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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2022

How much money does a person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense make in Bulgaria?


Average Monthly Salary
3,370 BGN
( 40,400 BGN yearly)

LOW
1,430
BGN
AVERAGE
3,370
BGN
HIGH
6,880
BGN

A person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense in Bulgaria typically earns around 3,370 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,430 BGN (lowest average) to 6,880 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 Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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
Aeronautical Engineer3,630 BGN
Aerospace Engineer4,230 BGN
Aerospace Technician3,060 BGN
Air Crew Officer2,320 BGN
Air Traffic Assistant1,950 BGN
Air Traffic Controller3,760 BGN
Aircraft Captain5,480 BGN
Aircraft Electrician1,780 BGN
Aircraft Engineer3,340 BGN
Aircraft Fueler1,540 BGN
Aircraft Maintenance Manager5,550 BGN
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor3,400 BGN
Aircraft Maintenance Technician1,530 BGN
Aircraft Mechanic1,740 BGN
Aircraft Quality Assurance4,430 BGN
Airfield Management Specialist4,950 BGN
Airfield Operations Specialist3,850 BGN
Airline Cabin Crew3,260 BGN
Airline Copilot3,850 BGN
Airlines Sales Manager5,890 BGN
Airlines Structural Assembler1,530 BGN
Airport Services Agent2,200 BGN
Airport Services Manager7,210 BGN
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic1,540 BGN
Aviation Analyst4,320 BGN
Aviation Inspector3,810 BGN
Aviation Manager6,950 BGN
Aviation Operations Controller3,660 BGN
Aviation Resources Manager6,060 BGN
Aviation Safety Manager6,250 BGN
Aviation Safety Officer3,480 BGN
Aviation Technician1,640 BGN
Cargo Executive3,300 BGN
Chief Pilot5,950 BGN
First Officer2,570 BGN
Fleet Management Officer2,310 BGN
Flight Attendant2,360 BGN
Flight Scheduler2,680 BGN
Flight Simulation Engineer2,970 BGN
Freight and Cargo Inspector2,390 BGN
Helicopter Pilot3,720 BGN
Loading Bridge Operator1,420 BGN
Pilot5,690 BGN
Ramp Agent1,430 BGN
Reservations Sales Agent1,880 BGN
Safety and Quality Specialist3,450 BGN
Test Pilot3,920 BGN

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

Median and salary distribution monthly Bulgaria Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,430 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 6,880 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,230 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 3,230 BGN while the other half are earning more than 3,230 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 Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 2,100 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,100 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 4,850 BGN while 25% are earning more than 4,850 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 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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bulgaria Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
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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 Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,480 BGN
Female-6%
3,270 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

How much are annual salary increments in Bulgaria for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense professionals in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bulgaria Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
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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

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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 Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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
48%
No Bonus
52%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria


19 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 19 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 19 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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Bulgaria
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The average salary for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense is 2% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas3,510 BGN
Plovdiv3,790 BGN
Rousse3,440 BGN
Sofia3,930 BGN
Stara Zagora3,300 BGN
Varna3,650 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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