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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Guatemala 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Guatemala?

Average Monthly Salary
7,150 GTQ
( 85,800 GTQ yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Guatemala typically earns around 7,150 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 2,650 GTQ (lowest average) to 17,900 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman2,720 GTQ
Assembly Line Worker2,680 GTQ
Assembly Supervisor4,070 GTQ
Assistance Maintenance Manager10,100 GTQ
Assistant Shipping Manager8,960 GTQ
Chemical Equipment Controller6,830 GTQ
Chemical Technican Apprentice5,610 GTQ
CNC Machinist6,070 GTQ
CNC Operator5,720 GTQ
CNC Programmer6,470 GTQ
Colour Technologist3,350 GTQ
Contracts Manager12,100 GTQ
Data Collection Coordinator4,780 GTQ
Demand Planner4,200 GTQ
Derrick Operator2,800 GTQ
Director of Manufacturing17,200 GTQ
Dock Worker2,660 GTQ
Drying Technician2,740 GTQ
Equipment Operator2,500 GTQ
Export Sales Coordinator8,390 GTQ
Factory Superintendent4,330 GTQ
Factory Worker3,000 GTQ
Failure Analysis Technician4,300 GTQ
Fiberglass Laminator2,790 GTQ
Food Technologist5,190 GTQ
Forklift Driver2,890 GTQ
Forming Machine Operator2,870 GTQ
Furnace Operator2,910 GTQ
Gas Appliance Repairer2,890 GTQ
General Warehouse Associate4,790 GTQ
Heavy Equipment Operator3,520 GTQ
HSE Manager12,500 GTQ
Industrial Engineer8,770 GTQ
Industrial Machinery Mechanic5,440 GTQ
Industrial Production Manager16,900 GTQ
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer9,130 GTQ
Intake Operator3,750 GTQ
Key Account Manager14,100 GTQ
Lift Truck Operator2,970 GTQ
Loading Supervisor4,790 GTQ
Logistic Coordinator6,960 GTQ
Logistics Clerk3,540 GTQ
Machine Operator2,830 GTQ
Machinist2,850 GTQ
Maintenance Manager10,800 GTQ
Maintenance Store Clerk2,870 GTQ
Manufacturing Engineer9,270 GTQ
Manufacturing Engineering Manager12,900 GTQ
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist9,960 GTQ
Manufacturing Manager16,000 GTQ
Manufacturing Operative4,990 GTQ
Manufacturing Production Technician3,500 GTQ
Manufacturing Supervisor8,040 GTQ
Manufacturing Technician3,450 GTQ
Materials Supervisor8,160 GTQ
Mechanical Fitter Engineer9,500 GTQ
Mechanical Foreman2,850 GTQ
Merchandise Planner4,880 GTQ
Metrology Engineer8,730 GTQ
Operations Engineer8,800 GTQ
Operations Manager13,800 GTQ
Order Management Coordinator7,150 GTQ
Order Processing Manager12,000 GTQ
Order Selector3,370 GTQ
Package Handler2,580 GTQ
Packaging Manager9,550 GTQ
Packer2,980 GTQ
Packing Deputy Supervisor7,490 GTQ
Planning Manager13,300 GTQ
Plant Manager15,100 GTQ
Precision Instrument Repairer4,440 GTQ
Process Technician3,640 GTQ
Product Manager14,300 GTQ
Production Analyst12,200 GTQ
Production Director17,900 GTQ
Production Engineer9,360 GTQ
Production Engineering Supervisor13,600 GTQ
Production Inspector9,710 GTQ
Production Laborer2,510 GTQ
Production Manager16,400 GTQ
Production Scheduler7,160 GTQ
Production Supervisor9,330 GTQ
Quality Control Analyst11,500 GTQ
Quality Control Inspector9,070 GTQ
Quality Control Manager12,700 GTQ
Service Technician3,590 GTQ
SHEQ Officer4,170 GTQ
Shipping Manager14,200 GTQ
Small Engine Mechanic4,720 GTQ
Spray Painter2,730 GTQ
Sterile Processing Technician3,430 GTQ
Structural Welder2,600 GTQ
Supply Chain Operative7,490 GTQ
Technical Operator3,710 GTQ
Technology Development Manager15,200 GTQ
Testing Technician6,770 GTQ
Toolmaker4,410 GTQ
Warehouse Operative3,030 GTQ
Warehouse Worker3,000 GTQ
Warranty Handler5,470 GTQ
Welder2,820 GTQ
Workshop Manager9,960 GTQ

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

Median and salary distribution monthly Guatemala Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Guatemala range from 2,650 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 17,900 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,870 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,870 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 6,870 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 4,280 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 4,280 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 11,900 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 11,900 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 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 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Factory and Manufacturing
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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 in Guatemala who work in Factory and Manufacturing earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,570 GTQ
6,870 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guatemala Factory and Manufacturing
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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Guatemala for the year 2020. 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Guatemala Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

77% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

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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