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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||11,100 GTQ|
|Academic Coach||10,500 GTQ|
|Academic Manager||11,900 GTQ|
|Academic Specialist||8,920 GTQ|
|Academic Staff||7,620 GTQ|
|Achievement Coach||10,900 GTQ|
|Admissions Specialist||9,240 GTQ|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||7,950 GTQ|
|Anthropology Teacher||8,160 GTQ|
|Arabic Language Teacher||7,920 GTQ|
|Archeology Teacher||8,760 GTQ|
|Architecture Teacher||9,420 GTQ|
|Art Teacher||7,960 GTQ|
|Assistant School Principal||10,900 GTQ|
|Assistant Teacher||7,440 GTQ|
|Biochemistry Professor||14,200 GTQ|
|Biology Teacher||8,450 GTQ|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||9,370 GTQ|
|Business Teacher||8,850 GTQ|
|Chemistry Teacher||7,990 GTQ|
|Child Care Coordinator||8,140 GTQ|
|Child Care Worker||6,490 GTQ|
|Clinical School Psychologist||12,300 GTQ|
|College Aide||10,000 GTQ|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||11,600 GTQ|
|College President||18,500 GTQ|
|Communications Teacher||8,570 GTQ|
|Community Education Officer||7,080 GTQ|
|Computer Science Teacher||8,070 GTQ|
|Computer Teacher||8,310 GTQ|
|Creative Writing Trainer||9,560 GTQ|
|Credit Counselor||10,700 GTQ|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||8,040 GTQ|
|Curriculum Developer||11,400 GTQ|
|Curriculum Specialist||10,500 GTQ|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||9,970 GTQ|
|Director of Learning Technology||10,800 GTQ|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||9,700 GTQ|
|Economics Lecturer||13,800 GTQ|
|Education Administrator||9,670 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Director||11,000 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Principal||9,340 GTQ|
|Education Assistant Professor||12,000 GTQ|
|Education Consultant||11,700 GTQ|
|Education Coordinator||9,110 GTQ|
|Education Counselor||9,900 GTQ|
|Education Director||14,800 GTQ|
|Education Program Specialist||10,900 GTQ|
|Education Researcher||12,200 GTQ|
|Education Resource Specialist||9,180 GTQ|
|Education Services Facilitator||9,580 GTQ|
|Educational Psychologist||12,800 GTQ|
|EFL Teacher||8,440 GTQ|
|eLearning Trainer||7,470 GTQ|
|Elementary School Teacher||7,000 GTQ|
|Engineering Lecturer||13,500 GTQ|
|Engineering Teacher||11,500 GTQ|
|English Teacher||7,680 GTQ|
|ESL Teacher||8,190 GTQ|
|Faculty Assistant||10,600 GTQ|
|Foreign Language Teacher||7,630 GTQ|
|GED Teacher||7,360 GTQ|
|Geography Teacher||8,220 GTQ|
|Head of Mathematics Department||10,900 GTQ|
|Head of School||14,000 GTQ|
|High School Teacher||9,040 GTQ|
|History Teacher||8,550 GTQ|
|Infant Teacher||6,170 GTQ|
|Instructional Assistant||8,820 GTQ|
|Kindergarten Teacher||6,920 GTQ|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||6,840 GTQ|
|Law Teacher||12,200 GTQ|
|Learning Designer||9,850 GTQ|
|Library Assistant||5,360 GTQ|
|Library Director||9,720 GTQ|
|Library Specialist||7,120 GTQ|
|Life Sciences Teacher||8,430 GTQ|
|Math Lecturer||14,900 GTQ|
|Mathematics Teacher||9,440 GTQ|
|Middle School Teacher||8,630 GTQ|
|Music Teacher||7,490 GTQ|
|Nursery Manager||12,600 GTQ|
|Nursery Worker||5,180 GTQ|
|Physical Education Specialist||8,860 GTQ|
|Physical Education Teacher||7,650 GTQ|
|Physics Teacher||8,880 GTQ|
|Political Science Teacher||8,990 GTQ|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||13,500 GTQ|
|Preschool Education Administrator||9,640 GTQ|
|Preschool Teacher||6,640 GTQ|
|Primary School Teacher||7,530 GTQ|
|Product Specialist||9,610 GTQ|
|Professor - Accounting||14,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Architecture||14,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Biology||14,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Business Administration||13,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||16,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Chemistry||15,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||14,600 GTQ|
|Professor - Communication||14,300 GTQ|
|Professor - Computer Science||14,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Dentistry||15,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Drama||14,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Economics||14,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Education||14,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||16,500 GTQ|
|Professor - English||14,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||15,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||14,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||14,700 GTQ|
|Professor - History||14,700 GTQ|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||14,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Law||15,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Legal Support||13,600 GTQ|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||15,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Marketing||15,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Mathematics||16,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||16,200 GTQ|
|Professor - Medical Administration||16,100 GTQ|
|Professor - Medicine||18,000 GTQ|
|Professor - Music||13,600 GTQ|
|Professor - Nursing||13,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||14,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Philosophy||14,300 GTQ|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||16,400 GTQ|
|Professor - Physics||16,800 GTQ|
|Professor - Psychology||15,100 GTQ|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||13,900 GTQ|
|Professor - Social Work||13,500 GTQ|
|Professor - Sociology||14,600 GTQ|
|Professor - Special Education||14,700 GTQ|
|Psychology Teacher||12,300 GTQ|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||13,000 GTQ|
|School Counselor||11,100 GTQ|
|Science Educator||8,310 GTQ|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||7,790 GTQ|
|Science Teacher||8,610 GTQ|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||8,580 GTQ|
|Secondary School Teacher||7,940 GTQ|
|Special Education Teacher||8,420 GTQ|
|Special Needs Assistant||7,130 GTQ|
|Statistics Lecturer||14,400 GTQ|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||8,300 GTQ|
|Student Development Specialist||9,680 GTQ|
|Student Employment Specialist||9,080 GTQ|
|Student Services||7,720 GTQ|
|Student Support Manager||10,200 GTQ|
|Substitute Teacher||6,920 GTQ|
|Teacher Aide||6,770 GTQ|
|Teacher Trainer||10,300 GTQ|
|Training and Development Specialist||11,200 GTQ|
|Training Coordinator||7,700 GTQ|
|University Teacher||14,300 GTQ|
|Vocational Education Teacher||8,370 GTQ|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 6% more than that of All Jobs.
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.