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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Guatemala 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
11,100 GTQ
( 133,000 GTQ yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Guatemala typically earns around 11,100 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 5,330 GTQ (lowest average) to 20,300 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 Advisor11,100 GTQ
Academic Coach10,500 GTQ
Academic Manager11,900 GTQ
Academic Specialist8,920 GTQ
Academic Staff7,620 GTQ
Accompanist8,630 GTQ
Achievement Coach10,900 GTQ
Admissions Specialist9,240 GTQ
Agricultural Sciences Teacher7,950 GTQ
Anthropology Teacher8,160 GTQ
Arabic Language Teacher7,920 GTQ
Archeology Teacher8,760 GTQ
Architecture Teacher9,420 GTQ
Archivist7,210 GTQ
Art Teacher7,960 GTQ
Assistant School Principal10,900 GTQ
Assistant Teacher7,440 GTQ
Biochemistry Professor 14,200 GTQ
Biology Teacher8,450 GTQ
Bursary Scheme Manager9,370 GTQ
Business Teacher8,850 GTQ
Chemistry Teacher7,990 GTQ
Child Care Coordinator8,140 GTQ
Child Care Worker6,490 GTQ
Clinical School Psychologist12,300 GTQ
College Aide10,000 GTQ
College and Career Readiness Specialist11,600 GTQ
College President18,500 GTQ
Communications Teacher8,570 GTQ
Community Education Officer7,080 GTQ
Computer Science Teacher8,070 GTQ
Computer Teacher8,310 GTQ
Creative Writing Trainer9,560 GTQ
Credit Counselor10,700 GTQ
Cultural Studies Teacher8,040 GTQ
Curriculum Developer11,400 GTQ
Curriculum Specialist10,500 GTQ
Demonstrator7,390 GTQ
Deputy Controller of Examinations9,970 GTQ
Director of Learning Technology10,800 GTQ
Distance Learning Coordinator9,700 GTQ
Economics Lecturer13,800 GTQ
Education Administrator9,670 GTQ
Education Assistant Director11,000 GTQ
Education Assistant Principal9,340 GTQ
Education Assistant Professor12,000 GTQ
Education Consultant11,700 GTQ
Education Coordinator9,110 GTQ
Education Counselor9,900 GTQ
Education Director14,800 GTQ
Education Program Specialist10,900 GTQ
Education Researcher12,200 GTQ
Education Resource Specialist9,180 GTQ
Education Services Facilitator9,580 GTQ
Educational Psychologist12,800 GTQ
EFL Teacher8,440 GTQ
eLearning Trainer7,470 GTQ
Elementary School Teacher7,000 GTQ
Engineering Lecturer13,500 GTQ
Engineering Teacher11,500 GTQ
English Teacher7,680 GTQ
ESL Teacher8,190 GTQ
Faculty Assistant10,600 GTQ
Foreign Language Teacher7,630 GTQ
GED Teacher7,360 GTQ
Geography Teacher8,220 GTQ
Head of Mathematics Department10,900 GTQ
Head of School14,000 GTQ
High School Teacher9,040 GTQ
History Teacher8,550 GTQ
Infant Teacher6,170 GTQ
Instructional Assistant8,820 GTQ
Instructor9,230 GTQ
Kindergarten Teacher6,920 GTQ
Language Instructor For Expatriate6,840 GTQ
Law Teacher12,200 GTQ
Learning Designer9,850 GTQ
Lecturer14,300 GTQ
Librarian6,840 GTQ
Library Assistant5,360 GTQ
Library Director9,720 GTQ
Library Specialist7,120 GTQ
Life Sciences Teacher8,430 GTQ
Math Lecturer14,900 GTQ
Mathematics Teacher9,440 GTQ
Mentor8,990 GTQ
Middle School Teacher8,630 GTQ
Music Teacher7,490 GTQ
Nursery Manager12,600 GTQ
Nursery Worker5,180 GTQ
Paraprofessional11,500 GTQ
Physical Education Specialist8,860 GTQ
Physical Education Teacher7,650 GTQ
Physics Teacher 8,880 GTQ
Political Science Teacher8,990 GTQ
Post Doctoral Researcher13,500 GTQ
Preschool Education Administrator9,640 GTQ
Preschool Teacher6,640 GTQ
Primary School Teacher7,530 GTQ
Principal12,300 GTQ
Product Specialist9,610 GTQ
Professor - Accounting14,800 GTQ
Professor - Architecture14,800 GTQ
Professor - Biology14,200 GTQ
Professor - Business Administration13,700 GTQ
Professor - Chemical Engineering16,400 GTQ
Professor - Chemistry15,900 GTQ
Professor - Civil Engineering14,600 GTQ
Professor - Communication14,300 GTQ
Professor - Computer Science14,900 GTQ
Professor - Dentistry15,400 GTQ
Professor - Drama14,000 GTQ
Professor - Economics14,900 GTQ
Professor - Education14,500 GTQ
Professor - Electrical Engineering16,500 GTQ
Professor - English14,800 GTQ
Professor - Environmental Engineering15,700 GTQ
Professor - Foreign Languages14,400 GTQ
Professor - Geological Sciences14,700 GTQ
Professor - History14,700 GTQ
Professor - Industrial Engineering14,400 GTQ
Professor - Law15,400 GTQ
Professor - Legal Support13,600 GTQ
Professor - Liberal Arts15,500 GTQ
Professor - Marketing15,200 GTQ
Professor - Mathematics16,800 GTQ
Professor - Mechanical Engineering16,200 GTQ
Professor - Medical Administration16,100 GTQ
Professor - Medicine18,000 GTQ
Professor - Music13,600 GTQ
Professor - Nursing13,800 GTQ
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences14,400 GTQ
Professor - Philosophy14,300 GTQ
Professor - Physical Therapy16,400 GTQ
Professor - Physics16,800 GTQ
Professor - Psychology15,100 GTQ
Professor - Rehabilitation13,900 GTQ
Professor - Social Work13,500 GTQ
Professor - Sociology14,600 GTQ
Professor - Special Education14,700 GTQ
Psychology Teacher12,300 GTQ
Public Management Assistant Professor13,000 GTQ
School Counselor11,100 GTQ
Science Educator8,310 GTQ
Science Laboratory Assistant7,790 GTQ
Science Teacher8,610 GTQ
Secondary Mathematics Teacher8,580 GTQ
Secondary School Teacher7,940 GTQ
Special Education Teacher8,420 GTQ
Special Needs Assistant7,130 GTQ
Statistics Lecturer14,400 GTQ
Student Accounts Coordinator8,300 GTQ
Student Development Specialist9,680 GTQ
Student Employment Specialist9,080 GTQ
Student Services7,720 GTQ
Student Support Manager10,200 GTQ
Substitute Teacher6,920 GTQ
Teacher7,670 GTQ
Teacher Aide6,770 GTQ
Teacher Trainer10,300 GTQ
Training and Development Specialist11,200 GTQ
Training Coordinator7,700 GTQ
Tutor8,400 GTQ
University Teacher14,300 GTQ
Vocational Education Teacher8,370 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 5,330 GTQ per month (minimum average salary) to 20,300 GTQ per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,900 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 10,900 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 10,900 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 7,300 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 7,300 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 15,300 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 15,300 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.

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 in Guatemala who work in Teaching / Education earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

11,900 GTQ
10,400 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

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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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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Guatemala

64 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 64 GTQ. This means that the average person in Guatemala earns approximately 64 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 6% 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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