A person working in Healthcare Technical in Guatemala typically earns around 9,400 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 3,640 GTQ (lowest average) to 32,200 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 Healthcare Technical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||12,100 GTQ|
|Admitting Officer||5,830 GTQ|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||6,180 GTQ|
|Ambulance Driver||5,620 GTQ|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||6,800 GTQ|
|Ambulatory Services Director||10,200 GTQ|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||14,200 GTQ|
|Anesthesia Technician||8,700 GTQ|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||8,810 GTQ|
|Assistant Optometrist||7,100 GTQ|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||9,320 GTQ|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||5,810 GTQ|
|Cardiac Technician||5,550 GTQ|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||32,400 GTQ|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||8,380 GTQ|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||6,810 GTQ|
|Charge Entry Specialist||7,190 GTQ|
|Clinical Application Specialist||7,610 GTQ|
|Clinical Biochemist||9,960 GTQ|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||10,700 GTQ|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||7,530 GTQ|
|Clinical Development Specialist||8,350 GTQ|
|Clinical Field Associate||7,360 GTQ|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||7,480 GTQ|
|Clinical Microbiologist||8,220 GTQ|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||9,540 GTQ|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||10,200 GTQ|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||8,010 GTQ|
|Clinical Scientist||11,000 GTQ|
|CME Specialist||9,160 GTQ|
|CT Technologist||7,330 GTQ|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||7,450 GTQ|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||7,960 GTQ|
|Dispensing Optician||7,210 GTQ|
|EKG Technician||7,130 GTQ|
|Endoscopic Assistant||6,620 GTQ|
|Endoscopy Technician||6,270 GTQ|
|Enterostomal Therapist||8,430 GTQ|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||6,280 GTQ|
|Health Systems Specialist||8,160 GTQ|
|Health Technologist||8,570 GTQ|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||8,330 GTQ|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||7,810 GTQ|
|Industrial Hygienist||10,300 GTQ|
|Infection Control Coordinator||8,080 GTQ|
|Infection Control Practitioner||9,600 GTQ|
|Infection Preventionist||8,580 GTQ|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||8,700 GTQ|
|Interventional Radiographer||10,500 GTQ|
|Lab Assistant||5,980 GTQ|
|Laboratory Manager||10,800 GTQ|
|Laboratory Technician||6,080 GTQ|
|Low Vision Therapist||9,460 GTQ|
|Mammography Technician||6,050 GTQ|
|Medical Coder||5,620 GTQ|
|Medical Courier||4,340 GTQ|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||6,140 GTQ|
|Medical Forms Designer||5,230 GTQ|
|Medical Technologist||7,000 GTQ|
|MRI Technologist||6,180 GTQ|
|Music Therapist||8,090 GTQ|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||6,600 GTQ|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||5,690 GTQ|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||7,280 GTQ|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||7,160 GTQ|
|Nutrition Assistant||7,520 GTQ|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||8,050 GTQ|
|Operating Room Scheduler||5,560 GTQ|
|Operating Room Services Director||18,900 GTQ|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||7,010 GTQ|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||6,930 GTQ|
|Orthopedic Technician||6,950 GTQ|
|Pathology Assistant||6,460 GTQ|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||8,180 GTQ|
|Radiation Therapist||22,300 GTQ|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||7,860 GTQ|
|Radiography Technologist||8,480 GTQ|
|Radiologic Technologist||8,170 GTQ|
|Radiology Technologist||8,240 GTQ|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||11,400 GTQ|
|Respiratory Therapist||11,400 GTQ|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||7,070 GTQ|
|Sonography Technologist||8,630 GTQ|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||13,600 GTQ|
|Ultrasound Technologist||6,850 GTQ|
|Vascular Technologist||6,090 GTQ|
|X-Ray Technologist||8,780 GTQ|
Healthcare Technical salaries in Guatemala range from 3,640 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 32,200 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 8,650 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 8,650 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 8,650 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 Healthcare Technical are earning less than 5,530 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 5,530 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 18,800 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 18,800 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 11% more than their female counterparts.
Healthcare Technical professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 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.
Healthcare Technical 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.
54% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Healthcare Technical 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.
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 Healthcare Technical is 20% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.