A person working in Teaching / Education in Guatemala typically earns around 8,800 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 4,260 GTQ (lowest average) to 14,500 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 Teaching / Education 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 Advisor||8,920 GTQ|
|Academic Coach||8,370 GTQ|
|Academic Manager||9,560 GTQ|
|Academic Specialist||7,130 GTQ|
|Academic Staff||6,100 GTQ|
|Achievement Coach||8,750 GTQ|
|Admissions Specialist||7,390 GTQ|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||6,360 GTQ|
|Anthropology Teacher||6,530 GTQ|
|Arabic Language Teacher||6,340 GTQ|
|Archeology Teacher||7,010 GTQ|
|Architecture Teacher||7,540 GTQ|
|Art Teacher||6,370 GTQ|
|Assistant School Principal||8,740 GTQ|
|Assistant Teacher||5,950 GTQ|
|Biochemistry Professor||9,230 GTQ|
|Biology Teacher||6,760 GTQ|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||7,500 GTQ|
|Business Teacher||7,080 GTQ|
|Chemistry Teacher||6,390 GTQ|
|Child Care Coordinator||6,510 GTQ|
|Child Care Worker||5,190 GTQ|
|Clinical School Psychologist||9,870 GTQ|
|College Aide||8,000 GTQ|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||9,270 GTQ|
|College President||13,300 GTQ|
|Communications Teacher||6,850 GTQ|
|Community Education Officer||5,670 GTQ|
|Computer Science Teacher||6,460 GTQ|
|Computer Teacher||6,650 GTQ|
|Creative Writing Trainer||7,650 GTQ|
|Credit Counselor||8,570 GTQ|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||6,440 GTQ|
|Curriculum Developer||9,120 GTQ|
|Curriculum Specialist||8,420 GTQ|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||7,980 GTQ|
|Director of Learning Technology||8,670 GTQ|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||7,760 GTQ|
|Economics Lecturer||11,000 GTQ|
|Education Administrator||7,740 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Director||8,840 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Principal||7,470 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Professor||9,600 GTQ|
|Education Consultant||9,380 GTQ|
|Education Coordinator||7,290 GTQ|
|Education Counselor||7,920 GTQ|
|Education Director||11,800 GTQ|
|Education Program Specialist||8,740 GTQ|
|Education Researcher||9,760 GTQ|
|Education Resource Specialist||7,340 GTQ|
|Education Services Facilitator||7,660 GTQ|
|Educational Psychologist||10,200 GTQ|
|EFL Teacher||6,750 GTQ|
|eLearning Trainer||5,980 GTQ|
|Elementary School Teacher||5,600 GTQ|
|Engineering Lecturer||10,800 GTQ|
|Engineering Teacher||9,160 GTQ|
|English Teacher||6,140 GTQ|
|ESL Teacher||6,550 GTQ|
|Faculty Assistant||8,480 GTQ|
|Foreign Language Teacher||6,110 GTQ|
|GED Teacher||5,890 GTQ|
|Geography Teacher||6,580 GTQ|
|Head of Mathematics Department||8,720 GTQ|
|Head of School||11,200 GTQ|
|High School Teacher||7,230 GTQ|
|History Teacher||6,840 GTQ|
|Infant Teacher||4,940 GTQ|
|Instructional Assistant||7,060 GTQ|
|Kindergarten Teacher||5,540 GTQ|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||5,470 GTQ|
|Law Teacher||9,750 GTQ|
|Learning Designer||7,880 GTQ|
|Library Assistant||4,280 GTQ|
|Library Director||7,780 GTQ|
|Library Specialist||5,700 GTQ|
|Life Sciences Teacher||6,750 GTQ|
|Math Lecturer||11,900 GTQ|
|Mathematics Teacher||7,550 GTQ|
|Middle School Teacher||6,900 GTQ|
|Music Teacher||6,000 GTQ|
|Nursery Manager||10,100 GTQ|
|Nursery Worker||4,150 GTQ|
|Physical Education Specialist||7,090 GTQ|
|Physical Education Teacher||6,120 GTQ|
|Physics Teacher||7,110 GTQ|
|Political Science Teacher||7,190 GTQ|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||10,800 GTQ|
|Preschool Education Administrator||7,710 GTQ|
|Preschool Teacher||5,310 GTQ|
|Primary School Teacher||6,020 GTQ|
|Product Specialist||7,690 GTQ|
|Professor - Accounting||11,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Architecture||11,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Biology||11,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Business Administration||10,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||13,100 GTQ|
|Professor - Chemistry||12,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||11,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Communication||11,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Computer Science||12,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Dentistry||12,300 GTQ|
|Professor - Drama||11,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Economics||11,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Education||11,600 GTQ|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||13,200 GTQ|
|Professor - English||11,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||12,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||11,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||11,800 GTQ|
|Professor - History||11,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||11,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Law||12,300 GTQ|
|Professor - Legal Support||10,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||12,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Marketing||12,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Mathematics||13,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||13,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Medical Administration||12,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Medicine||13,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Music||10,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Nursing||11,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||11,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Philosophy||11,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||13,100 GTQ|
|Professor - Physics||13,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Psychology||12,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||11,100 GTQ|
|Professor - Social Work||10,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Sociology||11,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Special Education||11,700 GTQ|
|Psychology Teacher||9,470 GTQ|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||10,400 GTQ|
|School Counselor||8,840 GTQ|
|Science Educator||6,650 GTQ|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||6,230 GTQ|
|Science Teacher||6,890 GTQ|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||6,870 GTQ|
|Secondary School Teacher||6,350 GTQ|
|Special Education Teacher||6,730 GTQ|
|Special Needs Assistant||5,710 GTQ|
|Statistics Lecturer||11,500 GTQ|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||6,640 GTQ|
|Student Development Specialist||7,750 GTQ|
|Student Employment Specialist||7,270 GTQ|
|Student Services||6,170 GTQ|
|Student Support Manager||8,120 GTQ|
|Substitute Teacher||5,540 GTQ|
|Teacher Aide||5,410 GTQ|
|Teacher Trainer||8,250 GTQ|
|Training and Development Specialist||8,930 GTQ|
|Training Coordinator||6,160 GTQ|
|University Teacher||11,400 GTQ|
|Vocational Education Teacher||6,700 GTQ|
Teaching / Education salaries in Guatemala range from 4,260 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 14,500 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 8,620 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 8,620 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 8,620 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 5,800 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 5,800 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 11,400 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 11,400 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching / Education professionals in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 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.
Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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.
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||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Teaching / Education 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.
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 Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.