Average salary in Guam

1 min readLast updated September 26, 2023by Kate Morgan

Learn about the average salaries and highest paying counties in Guam

As a U.S. territory located in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam has a unique economy and job market. Understanding the average salaries in Guam is important for individuals considering relocating to the island or for those who want to maximize their earning potential. In this article, we'll explore the average salary in Guam by city and county, the highest paying jobs, how salaries vary by age, and frequently asked questions about salaries in Guam.

Average Salary in Guam by City

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage in Guam is $19.84. Here are the average salaries in Guam by city:

CityAverage household income
Dededo $43,895
Yigo $47,095
Mangilao $49,091
Tamuning $44,213
Barrigada $60,323

As the largest city on the island, Tamuning offers the highest average salary. Notably, many high-paying industries in Guam are centered around tourism, such as hotel management and food service.

Average Salary in Guam by County

Here are the average salaries in Guam by county:

Agana Heights $51,389
Agat $50,543
Asan-Maina $56,576
Barrigada $60,323
Chalan Pago-Ordot $56,429
Dededo $43,896
Hagatna $37,083
Inarajan $55,750
Mangilao $49,091
Merizo $55,673
Mongmong-Toto-Maite $39,674
Piti $61,094
Santa Rita $59,914
Sinajana $53,289
Talofofo $64,083
Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon $44,213
Umatac $48,750
Yigo $47,095
Yona $60,321

As the capital and most populous island, Guam offers the highest average salary. However, the other islands also offer job opportunities in industries such as agriculture and construction.

Highest Paying Jobs in Guam

If you're interested in the highest paying jobs in Guam, here are some of the top earners according to the Guam Department of Labor:

OccupationAnnual mean wage
Management $138,148
Business & Financial Operations $84,198
Computer & Mathematical $119,872
Architecture & Engineering $105,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $91,100
Community & Social Service $58,272
Legal $117,935
Education, Training, & Library $64,168
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $69,625
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $105,245
Healthcare Support $33,159
Protective Service $52,280
Food Preparation & Serving Related $31,993
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $37,461
Personal Care & Service $34,047
Sales & Related $38,049
Office & Administrative Support $46,994
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,169
Construction & Extraction $62,681
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $58,497
Production $40,168
Transportation & Material Moving $37,578

Frequently asked questions about salaries in Guam 

What is the average salary in Guam by age? 
The median income in Guam is $55,950. Alongside location and occupation, salaries in Guam are also dependent on age, since more senior workers will be paid more. Then, when they retire, their income will dip again as they will rely on pensions and other forms of set income. Data is unavailable for specific age groups. 

What is a ‘good’ salary in Guam? 
Defining ‘good’ salary in Guam relies on all sorts of variable factors and these should be taken into account. The median income in Guam is $55,950. For example, $70,000 is a far higher salary than the median average in Guam but may not be considered "good" if you have a high cost of living or significant debt to repay.  

What is the average salary in Guam by hour? 
If Americans work an average of 1,801 hours per year—at 37.5 hours a week—then the average hourly salary in Guam is $31.08.  

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Kate Morgan

Kate has written for leading publications and blue chip companies over the last 20 years.