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Adoption Specialist Average Salary in Bulgaria 2023

How much money does a person working as Adoption Specialist make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,710 BGN
( 44,500 BGN yearly)


A person working as Adoption Specialist in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,710 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,930 BGN (lowest) to 5,670 BGN (highest).

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

Adoption Specialist Pay Scale and Salaries in Bulgaria

Median and salary distribution Bulgaria Adoption Specialist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
3,360 BGN or more
10% of people earn
2,990 to 3,360 BGN
20% of people earn
2,180 BGN or less
65% of people earn
2,180 to 2,990 BGN
Minimum Salary
1,930 BGN
3,370 BGN
5,670 BGN

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Adoption Specialist salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,930 BGN per month (starting salary) to 5,670 BGN per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,370 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Adoption Specialist(s) are earning less than 3,370 BGN while the other half are earning more than 3,370 BGN. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Adoption Specialist(s) are earning less than 2,800 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,800 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Adoption Specialist(s) are earning less than 3,830 BGN while 25% are earning more than 3,830 BGN.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,180 BGN to 2,990 BGN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,180 BGN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 2,990 BGN to 3,360 BGN. Only 5% of people grossed 3,360 BGN or more.

Adoption Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Adoption Specialist average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
2,190 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,940 BGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
3,820 BGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
4,620 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,050 BGN
20+ Years+5%
5,320 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Bulgaria Adoption Specialist
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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 Adoption Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,190 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,940 BGN 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 3,820 BGN per month, 30% 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, Adoption Specialist whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,620 BGN per month, 21% 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 5,050 BGN 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 5,320 BGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Adoption Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Adoption Specialist average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

High School
2,640 BGN
Certificate or Diploma+14%
3,010 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+41%
4,250 BGN
Master's Degree+21%
5,150 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 Adoption Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary is 2,640 BGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,010 BGN per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

People with Bachelor's Degree have an average salary of 4,250 BGN per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 5,150 BGN per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bulgaria costs anywhere from 16,500 Bulgarian Lev(s) to 49,500 Bulgarian Lev(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Adoption Specialist

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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 Adoption Specialist employees in Bulgaria earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,830 BGN
3,610 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Adoption Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

How much are annual salary increments in Bulgaria for Adoption Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Adoption Specialist

Adoption Specialist(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 22 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Bulgaria / 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 Bulgaria is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bulgaria for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Adoption Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Adoption Specialist
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"Adoption Specialist" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Adoption Specialist Salary Trend and Forecast in Bulgaria

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

Average Salary 2019
3,290 BGN
Average Salary 2020+4%
3,410 BGN
Average Salary 2021+2%
3,480 BGN
Average Salary 2022+3%
3,580 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Adoption Specialist salaries in Bulgaria are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Adoption Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria

21 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 21 BGN. This means that the average Adoption Specialist in Bulgaria earns approximately 21 BGN for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Adoption Specialist' in Bulgaria is 11 BGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Adoption Specialist VS Other Jobs

3,710 BGN
2,090 BGN
3,300 BGN
Average Salary
Adoption Specialist
Average Salary
Fundraising and Non Profit
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Adoption Specialist is 77% more than that of Fundraising and Non Profit. Also, Fundraising and Non Profit salaries are 37% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Adoption Specialist and Fundraising and Non Profit monthly Bulgaria
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Aide1,270 BGN-66%
Activity Coordinator1,040 BGN-72%
Activity Leader1,950 BGN-47%
Adoption Specialist3,710 BGN+0%
Assistant Programme Officer2,110 BGN-43%
Campaign Manager4,300 BGN+16%
Charities Administrator2,480 BGN-33%
Civil Servant1,150 BGN-69%
Civil Service Administrator1,580 BGN-57%
Community Relations Representative1,820 BGN-51%
Community Service Manager3,660 BGN-1%
Community Volunteer1,060 BGN-71%
Community Worker1,000 BGN-73%
Custodial Worker1,200 BGN-68%
Education Planning Specialist3,480 BGN-6%
Foundation Assistant1,620 BGN-56%
Foundation Director5,070 BGN+37%
Foundation Program Coordinator 2,960 BGN-20%
Fundraiser2,550 BGN-31%
Fundraising Coordinator1,800 BGN-51%
Fundraising Manager4,810 BGN+30%
Grant Writer1,460 BGN-61%
Healthcare Social Worker1,190 BGN-68%
Homeless Shelter Worker1,010 BGN-73%
Major Gift Officer1,140 BGN-69%
Orphan Program Coordinator1,840 BGN-50%
Rehab Aide1,340 BGN-64%
Social Worker1,060 BGN-71%
Sponsorship Coordinator1,560 BGN-58%
Volunteer Coordinator1,410 BGN-62%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas3,530 BGN
Plovdiv3,870 BGN
Rousse3,620 BGN
Sofia4,240 BGN
Stara Zagora3,270 BGN
Varna3,890 BGN

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 Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Adoption Specialist in Bulgaria?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,370 BGN and 3,830 BGN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Adoption Specialist in Bulgaria is ranges from 2,800 BGN to 3,830 BGN. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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