A person working as an Office Manager in Bulgaria typically earns around 2,920 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,520 BGN (lowest) to 4,470 BGN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Office Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Office Manager salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,520 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 4,470 BGN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,810 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Office Manager(s) are earning less than 2,810 BGN while the other half are earning more than 2,810 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 Office Manager(s) are earning less than 1,950 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,950 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Office Manager(s) are earning less than 3,490 BGN while 25% are earning more than 3,490 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 Office Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Office Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,730 BGN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,320 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 3,010 BGN per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Office Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,650 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 3,990 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 4,190 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 Office Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Office Manager is 2,080 BGN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,380 BGN per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,350 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 4,060 BGN per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+14%|
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 Office Manager employees in Bulgaria earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Office Manager(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 23 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.
An Office Manager is considered to be a moderate 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.
50% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% 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.
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 Office Manager is 49% more 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||3,660 BGN||+25%|
|Administrative Aide||1,300 BGN||-56%|
|Administrative Analyst||2,510 BGN||-14%|
|Administrative Assistant||1,710 BGN||-41%|
|Administrative Associate||1,770 BGN||-39%|
|Administrative Manager||2,680 BGN||-8%|
|Administrative Receptionist||1,630 BGN||-44%|
|Board Secretary||1,620 BGN||-45%|
|Central Office Operator||1,600 BGN||-45%|
|Commercial Administrator||2,300 BGN||-21%|
|Commissions Processor||2,090 BGN||-28%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||1,500 BGN||-49%|
|Document Controller||1,470 BGN||-50%|
|Document Management Specialist||2,020 BGN||-31%|
|Executive Assistant||1,920 BGN||-34%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||2,190 BGN||-25%|
|Executive Secretary||1,870 BGN||-36%|
|Front Desk Attendant||1,580 BGN||-46%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||2,050 BGN||-30%|
|Front Desk Manager||2,500 BGN||-14%|
|Group Services Manager||4,560 BGN||+56%|
|Head Receptionist||1,880 BGN||-36%|
|Key Account Assistant||1,920 BGN||-34%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||1,150 BGN||-61%|
|Leasing Administrator||2,050 BGN||-30%|
|Legal Secretary||1,700 BGN||-42%|
|Mailroom Manager||1,830 BGN||-37%|
|Management Support Secretary||1,710 BGN||-41%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||3,210 BGN||+10%|
|Medical Receptionist||1,800 BGN||-38%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||1,920 BGN||-34%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||4,320 BGN||+48%|
|Night Manager||2,510 BGN||-14%|
|Office Administrator||2,720 BGN||-7%|
|Office Assistant||1,110 BGN||-62%|
|Office Manager||2,920 BGN||-0%|
|Office Services Coordinator||2,180 BGN||-25%|
|Operations Analyst||3,550 BGN||+21%|
|Operations Manager||4,560 BGN||+56%|
|Personal Assistant||1,770 BGN||-39%|
|Planning Assistant||1,950 BGN||-33%|
|Process Expert||2,670 BGN||-9%|
|Program Coordinator||2,340 BGN||-20%|
|Programme Assistant||2,070 BGN||-29%|
|Project Administrator||2,880 BGN||-1%|
|Project Coordinator||3,680 BGN||+26%|
|Reception Team Lead||2,090 BGN||-28%|
|Records Officer||1,450 BGN||-50%|
|Schedule Officer||1,130 BGN||-61%|
|School Secretary||1,630 BGN||-44%|
|Switchboard Operator||1,450 BGN||-50%|
|Technical Program Manager||3,940 BGN||+35%|
|Technical Project Manager||4,220 BGN||+44%|
|Wayleave Officer||1,180 BGN||-60%|
|Stara Zagora||2,660 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.