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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Guatemala 2020

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Guatemala?


Average Monthly Salary
14,200 GTQ
( 170,000 GTQ yearly)

LOW
5,070
GTQ
AVERAGE
14,200
GTQ
HIGH
23,400
GTQ

A person working in Science and Technical Services in Guatemala typically earns around 14,200 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 5,070 GTQ (lowest average) to 23,400 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist9,890 GTQ
Algorithm Developer12,400 GTQ
Analytical Chemist19,100 GTQ
Anthropologist13,500 GTQ
Archeologist12,600 GTQ
Assistant Breeder6,280 GTQ
Astronomer21,900 GTQ
Atmospheric and Space Scientist17,600 GTQ
Behavior Analyst11,900 GTQ
Behavior Intervention Specialist13,000 GTQ
Biochemist20,900 GTQ
Biofuels Processing Technician8,230 GTQ
Biofuels Production Manager14,400 GTQ
Biologist21,100 GTQ
Biomedical Scientist21,800 GTQ
Biophysicist20,900 GTQ
Chemical Engineer9,690 GTQ
Chemical Technologist9,510 GTQ
Chemist19,600 GTQ
Chief Technologist18,700 GTQ
Climate Change Analyst13,000 GTQ
Clinical Laboratory Scientist21,000 GTQ
Computer Scientist15,400 GTQ
Conservation Scientist16,700 GTQ
Data Scientist16,500 GTQ
DNA Analyst21,700 GTQ
Ecologist15,300 GTQ
Economic Development Specialist15,300 GTQ
Flavourist6,840 GTQ
Food Scientist13,900 GTQ
Forensic Scientist17,600 GTQ
Formulation Technologist8,500 GTQ
Fraud Investigator9,910 GTQ
Genomics Scientist21,400 GTQ
Geographer11,800 GTQ
Geographic Information Systems Technician7,470 GTQ
Geological Data Technician7,230 GTQ
Geological Technician8,810 GTQ
Geologist17,100 GTQ
Geomatics Scientist17,100 GTQ
Geophysical Data Technician6,700 GTQ
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist15,200 GTQ
Hydrologist13,300 GTQ
Industrial Ecologist14,100 GTQ
Intelligence Analyst12,100 GTQ
Knowledge Management Specialist10,300 GTQ
Laboratory Manager14,700 GTQ
Laboratory Researcher9,460 GTQ
Laboratory Technician6,390 GTQ
Life Sciences Analyst14,800 GTQ
Life Scientist15,700 GTQ
Marine Architect12,400 GTQ
Marine Biologist15,500 GTQ
Marine Superintendent8,960 GTQ
Materials Analyst9,260 GTQ
Materials Scientist16,300 GTQ
Mathematician17,100 GTQ
Medical Scientist22,500 GTQ
Metallurgist15,200 GTQ
Meteorologist15,100 GTQ
Microbiologist21,900 GTQ
Natural Language Processing Researcher13,300 GTQ
Natural Resource Specialist12,000 GTQ
Natural Sciences Manager19,600 GTQ
Nuclear Engineer22,100 GTQ
Physical Scientist17,800 GTQ
Physicist20,000 GTQ
Political Scientist16,500 GTQ
Polygraph Examiner5,730 GTQ
Polysomnographic Technologist9,690 GTQ
Product Development Scientist17,500 GTQ
Quantitative Research Analyst13,500 GTQ
Quantitative Researcher14,800 GTQ
Radiation Protection Specialist11,800 GTQ
Refrigeration Technician4,950 GTQ
Research Scientist15,100 GTQ
Risk Safety Engineer9,060 GTQ
Scientific Photographer9,260 GTQ
Scientific Programmer13,000 GTQ
Scientist14,400 GTQ
Service Engineer9,230 GTQ
Service Technician6,350 GTQ
Social Science Research Assistant9,160 GTQ
Social Scientist16,800 GTQ
Sociologist16,000 GTQ
Soil Scientist13,300 GTQ
Statistical Analyst9,490 GTQ
Statistical Assistant6,850 GTQ
Statistician14,000 GTQ
Survey Analyst9,440 GTQ
Survey Researcher8,690 GTQ
Surveying and Mapping Technician5,850 GTQ
Team Leader12,400 GTQ
Technical Manager14,100 GTQ
Technical Officer6,450 GTQ
Technical Service Director18,800 GTQ
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist9,130 GTQ
Technical Services Research and Development Manager21,600 GTQ
Technical Services Research Coordinator11,100 GTQ
Technician6,070 GTQ
Water Ecologist17,400 GTQ
Wildlife Biologist15,200 GTQ

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

Median and salary distribution monthly Guatemala Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Guatemala range from 5,070 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 23,400 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,200 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 14,200 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 14,200 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 8,670 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 8,670 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 18,800 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 18,800 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Science and Technical Services
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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 Science and Technical Services earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
14,600 GTQ
Female-6%
13,700 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

How much are annual salary increments in Guatemala for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 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 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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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

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

50% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% 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
50%
No Bonus
50%

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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala


82 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 82 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 82 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 36% more 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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