A person working as a Personal Assistant in Croatia typically earns around 7,540 HRK per month. Salaries range from 3,470 HRK (lowest) to 12,000 HRK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Personal Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Personal Assistant salaries in Croatia range from 3,470 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 12,000 HRK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 8,140 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 8,140 HRK while the other half are earning more than 8,140 HRK. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 5,230 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 5,230 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 10,900 HRK while 25% are earning more than 10,900 HRK.
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
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 Personal Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Personal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,940 HRK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,260 HRK 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 7,770 HRK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Personal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,480 HRK 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 10,300 HRK 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 11,200 HRK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Personal Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Personal Assistant is 4,490 HRK per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,050 HRK per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,800 HRK per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Personal Assistant employees in Croatia earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia 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.
A Personal Assistant 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.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Personal Assistant is 14% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||16,400 HRK||+120%|
|Administrative Aide||5,790 HRK||-23%|
|Administrative Analyst||11,400 HRK||+51%|
|Administrative Assistant||7,330 HRK||-3%|
|Administrative Associate||7,470 HRK||-1%|
|Administrative Manager||11,700 HRK||+55%|
|Administrative Receptionist||6,840 HRK||-9%|
|Board Secretary||6,760 HRK||-10%|
|Central Office Operator||7,100 HRK||-6%|
|Commercial Administrator||10,500 HRK||+39%|
|Commissions Processor||9,390 HRK||+25%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||6,770 HRK||-10%|
|Document Controller||6,110 HRK||-19%|
|Document Management Specialist||9,240 HRK||+23%|
|Executive Assistant||8,610 HRK||+14%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||9,780 HRK||+30%|
|Executive Secretary||8,170 HRK||+8%|
|Front Desk Attendant||7,480 HRK||-1%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||8,590 HRK||+14%|
|Front Desk Manager||11,600 HRK||+54%|
|Group Services Manager||19,300 HRK||+160%|
|Head Receptionist||8,960 HRK||+19%|
|Key Account Assistant||8,410 HRK||+12%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||4,760 HRK||-37%|
|Leasing Administrator||9,370 HRK||+24%|
|Legal Secretary||7,590 HRK||+1%|
|Mailroom Manager||8,560 HRK||+14%|
|Management Support Secretary||7,780 HRK||+3%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||14,800 HRK||+96%|
|Medical Receptionist||8,130 HRK||+8%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||8,290 HRK||+10%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||19,100 HRK||+150%|
|Night Manager||11,000 HRK||+46%|
|Office Administrator||11,300 HRK||+50%|
|Office Assistant||5,230 HRK||-31%|
|Office Manager||12,200 HRK||+62%|
|Office Services Coordinator||9,860 HRK||+31%|
|Operations Analyst||16,100 HRK||+110%|
|Operations Manager||19,600 HRK||+160%|
|Personal Assistant||7,540 HRK||=|
|Planning Assistant||8,470 HRK||+12%|
|Process Expert||11,000 HRK||+46%|
|Program Coordinator||9,990 HRK||+32%|
|Programme Assistant||9,060 HRK||+20%|
|Project Administrator||11,900 HRK||+58%|
|Project Coordinator||16,300 HRK||+120%|
|Reception Team Lead||9,690 HRK||+29%|
|Records Officer||6,040 HRK||-20%|
|Schedule Officer||4,960 HRK||-34%|
|School Secretary||7,010 HRK||-7%|
|Switchboard Operator||6,120 HRK||-19%|
|Technical Program Manager||17,700 HRK||+130%|
|Technical Project Manager||17,500 HRK||+130%|
|Wayleave Officer||5,250 HRK||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.