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Salaries in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

The salary in Costa Rica is $780. The average salary in micro-enterprises with up to 15 employees is $468; in small enterprises with up to 100 employees it’s $702, and $858 in medium-sized companies with over 100 employees. The average salary in large enterprises from 250 people in Costa Rica is $1 092. In the state-financed organizations in Costa Rica, the average salary is $624.






Average salaries in Costa Rica in 2022 and 2021

Average salary in Costa Rica in 2021 , it was $757, and in 2022 - $780. Average salary growth in Costa Rica for the year was 3%.

2022
2021
Average monthly salary
$780
$757
Large enterprises
$1 092
$1 059
Medium enterprises
$858
$832
Small businesses
$702
$681
Microenterprises
$468
$454
Public sector
$624
$605


Salaries in Costa Rica by field of activity

We calculate the average salary in Costa Rica by field of activity based on the main areas of employment in a particular city or country. The main areas of activity in Costa Rica so far are:

Public administration, court and notary

The average salary in Costa Rica in the state administration, the court and the notary is about $2 574. The salary of the head of the region is about $8 580, the salaries of local government deputies are $2 917, the average salaries of officials in Costa Rica region are $2 102. Judges salaries are approximately $5 148. The income of a private notary is $2 574, and the state one is about $2 574.

Head of the Administration
$8 580
Government deputies
$2 917
Government officials
$2 102
Judges
$5 148
Notary
$2 574


The education system

The average salary in the education system in Costa Rica is $601. The salary of a teacher at a school is $626, and the headmaster is $1 201. A kindergarten teacher in Costa Rica earns about $429, in turn, the head of the kindergarten receives $1 073. In the higher education system in Costa Rica, salaries are 15-20% higher, a university teacher receives about $1 030, and a university rector receives $3 518. The average salary of a college or technical school teacher is $909, and the director is $2 231.

School teacher
$626
Headmaster of the school
$1 201
University teacher
$1 030
University rector
$3 518
College teacher
$909
College director
$2 231
Kindergarten teacher
$429
Kindergarten head
$1 073


Medicine

The salary in the field of medicine in Costa Rica is $1 073. The salary of a general practitioner is $2 274, a surgeons salary is $1 544, a nurse receives $815, and the chief doctor at the hospital receives $2 274.

Chief Physician
$2 274
General Practitioner
$1 115
Doctor surgeon
$1 544
Nurse
$815




Law enforcement agencies

The security ministries in Costa Rica include law enforcement agencies, the military, bailiffs, etc.; Their allowance depends, as a rule, on the rank and position. The average salary of security forces in Costa Rica is $944. The salary of a Colonel is approximately $2 274, of a Major is $1 544, of a Lieutenant or a Warrant officer is $901, and enlisted personnel earns $686.

Colonel
$2 274
Major
$1 544
Lieutenant, Ensign
$901
Private, petty officer
$686


Public catering

The average salary in the public catering sector in Costa Rica is approximately $772. The salary of a chef in a restaurant or cafe is $1 073, of a barista is $901, the average salary of a waiter is about $686, and fast food workers salary in Costa Rica is $601.

Chef
$1 073
Barista
$901
Waiter
$686
Fast food worker
$601


Construction industry

The average salary in construction in Costa Rica is about $901. The salary of a civil engineer is $1 587, of a foreman is $1 201, the average salary of a house painter is about $729, of a crane operator is $858, and the salary of a construction worker is $686.

Civil engineer
$1 587
Foreman
$1 201
House painter
$729
Crane operator
$858
Construction worker
$686


IT

The average salary in the field of information technology in Costa Rica is $1 201. A programmer gets about $1 330, a web developer about $1 115, and a system administrator in Costa Rica earns $987.

Programmer
$1 330
Web Developer
$1 115
System Administrator
$987


Office employees

The volume of the monthly average salary of office employees in various fields of activity in Costa Rica is approximately $909 dollars. A sales manager in Costa Rica receives $944, an office manager - $901, an accountant - $858, and a lawyer salary in Costa Rica is about $987.

Sales Manager
$944
Office Manager
$901
Accountant
$858
Lawyer
$987


Trading

The monthly income of store employees in Costa Rica is $601. The salary of the cashier is $558, and the store director is $815.

Seller-cashier
$558
Store Directors
$815


Transport

The average salary in the transport industry in Costa Rica is $601. The salary of a driver is $686 dollars, a car mechanic is $644, and the income of a taxi driver in Costa Rica is about $1 201 per month.

Driver
$686
Car mechanic
$644
Taxi driver
$1 201


Utilities sector

The average salary of employees of the housing and communal services workers in Costa Rica is about $429. The salary of a plumber is $429, of an electrician is $558, and the average salary of a street cleaner is about $386.

Plumber
$515
Electrician
$558
Street cleaner
$386