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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

522.97 CRC = 1 USD

24,139,348 CRC

$46,158 USD
San José

24,140,917 CRC

14,120,248 CRC

$27,000 USD
Including "San José"
Excluding "San José"

Average Salary / Costa Rica

Average salary in Costa Rica is 24,139,348 CRC per year. The most typical earning is 14,120,248 CRC. All data are based on 230 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 26,776,174 CRC. Women receive a salary of 16,839,703 CRC.

The most paid careers are Manufacturing & Labor Workers with average income 52,924,781 CRC and Engineers & Technicians IV with income 49,943,840 CRC.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of 31,796,706 CRC. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of 22,226,316 CRC.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 45,498,577 CRC. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 39,118,317 CRC.

Levels / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

Salary Levels (CRC) per Year Surveys [%]
1,568,900 CRC - 2,614,299 CRC
0 n/a
2,614,900 CRC - 5,229,199 CRC
8 100%
3.48%
5,229,700 CRC - 7,844,099 CRC
24 96.52%
10.43%
7,844,600 CRC - 10,458,899 CRC
19 86.09%
8.26%
10,459,400 CRC - 13,073,799 CRC
23 77.83%
10%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
13,074,300 CRC - 15,688,599 CRC
25 67.83%
10.87%
15,689,200 CRC - 18,303,499 CRC
13 56.96%
5.65%
18,304,000 CRC - 20,918,399 CRC
22 51.3%
9.57%
20,918,900 CRC - 23,533,199 CRC
11 41.74%
4.78%
23,533,700 CRC - 26,148,099 CRC
14 36.96%
6.09%
26,148,600 CRC - 28,762,899 CRC
10 30.87%
4.35%
28,763,500 CRC - 31,377,799 CRC
11 26.52%
4.78%
31,378,300 CRC - 33,992,699 CRC
7 21.74%
3.04%
33,993,200 CRC - 36,607,499 CRC
8 18.7%
3.48%
36,608,100 CRC - 39,222,399 CRC
3 15.22%
1.3%
39,222,900 CRC - 41,837,199 CRC
2 13.91%
0.87%
41,837,800 CRC - 44,452,099 CRC
7 13.04%
3.04%
44,452,600 CRC - 47,066,999 CRC
0 n/a
47,067,500 CRC - 49,681,799 CRC
1 10%
0.43%
49,682,400 CRC - 52,296,699 CRC
5 9.57%
2.17%
52,297,200 CRC - 54,911,599 CRC
1 7.39%
0.43%
54,912,100 CRC - 57,526,399 CRC
1 6.96%
0.43%
57,526,900 CRC - 60,141,299 CRC
0 n/a
60,141,800 CRC - 62,756,099 CRC
3 6.52%
1.3%
62,756,700 CRC - 65,370,999 CRC
2 5.22%
0.87%
65,371,500 CRC - 67,985,899 CRC
1 4.35%
0.43%
67,986,400 CRC - 70,600,699 CRC
0 n/a
70,601,200 CRC - 73,215,599 CRC
0 n/a
73,216,100 CRC - 75,830,399 CRC
0 n/a
75,831,000 CRC - 78,445,299 CRC
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
78,445,800 CRC - 83,674,999 CRC
1 3.91%
0.43%
83,675,500 CRC - 88,904,699 CRC
1 3.48%
0.43%
88,905,300 CRC - 94,134,499 CRC
1 3.04%
0.43%
94,135,000 CRC - 99,364,199 CRC
1 2.61%
0.43%
99,364,700 CRC - 104,593,899 CRC
2 2.17%
0.87%
104,594,400 CRC - 109,823,599 CRC
1 1.3%
0.43%
109,824,200 CRC - 115,053,399 CRC
1 0.87%
0.43%
115,053,900 CRC - 120,283,099 CRC
0 n/a
120,283,600 CRC - 125,512,799 CRC
0 n/a
125,513,300 CRC - 130,742,499 CRC
1 0.43%
0.43%
130,743,000 CRC - 183,040,299 CRC
0 n/a

Gender / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 155 26,776,174 CRC
2 Women 57 16,839,703 CRC

Education / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 66 31,796,706 CRC
2 Bachelors Degree 123 22,226,316 CRC
3 Doctorate Degree 7 21,389,561 CRC
4 High School 10 17,624,161 CRC
5 Some College 23 16,996,595 CRC
6 Bellow H. School 1 5,491,207 CRC

Experience / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 15 45,498,577 CRC
2 20+ Years 22 39,118,317 CRC
3 8-12 Years 46 28,763,468 CRC
4 12-16 Years 26 25,207,257 CRC
5 4-8 Years 57 20,657,400 CRC
6 2-4 Years 32 15,113,895 CRC
7 1-2 Years 16 13,649,573 CRC
8 0-1 Year 16 9,465,795 CRC

