Pay in Jamaica - Jamaican wages, pay rates and pay scales

by Rebecca
(Salida, CO, USA)


QUESTION: Also, we have a friend who works at a resort hotel in Jamaica. He says that he doesn't get paid well. What is the average yearly income for resort help?



ANSWER: by Wellesley February 16, 2012



How timely Rebecca!

I think I actually answered a part of this question in this answer to jamaican spending in a week Rebecca.

Take a peek at that for some background.

I mentioned the minimum wage though, and that it is currently at 4,500 Jamaican dollars per week, effective February 28, 2011.

The Gleaner added: "In the case of industrial security guards, the minimum wage will increase from $6,050 to $6,655 for a 40-hour workweek. The guards will also receive an increase in dog handler's premium from $20.35 per hour to $22.39. Firearm premium allowance is to be increased from $30.25 per hour to $33.28 while laundry allowance is to move from $27.50 to $30.25 per hour." (Gleaner Newspaper)

As the name implies, minimum wage is the lowest rate or wage employees can pay their employees per week and I believe that your friend should be getting something above that.

I was not too successful determining the wage for hotel workers specifically but I manage to get some useful and insightful information from the statistical institute of Jamaica (STATIN see chart above.

It shows "the average of weekly wage earners in large establishments, by industry groups" for periods in 2008 and 2009.

They don't appear to have much more recent data but that is still helpful - I think.

The category "Trade, Hotels and Restaurants", which would include hotel workers, showed that the average base wage was 6,534 in 2008 but moved to 7,711 by September 2007 - yes all Jamaican dollars.

All sectors average $8,868 per week at September 2009 according to STATIN.

I also consulted Payscale.com.
It's a website that allows people to research jobs, while posting their current earnings and it showed some very useful information.

Here is the report, actually a live and dynamic feed (auto updated).

Median Salary by Job - Country: Jamaica (Jamaica)Median Salary by Job
Compare your salary: Get a free Salary Report


Take good notes of the amounts.
Those figures, by the way, are all in USD, American dollars. To get the Jamaican equivalent feel free to use the links provided on our Jamaican currency page.

I hope this helps Rebecca!

See Also: Jamaican Currency Exchange

Don't Miss: The Jamaica Travel Guide.

Note: By the way Rebecca, this Q&A will also be posted on our popular facebook fan page so I am inviting you to follow the responses over there as well. Our address is http://facebook.com/myislandjamaica

Regards,
Wellesley



(pay rates in Jamaica, payroll in jamaica,wages in jamaica)

Comments for Pay in Jamaica - Jamaican wages, pay rates and pay scales

Click here to add your own comments

May 24, 2016
Jamaican Pay Scale
by: Anonymous

Hi
Payscale.com has the Pays of Jamaican workers WRONG. Where is this incorrect information coming from. the Poor RN nurses can't even afford a house
and they are paid some thing over 100,000 JMD. Our Police force is stressed with a 100, 000 JMD salary where they have 5 or more dues for uniforms etc deducted from this amount. There is so much poverty that these Nurses Teachers and others are seeking jobs in other countries. Payscale please get your information from the Jamaican workers PLEASE

Jun 28, 2015
The ''Median Salary By Job'' Graph
by: Anonymous

Are Those Amounts for yearly or monthly because im actually going to become an accountant next month :)

Jan 03, 2015
the quoted rate is per ???
by: Yvonne

This rate does not say if it is annually, monthly or weekly.

Aug 07, 2012
Be cautious with the source of data
by: Anonymous

Payscale.com does not seem to be a reliable source since its calculations are based on unscientific research. It is not true that lower school teachers in Jamaica earn more than high school teachers.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.


Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

New!
I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale
Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page









What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Jamaican Roots Drink - Best Jamaican Roots Tonics and Wines

    Dec 05, 16 11:22 PM

    Jamaican Roots Drink; What's unique about them? What are the best ones? Here is your answer

    Read More

  2. Jamaican Porridge Recipes - 3 Easy Recipes For You - Cornmeal, Peanut & Banana

    Dec 05, 16 10:59 PM

    What's your favourite Jamaican porridge? Well, we have three great (and simple) recipes for you here too.

    Read More

  3. CVM TV Jamaica - Looking In, Looking Out, Looking Even Better

    Dec 05, 16 06:54 AM

    A quick background on the history, programmes, contact and personalities for CVM TV Jamaica

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Plantain - Fried, Baked, Grilled Or Even As Porridge - Have It Your Way

    Dec 04, 16 07:48 PM

    Ripe, green, fried, cooked, baked, grated, blended; this list speaks of the versatility of a mystery fruit - Jamaican plantain.

    Read More


Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy


Resources

free_money_making_report

Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink


(Click on the drink below)