A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,460 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,800 BGN (lowest) to 5,300 BGN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,800 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 5,300 BGN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,320 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,320 BGN while the other half are earning more than 3,320 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 2,310 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,310 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 4,140 BGN while 25% are earning more than 4,140 BGN.
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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,050 BGN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,740 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 3,570 BGN per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,320 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 4,720 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 4,970 BGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 2,880 BGN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,000 BGN per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bulgaria costs anywhere from 24,100 Bulgarian Lev(s) to 72,200 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in Bulgaria earn 8% more than their female counterparts.
Elementary School Teacher(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Bulgaria 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 Elementary School Teacher 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.
75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Bulgaria 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 Elementary School Teacher is 31% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||4,880 BGN||+41%|
|Academic Coach||5,100 BGN||+47%|
|Academic Manager||5,750 BGN||+66%|
|Academic Specialist||4,490 BGN||+30%|
|Academic Staff||4,010 BGN||+16%|
|Achievement Coach||4,920 BGN||+42%|
|Admissions Specialist||4,470 BGN||+29%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||3,780 BGN||+9%|
|Anthropology Teacher||4,180 BGN||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,720 BGN||+7%|
|Archeology Teacher||3,950 BGN||+14%|
|Architecture Teacher||4,450 BGN||+29%|
|Art Teacher||3,800 BGN||+10%|
|Assistant School Principal||5,160 BGN||+49%|
|Assistant Teacher||3,320 BGN||-4%|
|Biochemistry Professor||5,880 BGN||+70%|
|Biology Teacher||4,170 BGN||+20%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||4,770 BGN||+38%|
|Business Teacher||4,060 BGN||+17%|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,720 BGN||+7%|
|Child Care Coordinator||3,970 BGN||+15%|
|Child Care Worker||3,310 BGN||-4%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||5,780 BGN||+67%|
|College Aide||5,280 BGN||+53%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||5,230 BGN||+51%|
|College President||8,010 BGN||+130%|
|Communications Teacher||3,990 BGN||+15%|
|Community Education Officer||3,490 BGN||+1%|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,750 BGN||+8%|
|Computer Teacher||3,790 BGN||+9%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||4,740 BGN||+37%|
|Credit Counselor||4,760 BGN||+37%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||4,030 BGN||+16%|
|Curriculum Developer||5,010 BGN||+45%|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,990 BGN||+44%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||4,860 BGN||+40%|
|Director of Learning Technology||5,480 BGN||+58%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||4,240 BGN||+22%|
|Economics Lecturer||7,080 BGN||+100%|
|Education Administrator||4,780 BGN||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||4,990 BGN||+44%|
|Education Assistant Principal||4,270 BGN||+23%|
|Education Assistant Professor||5,550 BGN||+60%|
|Education Consultant||5,690 BGN||+64%|
|Education Coordinator||4,370 BGN||+26%|
|Education Counselor||4,480 BGN||+29%|
|Education Director||7,020 BGN||+100%|
|Education Program Specialist||5,200 BGN||+50%|
|Education Researcher||6,060 BGN||+75%|
|Education Resource Specialist||4,310 BGN||+24%|
|Education Services Facilitator||4,700 BGN||+36%|
|Educational Psychologist||6,560 BGN||+89%|
|EFL Teacher||4,180 BGN||+21%|
|eLearning Trainer||3,520 BGN||+2%|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,460 BGN||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||6,820 BGN||+97%|
|Engineering Teacher||5,520 BGN||+59%|
|English Teacher||3,700 BGN||+7%|
|ESL Teacher||4,140 BGN||+20%|
|Faculty Assistant||4,900 BGN||+42%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,660 BGN||+6%|
|GED Teacher||3,460 BGN||-0%|
|Geography Teacher||3,910 BGN||+13%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||5,380 BGN||+55%|
|Head of School||6,950 BGN||+100%|
|High School Teacher||4,510 BGN||+30%|
|History Teacher||4,020 BGN||+16%|
|Infant Teacher||2,970 BGN||-14%|
|Instructional Assistant||4,110 BGN||+19%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,330 BGN||-4%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,360 BGN||-3%|
|Law Teacher||5,840 BGN||+69%|
|Learning Designer||5,030 BGN||+45%|
|Library Assistant||2,830 BGN||-18%|
|Library Director||4,740 BGN||+37%|
|Library Specialist||3,330 BGN||-4%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,860 BGN||+11%|
|Math Lecturer||7,420 BGN||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||4,420 BGN||+28%|
|Middle School Teacher||4,390 BGN||+27%|
|Music Teacher||3,730 BGN||+8%|
|Nursery Manager||6,160 BGN||+78%|
|Nursery Worker||2,390 BGN||-31%|
|Physical Education Specialist||4,340 BGN||+25%|
|Physical Education Teacher||3,760 BGN||+9%|
|Physics Teacher||4,190 BGN||+21%|
|Political Science Teacher||4,290 BGN||+24%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||6,350 BGN||+83%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||4,590 BGN||+33%|
|Preschool Teacher||3,320 BGN||-4%|
|Primary School Teacher||3,570 BGN||+3%|
|Product Specialist||4,630 BGN||+34%|
|Professor - Accounting||7,570 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||7,200 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||7,200 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||7,250 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||7,430 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Chemistry||7,560 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||7,240 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||6,720 BGN||+94%|
|Professor - Computer Science||7,310 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||7,860 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||6,770 BGN||+96%|
|Professor - Economics||7,550 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Education||7,670 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||7,470 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - English||6,990 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||7,720 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||6,700 BGN||+94%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||7,170 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - History||7,460 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||6,920 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Law||7,770 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Legal Support||7,140 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||6,980 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Marketing||6,900 BGN||+99%|
|Professor - Mathematics||7,880 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||7,950 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||7,500 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||7,990 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Music||6,880 BGN||+99%|
|Professor - Nursing||6,610 BGN||+91%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||7,200 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||7,500 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||7,360 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Physics||7,860 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||7,360 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||6,420 BGN||+85%|
|Professor - Social Work||6,520 BGN||+88%|
|Professor - Sociology||7,360 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||7,000 BGN||+100%|
|Psychology Teacher||5,770 BGN||+67%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||5,950 BGN||+72%|
|School Counselor||5,390 BGN||+56%|
|Science Educator||4,000 BGN||+16%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||3,550 BGN||+3%|
|Science Teacher||4,100 BGN||+18%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||4,220 BGN||+22%|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,790 BGN||+9%|
|Special Education Teacher||4,270 BGN||+23%|
|Special Needs Assistant||3,420 BGN||-1%|
|Statistics Lecturer||6,880 BGN||+99%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,810 BGN||+10%|
|Student Development Specialist||4,790 BGN||+38%|
|Student Employment Specialist||4,250 BGN||+23%|
|Student Services||3,660 BGN||+6%|
|Student Support Manager||4,600 BGN||+33%|
|Substitute Teacher||3,240 BGN||-6%|
|Teacher Aide||3,060 BGN||-12%|
|Teacher Trainer||4,850 BGN||+40%|
|Training and Development Specialist||5,100 BGN||+47%|
|Training Coordinator||3,680 BGN||+6%|
|University Teacher||7,030 BGN||+100%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,950 BGN||+14%|
|Stara Zagora||3,120 BGN|