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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||7,170 GTQ|
|ABAP Developer||6,980 GTQ|
|Advertising Account Planner||7,100 GTQ|
|Android Developer||6,830 GTQ|
|Angular Developer||6,660 GTQ|
|Application Consultant||8,720 GTQ|
|Applications System Specialist||7,100 GTQ|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||8,450 GTQ|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||7,680 GTQ|
|AS400 Programmer||7,780 GTQ|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||9,060 GTQ|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||8,790 GTQ|
|Avaloq Developer||7,220 GTQ|
|BizTalk Developer||7,780 GTQ|
|Blockchain Associate||7,340 GTQ|
|Blockchain Developer||6,780 GTQ|
|Build and Release Engineer||7,450 GTQ|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||8,620 GTQ|
|Business Intelligence Developer||7,900 GTQ|
|Business Objects Developer||7,260 GTQ|
|Business Process Consultant||7,900 GTQ|
|Business Systems Analyst||7,160 GTQ|
|C# Developer||6,900 GTQ|
|C++ Developer||8,170 GTQ|
|Capacity Planning Manager||10,600 GTQ|
|Change Administrator||7,110 GTQ|
|Chief Information Security Officer||10,900 GTQ|
|Client Delivery Manager||10,400 GTQ|
|CMS Developer||6,330 GTQ|
|Computer Animator||7,020 GTQ|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||6,330 GTQ|
|Computer Networks Architect||8,250 GTQ|
|Computer Operator||5,420 GTQ|
|Computer Technician||6,170 GTQ|
|Copy Editor||6,500 GTQ|
|CRM Application Administrator||7,250 GTQ|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||8,870 GTQ|
|Curam Developer||6,370 GTQ|
|Data Analyst||7,260 GTQ|
|Data Architect||7,680 GTQ|
|Data Center Technician||6,490 GTQ|
|Data Entry Supervisor||5,740 GTQ|
|Data Manager||8,390 GTQ|
|Data Modeling Analyst||7,500 GTQ|
|Data Quality Analyst||7,620 GTQ|
|Data Security Analyst||7,320 GTQ|
|Data Security Manager||9,260 GTQ|
|Data Warehousing Manager||8,850 GTQ|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||7,700 GTQ|
|Database Administration Manager||8,650 GTQ|
|Database Administrator||7,950 GTQ|
|Database Analyst||8,170 GTQ|
|Database Developer||7,880 GTQ|
|Database Report Writer||7,210 GTQ|
|Delivery Manager||7,820 GTQ|
|Developer / Programmer||7,260 GTQ|
|Development Manager||8,900 GTQ|
|Director of Application Development||10,300 GTQ|
|Director of Technology||11,100 GTQ|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||7,390 GTQ|
|Documentation Specialist||6,730 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Manager||9,730 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||9,220 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||9,930 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||10,200 GTQ|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||10,700 GTQ|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||9,580 GTQ|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||8,490 GTQ|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||10,800 GTQ|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||8,430 GTQ|
|ERP Analyst||8,100 GTQ|
|ERP Project Manager||10,000 GTQ|
|Ethical Hacker||6,680 GTQ|
|Financial Systems Manager||11,500 GTQ|
|Flash Developer||6,870 GTQ|
|Front End Developer||6,050 GTQ|
|Full Stack Developer||7,280 GTQ|
|Functional Analyst||8,300 GTQ|
|Game Developer||7,040 GTQ|
|GIS Analyst||6,970 GTQ|
|GIS Developer||7,470 GTQ|
|Global BI Analyst||8,080 GTQ|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||6,900 GTQ|
|Graphics Programmer||6,540 GTQ|
|Graphics Web Designer||6,270 GTQ|
|Hardware Design Engineer||7,220 GTQ|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||11,700 GTQ|
|Hardware Technician||5,710 GTQ|
|Head of Development||10,700 GTQ|
|Help Desk Analyst||7,760 GTQ|
|Help Desk Manager||7,500 GTQ|
|Help Desk Support||5,710 GTQ|
|Helpdesk Manager||8,920 GTQ|
|Imaging Programmer||6,830 GTQ|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||7,800 GTQ|
|Information Assurance Analyst||7,730 GTQ|
|Information Program Director||9,400 GTQ|
|Information Security Administrator||7,330 GTQ|
|Information Security Analyst||8,350 GTQ|
|Information Security Engineer||6,830 GTQ|
|Information Security Manager||9,340 GTQ|
|Information Security Specialist||8,440 GTQ|
|Information Services Consultant||8,750 GTQ|
|Information Technology Administrator||6,360 GTQ|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||9,680 GTQ|
|Information Technology Consultant||7,620 GTQ|
|Information Technology Coordinator||6,340 GTQ|
|Information Technology Director||12,700 GTQ|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||6,660 GTQ|
|Information Technology Manager||11,600 GTQ|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||11,600 GTQ|
