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Costa Rica has the best paid executives

Monday, November 19, 2018


With earnings close to $6,500 a month, Costa Rican executives are the best paid in Central America, according to the 2018 Compensations and Benefits report, of consulting company PwC.

This is nearly twice as much as the $3,800 average compensation in Nicaragua, last in the ranking.

In Central America overall, executives earn an average of $5,700 a month.

PwC received data about executive remuneration from more than 1,000 companies in the Isthmus (numbers in brackets indicate the average salary of executives in dollars rounded to the nearest hundred).

1          Costa Rica (6,500)

2          El Salvador (5,500)

3          Guatemala (5,500)

4          Honduras (4,800)

5          Panama (4,600)

6          Nicaragua (3,800)