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Waste Management Manager Average Salary in Croatia 2023

How much money does a Waste Management Manager make in Croatia?

Average Monthly Salary
22,800 HRK
( 273,000 HRK yearly)


A person working as a Waste Management Manager in Croatia typically earns around 22,800 HRK per month. Salaries range from 10,500 HRK (lowest) to 36,200 HRK (highest).

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

Waste Management Manager Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Waste Management Manager salaries in Croatia range from 10,500 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 36,200 HRK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,600 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waste Management Manager(s) are earning less than 24,600 HRK while the other half are earning more than 24,600 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Waste Management Manager(s) are earning less than 15,800 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 15,800 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Waste Management Manager(s) are earning less than 32,800 HRK while 25% are earning more than 32,800 HRK.

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

Waste Management Manager 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 Waste Management Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Waste Management Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,900 HRK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,900 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 23,400 HRK 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, Waste Management Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,600 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 31,200 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 33,700 HRK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Waste Management Manager average salary change by experience in Croatia

0 - 2 Years
11,900 HRK
2 - 5 Years+34%
15,900 HRK
5 - 10 Years+48%
23,400 HRK
10 - 15 Years+22%
28,600 HRK
15 - 20 Years+9%
31,200 HRK
20+ Years+8%
33,700 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Waste Management Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Waste Management Manager(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 Waste Management Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Waste Management Manager is 13,800 HRK per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 26,700 HRK per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Waste Management Manager average salary difference by education level in Croatia

Bachelor's Degree
13,800 HRK
Master's Degree+93%
26,700 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Waste Management Manager 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 Waste Management Manager employees in Croatia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

23,600 HRK
21,900 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Waste Management Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

How much are annual salary increments in Croatia for Waste Management Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Waste Management Manager

Waste Management Manager(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Croatia / 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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia for the year 2022. 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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Waste Management Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Croatia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Croatia Waste Management Manager
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A Waste Management Manager is considered to be a moderate 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.

41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Waste Management Manager Average Hourly Wage in Croatia

130 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 130 HRK. This means that the average Waste Management Manager in Croatia earns approximately 130 HRK 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.

Waste Management Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Waste Management Manager and Environmental monthly Croatia
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The average salary for Waste Management Manager is 45% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor19,800 HRK-13%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist22,500 HRK-1%
Environmental Compliance Inspector9,740 HRK-57%
Environmental Coordinator8,440 HRK-63%
Environmental Economist23,700 HRK+4%
Environmental Educator17,300 HRK-24%
Environmental Engineer12,900 HRK-43%
Environmental Health Practitioner25,500 HRK+12%
Environmental Manager23,500 HRK+3%
Environmental Officer7,590 HRK-67%
Environmental Planner8,980 HRK-61%
Environmental Protection Officer7,450 HRK-67%
Environmental Restoration Planner13,500 HRK-41%
Environmental Scientist23,300 HRK+2%
Environmental Services Coordinator7,960 HRK-65%
Environmental Specialist10,900 HRK-52%
Environmental Superintendent9,080 HRK-60%
Environmental Technician6,730 HRK-70%
Forestry Consultant17,400 HRK-24%
Forestry Supervisor10,500 HRK-54%
Geologist24,100 HRK+6%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner24,800 HRK+9%
Toxicologist15,900 HRK-30%
Waste Management Manager22,800 HRK+0%
Waste Tracking Specialist17,100 HRK-25%
Water Treatment Superintendent12,000 HRK-47%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar23,800 HRK
Zagreb25,300 HRK

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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
14,200 HRK
Public Sector+10%
15,500 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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