A person working in Teaching / Education in Dominican Republic typically earns around 21,100 DOP per month. Salaries range from 10,100 DOP (lowest average) to 38,400 DOP (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||20,700 DOP|
|Academic Coach||19,500 DOP|
|Academic Manager||23,300 DOP|
|Academic Specialist||18,700 DOP|
|Academic Staff||15,500 DOP|
|Achievement Coach||19,600 DOP|
|Admissions Specialist||17,100 DOP|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||16,200 DOP|
|Anthropology Teacher||17,200 DOP|
|Arabic Language Teacher||15,300 DOP|
|Archeology Teacher||16,500 DOP|
|Architecture Teacher||19,100 DOP|
|Art Teacher||15,500 DOP|
|Assistant School Principal||22,100 DOP|
|Assistant Teacher||13,300 DOP|
|Biochemistry Professor||28,500 DOP|
|Biology Teacher||16,700 DOP|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||18,800 DOP|
|Business Teacher||16,800 DOP|
|Chemistry Teacher||15,300 DOP|
|Child Care Coordinator||16,800 DOP|
|Child Care Worker||13,000 DOP|
|Clinical School Psychologist||24,900 DOP|
|College Aide||21,400 DOP|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||21,900 DOP|
|College President||36,100 DOP|
|Communications Teacher||16,400 DOP|
|Community Education Officer||14,000 DOP|
|Computer Science Teacher||16,200 DOP|
|Computer Teacher||15,800 DOP|
|Creative Writing Trainer||19,900 DOP|
|Credit Counselor||20,100 DOP|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||16,000 DOP|
|Curriculum Developer||20,200 DOP|
|Curriculum Specialist||20,300 DOP|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||18,600 DOP|
|Director of Learning Technology||21,600 DOP|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||18,000 DOP|
|Economics Lecturer||27,800 DOP|
|Education Administrator||18,200 DOP|
|Education Assistant Director||20,900 DOP|
|Education Assistant Principal||16,900 DOP|
|Education Assistant Professor||22,900 DOP|
|Education Consultant||22,900 DOP|
|Education Coordinator||16,800 DOP|
|Education Counselor||19,700 DOP|
|Education Director||28,600 DOP|
|Education Program Specialist||20,100 DOP|
|Education Researcher||24,200 DOP|
|Education Resource Specialist||17,700 DOP|
|Education Services Facilitator||17,900 DOP|
|Educational Psychologist||25,700 DOP|
|EFL Teacher||15,900 DOP|
|eLearning Trainer||15,200 DOP|
|Elementary School Teacher||13,200 DOP|
|Engineering Lecturer||26,900 DOP|
|Engineering Teacher||22,300 DOP|
|English Teacher||15,000 DOP|
|ESL Teacher||16,400 DOP|
|Faculty Assistant||20,300 DOP|
|Foreign Language Teacher||15,600 DOP|
|GED Teacher||14,200 DOP|
|Geography Teacher||15,200 DOP|
|Head of Mathematics Department||21,500 DOP|
|Head of School||27,700 DOP|
|High School Teacher||17,100 DOP|
|History Teacher||16,500 DOP|
|Infant Teacher||12,000 DOP|
|Instructional Assistant||16,900 DOP|
|Kindergarten Teacher||13,500 DOP|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||12,800 DOP|
|Law Teacher||22,500 DOP|
|Learning Designer||18,800 DOP|
|Library Assistant||11,500 DOP|
|Library Director||18,100 DOP|
|Library Specialist||14,400 DOP|
|Life Sciences Teacher||15,200 DOP|
|Math Lecturer||28,000 DOP|
|Mathematics Teacher||19,100 DOP|
|Middle School Teacher||17,300 DOP|
|Music Teacher||14,800 DOP|
|Nursery Manager||23,600 DOP|
|Nursery Worker||10,400 DOP|
|Physical Education Specialist||17,400 DOP|
|Physical Education Teacher||14,300 DOP|
|Physics Teacher||16,300 DOP|
|Political Science Teacher||17,400 DOP|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||24,800 DOP|
|Preschool Education Administrator||17,800 DOP|
|Preschool Teacher||13,900 DOP|
|Primary School Teacher||14,600 DOP|
|Product Specialist||18,700 DOP|
|Professor - Accounting||29,700 DOP|
|Professor - Architecture||29,000 DOP|
|Professor - Biology||29,800 DOP|
|Professor - Business Administration||28,000 DOP|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||29,500 DOP|
|Professor - Chemistry||30,800 DOP|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||27,500 DOP|
|Professor - Communication||29,000 DOP|
|Professor - Computer Science||29,400 DOP|
|Professor - Dentistry||29,400 DOP|