Age / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 46-50 13 48,322,627 CRC
2 66-70 2 38,647,642 CRC
3 41-45 16 36,817,239 CRC
4 36-40 32 29,600,223 CRC
5 31-35 54 25,991,716 CRC
6 n/a 18 24,318,205 CRC
7 51-55 1 21,337,263 CRC
8 56-60 5 19,193,078 CRC
9 26-30 57 16,996,595 CRC
10 14-20 4 13,754,167 CRC
11 21-25 27 11,871,467 CRC
12 61-65 1 6,118,774 CRC

Work Type / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 5 39,222,911 CRC
2 Permanent 206 24,161,313 CRC
3 Contract 15 22,435,505 CRC
4 Part Time 4 11,087,009 CRC

Cities / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Cartago 4 34,254,676 CRC
2 --Other-- 23 26,410,093 CRC
3 San José 197 24,161,313 CRC
4 San Ramón 2 9,361,201 CRC
5 Limón 4 8,315,257 CRC

Career Groups / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 3 52,924,781 CRC
2 Engineers & Technicians IV 1 49,943,840 CRC
3 Sports & Recreation 1 39,275,208 CRC
4 Management & Business 29 37,444,806 CRC
5 Making Design 3 36,294,267 CRC
6 Human Resources 13 29,861,709 CRC
7 Salesmen & Saleswomen 4 29,391,035 CRC
8 Health Care & Medical II 4 28,449,685 CRC
9 IT & Programming II 24 27,926,713 CRC
10 Engineers & Technicians III 1 25,521,041 CRC
11 IT & Programming 45 23,899,827 CRC
12 Law 3 22,592,397 CRC
13 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 14 20,605,102 CRC
14 Engineers & Technicians 15 20,395,914 CRC
15 Engineers & Technicians V 4 20,239,022 CRC
16 Finance & Banking 14 19,977,536 CRC
17 Insurance 2 19,925,239 CRC
18 Media 2 18,408,619 CRC
19 Properties & Real Estates 6 17,624,161 CRC
20 Engineers & Technicians II 2 17,414,972 CRC
21 Automobile 1 17,414,972 CRC
22 Accounting & Administration 15 14,381,734 CRC
23 Education & University 5 14,067,950 CRC
24 Hotels & Tourism 2 13,701,870 CRC
25 Health Care & Medical 3 11,296,198 CRC
26 Organization & Coordination 2 8,576,743 CRC
27 Customer Services 7 8,367,554 CRC
28 Construction & Labor Workers 2 8,262,960 CRC
29 Public Sector 1 7,844,582 CRC
30 Architect Constructions 2 7,060,124 CRC

Careers / Costa Rica (Gross CRC)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 3 80,276,225 CRC
2 J2EE Developer 2 74,889,612 CRC
3 Real Estate Broker 1 62,756,658 CRC
4 Director 5 61,135,444 CRC
5 Other Manufacturing Career 2 58,363,692 CRC
6 IT Researching 1 50,205,326 CRC
7 Pharmaceutical Sales 2 47,747,357 CRC
8 Plant Manager 1 47,747,357 CRC
9 Research Engineer 1 41,837,772 CRC
10 Sales Manager 4 36,608,050 CRC
11 Software Engineer 9 33,940,892 CRC
12 Security Specialist 2 33,784,001 CRC
13 Manager 9 33,208,731 CRC
14 Human Resources Manager 4 33,156,434 CRC
15 IT Manager 5 32,476,570 CRC
16 Credit Administrator 1 31,378,329 CRC
17 Lead Developer 3 29,547,926 CRC
18 Other Human Resource Career 6 29,443,332 CRC
19 Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 29,391,035 CRC
20 Computer Architect 2 26,253,202 CRC
21 Quality Manager 1 25,730,229 CRC
22 Investment Manager 1 25,102,663 CRC
23 System Analyst 3 24,527,394 CRC
24 IT Project Manager 11 24,109,016 CRC
25 Business Manager 2 23,429,152 CRC
26 Education Coordinator 2 22,853,883 CRC
27 Media Manager 1 21,494,155 CRC
28 Database Administrator 2 21,337,263 CRC
29 Other Engineer Career 3 21,284,966 CRC
30 Lawyer 2 20,761,994 CRC
31 Business Administration 2 20,657,400 CRC
32 Product Manager 1 19,872,941 CRC
33 Mechanical Engineer 3 19,611,455 CRC
34 Java Developer 4 18,983,889 CRC
35 Customer Service Manager 1 18,251,728 CRC
36 Financial Analyst 6 18,199,430 CRC
37 Web Developer 2 17,362,675 CRC
38 .NET Developer 5 16,525,920 CRC
39 Project Manager 3 16,316,731 CRC
40 Software Developer 7 16,159,839 CRC
41 Other Management Career 3 14,695,517 CRC
42 Economist 2 13,649,573 CRC
43 Marketing 2 13,178,898 CRC
44 Engineer 4 12,708,223 CRC
45 Electrical Engineer 2 11,766,873 CRC
46 Other Administration Career 2 10,982,415 CRC
47 System Administrator 1 10,982,415 CRC
48 Other IT Career 3 10,825,523 CRC
49 Accountant 5 9,047,418 CRC
50 Property Manager 2 8,315,257 CRC
51 Other Public Sector Career 1 7,844,582 CRC
52 Commercial Real Estate Broker 1 7,530,799 CRC
53 Doctor 2 7,373,907 CRC
54 Call Center 4 7,164,718 CRC
55 Architect 2 7,060,124 CRC
56 Primary School Teacher 2 6,118,774 CRC
57 Customer Consultant 2 5,752,693 CRC
58 Other Property Career 1 5,491,207 CRC

