A person working as a Personal Assistant in Iraq typically earns around 1,120,000 IQD per month. Salaries range from 516,000 IQD (lowest) to 1,780,000 IQD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Personal Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Personal Assistant salaries in Iraq range from 516,000 IQD per month (minimum salary) to 1,780,000 IQD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,210,000 IQD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 1,210,000 IQD while the other half are earning more than 1,210,000 IQD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 777,000 IQD while 75% of them are earning more than 777,000 IQD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 1,620,000 IQD while 25% are earning more than 1,620,000 IQD.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Personal Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Personal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 586,000 IQD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 782,000 IQD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,160,000 IQD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Personal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,410,000 IQD per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 1,540,000 IQD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,660,000 IQD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Personal Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Personal Assistant is 668,000 IQD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,050,000 IQD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,760,000 IQD per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Personal Assistant employees in Iraq earn 19% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Iraq are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 22 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Iraq for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Personal Assistant is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Personal Assistant is 8% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||2,490,000 IQD||+120%|
|Administrative Aide||812,000 IQD||-28%|
|Administrative Analyst||1,530,000 IQD||+36%|
|Administrative Assistant||1,110,000 IQD||-1%|
|Administrative Associate||1,050,000 IQD||-6%|
|Administrative Manager||1,680,000 IQD||+50%|
|Administrative Receptionist||1,050,000 IQD||-6%|
|Board Secretary||965,000 IQD||-14%|
|Central Office Operator||1,010,000 IQD||-10%|
|Commercial Administrator||1,610,000 IQD||+44%|
|Commissions Processor||1,300,000 IQD||+16%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||943,000 IQD||-16%|
|Document Controller||887,000 IQD||-21%|
|Document Management Specialist||1,420,000 IQD||+27%|
|Executive Assistant||1,230,000 IQD||+10%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||1,430,000 IQD||+27%|
|Executive Secretary||1,210,000 IQD||+8%|
|Front Desk Attendant||1,010,000 IQD||-10%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||1,220,000 IQD||+9%|
|Front Desk Manager||1,700,000 IQD||+52%|
|Group Services Manager||2,830,000 IQD||+150%|
|Head Receptionist||1,290,000 IQD||+15%|
|Key Account Assistant||1,290,000 IQD||+15%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||713,000 IQD||-36%|
|Leasing Administrator||1,340,000 IQD||+19%|
|Legal Secretary||1,070,000 IQD||-5%|
|Mailroom Manager||1,220,000 IQD||+9%|
|Management Support Secretary||1,040,000 IQD||-7%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||2,080,000 IQD||+85%|
|Medical Receptionist||1,130,000 IQD||+1%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||1,240,000 IQD||+11%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||2,710,000 IQD||+140%|
|Night Manager||1,540,000 IQD||+37%|
|Office Administrator||1,650,000 IQD||+47%|
|Office Assistant||727,000 IQD||-35%|
|Office Manager||1,910,000 IQD||+70%|
|Office Services Coordinator||1,440,000 IQD||+28%|
|Operations Analyst||2,200,000 IQD||+96%|
|Operations Manager||2,780,000 IQD||+150%|
|Personal Assistant||1,120,000 IQD||-0%|
|Planning Assistant||1,320,000 IQD||+18%|
|Process Expert||1,670,000 IQD||+49%|
|Program Coordinator||1,550,000 IQD||+38%|
|Programme Assistant||1,390,000 IQD||+24%|
|Project Administrator||1,730,000 IQD||+54%|
|Project Coordinator||2,350,000 IQD||+110%|
|Reception Team Lead||1,440,000 IQD||+28%|
|Records Officer||883,000 IQD||-21%|
|Schedule Officer||762,000 IQD||-32%|
|School Secretary||1,070,000 IQD||-5%|
|Switchboard Operator||858,000 IQD||-24%|
|Technical Program Manager||2,520,000 IQD||+120%|
|Technical Project Manager||2,630,000 IQD||+130%|
|Wayleave Officer||780,000 IQD||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Iraq earn 15% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.