|Information Technology Product Manager||10,000 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||6,750 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||8,020 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Leader||8,910 GTQ|
|Information Technology Project Manager||9,200 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||8,800 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||8,510 GTQ|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||7,540 GTQ|
|Information Technology Support||5,290 GTQ|
|Information Technology Team Leader||9,420 GTQ|
|Information Technology Trainer||8,010 GTQ|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||7,520 GTQ|
|Interface Design Manager||9,920 GTQ|
|Interface Designer||6,160 GTQ|
|IOS Developer||7,060 GTQ|
|Java Developer||7,150 GTQ|
|Lead Developer||8,320 GTQ|
|Linux Administrator||7,880 GTQ|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||8,160 GTQ|
|Lotus Notes Developer||8,020 GTQ|
|Mail Server Administrator||7,090 GTQ|
|Major Incident Manager||9,300 GTQ|
|Managed Service Specialist||7,790 GTQ|
|Microsystems Engineer||7,680 GTQ|
|Mobile Developer||7,360 GTQ|
|Multimedia Developer||6,680 GTQ|
|Multimedia Services Manager||8,810 GTQ|
|Network Administration Team Lead||8,980 GTQ|
|Network Administrator||6,980 GTQ|
|Network Analyst||7,320 GTQ|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||10,800 GTQ|
|Network Engineer||6,930 GTQ|
|Network Engineering Manager||8,250 GTQ|
|Network Security Systems Manager||8,750 GTQ|
|Network Specialist||7,390 GTQ|
|Network Technician||5,770 GTQ|
|Nodejs Developer||8,070 GTQ|
|NT Systems Administrator||6,920 GTQ|
|Numerical Control Programmer||6,610 GTQ|
|Online Banking Manager||11,600 GTQ|
|Online Banking Specialist||9,110 GTQ|
|OPS Manager||9,010 GTQ|
|Oracle Database Administrator||7,070 GTQ|
|Oracle Developer||8,560 GTQ|
|Perl Developer||6,410 GTQ|
|PHP Developer||6,530 GTQ|
|Python Developer||8,060 GTQ|
|Records Manager||6,240 GTQ|
|Remedy Developer||6,490 GTQ|
|Reporting Analyst||7,740 GTQ|
|Ruby Developer||7,100 GTQ|
|Salesforce Administrator||7,190 GTQ|
|Salesforce Developer||5,860 GTQ|
|SAP Consultant||8,090 GTQ|
|SAS Programmer||7,190 GTQ|
|Scrum Master||6,410 GTQ|
|SEO Associate||6,620 GTQ|
|SEO Manager||9,600 GTQ|
|Service Delivery Manager||9,810 GTQ|
|Service Level Manager||9,880 GTQ|
|Service Support Lead||7,620 GTQ|
|SharePoint Administrator||7,090 GTQ|
|Sharepoint Consultant||8,220 GTQ|
|Sharepoint Developer||6,850 GTQ|
|Shift Leader||7,900 GTQ|
|SOA Analyst||8,180 GTQ|
|SOC Engineer||7,390 GTQ|
|Software Analyst||7,850 GTQ|
|Software Architect||7,330 GTQ|
|Software Development Manager||8,750 GTQ|
|Software Engineer||7,350 GTQ|
|Software QA Engineer||7,140 GTQ|
|Software Sales||6,690 GTQ|
|Software Specialist||6,470 GTQ|
|Software Support Engineer||6,340 GTQ|
|Software Test Engineer||6,670 GTQ|
|Solutions Architect||8,410 GTQ|
|Storage Engineer||6,130 GTQ|
|Support Analyst||7,020 GTQ|
|Support Specialist||8,290 GTQ|
|System Administrator||6,840 GTQ|
|Systems Analyst||7,820 GTQ|
|Systems Architect||7,950 GTQ|
|Systems Consultant||8,460 GTQ|
|Systems Engineer||6,000 GTQ|
|Systems Integrator||7,910 GTQ|
|Technical Analyst||6,850 GTQ|
|Technical Consultant||8,370 GTQ|
|Technical Manager||8,680 GTQ|
|Technical Project Manager||10,200 GTQ|
|Technical Sales||7,840 GTQ|
|Technical Trainer||8,170 GTQ|
|Technical Writer||7,060 GTQ|
|Technology Business Analyst||8,060 GTQ|
|Technology Director||9,940 GTQ|
|Technology Specialist||8,530 GTQ|
|Teradata Developer||6,340 GTQ|
|Test Analyst||7,350 GTQ|
|Testing Manager||9,530 GTQ|
|TIBCO Developer||6,690 GTQ|
|UNIX Administrator||7,530 GTQ|
|Usability Engineer||7,040 GTQ|
|User Experience Consultant||8,330 GTQ|
|User Experience Design Expert||8,420 GTQ|
|User Experience Designer||6,710 GTQ|
|User Experience Researcher||9,050 GTQ|
|User Interface Designer||7,530 GTQ|
|VB Developer||6,290 GTQ|
|VB.NET Developer||7,160 GTQ|
|Video Game Designer||6,530 GTQ|
|Visual Information Specialist||7,390 GTQ|
|Web Applications Manager||8,720 GTQ|
|Web Content Specialist||8,000 GTQ|
|Web Designer||7,120 GTQ|
|Web Developer||7,150 GTQ|
|Web Editor||6,560 GTQ|
|Web Project Manager||8,290 GTQ|
|Web Promotions Specialist||7,710 GTQ|
|Web Security Administrator||7,920 GTQ|
|Web Security Manager||9,620 GTQ|
|Web Support Analyst||5,780 GTQ|
|Web Writer||6,080 GTQ|
|Windows System Administrator||6,680 GTQ|
|Wireless Consultant||8,090 GTQ|
|Writer and Documentor||6,730 GTQ|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
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 3% less than that of All Jobs.