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 salaries in Gambia range from 3,540 GMD per month (minimum salary) to 12,200 GMD per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 4,580 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.
|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 Gambia earn 16% less than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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 19% 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||18,000 GMD||+130%|
|Administrative Aide||6,350 GMD||-17%|
|Administrative Analyst||11,700 GMD||+52%|
|Administrative Assistant||7,860 GMD||+2%|
|Administrative Associate||7,810 GMD||+2%|
|Administrative Manager||11,700 GMD||+52%|
|Administrative Receptionist||7,340 GMD||-5%|
|Board Secretary||7,250 GMD||-6%|
|Central Office Operator||8,000 GMD||+4%|
|Commercial Administrator||11,300 GMD||+47%|
|Commissions Processor||10,100 GMD||+31%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||7,080 GMD||-8%|
|Document Controller||6,720 GMD||-13%|
|Document Management Specialist||9,900 GMD||+29%|
|Executive Assistant||9,000 GMD||+17%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||10,200 GMD||+33%|
|Executive Secretary||7,920 GMD||+3%|
|Front Desk Attendant||7,440 GMD||-3%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||9,210 GMD||+20%|
|Front Desk Manager||12,100 GMD||+57%|
|Group Services Manager||20,700 GMD||+170%|
|Head Receptionist||8,690 GMD||+13%|
|Key Account Assistant||8,570 GMD||+11%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||5,110 GMD||-34%|
|Leasing Administrator||9,800 GMD||+27%|
|Legal Secretary||8,340 GMD||+8%|
|Mailroom Manager||8,520 GMD||+11%|
|Management Support Secretary||7,940 GMD||+3%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||15,100 GMD||+96%|
|Medical Receptionist||8,500 GMD||+11%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||8,450 GMD||+10%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||20,000 GMD||+160%|
|Night Manager||10,900 GMD||+42%|
|Office Administrator||12,100 GMD||+57%|
|Office Assistant||5,210 GMD||-32%|
|Office Manager||13,400 GMD||+74%|
|Office Services Coordinator||10,600 GMD||+38%|
|Operations Analyst||16,400 GMD||+110%|
|Operations Manager||20,000 GMD||+160%|
|Personal Assistant||7,690 GMD||+0%|
|Planning Assistant||8,850 GMD||+15%|
|Process Expert||12,100 GMD||+57%|
|Program Coordinator||10,700 GMD||+39%|
|Programme Assistant||9,230 GMD||+20%|
|Project Administrator||13,100 GMD||+70%|
|Project Coordinator||17,900 GMD||+130%|
|Reception Team Lead||9,880 GMD||+29%|
|Records Officer||6,470 GMD||-16%|
|Schedule Officer||5,050 GMD||-34%|
|School Secretary||7,150 GMD||-7%|
|Switchboard Operator||6,400 GMD||-17%|
|Technical Program Manager||18,500 GMD||+140%|
|Technical Project Manager||18,800 GMD||+140%|
|Wayleave Officer||5,630 GMD||-27%|
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.