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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
5,010 BGN
( 60,100 BGN yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Bulgaria typically earns around 5,010 BGN per month. Salaries range from 2,430 BGN (lowest average) to 8,280 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor4,880 BGN
Academic Coach5,100 BGN
Academic Manager5,750 BGN
Academic Specialist4,490 BGN
Academic Staff4,010 BGN
Accompanist4,390 BGN
Achievement Coach4,920 BGN
Admissions Specialist4,470 BGN
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,780 BGN
Anthropology Teacher4,180 BGN
Arabic Language Teacher3,720 BGN
Archeology Teacher3,950 BGN
Architecture Teacher4,450 BGN
Archivist3,310 BGN
Art Teacher3,800 BGN
Assistant School Principal5,160 BGN
Assistant Teacher3,320 BGN
Biochemistry Professor 5,880 BGN
Biology Teacher4,170 BGN
Bursary Scheme Manager4,770 BGN
Business Teacher4,060 BGN
Chemistry Teacher3,720 BGN
Child Care Coordinator3,970 BGN
Child Care Worker3,310 BGN
Clinical School Psychologist5,780 BGN
College Aide5,280 BGN
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,230 BGN
College President8,010 BGN
Communications Teacher3,990 BGN
Community Education Officer3,490 BGN
Computer Science Teacher3,750 BGN
Computer Teacher3,790 BGN
Creative Writing Trainer4,740 BGN
Credit Counselor4,760 BGN
Cultural Studies Teacher4,030 BGN
Curriculum Developer5,010 BGN
Curriculum Specialist4,990 BGN
Demonstrator3,770 BGN
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,860 BGN
Director of Learning Technology5,480 BGN
Distance Learning Coordinator4,240 BGN
Economics Lecturer7,080 BGN
Education Administrator4,780 BGN
Education Assistant Director4,990 BGN
Education Assistant Principal4,270 BGN
Education Assistant Professor5,550 BGN
Education Consultant5,690 BGN
Education Coordinator4,370 BGN
Education Counselor4,480 BGN
Education Director7,020 BGN
Education Program Specialist5,200 BGN
Education Researcher6,060 BGN
Education Resource Specialist4,310 BGN
Education Services Facilitator4,700 BGN
Educational Psychologist6,560 BGN
EFL Teacher4,180 BGN
eLearning Trainer3,520 BGN
Elementary School Teacher3,460 BGN
Engineering Lecturer6,820 BGN
Engineering Teacher5,520 BGN
English Teacher3,700 BGN
ESL Teacher4,140 BGN
Faculty Assistant4,900 BGN
Foreign Language Teacher3,660 BGN
GED Teacher3,460 BGN
Geography Teacher3,910 BGN
Head of Mathematics Department5,380 BGN
Head of School6,950 BGN
High School Teacher4,510 BGN
History Teacher4,020 BGN
Infant Teacher2,970 BGN
Instructional Assistant4,110 BGN
Instructor4,730 BGN
Kindergarten Teacher3,330 BGN
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,360 BGN
Law Teacher5,840 BGN
Learning Designer5,030 BGN
Lecturer5,700 BGN
Librarian3,360 BGN
Library Assistant2,830 BGN
Library Director4,740 BGN
Library Specialist3,330 BGN
Life Sciences Teacher3,860 BGN
Math Lecturer7,420 BGN
Mathematics Teacher4,420 BGN
Mentor4,380 BGN
Middle School Teacher4,390 BGN
Music Teacher3,730 BGN
Nursery Manager6,160 BGN
Nursery Worker2,390 BGN
Paraprofessional5,590 BGN
Physical Education Specialist4,340 BGN
Physical Education Teacher3,760 BGN
Physics Teacher 4,190 BGN
Political Science Teacher4,290 BGN
Post Doctoral Researcher6,350 BGN
Preschool Education Administrator4,590 BGN
Preschool Teacher3,320 BGN
Primary School Teacher3,570 BGN
Principal5,600 BGN
Product Specialist4,630 BGN
Professor - Accounting7,570 BGN
Professor - Architecture7,200 BGN
Professor - Biology7,200 BGN
Professor - Business Administration7,250 BGN
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,430 BGN
Professor - Chemistry7,560 BGN
Professor - Civil Engineering7,240 BGN
Professor - Communication6,720 BGN
Professor - Computer Science7,310 BGN
Professor - Dentistry7,860 BGN
Professor - Drama6,770 BGN
Professor - Economics7,550 BGN
Professor - Education7,670 BGN
Professor - Electrical Engineering7,470 BGN
Professor - English6,990 BGN
Professor - Environmental Engineering7,720 BGN
Professor - Foreign Languages6,700 BGN
Professor - Geological Sciences7,170 BGN
Professor - History7,460 BGN
Professor - Industrial Engineering6,920 BGN
Professor - Law7,770 BGN
Professor - Legal Support7,140 BGN
Professor - Liberal Arts6,980 BGN
Professor - Marketing6,900 BGN
Professor - Mathematics7,880 BGN
Professor - Mechanical Engineering7,950 BGN
Professor - Medical Administration7,500 BGN
Professor - Medicine7,990 BGN
Professor - Music6,880 BGN
Professor - Nursing6,610 BGN
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences7,200 BGN
Professor - Philosophy7,500 BGN
Professor - Physical Therapy7,360 BGN
Professor - Physics7,860 BGN
Professor - Psychology7,360 BGN
Professor - Rehabilitation6,420 BGN
Professor - Social Work6,520 BGN
Professor - Sociology7,360 BGN
Professor - Special Education7,000 BGN
Psychology Teacher5,770 BGN
Public Management Assistant Professor5,950 BGN
School Counselor5,390 BGN
Science Educator4,000 BGN
Science Laboratory Assistant3,550 BGN
Science Teacher4,100 BGN
Secondary Mathematics Teacher4,220 BGN
Secondary School Teacher3,790 BGN
Special Education Teacher4,270 BGN
Special Needs Assistant3,420 BGN
Statistics Lecturer6,880 BGN
Student Accounts Coordinator3,810 BGN
Student Development Specialist4,790 BGN
Student Employment Specialist4,250 BGN
Student Services3,660 BGN
Student Support Manager4,600 BGN
Substitute Teacher3,240 BGN
Teacher3,730 BGN
Teacher Aide3,060 BGN
Teacher Trainer4,850 BGN
Training and Development Specialist5,100 BGN
Training Coordinator3,680 BGN
Tutor3,900 BGN
University Teacher7,030 BGN
Vocational Education Teacher3,950 BGN

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Bulgaria range from 2,430 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 8,280 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,810 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,810 BGN while the other half are earning more than 4,810 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.

  • 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 Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bulgaria Teaching / Education
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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.

4,850 BGN
5,230 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

How much are annual salary increments in Bulgaria for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bulgaria Teaching / Education
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bulgaria
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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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education 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.

52% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% 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.

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

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Bulgaria
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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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Bulgaria

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bulgaria Teaching / Education
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Average Salary 2016
4,450 BGN
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,610 BGN
Average Salary 2018+2%
4,700 BGN
Average Salary 2019+3%
4,830 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teaching / Education 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 3% 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria

29 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 29 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 29 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas5,230 BGN
Plovdiv5,640 BGN
Rousse5,120 BGN
Sofia5,850 BGN
Stara Zagora4,910 BGN
Varna5,430 BGN
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