September 28th, 2012 – Ever been curious what the salaries are of the men and women who lead Costa Rica’s autonomous institutions like CCSS, AYA, and RECOPE? We were. Here are a few.
Ileana Balmaceda, chief executive of the Social Security Fund (CCSS), earns the highest salary amongst the autonomous institutions.
According to the Centralized Collection System (SICERE), Balmaceda receives a monthly salary of 6.2 million colones (about $12,500).
Guillermo Constenla of INS brings home about 5 million colones per month (about $10,000).
Juan de Dios Rojas, manager of the Housing Mortgage Bank, takes home a monthly salary of 4.6 million colones (about $9,300). His salary is determined by the Board of Directors of the Bank and is included in its budget.
Jorge Villalobos Clare who serves as chief of the Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery (RECOPE) receives a monthly salary of 3.6 million colones, or about $7,300. The Board of RECOPE approves his salary.
Yesenia Calderon who is in charge of AYA (water and sewage) earns a monthly salary of 2.9 million colones (about $5,800). Fernando Marin of the Institute for Social Assistance has a monthly salary of 2.7 million colones (about $5,500).
Rolando Gonzalez of the Agriculture Development Institute earns a salary of 2.6 million colones (about $5,200) per month. Miguel Carabaguíaz, president of the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) earns 2.3 million colones (about $4,600) per month.
And for their parts, President Laura Chinchilla has a monthly salary of 5 million colones, or a little more than $10,000. The second vice president, Luis Liberman, earns 3.3 million colones per month (about $6,700).
So, do these men and women earn more than you expected? Less? Do you believe they are being fairly compensated? Let us know in the comments below.