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Secretary Average Salary in Russia 2020

How much money does a Secretary make in Russia?

Average Monthly Salary
54,800 RUB
( 658,000 RUB yearly)


A person working as a Secretary in Russia typically earns around 54,800 RUB per month. Salaries range from 26,900 RUB (lowest) to 85,500 RUB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secretary salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Secretary Salary Distribution in Russia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Secretary salaries in Russia range from 26,900 RUB per month (minimum salary) to 85,500 RUB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 55,900 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary(s) are earning less than 55,900 RUB while the other half are earning more than 55,900 RUB. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 37,300 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 37,300 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 72,100 RUB while 25% are earning more than 72,100 RUB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Secretary Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Secretary salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secretary with less than two years of experience makes approximately 31,800 RUB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 40,900 RUB per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 56,500 RUB per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Secretary(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 70,000 RUB per month, 24% 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 75,000 RUB per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 79,900 RUB per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secretary average salary change by experience in Russia

0 - 2 Years
31,800 RUB
2 - 5 Years+29%
40,900 RUB
5 - 10 Years+38%
56,500 RUB
10 - 15 Years+24%
70,000 RUB
15 - 20 Years+7%
75,000 RUB
20+ Years+7%
79,900 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Secretary Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Secretary(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Secretary salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Secretary is 40,900 RUB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 58,500 RUB per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 80,800 RUB per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Secretary average salary difference by education level in Russia

High School
40,900 RUB
Certificate or Diploma+43%
58,500 RUB
Bachelor's Degree+38%
80,800 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Secretary Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Secretary employees in Russia earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

52,000 RUB
56,800 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Russia for all Careers

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Secretary Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Russia

How much are annual salary increments in Russia for Secretary(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Secretary(s) in Russia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Russia Secretary
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Russia / All Professions

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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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Russia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Russia 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Secretary Bonus and Incentive Rates in Russia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Russia Secretary
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A Secretary 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.

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Secretary employees in Russia earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
101,000 RUB
Public Sector+6%
108,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Secretary Salary Trend and Forecast in Russia

How are Secretary salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
48,700 RUB
Average Salary 2017+4%
50,500 RUB
Average Salary 2018+3%
51,900 RUB
Average Salary 2019+2%
52,900 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Secretary salaries in Russia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

Secretary Average Hourly Wage in Russia

320 RUB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia is 320 RUB. This means that the average Secretary in Russia earns approximately 320 RUB for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Secretary VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secretary and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Russia
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The average salary for Secretary is 13% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist89,000 RUB+62%
Administrative Aide41,400 RUB-24%
Administrative Analyst60,900 RUB+11%
Administrative Assistant51,300 RUB-6%
Administrative Associate50,900 RUB-7%
Administrative Manager60,900 RUB+11%
Administrative Receptionist48,600 RUB-11%
Board Secretary55,100 RUB+1%
Central Office Operator52,100 RUB-5%
Clerk44,000 RUB-20%
Commercial Administrator73,400 RUB+34%
Commissions Processor65,600 RUB+20%
Conveyancing Secretary57,700 RUB+5%
Document Controller47,900 RUB-13%
Document Management Specialist64,600 RUB+18%
Executive Assistant70,800 RUB+29%
Executive Personal Assistant78,800 RUB+44%
Executive Secretary62,200 RUB+13%
Front Desk Attendant55,100 RUB+1%
Front Desk Coordinator60,100 RUB+10%
Front Desk Manager78,900 RUB+44%
Group Services Manager105,000 RUB+92%
Head Receptionist66,600 RUB+21%
Key Account Assistant65,700 RUB+20%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator37,800 RUB-31%
Leasing Administrator60,800 RUB+11%
Legal Secretary59,600 RUB+9%
Librarian63,100 RUB+15%
Mailroom Manager55,600 RUB+1%
Management Support Secretary64,700 RUB+18%
Master Programme Coordinator90,600 RUB+65%
Medical Receptionist61,600 RUB+12%
Meeting and Event Assistant66,500 RUB+21%
Meeting and Event Manager98,100 RUB+79%
Night Manager71,400 RUB+30%
Office Administrator79,100 RUB+44%
Office Assistant43,100 RUB-21%
Office Manager69,000 RUB+26%
Office Services Coordinator63,800 RUB+16%
Operations Analyst82,800 RUB+51%
Operations Manager97,500 RUB+78%
Personal Assistant61,400 RUB+12%
Planning Assistant57,700 RUB+5%
Process Expert78,700 RUB+44%
Program Coordinator69,900 RUB+28%
Programme Assistant59,700 RUB+9%
Project Administrator85,700 RUB+56%
Project Coordinator94,900 RUB+73%
Reception Team Lead84,900 RUB+55%
Receptionist57,300 RUB+5%
Records Officer47,700 RUB-13%
Schedule Officer43,000 RUB-22%
School Secretary52,200 RUB-5%
Secretary54,800 RUB-0%
Switchboard Operator43,500 RUB-21%
Technical Program Manager92,700 RUB+69%
Technical Project Manager94,600 RUB+73%
Typist38,900 RUB-29%
Wayleave Officer46,800 RUB-15%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Chelyabinsk55,700 RUB
Izhevsk49,000 RUB
Kazan60,900 RUB
Krasnodar53,100 RUB
Krasnoyarsk54,300 RUB
Moscow64,700 RUB
Nizhny Novgorod60,800 RUB
Omsk57,000 RUB
Rostov-on-Don55,300 RUB
Saint Petersburg59,200 RUB
Samara53,200 RUB
Saratov52,500 RUB
Volgograd50,000 RUB
Yekaterinburg63,700 RUB
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