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Nursing Average Salaries in Guatemala 2020

How much money does a person working in Nursing make in Guatemala?


Average Monthly Salary
7,120 GTQ
( 85,400 GTQ yearly)

LOW
5,200
GTQ
AVERAGE
7,120
GTQ
HIGH
10,100
GTQ

A person working in Nursing in Guatemala typically earns around 7,120 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 5,200 GTQ (lowest average) to 10,100 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 Nursing 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
Acute Care Nurse6,790 GTQ
Assistant Director of Nursing8,610 GTQ
Case Manager8,010 GTQ
Company Nurse5,170 GTQ
Critical Care Nurse6,960 GTQ
District Nurse6,460 GTQ
Head Nurse6,780 GTQ
Home Nurse5,740 GTQ
ICU Registered Nurse6,540 GTQ
Informatics Nurse Specialist6,890 GTQ
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)6,140 GTQ
MDS Coordinator6,800 GTQ
Mental Health Nurse6,280 GTQ
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner6,580 GTQ
Nurse6,520 GTQ
Nurse Midwife7,680 GTQ
Nurse Practitioner6,480 GTQ
Nursing Assistant5,710 GTQ
Nursing Coordinator6,740 GTQ
Nursing Director9,110 GTQ
Nursing Services Instructor6,980 GTQ
Nursing Supervisor7,280 GTQ
Occupational Health Advisor8,400 GTQ
Occupational Therapist9,600 GTQ
Personal Support Worker5,200 GTQ
Psychiatric Nurse6,350 GTQ
Registered Nurse6,550 GTQ
Respiratory Manager9,280 GTQ
School Nurse6,180 GTQ
Staff Nurse6,630 GTQ
Theatre Manager8,290 GTQ
Utilization Review Nurse6,040 GTQ

Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

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

  • Salary Range

    Nursing salaries in Guatemala range from 5,200 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 10,100 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,260 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Nursing are earning less than 7,260 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 7,260 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 Nursing are earning less than 5,610 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 5,610 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Nursing are earning less than 8,840 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 8,840 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.

Nursing Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 15% more than their female counterparts.

Female
6,520 GTQ
Male+15%
7,490 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Nursing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

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

Nursing

Nursing professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 22 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

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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

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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Nursing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

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

49% of surveyed staff in Nursing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
51%
No Bonus
49%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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

Nursing Salary Forecast and Trend in Guatemala

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Guatemala Nursing
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Average Salary 2016
6,320 GTQ
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,550 GTQ
Average Salary 2018+3%
6,740 GTQ
Average Salary 2019+2%
6,860 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nursing 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 2% 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.

Nursing Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala


41 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 41 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 41 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.

Nursing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursing and Health and Medical monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Nursing is 39% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

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