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Receptionist Average Salary in Bulgaria 2022

How much money does a Receptionist make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
1,610 BGN
( 19,300 BGN yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Bulgaria typically earns around 1,610 BGN per month. Salaries range from 840 BGN (lowest) to 2,470 BGN (highest).

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

Receptionist Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Bulgaria range from 840 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 2,470 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,550 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 1,550 BGN while the other half are earning more than 1,550 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

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 1,070 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,070 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 1,930 BGN while 25% are earning more than 1,930 BGN.

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

Receptionist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 950 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,280 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 1,660 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, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,010 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 2,200 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 2,310 BGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
950 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,280 BGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
1,660 BGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
2,010 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,200 BGN
20+ Years+5%
2,310 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 1,130 BGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,620 BGN per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,240 BGN per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

High School
1,130 BGN
Certificate or Diploma+43%
1,620 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+38%
2,240 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Receptionist employees in Bulgaria earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,570 BGN
1,670 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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


Receptionist(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% 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

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 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Receptionist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Receptionist
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A Receptionist 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.

76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% 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.

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.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria

9 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 9 BGN. This means that the average Receptionist in Bulgaria earns approximately 9 BGN 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.

Receptionist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Receptionist is 18% 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 Specialist3,660 BGN+130%
Administrative Aide1,300 BGN-19%
Administrative Analyst2,510 BGN+56%
Administrative Assistant1,710 BGN+6%
Administrative Associate1,770 BGN+10%
Administrative Manager2,680 BGN+66%
Administrative Receptionist1,630 BGN+1%
Board Secretary1,620 BGN+1%
Central Office Operator1,600 BGN-1%
Clerk1,200 BGN-26%
Commercial Administrator2,300 BGN+43%
Commissions Processor2,090 BGN+30%
Conveyancing Secretary1,500 BGN-7%
Document Controller1,470 BGN-9%
Document Management Specialist2,020 BGN+25%
Executive Assistant1,920 BGN+19%
Executive Personal Assistant2,190 BGN+36%
Executive Secretary1,870 BGN+16%
Front Desk Attendant1,580 BGN-2%
Front Desk Coordinator2,050 BGN+27%
Front Desk Manager2,500 BGN+55%
Group Services Manager4,560 BGN+180%
Head Receptionist1,880 BGN+17%
Key Account Assistant1,920 BGN+19%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator1,150 BGN-29%
Leasing Administrator2,050 BGN+27%
Legal Secretary1,700 BGN+6%
Librarian2,170 BGN+35%
Mailroom Manager1,830 BGN+14%
Management Support Secretary1,710 BGN+6%
Master Programme Coordinator3,210 BGN+99%
Medical Receptionist1,800 BGN+12%
Meeting and Event Assistant1,920 BGN+19%
Meeting and Event Manager4,320 BGN+170%
Night Manager2,510 BGN+56%
Office Administrator2,720 BGN+69%
Office Assistant1,110 BGN-31%
Office Manager2,920 BGN+81%
Office Services Coordinator2,180 BGN+35%
Operations Analyst3,550 BGN+120%
Operations Manager4,560 BGN+180%
Personal Assistant1,770 BGN+10%
Planning Assistant1,950 BGN+21%
Process Expert2,670 BGN+66%
Program Coordinator2,340 BGN+45%
Programme Assistant2,070 BGN+28%
Project Administrator2,880 BGN+79%
Project Coordinator3,680 BGN+130%
Reception Team Lead2,090 BGN+30%
Receptionist1,610 BGN-0%
Records Officer1,450 BGN-10%
Schedule Officer1,130 BGN-30%
School Secretary1,630 BGN+1%
Secretary1,560 BGN-3%
Switchboard Operator1,450 BGN-10%
Technical Program Manager3,940 BGN+140%
Technical Project Manager4,220 BGN+160%
Typist1,290 BGN-20%
Wayleave Officer1,180 BGN-27%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas1,620 BGN
Plovdiv1,660 BGN
Rousse1,480 BGN
Sofia1,840 BGN
Stara Zagora1,460 BGN
Varna1,640 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

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