|Professor - Drama||28,700 DOP|
|Professor - Economics||29,800 DOP|
|Professor - Education||31,100 DOP|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||31,200 DOP|
|Professor - English||27,200 DOP|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||30,900 DOP|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||27,600 DOP|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||27,400 DOP|
|Professor - History||29,400 DOP|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||28,000 DOP|
|Professor - Law||32,300 DOP|
|Professor - Legal Support||27,700 DOP|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||27,800 DOP|
|Professor - Marketing||30,300 DOP|
|Professor - Mathematics||32,300 DOP|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||30,300 DOP|
|Professor - Medical Administration||32,500 DOP|
|Professor - Medicine||35,200 DOP|
|Professor - Music||25,800 DOP|
|Professor - Nursing||28,200 DOP|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||28,600 DOP|
|Professor - Philosophy||30,600 DOP|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||30,900 DOP|
|Professor - Physics||30,700 DOP|
|Professor - Psychology||29,600 DOP|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||26,500 DOP|
|Professor - Social Work||25,000 DOP|
|Professor - Sociology||29,100 DOP|
|Professor - Special Education||28,400 DOP|
|Psychology Teacher||22,800 DOP|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||24,700 DOP|
|School Counselor||22,800 DOP|
|Science Educator||16,200 DOP|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||14,800 DOP|
|Science Teacher||15,900 DOP|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||16,100 DOP|
|Secondary School Teacher||15,400 DOP|
|Special Education Teacher||17,700 DOP|
|Special Needs Assistant||14,600 DOP|
|Statistics Lecturer||28,000 DOP|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||15,800 DOP|
|Student Development Specialist||18,200 DOP|
|Student Employment Specialist||18,400 DOP|
|Student Services||14,900 DOP|
|Student Support Manager||20,200 DOP|
|Substitute Teacher||14,000 DOP|
|Teacher Aide||12,800 DOP|
|Teacher Trainer||19,900 DOP|
|Training and Development Specialist||20,200 DOP|
|Training Coordinator||15,000 DOP|
|University Teacher||26,800 DOP|
|Vocational Education Teacher||15,400 DOP|
Teaching / Education salaries in Dominican Republic range from 10,100 DOP per month (starting average salary) to 38,400 DOP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 20,000 DOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 20,000 DOP while the other half are earning more than 20,000 DOP. 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 16,300 DOP while 75% of them are earning more than 16,300 DOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 23,500 DOP while 25% are earning more than 23,500 DOP.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 12,700 DOP to 19,200 DOP. Approximatly 20% fall under the 12,700 DOP cap. Ten percent of wages are from 19,200 DOP to 22,100 DOP. Only 5% of people grossed 22,100 DOP or more.
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 Dominican Republic costs anywhere from 99,300 Dominican Peso(s) to 298,000 Dominican Peso(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 Dominican Republic who work in Teaching / Education earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Dominican Republic are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Dominican Republic for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
46% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Teaching / Education salaries in Dominican Republic are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Dominican Republic is 58 DOP. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
|Santo Domingo||23,800 DOP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 20,000 DOP and 23,500 DOP. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Teaching / Education in Dominican Republic is ranges from 16,300 DOP to 23,500 DOP. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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