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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Bulgaria 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,780 BGN
( 45,300 BGN yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,780 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,740 BGN (lowest) to 6,000 BGN (highest).

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,740 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 6,000 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,080 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 4,080 BGN while the other half are earning more than 4,080 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 2,620 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,620 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 5,440 BGN while 25% are earning more than 5,440 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

Human Resources Officer 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,970 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,630 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 3,890 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, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,750 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 5,170 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 5,600 BGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
1,970 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,630 BGN
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,890 BGN
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,750 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,170 BGN
20+ Years+8%
5,600 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 2,290 BGN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,430 BGN per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

Certificate or Diploma
2,290 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+93%
4,430 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Human Resources Officer 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 Human Resources Officer employees in Bulgaria earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

3,570 BGN
3,980 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 Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 20 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 Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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.

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 Human Resources Officer 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 Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Bulgaria

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

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Average Salary 2016
3,270 BGN
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,390 BGN
Average Salary 2018+4%
3,510 BGN
Average Salary 2019+4%
3,640 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer salaries in Bulgaria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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 Officer Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria

22 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 22 BGN. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Bulgaria earns approximately 22 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 Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 23% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator4,250 BGN+13%
Benefits Analyst4,560 BGN+21%
Benefits Manager5,570 BGN+48%
Chief People Officer5,960 BGN+58%
Compensation Analyst4,690 BGN+24%
Compensation and Benefits Manager5,160 BGN+37%
Compensation and Benefits Officer3,870 BGN+2%
Compensation Manager5,200 BGN+38%
Corporate Director of Human Resources7,230 BGN+91%
Corporate Trainer5,180 BGN+37%
Employee Benefits Administrator4,780 BGN+27%
Employee Communications Manager4,930 BGN+31%
Employee Development Specialist5,020 BGN+33%
Employee Engagement Specialist5,110 BGN+35%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator4,950 BGN+31%
Employee Performance Specialist4,950 BGN+31%
Employee Relations Manager5,550 BGN+47%
Employee Relations Practitioner4,870 BGN+29%
Employee Services Manager5,020 BGN+33%
Employment Advice Worker3,960 BGN+5%
Employment Interviewer4,400 BGN+17%
Employment Service Specialist4,230 BGN+12%
Employment Services Coordinator4,460 BGN+18%
Enrollment Counselor4,930 BGN+31%
Equal Opportunity Representative4,880 BGN+29%
Executive Human Capital Management6,900 BGN+83%
Executive Recruiter5,260 BGN+39%
Expatriate Administration Manager5,360 BGN+42%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor4,580 BGN+21%
Global Mobility Manager5,290 BGN+40%
Headhunter5,220 BGN+38%
Health Benefits Coordinator4,020 BGN+6%
HRIS Analyst4,420 BGN+17%
HRIS Manager5,600 BGN+48%
HRIS Supervisor4,070 BGN+8%
Human Resources Administration Specialist3,880 BGN+3%
Human Resources Administrator4,200 BGN+11%
Human Resources Advisor4,840 BGN+28%
Human Resources Analyst4,200 BGN+11%
Human Resources Assessor3,970 BGN+5%
Human Resources Assistant Manager5,720 BGN+51%
Human Resources Associate4,190 BGN+11%
Human Resources Consultant5,110 BGN+35%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager5,550 BGN+47%
Human Resources Generalist5,300 BGN+40%
Human Resources Manager6,840 BGN+81%
Human Resources Officer3,780 BGN+0%
Human Resources Representative3,670 BGN-3%
Human Resources Section Head4,950 BGN+31%
Human Resources Superintendent3,930 BGN+4%
Human Resources Training Executive4,880 BGN+29%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist5,430 BGN+44%
Job Evaluation Specialist5,310 BGN+41%
Labor Relations Director5,520 BGN+46%
Labor Relations Manager5,590 BGN+48%
Labor Relations Specialist4,260 BGN+13%
Learning and Development Manager5,420 BGN+44%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer4,050 BGN+7%
Organizational Development Consultant5,530 BGN+46%
Organizational Development Manager5,170 BGN+37%
Organizational Development Specialist4,220 BGN+12%
Payroll Assistant3,090 BGN-18%
Payroll Supervisor4,080 BGN+8%
People Development Officer4,480 BGN+19%
Personnel Officer3,780 BGN+0%
Records Clerk2,360 BGN-38%
Records Manager4,870 BGN+29%
Recruiter5,540 BGN+47%
Recruiting Coordinator3,680 BGN-3%
Recruiting Manager6,660 BGN+76%
Recruitment Consultant5,390 BGN+43%
Recruitment Officer4,350 BGN+15%
Recruitment Supervisor5,280 BGN+40%
Research Associate4,970 BGN+32%
SAP Resource Manager5,700 BGN+51%
Talent Acquisition Specialist4,600 BGN+22%
Talent Management Officer5,960 BGN+58%
Training and Development Section Head5,200 BGN+38%
Training Executive6,690 BGN+77%
Training Officer3,800 BGN+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas3,950 BGN
Plovdiv4,230 BGN
Rousse3,700 BGN
Sofia4,150 BGN
Stara Zagora3,740 BGN
Varna3,890 BGN
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