HOME BROWSE SALARIES BEST PAYING JOBS
Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Dentist Average Salary in Bulgaria 2022

How much money does a Dentist make in Bulgaria?


Average Monthly Salary
8,250 BGN
( 99,000 BGN yearly)

LOW
3,800
BGN
AVERAGE
8,250
BGN
HIGH
13,100
BGN

A person working as a Dentist in Bulgaria typically earns around 8,250 BGN per month. Salaries range from 3,800 BGN (lowest) to 13,100 BGN (highest).

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

Dentist Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

Median and salary distribution monthly Bulgaria Dentist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-bulgaria-dentist.jpg

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

  • Salary Range

    Dentist salaries in Bulgaria range from 3,800 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 13,100 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,910 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist(s) are earning less than 8,910 BGN while the other half are earning more than 8,910 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 Dentist(s) are earning less than 5,720 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 5,720 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dentist(s) are earning less than 11,900 BGN while 25% are earning more than 11,900 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

Dentist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Bulgaria Dentist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/salary-comparison-by-years-of-experience-monthly-bulgaria-dentist.jpg

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 Dentist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,310 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,750 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 8,500 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, Dentist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,400 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 11,300 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 12,200 BGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Dentist average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
4,310 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,750 BGN
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,500 BGN
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,400 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,300 BGN
20+ Years+8%
12,200 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

Dentist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bulgaria Dentist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-bulgaria-dentist.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dentist employees in Bulgaria earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
8,590 BGN
Female-8%
7,910 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bulgaria
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-bulgaria.jpg


Dentist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

Dentist

Dentist(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bulgaria Dentist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/annual-salary-increment-rate-bulgaria-dentist.jpg


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

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Dentist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bulgaria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bulgaria Dentist
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/annual-salary-bonus-rate-bulgaria-dentist.jpg

A Dentist is considered to be a high 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.

15% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 85% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
85%
No Bonus
15%

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.

Dentist Average Hourly Wage in Bulgaria


48 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 48 BGN. This means that the average Dentist in Bulgaria earns approximately 48 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.

Dentist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dentist and Health and Medical monthly Bulgaria
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/bulgaria/health-and-medical/dental/dentist/salary-comparison-between-dentist-and-health-and-medical-monthly-bulgaria.jpg

The average salary for Dentist is 63% more than that of Dental. Also, Dental salaries are 3% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Dental Assistant2,220 BGN-73%
Dental Hygienist2,160 BGN-74%
Dental Laboratory Technician2,080 BGN-75%
Dental Receptionist1,750 BGN-79%
Dental Technician2,030 BGN-75%
Dental Therapist3,180 BGN-61%
Dentist8,250 BGN+0%
Endodontist9,680 BGN+17%
Orthodontic Assistant2,160 BGN-74%
Orthodontist9,330 BGN+13%
Periodontist9,200 BGN+12%
Prosthodontist9,680 BGN+17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas7,400 BGN
Plovdiv8,440 BGN
Rousse7,430 BGN
Sofia8,550 BGN
Stara Zagora7,300 BGN
Varna8,320 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

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2022