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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Salary in Guatemala 2022

How much money does a Fuel Cell Engineer make in Guatemala?

Average Monthly Salary
9,560 GTQ
( 115,000 GTQ yearly)


A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in Guatemala typically earns around 9,560 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 4,780 GTQ (lowest) to 14,800 GTQ (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Distribution in Guatemala

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

  • Salary Range

    Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in Guatemala range from 4,780 GTQ per month (minimum salary) to 14,800 GTQ per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,560 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 9,560 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 9,560 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,450 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 6,450 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 12,200 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 12,200 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

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Guatemala Fuel Cell Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,730 GTQ per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,590 GTQ per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,100 GTQ per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,100 GTQ per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 13,100 GTQ per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 14,000 GTQ per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary change by experience in Guatemala

0 - 2 Years
5,730 GTQ
2 - 5 Years+32%
7,590 GTQ
5 - 10 Years+34%
10,100 GTQ
10 - 15 Years+19%
12,100 GTQ
15 - 20 Years+8%
13,100 GTQ
20+ Years+7%
14,000 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Fuel Cell Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 8,190 GTQ per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 12,900 GTQ per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary difference by education level in Guatemala

Bachelor's Degree
8,190 GTQ
Master's Degree+58%
12,900 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Fuel Cell Engineer
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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 Fuel Cell Engineer employees in Guatemala earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

9,810 GTQ
9,240 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

How much are annual salary increments in Guatemala for Fuel Cell Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Fuel Cell Engineer

Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Guatemala for the year 2021. 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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Fuel Cell Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Guatemala Fuel Cell Engineer
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A Fuel Cell Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

48% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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
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.

Fuel Cell Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Guatemala

55 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 55 GTQ. This means that the average Fuel Cell Engineer in Guatemala earns approximately 55 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.

Fuel Cell Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fuel Cell Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Fuel Cell Engineer is 1% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Yard Manager9,040 GTQ-5%
Associate Analyst9,950 GTQ+4%
Associate Landman4,180 GTQ-56%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator3,610 GTQ-62%
Biomass Plant Technician4,640 GTQ-51%
Biomass Power Plant Manager13,200 GTQ+38%
Chemical Plant Operator7,770 GTQ-19%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer9,290 GTQ-3%
Completions Engineer8,420 GTQ-12%
Cost Controller6,760 GTQ-29%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative9,890 GTQ+4%
Dispatcher3,850 GTQ-60%
Distribution Manager12,300 GTQ+29%
Dragline Operator4,170 GTQ-56%
Driller Offsider3,420 GTQ-64%
Dump Truck Driver3,510 GTQ-63%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager21,700 GTQ+130%
Energy Advisor13,500 GTQ+41%
Energy Analyst13,200 GTQ+38%
Energy Auditor11,500 GTQ+20%
Energy Dispatch Director16,200 GTQ+70%
Energy Technical Assistant5,570 GTQ-42%
Energy Technical Manager11,500 GTQ+20%
Energy Technical Trainer8,220 GTQ-14%
Exploration Manager16,300 GTQ+71%
Field Safety Auditor10,300 GTQ+8%
Fluids Engineer8,560 GTQ-10%
Fuel Cell Engineer9,560 GTQ+0%
Fuel Cell Technician4,510 GTQ-53%
Fuels Handler4,280 GTQ-55%
Gas Compressor Operator4,060 GTQ-58%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator7,440 GTQ-22%
Gas Supply Manager13,800 GTQ+44%
Geologist16,200 GTQ+70%
Geophysicist16,500 GTQ+73%
Geothermal Production Manager15,100 GTQ+58%
Geothermal Technician6,770 GTQ-29%
HSE Engineer9,700 GTQ+2%
HSE Officer5,840 GTQ-39%
HSEQ Administrator6,430 GTQ-33%
Inspector8,810 GTQ-8%
Instructor7,380 GTQ-23%
Instrument Designer7,180 GTQ-25%
Lead Technical Field Advisor12,200 GTQ+28%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator7,760 GTQ-19%
Maintenance Engineer9,370 GTQ-2%
Maintenance Superintendent8,610 GTQ-10%
Material Controller6,310 GTQ-34%
Mine Engineer8,600 GTQ-10%
Mine Surveyor10,200 GTQ+7%
Mining Project Administrator8,240 GTQ-14%
Mining Project Assistant6,350 GTQ-34%
Mining Project Controls Consultant9,920 GTQ+4%
Mining Project Coordinator8,160 GTQ-15%
Mining Project Engineer8,550 GTQ-11%
Mining Project Manager12,100 GTQ+27%
Mining Site Manager12,400 GTQ+30%
Mining Team Leader10,100 GTQ+6%
NDT Technician5,410 GTQ-43%
Oil Service Unit Operator4,800 GTQ-50%
Oil Trader11,700 GTQ+22%
Oilwell Pumper3,310 GTQ-65%
Petroleum Engineer 9,900 GTQ+4%
Petroleum Geologist17,300 GTQ+81%
Petroleum Pump System Operator5,230 GTQ-45%
Pipeline Technician3,650 GTQ-62%
Power Coordinator5,760 GTQ-40%
Power Plant Operations Manager18,500 GTQ+94%
Power Plant Operator7,210 GTQ-25%
Radio Operator4,030 GTQ-58%
Reliability Engineer9,370 GTQ-2%
Reservoir Engineer8,520 GTQ-11%
Risk Analyst11,200 GTQ+17%
Roughneck8,950 GTQ-6%
Scaffolder6,100 GTQ-36%
Shutdown Engineer7,470 GTQ-22%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer9,420 GTQ-1%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer5,890 GTQ-38%
Solar Thermal Technician5,530 GTQ-42%
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Sustainability Specialist14,900 GTQ+56%
System Development Advisor10,100 GTQ+6%
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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
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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