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Human Resources Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2020

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
4,910 BGN
( 58,900 BGN yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Bulgaria typically earns around 4,910 BGN per month. Salaries range from 2,250 BGN (lowest average) to 7,340 BGN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Human Resources careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator4,250 BGN
Benefits Analyst4,560 BGN
Benefits Manager5,570 BGN
Chief People Officer5,960 BGN
Compensation Analyst4,690 BGN
Compensation and Benefits Manager5,160 BGN
Compensation and Benefits Officer3,870 BGN
Compensation Manager5,200 BGN
Corporate Director of Human Resources7,230 BGN
Corporate Trainer5,180 BGN
Employee Benefits Administrator4,780 BGN
Employee Communications Manager4,930 BGN
Employee Development Specialist5,020 BGN
Employee Engagement Specialist5,110 BGN
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator4,950 BGN
Employee Performance Specialist4,950 BGN
Employee Relations Manager5,550 BGN
Employee Relations Practitioner4,870 BGN
Employee Services Manager5,020 BGN
Employment Advice Worker3,960 BGN
Employment Interviewer4,400 BGN
Employment Service Specialist4,230 BGN
Employment Services Coordinator4,460 BGN
Enrollment Counselor4,930 BGN
Equal Opportunity Representative4,880 BGN
Executive Human Capital Management6,900 BGN
Executive Recruiter5,260 BGN
Expatriate Administration Manager5,360 BGN
Expatriate Administration Supervisor4,580 BGN
Global Mobility Manager5,290 BGN
Headhunter5,220 BGN
Health Benefits Coordinator4,020 BGN
HRIS Analyst4,420 BGN
HRIS Manager5,600 BGN
HRIS Supervisor4,070 BGN
Human Resources Administration Specialist3,880 BGN
Human Resources Administrator4,200 BGN
Human Resources Advisor4,840 BGN
Human Resources Analyst4,200 BGN
Human Resources Assessor3,970 BGN
Human Resources Assistant Manager5,720 BGN
Human Resources Associate4,190 BGN
Human Resources Consultant5,110 BGN
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager5,550 BGN
Human Resources Generalist5,300 BGN
Human Resources Manager6,840 BGN
Human Resources Officer3,780 BGN
Human Resources Representative3,670 BGN
Human Resources Section Head4,950 BGN
Human Resources Superintendent3,930 BGN
Human Resources Training Executive4,880 BGN
Industrial Organizational Psychologist5,430 BGN
Job Evaluation Specialist5,310 BGN
Labor Relations Director5,520 BGN
Labor Relations Manager5,590 BGN
Labor Relations Specialist4,260 BGN
Learning and Development Manager5,420 BGN
Occupational Health and Safety Officer4,050 BGN
Organizational Development Consultant5,530 BGN
Organizational Development Manager5,170 BGN
Organizational Development Specialist4,220 BGN
Payroll Assistant3,090 BGN
Payroll Supervisor4,080 BGN
People Development Officer4,480 BGN
Personnel Officer3,780 BGN
Records Clerk2,360 BGN
Records Manager4,870 BGN
Recruiter5,540 BGN
Recruiting Coordinator3,680 BGN
Recruiting Manager6,660 BGN
Recruitment Consultant5,390 BGN
Recruitment Officer4,350 BGN
Recruitment Supervisor5,280 BGN
Research Associate4,970 BGN
SAP Resource Manager5,700 BGN
Talent Acquisition Specialist4,600 BGN
Talent Management Officer5,960 BGN
Training and Development Section Head5,200 BGN
Training Executive6,690 BGN
Training Officer3,800 BGN

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Bulgaria range from 2,250 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 7,340 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,000 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 5,000 BGN while the other half are earning more than 5,000 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 people working in Human Resources are earning less than 3,260 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,260 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 6,290 BGN while 25% are earning more than 6,290 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Human Resources 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 employees earn 8% more than their female counterparts.

4,690 BGN
5,060 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

How much are annual salary increments in Bulgaria for Human Resources professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Human Resources Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Human Resources
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Human Resources is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

49% of surveyed staff in Human Resources 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 6% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
4,560 BGN
Public Sector+9%
4,980 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Salary Forecast and Trend in Bulgaria

How do Human Resources salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bulgaria Human Resources
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Average Salary 2016
4,360 BGN
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,520 BGN
Average Salary 2018+3%
4,640 BGN
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,730 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources salaries in Bulgaria are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria

28 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 28 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 28 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for Human Resources is 2% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas5,120 BGN
Plovdiv5,520 BGN
Rousse5,020 BGN
Sofia5,730 BGN
Stara Zagora4,810 BGN
Varna5,320 BGN
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