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Information Technology Average Salaries in Guatemala 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
8,180 GTQ
( 98,100 GTQ yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Guatemala typically earns around 8,180 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 1,190 GTQ (lowest average) to 13,000 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 Engineer7,170 GTQ
ABAP Developer6,980 GTQ
Advertising Account Planner7,100 GTQ
Android Developer6,830 GTQ
Angular Developer6,660 GTQ
Application Consultant8,720 GTQ
Applications System Specialist7,100 GTQ
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist8,450 GTQ
Artificial Intelligence Developer7,680 GTQ
AS400 Programmer7,780 GTQ
Assistant Information Technology Manager9,060 GTQ
Assistant Service Delivery Manager8,790 GTQ
Avaloq Developer7,220 GTQ
BizTalk Developer 7,780 GTQ
Blockchain Associate7,340 GTQ
Blockchain Developer6,780 GTQ
Build and Release Engineer7,450 GTQ
Business Intelligence Analyst8,620 GTQ
Business Intelligence Developer7,900 GTQ
Business Objects Developer7,260 GTQ
Business Process Consultant7,900 GTQ
Business Systems Analyst7,160 GTQ
C# Developer6,900 GTQ
C++ Developer8,170 GTQ
Capacity Planning Manager10,600 GTQ
Change Administrator7,110 GTQ
Chief Information Security Officer10,900 GTQ
Client Delivery Manager10,400 GTQ
CMS Developer6,330 GTQ
Computer Animator7,020 GTQ
Computer Hardware Engineer6,330 GTQ
Computer Networks Architect8,250 GTQ
Computer Operator5,420 GTQ
Computer Technician6,170 GTQ
Copy Editor6,500 GTQ
CRM Application Administrator7,250 GTQ
Cross Platform Security Manager8,870 GTQ
Curam Developer6,370 GTQ
Data Analyst7,260 GTQ
Data Architect7,680 GTQ
Data Center Technician6,490 GTQ
Data Entry Supervisor5,740 GTQ
Data Manager8,390 GTQ
Data Modeling Analyst7,500 GTQ
Data Quality Analyst7,620 GTQ
Data Security Analyst7,320 GTQ
Data Security Manager9,260 GTQ
Data Warehousing Manager8,850 GTQ
Data Warehousing Specialist7,700 GTQ
Database Administration Manager8,650 GTQ
Database Administrator7,950 GTQ
Database Analyst8,170 GTQ
Database Developer7,880 GTQ
Database Report Writer7,210 GTQ
Delivery Manager7,820 GTQ
Developer / Programmer7,260 GTQ
Development Manager8,900 GTQ
Director of Application Development10,300 GTQ
Director of Technology11,100 GTQ
Disaster Recovery Analyst7,390 GTQ
Documentation Specialist6,730 GTQ
E-Commerce Manager9,730 GTQ
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst9,220 GTQ
E-Commerce Marketing Manager9,930 GTQ
E-Commerce Sales Manager10,200 GTQ
E-Commerce Strategy Manager10,700 GTQ
Enterprise Architecture Manager9,580 GTQ
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect8,490 GTQ
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager10,800 GTQ
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant8,430 GTQ
ERP Analyst8,100 GTQ
ERP Project Manager10,000 GTQ
Ethical Hacker6,680 GTQ
Financial Systems Manager11,500 GTQ
Flash Developer6,870 GTQ
Front End Developer6,050 GTQ
Full Stack Developer7,280 GTQ
Functional Analyst8,300 GTQ
Game Developer7,040 GTQ
GIS Analyst6,970 GTQ
GIS Developer7,470 GTQ
Global BI Analyst8,080 GTQ
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer6,900 GTQ
Graphics Programmer6,540 GTQ
Graphics Web Designer6,270 GTQ
Hardware Design Engineer7,220 GTQ
Hardware Engineering Manager11,700 GTQ
Hardware Technician5,710 GTQ
Head of Development10,700 GTQ
Help Desk Analyst7,760 GTQ
Help Desk Manager7,500 GTQ
Help Desk Support5,710 GTQ
Helpdesk Manager8,920 GTQ
Imaging Programmer6,830 GTQ
Informatics Optimization Specialist7,800 GTQ
Information Assurance Analyst7,730 GTQ
Information Program Director9,400 GTQ
Information Security Administrator7,330 GTQ
Information Security Analyst8,350 GTQ
Information Security Engineer6,830 GTQ
Information Security Manager9,340 GTQ
Information Security Specialist8,440 GTQ
Information Services Consultant8,750 GTQ
Information Technology Administrator6,360 GTQ
Information Technology Asset Manager9,680 GTQ
Information Technology Consultant7,620 GTQ
Information Technology Coordinator6,340 GTQ
Information Technology Director12,700 GTQ
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer6,660 GTQ
Information Technology Manager11,600 GTQ
Information Technology Operations Manager11,600 GTQ
Information Technology Product Manager10,000 GTQ
Information Technology Project Administrator6,750 GTQ
Information Technology Project Coordinator8,020 GTQ
Information Technology Project Leader8,910 GTQ
Information Technology Project Manager9,200 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager8,800 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)8,510 GTQ
Information Technology Quality Specialist7,540 GTQ
Information Technology Support5,290 GTQ
Information Technology Team Leader9,420 GTQ
Information Technology Trainer8,010 GTQ
Information Technology Training Analyst7,520 GTQ
Interface Design Manager9,920 GTQ
Interface Designer6,160 GTQ
IOS Developer7,060 GTQ
Java Developer7,150 GTQ
Javascript Developer6,940 GTQ
Lead Developer8,320 GTQ
Linux Administrator7,880 GTQ
Lotus Domino Administrator8,160 GTQ
Lotus Notes Developer8,020 GTQ
Mail Server Administrator7,090 GTQ
