A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Mauritius typically earns around 36,100 MUR per month. Salaries range from 17,000 MUR (lowest) to 57,000 MUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Administrative Assistant salaries in Mauritius range from 17,000 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 57,000 MUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 38,300 MUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 38,300 MUR while the other half are earning more than 38,300 MUR. 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 24,800 MUR while 75% of them are earning more than 24,800 MUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 50,500 MUR while 25% are earning more than 50,500 MUR.
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 19,600 MUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 27,000 MUR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 38,400 MUR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 46,800 MUR 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 49,400 MUR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 53,800 MUR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 23,400 MUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 35,400 MUR per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 53,000 MUR per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Administrative Assistant employees in Mauritius earn 12% more than their female counterparts.
Administrative Assistant(s) in Mauritius are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Mauritius for the year 2019. 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.
An Administrative 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.
86% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Administrative Assistant employees in Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Administrative Assistant salaries in Mauritius are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Administrative Assistant is 10% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||57,300 MUR||+59%|
|Administrative Aide||26,900 MUR||-25%|
|Administrative Analyst||41,800 MUR||+16%|
|Administrative Assistant||36,100 MUR||+0%|
|Administrative Associate||33,600 MUR||-7%|
|Administrative Manager||41,100 MUR||+14%|
|Administrative Receptionist||32,200 MUR||-11%|
|Board Secretary||36,800 MUR||+2%|
|Central Office Operator||34,300 MUR||-5%|
|Commercial Administrator||50,200 MUR||+39%|
|Commissions Processor||41,900 MUR||+16%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||36,700 MUR||+2%|
|Document Controller||32,400 MUR||-10%|
|Document Management Specialist||44,200 MUR||+22%|
|Executive Assistant||45,400 MUR||+26%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||50,900 MUR||+41%|
|Executive Secretary||42,100 MUR||+17%|
|Front Desk Attendant||39,000 MUR||+8%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||40,100 MUR||+11%|
|Front Desk Manager||52,800 MUR||+46%|
|Group Services Manager||68,500 MUR||+90%|
|Head Receptionist||46,200 MUR||+28%|
|Key Account Assistant||44,200 MUR||+22%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||25,700 MUR||-29%|
|Leasing Administrator||41,700 MUR||+16%|
|Legal Secretary||38,600 MUR||+7%|
|Mailroom Manager||36,200 MUR||+0%|
|Management Support Secretary||44,400 MUR||+23%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||61,300 MUR||+70%|
|Medical Receptionist||39,100 MUR||+8%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||45,900 MUR||+27%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||64,900 MUR||+80%|
|Night Manager||47,800 MUR||+32%|
|Office Administrator||53,300 MUR||+48%|
|Office Assistant||27,800 MUR||-23%|
|Office Manager||46,400 MUR||+29%|
|Office Services Coordinator||40,100 MUR||+11%|
|Operations Analyst||51,800 MUR||+44%|
|Operations Manager||68,300 MUR||+89%|
|Personal Assistant||43,700 MUR||+21%|
|Planning Assistant||39,400 MUR||+9%|
|Process Expert||54,200 MUR||+50%|
|Program Coordinator||49,500 MUR||+37%|
|Programme Assistant||40,200 MUR||+11%|
|Project Administrator||58,000 MUR||+61%|
|Project Coordinator||62,000 MUR||+72%|
|Reception Team Lead||56,500 MUR||+57%|
|Records Officer||32,100 MUR||-11%|
|Schedule Officer||29,000 MUR||-20%|
|School Secretary||36,300 MUR||+1%|
|Switchboard Operator||28,600 MUR||-21%|
|Technical Program Manager||59,400 MUR||+65%|
|Technical Project Manager||64,200 MUR||+78%|
|Wayleave Officer||30,700 MUR||-15%|