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Insights Manager (Man)
Posted 11 January 2024

What I do?

"Market research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 41,837,800 CRC

49/50  Tax Law (Man)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"International Tax Law consultant."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 10,595,900 CRC

48/50  Analista Financiera (Woman)
Posted 29 September 2022

What I do?

"ANALISTA FINANCIERA- CONTADORA."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 8,469,500 CRC

47/50  Developer (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"HTML, Apache."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 13,914,700 CRC

46/50  Real Estate Broker (Man)
Posted 12 July 2022

What I do?

"35 years in Costa Rica real estate - running the business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José High School 16-20 Years Expert 62,756,700 CRC

45/50  Business Development Manager - It (Man)
Posted 11 June 2022

What I do?

"Administration Finance Project manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 31,378,300 CRC

44/50  Intern (Woman)
Posted 08 April 2022

What I do?

"Windows."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Some College 0-1 Year Basic 5,111,000 CRC

43/50  Chemical Engineer I (Woman)
Posted 26 March 2022

What I do?

"Chemical engineer in the environmental health department."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 7,848,200 CRC

42/50  Hr Services (Woman)
Posted 21 March 2022

What I do?

"HR, Customer Services, SP, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José High School 2-4 Years Advanced 5,722,900 CRC

41/50  Java Developer (Man)
Posted 18 March 2022

What I do?

"Spring boot, programming, unit testing restful."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 28,763,500 CRC

40/50  Computer Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 March 2022

What I do?

"System Administration; Training."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 23,533,700 CRC

39/50  Product Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 February 2022

What I do?

"Product testing, programming, management, quality and data analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 11,135,600 CRC

38/50  Administrator (Man)
Posted 12 February 2022

What I do?

"Full funtions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 31,378,300 CRC

37/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 January 2022

What I do?

"Business Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 26,985,400 CRC

36/50  Quality & Automation Analyst (Man)
Posted 17 January 2022

What I do?

"Power Platform Automations/Solutions Python Automation using Selenium Excel VBA SAP Scripting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Some College 0-1 Year Advanced 6,793,400 CRC

35/50  Cybersecurity (Man)
Posted 17 January 2022

What I do?

"Cybersecutiry context."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 50,205,300 CRC

34/50  Market Analyst (Man)
Posted 13 January 2022

What I do?

"Evaluation, bonds, data, market."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 14,120,200 CRC

33/50  Project Manager Technology (Woman)
Posted 03 January 2022

What I do?

"Project manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 15,689,200 CRC

32/50  Country Manager (Woman)
Posted 16 November 2021

What I do?

"Oversee CR operation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 104,594,400 CRC

31/50  Embedded Software Developer (Man)
Posted 03 November 2021

What I do?

"Design and develop software, debugging sofware issues, converting requirements into software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cartago Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 33,156,400 CRC

30/50  C&b Analyst (Man)
Posted 11 October 2021

What I do?

"Compensations and benefits analyst."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José High School 4-8 Years Intermediate 15,689,200 CRC

29/50  Junior Associate (Man)
Posted 30 August 2021

What I do?

"Brokerage consulting services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 7,530,800 CRC

28/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 18 August 2021

What I do?

"Python, SQl, PowerBI, DataBricks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 9,320,400 CRC

27/50  Quality Manager (Man)
Posted 01 July 2021

What I do?

