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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,500 BGN
( 42,100 BGN yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,500 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,680 BGN (lowest average) to 6,390 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 Advisor3,380 BGN
Academic Coach3,530 BGN
Academic Manager3,980 BGN
Academic Specialist3,110 BGN
Academic Staff2,780 BGN
Accompanist3,040 BGN
Achievement Coach3,410 BGN
Admissions Specialist3,090 BGN
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,620 BGN
Anthropology Teacher2,890 BGN
Arabic Language Teacher2,580 BGN
Archeology Teacher2,740 BGN
Architecture Teacher3,080 BGN
Archivist2,290 BGN
Art Teacher2,630 BGN
Assistant School Principal3,570 BGN
Assistant Teacher2,300 BGN
Biochemistry Professor 5,010 BGN
Biology Teacher2,880 BGN
Bursary Scheme Manager3,310 BGN
Business Teacher2,810 BGN
Chemistry Teacher2,580 BGN
Child Care Coordinator2,750 BGN
Child Care Worker2,290 BGN
Clinical School Psychologist4,000 BGN
College Aide3,650 BGN
College and Career Readiness Specialist3,620 BGN
College President6,180 BGN
Communications Teacher2,770 BGN
Community Education Officer2,420 BGN
Computer Science Teacher2,590 BGN
Computer Teacher2,620 BGN
Creative Writing Trainer3,280 BGN
Credit Counselor3,300 BGN
Cultural Studies Teacher2,790 BGN
Curriculum Developer3,470 BGN
Curriculum Specialist3,450 BGN
Demonstrator2,610 BGN
Deputy Controller of Examinations3,360 BGN
Director of Learning Technology3,790 BGN
Distance Learning Coordinator2,940 BGN
Economics Lecturer4,900 BGN
Education Administrator3,310 BGN
Education Assistant Director3,450 BGN
Education Assistant Principal2,960 BGN
Education Assistant Professor3,840 BGN
Education Consultant3,940 BGN
Education Coordinator3,020 BGN
Education Counselor3,100 BGN
Education Director4,860 BGN
Education Program Specialist3,600 BGN
Education Researcher4,200 BGN
Education Resource Specialist2,990 BGN
Education Services Facilitator3,260 BGN
Educational Psychologist4,540 BGN
EFL Teacher2,890 BGN
eLearning Trainer2,440 BGN
Elementary School Teacher2,400 BGN
Engineering Lecturer4,720 BGN
Engineering Teacher3,820 BGN
English Teacher2,560 BGN
ESL Teacher2,860 BGN
Faculty Assistant3,400 BGN
Foreign Language Teacher2,530 BGN
GED Teacher2,390 BGN
Geography Teacher2,710 BGN
Head of Mathematics Department3,720 BGN
Head of School4,810 BGN
High School Teacher3,120 BGN
History Teacher2,780 BGN
Infant Teacher2,060 BGN
Instructional Assistant2,850 BGN
Instructor3,280 BGN
Kindergarten Teacher2,310 BGN
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,330 BGN
Law Teacher4,050 BGN
Learning Designer3,480 BGN
Lecturer4,740 BGN
Librarian2,330 BGN
Library Assistant1,960 BGN
Library Director3,280 BGN
Library Specialist2,310 BGN
Life Sciences Teacher2,670 BGN
Math Lecturer5,140 BGN
Mathematics Teacher3,060 BGN
Mentor3,030 BGN
Middle School Teacher3,040 BGN
Music Teacher2,580 BGN
Nursery Manager4,270 BGN
Nursery Worker1,650 BGN
Paraprofessional3,870 BGN
Physical Education Specialist3,000 BGN
Physical Education Teacher2,600 BGN
Physics Teacher 2,900 BGN
Political Science Teacher2,970 BGN
Post Doctoral Researcher4,390 BGN
Preschool Education Administrator3,180 BGN
Preschool Teacher2,300 BGN
Primary School Teacher2,470 BGN
Principal4,140 BGN
Product Specialist3,200 BGN
Professor - Accounting5,240 BGN
Professor - Architecture4,990 BGN
Professor - Biology4,990 BGN
Professor - Business Administration5,020 BGN
Professor - Chemical Engineering5,150 BGN
Professor - Chemistry5,230 BGN
Professor - Civil Engineering5,010 BGN
Professor - Communication4,650 BGN
Professor - Computer Science5,060 BGN
Professor - Dentistry5,440 BGN
Professor - Drama4,690 BGN
Professor - Economics5,220 BGN
Professor - Education5,310 BGN
Professor - Electrical Engineering5,170 BGN
Professor - English4,840 BGN
Professor - Environmental Engineering5,350 BGN
Professor - Foreign Languages4,640 BGN
Professor - Geological Sciences4,960 BGN
Professor - History5,170 BGN
Professor - Industrial Engineering4,790 BGN
Professor - Law5,380 BGN
Professor - Legal Support4,940 BGN
Professor - Liberal Arts4,830 BGN
Professor - Marketing4,780 BGN
Professor - Mathematics5,450 BGN
Professor - Mechanical Engineering5,500 BGN
Professor - Medical Administration5,190 BGN
Professor - Medicine6,040 BGN
Professor - Music4,760 BGN
Professor - Nursing4,580 BGN
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences4,980 BGN
Professor - Philosophy5,190 BGN
Professor - Physical Therapy5,100 BGN
Professor - Physics5,440 BGN
Professor - Psychology5,100 BGN
Professor - Rehabilitation4,450 BGN
Professor - Social Work4,510 BGN
Professor - Sociology5,090 BGN
Professor - Special Education4,850 BGN
Psychology Teacher4,140 BGN
Public Management Assistant Professor4,120 BGN
School Counselor3,730 BGN
Science Educator2,770 BGN
Science Laboratory Assistant2,460 BGN
Science Teacher2,840 BGN
Secondary Mathematics Teacher2,920 BGN
Secondary School Teacher2,620 BGN
Special Education Teacher2,960 BGN
Special Needs Assistant2,370 BGN
Statistics Lecturer4,760 BGN
Student Accounts Coordinator2,640 BGN
Student Development Specialist3,320 BGN
Student Employment Specialist2,940 BGN
Student Services2,530 BGN
Student Support Manager3,180 BGN
Substitute Teacher2,240 BGN
Teacher2,590 BGN
Teacher Aide2,120 BGN
Teacher Trainer3,360 BGN
Training and Development Specialist3,530 BGN
Training Coordinator2,550 BGN
Tutor2,700 BGN
University Teacher4,860 BGN
Vocational Education Teacher2,740 BGN

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

Median and salary distribution monthly Bulgaria Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,680 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 6,390 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,360 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,360 BGN while the other half are earning more than 3,360 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 2,270 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,270 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,680 BGN while 25% are earning more than 4,680 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 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 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 in Bulgaria who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,620 BGN
3,410 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

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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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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria

20 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 20 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 20 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 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas3,650 BGN
Plovdiv3,950 BGN
Rousse3,580 BGN
Sofia4,090 BGN
Stara Zagora3,440 BGN
Varna3,800 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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