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Personal Assistant Average Salary in Trinidad and Tobago 2022

How much money does a Personal Assistant make in Trinidad and Tobago?

Average Monthly Salary
4,910 TTD
( 58,900 TTD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Trinidad and Tobago

Median and salary distribution monthly Trinidad and Tobago Personal Assistant
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Personal Assistant salaries in Trinidad and Tobago range from 2,260 TTD per month (minimum salary) to 7,810 TTD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Personal Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Trinidad and Tobago Personal Assistant
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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 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.

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, 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.

Personal Assistant average salary change by experience in Trinidad and Tobago

0 - 2 Years
2,560 TTD
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,430 TTD
5 - 10 Years+48%
5,060 TTD
10 - 15 Years+22%
6,170 TTD
15 - 20 Years+9%
6,730 TTD
20+ Years+8%
7,280 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Personal Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Trinidad and Tobago Personal Assistant
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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 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.

Personal Assistant average salary difference by education level in Trinidad and Tobago

High School
2,930 TTD
Certificate or Diploma+57%
4,590 TTD
Bachelor's Degree+68%
7,700 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Personal Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Trinidad and Tobago Personal Assistant
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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 Personal Assistant employees in Trinidad and Tobago earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

4,700 TTD
5,120 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Trinidad and Tobago for all Careers

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Personal Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Trinidad and Tobago

How much are annual salary increments in Trinidad and Tobago for Personal Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Personal Assistant

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.

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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.

Trinidad and Tobago / All Professions

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 Trinidad and Tobago is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Personal Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Trinidad and Tobago

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Trinidad and Tobago Personal Assistant
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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.

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.

Personal Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Trinidad and Tobago

28 TTD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Trinidad and Tobago is 28 TTD. This means that the average Personal Assistant in Trinidad and Tobago earns approximately 28 TTD 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.

Personal Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Personal Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Trinidad and Tobago
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist10,900 TTD+120%
Administrative Aide3,980 TTD-19%
Administrative Analyst7,610 TTD+55%
Administrative Assistant5,230 TTD+6%
Administrative Associate5,300 TTD+8%
Administrative Manager8,080 TTD+65%
Administrative Receptionist4,880 TTD-1%
Board Secretary4,540 TTD-8%
Central Office Operator5,110 TTD+4%
Clerk3,570 TTD-27%
Commercial Administrator7,200 TTD+47%
Commissions Processor6,180 TTD+26%
Conveyancing Secretary4,440 TTD-10%
Document Controller4,300 TTD-12%
Document Management Specialist6,330 TTD+29%
Executive Assistant5,870 TTD+20%
Executive Personal Assistant6,280 TTD+28%
Executive Secretary5,280 TTD+8%
Front Desk Attendant4,850 TTD-1%
Front Desk Coordinator5,770 TTD+17%
Front Desk Manager8,050 TTD+64%
Group Services Manager14,000 TTD+190%
Head Receptionist5,900 TTD+20%
Key Account Assistant5,590 TTD+14%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator3,460 TTD-30%
Leasing Administrator6,010 TTD+22%
Legal Secretary5,230 TTD+6%
Librarian6,560 TTD+34%
Mailroom Manager5,450 TTD+11%
Management Support Secretary5,180 TTD+5%
Master Programme Coordinator10,000 TTD+100%
Medical Receptionist5,320 TTD+8%
Meeting and Event Assistant5,630 TTD+15%
Meeting and Event Manager12,500 TTD+150%
Night Manager7,290 TTD+48%
Office Administrator7,910 TTD+61%
Office Assistant3,530 TTD-28%
Office Manager9,080 TTD+85%
Office Services Coordinator6,620 TTD+35%
Operations Analyst10,100 TTD+110%
Operations Manager13,000 TTD+160%
Personal Assistant4,910 TTD-0%
Planning Assistant5,890 TTD+20%
Process Expert7,560 TTD+54%
Program Coordinator7,420 TTD+51%
Programme Assistant6,020 TTD+23%
Project Administrator8,400 TTD+71%
Project Coordinator11,700 TTD+140%
Reception Team Lead6,700 TTD+36%
Receptionist4,800 TTD-2%
Records Officer4,220 TTD-14%
Schedule Officer3,290 TTD-33%
School Secretary4,950 TTD+1%
Secretary4,590 TTD-7%
Switchboard Operator4,340 TTD-12%
Technical Program Manager12,100 TTD+150%
Technical Project Manager12,700 TTD+160%
Typist3,810 TTD-22%
Wayleave Officer3,530 TTD-28%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
9,280 TTD
Public Sector+14%
10,600 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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