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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Guatemala 2020

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Guatemala?


Average Monthly Salary
9,000 GTQ
( 108,000 GTQ yearly)

LOW
1,140
GTQ
AVERAGE
9,000
GTQ
HIGH
13,500
GTQ

A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Guatemala typically earns around 9,000 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 1,140 GTQ (lowest average) to 13,500 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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
Assistant Pharmacist6,770 GTQ
Assistant Pharmacy Director12,000 GTQ
Associate Medical Affairs Director11,900 GTQ
Bioinformatics Scientist10,600 GTQ
Bioinformatics Technician7,040 GTQ
Biological Scientist11,400 GTQ
Biological Technician7,510 GTQ
Biomedical Engineer7,130 GTQ
Biomedical Engineering Director10,300 GTQ
Biostatistician8,620 GTQ
Biotechnologist 8,280 GTQ
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager6,850 GTQ
Chemical Process Technician6,930 GTQ
Clinical Consultant8,370 GTQ
Clinical Data Manager9,240 GTQ
Clinical Data Specialist7,930 GTQ
Clinical Operations Manager10,200 GTQ
Clinical Pharmacist8,940 GTQ
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist9,770 GTQ
Clinical Programmer5,480 GTQ
Clinical Project Manager8,030 GTQ
Clinical Research Associate7,950 GTQ
Clinical Research Manager10,000 GTQ
Clinical Study Manager10,300 GTQ
Compliance Specialist9,060 GTQ
Cytology Laboratory Technologist7,170 GTQ
Cytotechnologist7,090 GTQ
GCP Auditor8,160 GTQ
Hospital Pharmacy Technician8,080 GTQ
Manufacturing Engineer7,970 GTQ
Medical Affairs Director11,700 GTQ
Medical Representative 6,130 GTQ
Medical Science Liaison8,270 GTQ
Molecular and Cellular Biologist9,060 GTQ
Nuclear Pharmacist1,140 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead12,500 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager12,000 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer8,760 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager8,430 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor9,520 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant7,070 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist7,760 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Research Associate9,640 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist10,400 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Researcher11,100 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager11,300 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager11,100 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative6,030 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager9,440 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Team Leader8,780 GTQ
Pharmaceutical Technologist6,850 GTQ
Pharmacist9,240 GTQ
Pharmacy Aide6,900 GTQ
Pharmacy Manager13,200 GTQ
Pharmacy Stock Controller6,010 GTQ
Pharmacy Technician5,840 GTQ
Records Management Coordinator5,440 GTQ
Shift Encapsulator6,280 GTQ
Staff Pharmacist8,560 GTQ

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

Median and salary distribution monthly Guatemala Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Guatemala range from 1,140 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 13,500 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,820 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 8,820 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 8,820 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 4,480 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 4,480 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 10,900 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 10,900 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 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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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 22% more than their female counterparts.

Female
8,150 GTQ
Male+22%
9,940 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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.

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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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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

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

51% of surveyed staff in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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
49%
No Bonus
51%

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

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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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Guatemala

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Guatemala Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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Average Salary 2016
8,060 GTQ
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,360 GTQ
Average Salary 2018+2%
8,540 GTQ
Average Salary 2019+3%
8,830 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala


52 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 52 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 52 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 7% more than that of All Jobs.

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