A person working as a Construction Project Manager in Bulgaria typically earns around 5,430 BGN per month. Salaries range from 2,500 BGN (lowest) to 8,630 BGN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Construction Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Construction Project Manager salaries in Bulgaria range from 2,500 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 8,630 BGN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,860 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 5,860 BGN while the other half are earning more than 5,860 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 Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 3,760 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,760 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 7,830 BGN while 25% are earning more than 7,830 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 Construction Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Construction Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,830 BGN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,790 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 5,600 BGN per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Construction Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,820 BGN 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 7,440 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 8,050 BGN 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 Construction Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Construction Project Manager is 3,290 BGN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,360 BGN per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Construction Project Manager employees in Bulgaria earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Construction Project Manager(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 24 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 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 Construction Project Manager is considered to be a high 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.
17% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 83% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Construction Project Manager is 180% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||1,570 BGN||-71%|
|Building Administrator||1,430 BGN||-74%|
|Building Contracts Manager||4,550 BGN||-16%|
|Building Inspector||1,300 BGN||-76%|
|Building Monitor||1,010 BGN||-81%|
|Building Sales Manager||4,410 BGN||-19%|
|Civil Engineer||2,980 BGN||-45%|
|Civil Technician||1,530 BGN||-72%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||2,600 BGN||-52%|
|Construction Assistant||1,280 BGN||-76%|
|Construction Coordinator||1,730 BGN||-68%|
|Construction Estimator||1,990 BGN||-63%|
|Construction Field Engineer||2,820 BGN||-48%|
|Construction General Manager||5,650 BGN||+4%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||1,040 BGN||-81%|
|Construction Operations Manager||5,420 BGN||-0%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||3,350 BGN||-38%|
|Construction Project Engineer||3,010 BGN||-45%|
|Construction Project Manager||5,430 BGN||+0%|
|Construction Project Planner||3,070 BGN||-43%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||4,130 BGN||-24%|
|Construction Safety Officer||2,090 BGN||-62%|
|Construction Superintendent||2,010 BGN||-63%|
|Construction Supervisor||2,980 BGN||-45%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||1,200 BGN||-78%|
|Construction Technical Officer||1,390 BGN||-74%|
|Construction Technical Writer||1,290 BGN||-76%|
|Construction Technician||1,160 BGN||-79%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||1,140 BGN||-79%|
|Diesel Mechanic||1,030 BGN||-81%|
|Drywall Installer||1,120 BGN||-79%|
|Electrical Draftsman||1,090 BGN||-80%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||3,590 BGN||-34%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||1,370 BGN||-75%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||1,350 BGN||-75%|
|Excavator Operator||1,050 BGN||-81%|
|Floor Finisher||1,150 BGN||-79%|
|Floor Manager||1,740 BGN||-68%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||1,040 BGN||-81%|
|Furniture Finisher||1,070 BGN||-80%|
|Gas Technician||950 BGN||-83%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||1,360 BGN||-75%|
|Health and Safety Officer||1,460 BGN||-73%|
|Installation Manager||3,490 BGN||-36%|
|Insulation Installer||1,110 BGN||-80%|
|Land Surveyor||1,380 BGN||-75%|
|Lift Technician||1,060 BGN||-80%|
|Material Tester||1,630 BGN||-70%|
|Model Maker||1,570 BGN||-71%|
|Order Picker||910 BGN||-83%|
|Pipe Layer||840 BGN||-85%|
|Property Coordinator||2,640 BGN||-51%|
|Purchasing Manager||3,830 BGN||-29%|
|Quantity Surveyor||1,910 BGN||-65%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||940 BGN||-83%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||1,070 BGN||-80%|
|Site Clerk||1,020 BGN||-81%|
|Site engineer||2,620 BGN||-52%|
|Site Leader||5,020 BGN||-8%|
|Stock Controller||1,490 BGN||-73%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||1,130 BGN||-79%|
|Technical Draughtsman||1,270 BGN||-77%|
|Tendering Manager||4,770 BGN||-12%|
|Tower Crane Operator||1,000 BGN||-82%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||1,020 BGN||-81%|
|Warehouse Manager||3,330 BGN||-39%|
|Welding Superintendent||1,230 BGN||-77%|
|Stara Zagora||4,920 BGN|
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.