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Hiring guidelines in Guatemala

How much Project Manager earns in Guatemala ?

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Full-time (40h/week)
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Hiring guidelines in Guatemala

  • Pay & taxes
  • Leave policy
  • Termination
  • Time-off
  • Additional info
Minimum Wage Requirements
The minimum wage is GTQ 2959.24 per month.
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 5% to 7%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.
Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 29.3% of the employee's salary.

  • Social Security (IGSS): 10.67%
  • Workers Recreational Institute (IRTRA): 1%
  • Professional Training Institute (INTECAP): 1%
  • 13th Bonus: 8.33%
  • Christmas bonus: 8.33%
  • One-off administrative registration costs: USD 45

  • One-off Mandatory Wet Ink Employment Agreement Handling Fee - 80 USD

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday. However, it is also common practice for employees to have a working week of 44 hours.

Overtime payment is mandatory and may be included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 4 hours of overtime a day. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 150% of the hourly rate
  • 200% of the hourly rate for work on official holidays, annual leaves, or regular leaves and an additional day of leave