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HVAC Mechanic Average Salary in Bulgaria 2022

How much money does a HVAC Mechanic make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
980 BGN
( 11,800 BGN yearly)


A person working as a HVAC Mechanic in Bulgaria typically earns around 980 BGN per month. Salaries range from 450 BGN (lowest) to 1,560 BGN (highest).

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

HVAC Mechanic Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    HVAC Mechanic salaries in Bulgaria range from 450 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 1,560 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,060 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as HVAC Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,060 BGN while the other half are earning more than 1,060 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 HVAC Mechanic(s) are earning less than 680 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 680 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of HVAC Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,410 BGN while 25% are earning more than 1,410 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

HVAC Mechanic 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 HVAC Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A HVAC Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 510 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 680 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 1,010 BGN per month, 48% 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, HVAC Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,230 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 1,340 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 1,450 BGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

HVAC Mechanic average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
510 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
680 BGN
5 - 10 Years+48%
1,010 BGN
10 - 15 Years+22%
1,230 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,340 BGN
20+ Years+8%
1,450 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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HVAC Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different HVAC Mechanic(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 HVAC Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a HVAC Mechanic is 580 BGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 920 BGN per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,540 BGN per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

HVAC Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

High School
580 BGN
Certificate or Diploma+57%
920 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+68%
1,540 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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HVAC Mechanic 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 HVAC Mechanic employees in Bulgaria earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,020 BGN
940 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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HVAC Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

HVAC Mechanic

HVAC Mechanic(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 21 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

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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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HVAC Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

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

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

HVAC Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria

6 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 6 BGN. This means that the average HVAC Mechanic in Bulgaria earns approximately 6 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.

HVAC Mechanic VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between HVAC Mechanic and Facilities / Maintenance / Repair monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for HVAC Mechanic is 54% less than that of Facilities / Maintenance / Repair. Also, Facilities / Maintenance / Repair salaries are 35% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Supervisor1,500 BGN+53%
Assistant Contract Manager3,640 BGN+270%
Building and Grounds Supervisor2,300 BGN+130%
Building Control Officer1,970 BGN+100%
Building Services Engineer2,880 BGN+190%
Calibration Technician1,130 BGN+15%
Carpenter1,290 BGN+32%
Cemetery Manager1,260 BGN+29%
Chief Building Official4,610 BGN+370%
Clinical Facilities Planning Manager4,750 BGN+380%
Contracts Manager4,080 BGN+320%
Facilities Director5,170 BGN+430%
Facilities Engineer2,760 BGN+180%
Facilities Maintenance Manager4,210 BGN+330%
Facilities Manager4,350 BGN+340%
Field Service Manager4,290 BGN+340%
Field Service Technician820 BGN-16%
Fire Alarm System Installer1,550 BGN+58%
Glazier970 BGN-1%
HVAC Mechanic980 BGN=
Laborer870 BGN-11%
Maintenance Fitter880 BGN-10%
Maintenance Officer920 BGN-6%
Maintenance Supervisor1,650 BGN+68%
Maintenance Worker900 BGN-8%
Mechanic970 BGN-1%
Plant Engineer2,860 BGN+190%
Service Operations Manager4,590 BGN+370%
Technician900 BGN-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas960 BGN
Plovdiv1,030 BGN
Rousse900 BGN
Sofia1,020 BGN
Stara Zagora910 BGN
Varna950 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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