A person working as a Personal Assistant in Trinidad and Tobago typically earns around 4,910 TTD per month. Salaries range from 2,260 TTD (lowest) to 7,810 TTD (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 Trinidad and Tobago range from 2,260 TTD per month (minimum salary) to 7,810 TTD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,300 TTD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 5,300 TTD while the other half are earning more than 5,300 TTD. 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 3,400 TTD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,400 TTD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 7,080 TTD while 25% are earning more than 7,080 TTD.
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 2,560 TTD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,430 TTD 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 5,060 TTD 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 6,170 TTD 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 6,730 TTD 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 7,280 TTD 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 2,930 TTD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,590 TTD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,700 TTD 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 Trinidad and Tobago earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Trinidad and Tobago are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 15% 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||10,900 TTD||+120%|
|Administrative Aide||3,980 TTD||-19%|
|Administrative Analyst||7,610 TTD||+55%|
|Administrative Assistant||5,230 TTD||+6%|
|Administrative Associate||5,300 TTD||+8%|
|Administrative Manager||8,080 TTD||+65%|
|Administrative Receptionist||4,880 TTD||-1%|
|Board Secretary||4,540 TTD||-8%|
|Central Office Operator||5,110 TTD||+4%|
|Commercial Administrator||7,200 TTD||+47%|
|Commissions Processor||6,180 TTD||+26%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||4,440 TTD||-10%|
|Document Controller||4,300 TTD||-12%|
|Document Management Specialist||6,330 TTD||+29%|
|Executive Assistant||5,870 TTD||+20%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||6,280 TTD||+28%|
|Executive Secretary||5,280 TTD||+8%|
|Front Desk Attendant||4,850 TTD||-1%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||5,770 TTD||+17%|
|Front Desk Manager||8,050 TTD||+64%|
|Group Services Manager||14,000 TTD||+190%|
|Head Receptionist||5,900 TTD||+20%|
|Key Account Assistant||5,590 TTD||+14%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||3,460 TTD||-30%|
|Leasing Administrator||6,010 TTD||+22%|
|Legal Secretary||5,230 TTD||+6%|
|Mailroom Manager||5,450 TTD||+11%|
|Management Support Secretary||5,180 TTD||+5%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||10,000 TTD||+100%|
|Medical Receptionist||5,320 TTD||+8%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||5,630 TTD||+15%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||12,500 TTD||+150%|
|Night Manager||7,290 TTD||+48%|
|Office Administrator||7,910 TTD||+61%|
|Office Assistant||3,530 TTD||-28%|
|Office Manager||9,080 TTD||+85%|
|Office Services Coordinator||6,620 TTD||+35%|
|Operations Analyst||10,100 TTD||+110%|
|Operations Manager||13,000 TTD||+160%|
|Personal Assistant||4,910 TTD||-0%|
|Planning Assistant||5,890 TTD||+20%|
|Process Expert||7,560 TTD||+54%|
|Program Coordinator||7,420 TTD||+51%|
|Programme Assistant||6,020 TTD||+23%|
|Project Administrator||8,400 TTD||+71%|
|Project Coordinator||11,700 TTD||+140%|
|Reception Team Lead||6,700 TTD||+36%|
|Records Officer||4,220 TTD||-14%|
|Schedule Officer||3,290 TTD||-33%|
|School Secretary||4,950 TTD||+1%|
|Switchboard Operator||4,340 TTD||-12%|
|Technical Program Manager||12,100 TTD||+150%|
|Technical Project Manager||12,700 TTD||+160%|
|Wayleave Officer||3,530 TTD||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Trinidad and Tobago earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.