A person working as a Personal Assistant in Fiji typically earns around 2,370 FJD per month. Salaries range from 1,090 FJD (lowest) to 3,760 FJD (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 Fiji range from 1,090 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 3,760 FJD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,560 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 2,560 FJD while the other half are earning more than 2,560 FJD. 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 1,640 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,640 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 3,410 FJD while 25% are earning more than 3,410 FJD.
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 1,240 FJD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,650 FJD 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 2,440 FJD 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 2,970 FJD 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 3,240 FJD 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 3,510 FJD 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 1,410 FJD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,210 FJD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,710 FJD 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 Fiji earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Fiji 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 17% 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||5,460 FJD||+130%|
|Administrative Aide||1,860 FJD||-21%|
|Administrative Analyst||3,400 FJD||+44%|
|Administrative Assistant||2,420 FJD||+2%|
|Administrative Associate||2,490 FJD||+5%|
|Administrative Manager||3,550 FJD||+50%|
|Administrative Receptionist||2,340 FJD||-1%|
|Board Secretary||2,240 FJD||-5%|
|Central Office Operator||2,270 FJD||-4%|
|Commercial Administrator||3,500 FJD||+48%|
|Commissions Processor||3,040 FJD||+28%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||2,140 FJD||-10%|
|Document Controller||2,020 FJD||-15%|
|Document Management Specialist||3,080 FJD||+30%|
|Executive Assistant||2,630 FJD||+11%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||2,900 FJD||+23%|
|Executive Secretary||2,590 FJD||+9%|
|Front Desk Attendant||2,290 FJD||-3%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||2,850 FJD||+20%|
|Front Desk Manager||3,620 FJD||+53%|
|Group Services Manager||6,380 FJD||+170%|
|Head Receptionist||2,840 FJD||+20%|
|Key Account Assistant||2,700 FJD||+14%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||1,480 FJD||-37%|
|Leasing Administrator||2,950 FJD||+25%|
|Legal Secretary||2,450 FJD||+4%|
|Mailroom Manager||2,710 FJD||+15%|
|Management Support Secretary||2,310 FJD||-2%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||4,670 FJD||+97%|
|Medical Receptionist||2,570 FJD||+9%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||2,680 FJD||+13%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||5,680 FJD||+140%|
|Night Manager||3,450 FJD||+46%|
|Office Administrator||3,640 FJD||+54%|
|Office Assistant||1,550 FJD||-34%|
|Office Manager||4,150 FJD||+75%|
|Office Services Coordinator||3,080 FJD||+30%|
|Operations Analyst||5,110 FJD||+120%|
|Operations Manager||5,920 FJD||+150%|
|Personal Assistant||2,370 FJD||+0%|
|Planning Assistant||2,700 FJD||+14%|
|Process Expert||3,750 FJD||+58%|
|Program Coordinator||3,190 FJD||+35%|
|Programme Assistant||2,910 FJD||+23%|
|Project Administrator||3,940 FJD||+67%|
|Project Coordinator||5,090 FJD||+120%|
|Reception Team Lead||2,960 FJD||+25%|
|Records Officer||1,940 FJD||-18%|
|Schedule Officer||1,590 FJD||-33%|
|School Secretary||2,190 FJD||-7%|
|Switchboard Operator||2,040 FJD||-14%|
|Technical Program Manager||5,410 FJD||+130%|
|Technical Project Manager||5,450 FJD||+130%|
|Wayleave Officer||1,710 FJD||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.