Major Incident Manager9,300 GTQ
Managed Service Specialist7,790 GTQ
Microsystems Engineer7,680 GTQ
Mobile Developer7,360 GTQ
Multimedia Developer6,680 GTQ
Multimedia Services Manager8,810 GTQ
Network Administration Team Lead8,980 GTQ
Network Administrator6,980 GTQ
Network Analyst7,320 GTQ
Network and Infrastructure Manager10,800 GTQ
Network Engineer6,930 GTQ
Network Engineering Manager8,250 GTQ
Network Security Systems Manager8,750 GTQ
Network Specialist7,390 GTQ
Network Technician5,770 GTQ
Nodejs Developer8,070 GTQ
NT Systems Administrator6,920 GTQ
Numerical Control Programmer6,610 GTQ
Online Banking Manager11,600 GTQ
Online Banking Specialist9,110 GTQ
OPS Manager9,010 GTQ
Oracle Database Administrator7,070 GTQ
Oracle Developer8,560 GTQ
Perl Developer6,410 GTQ
PHP Developer6,530 GTQ
Python Developer8,060 GTQ
Records Manager6,240 GTQ
Remedy Developer6,490 GTQ
Reporting Analyst7,740 GTQ
Ruby Developer7,100 GTQ
Salesforce Administrator7,190 GTQ
Salesforce Developer5,860 GTQ
SAP Consultant8,090 GTQ
SAS Programmer7,190 GTQ
Scrum Master6,410 GTQ
SEO Associate6,620 GTQ
SEO Manager9,600 GTQ
Service Delivery Manager9,810 GTQ
Service Level Manager9,880 GTQ
Service Support Lead7,620 GTQ
SharePoint Administrator7,090 GTQ
Sharepoint Consultant8,220 GTQ
Sharepoint Developer6,850 GTQ
Shift Leader7,900 GTQ
SOA Analyst8,180 GTQ
SOC Engineer7,390 GTQ
Software Analyst7,850 GTQ
Software Architect7,330 GTQ
Software Development Manager8,750 GTQ
Software Engineer7,350 GTQ
Software QA Engineer7,140 GTQ
Software Sales6,690 GTQ
Software Specialist6,470 GTQ
Software Support Engineer6,340 GTQ
Software Test Engineer6,670 GTQ
Solutions Architect8,410 GTQ
Storage Engineer6,130 GTQ
Supervisor7,250 GTQ
Support Analyst7,020 GTQ
Support Specialist8,290 GTQ
System Administrator6,840 GTQ
Systems Analyst7,820 GTQ
Systems Architect7,950 GTQ
Systems Consultant8,460 GTQ
Systems Engineer6,000 GTQ
Systems Integrator7,910 GTQ
Technical Analyst6,850 GTQ
Technical Consultant8,370 GTQ
Technical Manager8,680 GTQ
Technical Project Manager10,200 GTQ
Technical Sales7,840 GTQ
Technical Trainer8,170 GTQ
Technical Writer7,060 GTQ
Technology Business Analyst8,060 GTQ
Technology Director9,940 GTQ
Technology Specialist8,530 GTQ
Teradata Developer6,340 GTQ
Test Analyst7,350 GTQ
Tester6,580 GTQ
Testing Manager9,530 GTQ
TIBCO Developer6,690 GTQ
UNIX Administrator7,530 GTQ
Usability Engineer7,040 GTQ
User Experience Consultant8,330 GTQ
User Experience Design Expert8,420 GTQ
User Experience Designer6,710 GTQ
User Experience Researcher9,050 GTQ
User Interface Designer7,530 GTQ
VB Developer6,290 GTQ
VB.NET Developer7,160 GTQ
Video Game Designer6,530 GTQ
Visual Information Specialist7,390 GTQ
Web Applications Manager8,720 GTQ
Web Content Specialist8,000 GTQ
Web Designer7,120 GTQ
Web Developer7,150 GTQ
Web Editor6,560 GTQ
Web Project Manager8,290 GTQ
Web Promotions Specialist7,710 GTQ
Web Security Administrator7,920 GTQ
Web Security Manager9,620 GTQ
Web Support Analyst5,780 GTQ
Web Writer6,080 GTQ
Webmaster6,310 GTQ
Windows System Administrator6,680 GTQ
Wireless Consultant8,090 GTQ
Writer and Documentor6,730 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 1,190 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 13,000 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,670 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 8,670 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 8,670 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 4,440 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 4,440 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,500 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 11,500 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.

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 42,200 Quetzal(s) to 127,000 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 earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

7,580 GTQ
8,950 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guatemala Information Technology
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guatemala
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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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Guatemala for the year 2019. 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Guatemala
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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.

Private Sector
8,060 GTQ
Public Sector+11%
8,920 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Guatemala

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Guatemala Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
7,200 GTQ
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,460 GTQ
Average Salary 2018+3%
7,720 GTQ
Average Salary 2019+3%
7,960 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology salaries in Guatemala are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala

47 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 47 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 47 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 3% less than that of All Jobs.

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