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Personal Assistant Average Salary in Gambia 2022

How much money does a Personal Assistant make in Gambia?

Average Monthly Salary
7,690 GMD
( 92,200 GMD yearly)


A person working as a Personal Assistant in Gambia typically earns around 7,690 GMD per month. Salaries range from 3,540 GMD (lowest) to 12,200 GMD (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 Salary Distribution in Gambia

Median and salary distribution monthly Gambia Personal Assistant
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Personal Assistant salaries in Gambia range from 3,540 GMD per month (minimum salary) to 12,200 GMD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,300 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 8,300 GMD while the other half are earning more than 8,300 GMD. 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 Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 5,330 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,330 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 11,100 GMD while 25% are earning more than 11,100 GMD.

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

Personal Assistant 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 Personal Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Personal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,010 GMD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,360 GMD 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 7,920 GMD 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, Personal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,660 GMD 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 10,500 GMD 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 11,400 GMD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Personal Assistant average salary change by experience in Gambia

0 - 2 Years
4,010 GMD
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,360 GMD
5 - 10 Years+48%
7,920 GMD
10 - 15 Years+22%
9,660 GMD
15 - 20 Years+9%
10,500 GMD
20+ Years+8%
11,400 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Personal Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Personal Assistant(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 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 4,580 GMD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,180 GMD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,000 GMD per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Personal Assistant average salary difference by education level in Gambia

High School
4,580 GMD
Certificate or Diploma+57%
7,180 GMD
Bachelor's Degree+68%
12,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Personal Assistant 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 Personal Assistant employees in Gambia earn 16% less than their female counterparts on average.

7,010 GMD
8,360 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Gambia for all Careers

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Personal Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Gambia

How much are annual salary increments in Gambia for Personal Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant(s) in Gambia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Gambia / 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 Gambia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Gambia 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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Personal Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Gambia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Gambia Personal Assistant
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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.

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.

Personal Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Gambia

44 GMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Gambia is 44 GMD. This means that the average Personal Assistant in Gambia earns approximately 44 GMD 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.

Personal Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Personal Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Gambia
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The average salary for Personal Assistant is 19% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist18,000 GMD+130%
Administrative Aide6,350 GMD-17%
Administrative Analyst11,700 GMD+52%
Administrative Assistant7,860 GMD+2%
Administrative Associate7,810 GMD+2%
Administrative Manager11,700 GMD+52%
Administrative Receptionist7,340 GMD-5%
Board Secretary7,250 GMD-6%
Central Office Operator8,000 GMD+4%
Clerk5,480 GMD-29%
Commercial Administrator11,300 GMD+47%
Commissions Processor10,100 GMD+31%
Conveyancing Secretary7,080 GMD-8%
Document Controller6,720 GMD-13%
Document Management Specialist9,900 GMD+29%
Executive Assistant9,000 GMD+17%
Executive Personal Assistant10,200 GMD+33%
Executive Secretary7,920 GMD+3%
Front Desk Attendant7,440 GMD-3%
Front Desk Coordinator9,210 GMD+20%
Front Desk Manager12,100 GMD+57%
Group Services Manager20,700 GMD+170%
Head Receptionist8,690 GMD+13%
Key Account Assistant8,570 GMD+11%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator5,110 GMD-34%
Leasing Administrator9,800 GMD+27%
Legal Secretary8,340 GMD+8%
Librarian9,670 GMD+26%
Mailroom Manager8,520 GMD+11%
Management Support Secretary7,940 GMD+3%
Master Programme Coordinator15,100 GMD+96%
Medical Receptionist8,500 GMD+11%
Meeting and Event Assistant8,450 GMD+10%
Meeting and Event Manager20,000 GMD+160%
Night Manager10,900 GMD+42%
Office Administrator12,100 GMD+57%
Office Assistant5,210 GMD-32%
Office Manager13,400 GMD+74%
Office Services Coordinator10,600 GMD+38%
Operations Analyst16,400 GMD+110%
Operations Manager20,000 GMD+160%
Personal Assistant7,690 GMD+0%
Planning Assistant8,850 GMD+15%
Process Expert12,100 GMD+57%
Program Coordinator10,700 GMD+39%
Programme Assistant9,230 GMD+20%
Project Administrator13,100 GMD+70%
Project Coordinator17,900 GMD+130%
Reception Team Lead9,880 GMD+29%
Receptionist7,660 GMD-0%
Records Officer6,470 GMD-16%
Schedule Officer5,050 GMD-34%
School Secretary7,150 GMD-7%
Secretary7,040 GMD-8%
Switchboard Operator6,400 GMD-17%
Technical Program Manager18,500 GMD+140%
Technical Project Manager18,800 GMD+140%
Typist5,970 GMD-22%
Wayleave Officer5,630 GMD-27%

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

Private Sector
15,400 GMD
Public Sector+10%
17,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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