GTQ|
|Web Promotions Specialist||9,630 GTQ|
|Web Security Administrator||9,900 GTQ|
|Web Security Manager||14,100 GTQ|
|Web Support Analyst||7,220 GTQ|
|Web Writer||7,600 GTQ|
|Windows System Administrator||8,360 GTQ|
|Wireless Consultant||11,100 GTQ|
|Writer and Documentor||8,420 GTQ|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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.