A person working as a Personal Assistant in Lesotho typically earns around 6,060 LSL per month. Salaries range from 2,790 LSL (lowest) to 9,630 LSL (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 Lesotho range from 2,790 LSL per month (minimum salary) to 9,630 LSL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,540 LSL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 6,540 LSL while the other half are earning more than 6,540 LSL. 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 4,200 LSL while 75% of them are earning more than 4,200 LSL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 8,740 LSL while 25% are earning more than 8,740 LSL.
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 3,160 LSL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,230 LSL 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 6,240 LSL 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 7,610 LSL 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 8,300 LSL 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 8,980 LSL 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 3,610 LSL per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,660 LSL per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,500 LSL 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 Lesotho earn 16% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Lesotho are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Lesotho 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 13% 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||13,800 LSL||+130%|
|Administrative Aide||4,940 LSL||-18%|
|Administrative Analyst||8,550 LSL||+41%|
|Administrative Assistant||6,360 LSL||+5%|
|Administrative Associate||5,970 LSL||-1%|
|Administrative Manager||9,830 LSL||+62%|
|Administrative Receptionist||5,820 LSL||-4%|
|Board Secretary||5,840 LSL||-4%|
|Central Office Operator||5,940 LSL||-2%|
|Commercial Administrator||8,610 LSL||+42%|
|Commissions Processor||7,420 LSL||+22%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||5,560 LSL||-8%|
|Document Controller||5,170 LSL||-15%|
|Document Management Specialist||7,570 LSL||+25%|
|Executive Assistant||6,500 LSL||+7%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||7,510 LSL||+24%|
|Executive Secretary||6,540 LSL||+8%|
|Front Desk Attendant||5,640 LSL||-7%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||7,420 LSL||+22%|
|Front Desk Manager||9,540 LSL||+57%|
|Group Services Manager||15,900 LSL||+160%|
|Head Receptionist||6,810 LSL||+12%|
|Key Account Assistant||6,670 LSL||+10%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||3,840 LSL||-37%|
|Leasing Administrator||7,330 LSL||+21%|
|Legal Secretary||6,490 LSL||+7%|
|Mailroom Manager||6,680 LSL||+10%|
|Management Support Secretary||5,810 LSL||-4%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||11,800 LSL||+95%|
|Medical Receptionist||6,670 LSL||+10%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||6,910 LSL||+14%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||15,400 LSL||+150%|
|Night Manager||9,090 LSL||+50%|
|Office Administrator||8,980 LSL||+48%|
|Office Assistant||4,020 LSL||-34%|
|Office Manager||10,100 LSL||+67%|
|Office Services Coordinator||8,340 LSL||+38%|
|Operations Analyst||12,200 LSL||+100%|
|Operations Manager||15,200 LSL||+150%|
|Personal Assistant||6,060 LSL||+0%|
|Planning Assistant||7,270 LSL||+20%|
|Process Expert||9,580 LSL||+58%|
|Program Coordinator||8,810 LSL||+45%|
|Programme Assistant||7,180 LSL||+19%|
|Project Administrator||10,100 LSL||+67%|
|Project Coordinator||12,800 LSL||+110%|
|Reception Team Lead||7,510 LSL||+24%|
|Records Officer||4,790 LSL||-21%|
|Schedule Officer||3,930 LSL||-35%|
|School Secretary||5,930 LSL||-2%|
|Switchboard Operator||4,890 LSL||-19%|
|Technical Program Manager||13,300 LSL||+120%|
|Technical Project Manager||14,100 LSL||+130%|
|Wayleave Officer||4,360 LSL||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lesotho earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.