"Lean Six Sigma Business Intelligence Quality Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 25,733,900 CRC

26/50  Investment Officer (Man)
Posted 01 July 2021

What I do?

"Investment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 25,102,700 CRC

25/50  Training And Development Manager (Woman)
Posted 26 April 2021

What I do?

"Create, manage, kpis,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 20,586,800 CRC

24/50  Customer Software Support Engineer (Man)
Posted 05 April 2021

What I do?

"We receive bugs from customers. We reproduce the bugs, and then send them to developers to fix."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 18,841,100 CRC

23/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 28 March 2021

What I do?

"Aws, full stack developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 29,839,200 CRC

22/50  Software Architect (Man)
Posted 24 March 2021

What I do?

"Software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a 38,790,900 CRC

21/50  Multimedia Manager (Woman)
Posted 15 March 2021

What I do?

"Multimedia production for an International Non-Profit, management of suppliers and staff, multimedia content acquisition, creative multimedia product creation, decision making, strategic content creation. Brand maintenance and profile raising."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a 21,484,200 CRC

20/50  Human Resources Regional Director (Man)
Posted 27 February 2021

What I do?

"Define and implement a functional HR strategy for the group based on the values and assume responsibility for strategic and operational aspects of HRM."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a 62,436,100 CRC

19/50  Sr Consultant (Man)
Posted 26 February 2021

What I do?

"Create and create architectures for customers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a 37,042,100 CRC

18/50  Compensation Director (Man)
Posted 05 January 2021

What I do?

"Compensation Pricing Market Salary Analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a 42,969,000 CRC

17/50  Supervisor (Man)
Posted 31 December 2020

What I do?

"Supervisr, ba science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Limón Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 18,266,400 CRC

16/50  Demand Planner (Man)
Posted 28 December 2020

What I do?

"Collaborative Planning, forecasting, replenishment, inventory management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a 14,338,900 CRC

15/50  . NET Software Developer (Man)
Posted 30 November 2020

What I do?

"- Experience in microservices - Experience in. NET Framework and. NET Core - Experience with Entity Framework - Expereince using micro ORM like Dapper - Experience designing and maintaining Rest and Restful APIs - Experience consuming APis with JSON - Experience in SQL server - Expereinces with MVC(Model-View-Controller) - Experience with CSS, Bootstrap, JQuery and Javascript - Experience developing APIs and applications under the SOLID principles - Expereince with N-Tier Architecture."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a 6,027,800 CRC

14/50  Marketing Director (Man)
Posted 13 October 2020

What I do?

"Digital marketing, seo."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Some College 16-20 Years n/a 67,129,800 CRC

13/50  Cleaning (Woman)
Posted 03 October 2020

What I do?

"Cleaning up house and guard."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Limón Bellow H. School 8-12 Years n/a 5,479,700 CRC

12/50  Seller Support (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2020

What I do?

"Amazon internal web pages, and dont have certificates."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José High School 2-4 Years n/a 6,301,800 CRC

11/50  Mid Software Developer (Man)
Posted 04 September 2020

What I do?

"Full stack developer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 19,636,600 CRC

10/50  Franchise Manager (Man)
Posted 19 August 2020

What I do?

"Pharmacist Specialist in Pharmaceutical Marketing MBA in Pharmacoeconomics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 85,063,500 CRC

9/50  Production Manager (Man)
Posted 18 August 2020

What I do?

"Head of Costa Rica Site, leading a team of 72 employees, overseeing all aspects of the business such as: productivity, process improvements, budget, FTZ Management, training and professional growth for employees."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 47,767,200 CRC

8/50  Security Technical Project Manager (Man)
Posted 02 August 2020

What I do?

"Security-driven engineer PMI CAPM, Security + - CDN Web Application Firewall, DNS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Some College 2-4 Years n/a 23,472,600 CRC

7/50  Senior Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 June 2020

What I do?

"Full stack software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 23,381,000 CRC

6/50  Product Owner (Man)
Posted 29 May 2020

What I do?

"Product Owner Certified Product Manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 19,854,100 CRC

5/50  Country Manager (Man)
Posted 23 May 2020

What I do?

"P$L experience with marketing and sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 110,367,000 CRC

4/50  Regulatory Analyst (Man)
Posted 13 May 2020

What I do?

"Reeingenering process."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 20,093,100 CRC

3/50  Financial Analyst (Man)
Posted 12 May 2020

What I do?

"Management reporting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 20,262,000 CRC

2/50  Director (Man)
Posted 13 March 2020

What I do?

"Software Development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 61,534,500 CRC

1/50  Exchange Administrator (Man)
Posted 09 March 2020

What I do?

"Managing Exchange and mailflow."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San José Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 10,959,900 CRC


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