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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Guatemala 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Guatemala?

Average Monthly Salary
8,800 GTQ
( 106,000 GTQ yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor8,920 GTQ
Academic Coach8,370 GTQ
Academic Manager9,560 GTQ
Academic Specialist7,130 GTQ
Academic Staff6,100 GTQ
Accompanist6,900 GTQ
Achievement Coach8,750 GTQ
Admissions Specialist7,390 GTQ
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,360 GTQ
Anthropology Teacher6,530 GTQ
Arabic Language Teacher6,340 GTQ
Archeology Teacher7,010 GTQ
Architecture Teacher7,540 GTQ
Archivist5,770 GTQ
Art Teacher6,370 GTQ
Assistant School Principal8,740 GTQ
Assistant Teacher5,950 GTQ
Biochemistry Professor 9,230 GTQ
Biology Teacher6,760 GTQ
Bursary Scheme Manager7,500 GTQ
Business Teacher7,080 GTQ
Chemistry Teacher6,390 GTQ
Child Care Coordinator6,510 GTQ
Child Care Worker5,190 GTQ
Clinical School Psychologist9,870 GTQ
College Aide8,000 GTQ
College and Career Readiness Specialist9,270 GTQ
College President13,300 GTQ
Communications Teacher6,850 GTQ
Community Education Officer5,670 GTQ
Computer Science Teacher6,460 GTQ
Computer Teacher6,650 GTQ
Creative Writing Trainer7,650 GTQ
Credit Counselor8,570 GTQ
Cultural Studies Teacher6,440 GTQ
Curriculum Developer9,120 GTQ
Curriculum Specialist8,420 GTQ
Demonstrator5,910 GTQ
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,980 GTQ
Director of Learning Technology8,670 GTQ
Distance Learning Coordinator7,760 GTQ
Economics Lecturer11,000 GTQ
Education Administrator7,740 GTQ
Education Assistant Director8,840 GTQ
Education Assistant Principal7,470 GTQ
Education Assistant Professor9,600 GTQ
Education Consultant9,380 GTQ
Education Coordinator7,290 GTQ
Education Counselor7,920 GTQ
Education Director11,800 GTQ
Education Program Specialist8,740 GTQ
Education Researcher9,760 GTQ
Education Resource Specialist7,340 GTQ
Education Services Facilitator7,660 GTQ
Educational Psychologist10,200 GTQ
EFL Teacher6,750 GTQ
eLearning Trainer5,980 GTQ
Elementary School Teacher5,600 GTQ
Engineering Lecturer10,800 GTQ
Engineering Teacher9,160 GTQ
English Teacher6,140 GTQ
ESL Teacher6,550 GTQ
Faculty Assistant8,480 GTQ
Foreign Language Teacher6,110 GTQ
GED Teacher5,890 GTQ
Geography Teacher6,580 GTQ
Head of Mathematics Department8,720 GTQ
Head of School11,200 GTQ
High School Teacher7,230 GTQ
History Teacher6,840 GTQ
Infant Teacher4,940 GTQ
Instructional Assistant7,060 GTQ
Instructor7,380 GTQ
Kindergarten Teacher5,540 GTQ
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,470 GTQ
Law Teacher9,750 GTQ
Learning Designer7,880 GTQ
Lecturer9,510 GTQ
Librarian5,470 GTQ
Library Assistant4,280 GTQ
Library Director7,780 GTQ
Library Specialist5,700 GTQ
Life Sciences Teacher6,750 GTQ
Math Lecturer11,900 GTQ
Mathematics Teacher7,550 GTQ
Mentor7,190 GTQ
Middle School Teacher6,900 GTQ
Music Teacher6,000 GTQ
Nursery Manager10,100 GTQ
Nursery Worker4,150 GTQ
Paraprofessional9,210 GTQ
Physical Education Specialist7,090 GTQ
Physical Education Teacher6,120 GTQ
Physics Teacher 7,110 GTQ
Political Science Teacher7,190 GTQ
Post Doctoral Researcher10,800 GTQ
Preschool Education Administrator7,710 GTQ
Preschool Teacher5,310 GTQ
Primary School Teacher6,020 GTQ
Principal9,200 GTQ
Product Specialist7,690 GTQ
Professor - Accounting11,800 GTQ
Professor - Architecture11,900 GTQ
Professor - Biology11,400 GTQ
Professor - Business Administration10,900 GTQ
Professor - Chemical Engineering13,100 GTQ
Professor - Chemistry12,800 GTQ
Professor - Civil Engineering11,700 GTQ
Professor - Communication11,500 GTQ
Professor - Computer Science12,000 GTQ
Professor - Dentistry12,300 GTQ
Professor - Drama11,200 GTQ
Professor - Economics11,900 GTQ
Professor - Education11,600 GTQ
Professor - Electrical Engineering13,200 GTQ
Professor - English11,800 GTQ
Professor - Environmental Engineering12,500 GTQ
Professor - Foreign Languages11,500 GTQ
Professor - Geological Sciences11,800 GTQ
Professor - History11,700 GTQ
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,500 GTQ
Professor - Law12,300 GTQ
Professor - Legal Support10,900 GTQ
Professor - Liberal Arts12,400 GTQ
Professor - Marketing12,200 GTQ
Professor - Mathematics13,400 GTQ
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,000 GTQ
Professor - Medical Administration12,900 GTQ
Professor - Medicine13,200 GTQ
Professor - Music10,900 GTQ
Professor - Nursing11,000 GTQ
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences11,500 GTQ
Professor - Philosophy11,400 GTQ
Professor - Physical Therapy13,100 GTQ
Professor - Physics13,400 GTQ
Professor - Psychology12,000 GTQ
Professor - Rehabilitation11,100 GTQ
Professor - Social Work10,800 GTQ
Professor - Sociology11,700 GTQ
Professor - Special Education11,700 GTQ
Psychology Teacher9,470 GTQ
Public Management Assistant Professor10,400 GTQ
School Counselor8,840 GTQ
Science Educator6,650 GTQ
Science Laboratory Assistant6,230 GTQ
Science Teacher6,890 GTQ
Secondary Mathematics Teacher6,870 GTQ
Secondary School Teacher6,350 GTQ
Special Education Teacher6,730 GTQ
Special Needs Assistant5,710 GTQ
Statistics Lecturer11,500 GTQ
Student Accounts Coordinator6,640 GTQ
Student Development Specialist7,750 GTQ
Student Employment Specialist7,270 GTQ
Student Services6,170 GTQ
Student Support Manager8,120 GTQ
Substitute Teacher5,540 GTQ
Teacher6,130 GTQ
Teacher Aide5,410 GTQ
Teacher Trainer8,250 GTQ
Training and Development Specialist8,930 GTQ
Training Coordinator6,160 GTQ
Tutor6,720 GTQ
University Teacher11,400 GTQ
Vocational Education Teacher6,700 GTQ

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Guatemala

Median and salary distribution monthly Guatemala Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala Teaching / Education
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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.

7,970 GTQ
9,720 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Guatemala
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

How much are annual salary increments in Guatemala for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guatemala Teaching / Education
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guatemala
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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

Information Technology

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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guatemala

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Guatemala Teaching / Education
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Guatemala
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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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Guatemala

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Guatemala Teaching / Education
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Average Salary 2016
7,880 GTQ
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,170 GTQ
Average Salary 2018+2%
8,350 GTQ
Average Salary 2019+3%
8,640 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala

51 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 51 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 51 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Guatemala
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.

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