How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Trinidad and Tobago?
Average Monthly Salary
( 69,600 TTD yearly) LOW
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Trinidad and Tobago typically earns around 5,800 TTD per month. Salaries range from 2,910 TTD (lowest average) to 13,200 TTD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Accreditation Specialist||10,900 TTD|
|Administrative Aide||3,980 TTD|
|Administrative Analyst||7,610 TTD|
|Administrative Assistant||5,230 TTD|
|Administrative Associate||5,300 TTD|
|Administrative Manager||8,080 TTD|
|Administrative Receptionist||4,880 TTD|
|Board Secretary||4,540 TTD|
|Central Office Operator||5,110 TTD|
|Commercial Administrator||7,200 TTD|
|Commissions Processor||6,180 TTD|
|Conveyancing Secretary||4,440 TTD|
|Document Controller||4,300 TTD|
|Document Management Specialist||6,330 TTD|
|Executive Assistant||5,870 TTD|
|Executive Personal Assistant||6,280 TTD|
|Executive Secretary||5,280 TTD|
|Front Desk Attendant||4,850 TTD|
|Front Desk Coordinator||5,770 TTD|
|Front Desk Manager||8,050 TTD|
|Group Services Manager||14,000 TTD|
|Head Receptionist||5,900 TTD|
|Key Account Assistant||5,590 TTD|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||3,460 TTD|
|Leasing Administrator||6,010 TTD|
|Legal Secretary||5,230 TTD|
|Mailroom Manager||5,450 TTD|
|Management Support Secretary||5,180 TTD|
|Master Programme Coordinator||10,000 TTD|
|Medical Receptionist||5,320 TTD|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||5,630 TTD|
|Meeting and Event Manager||12,500 TTD|
|Night Manager||7,290 TTD|
|Office Administrator||7,910 TTD|
|Office Assistant||3,530 TTD|
|Office Manager||9,080 TTD|
|Office Services Coordinator||6,620 TTD|
|Operations Analyst||10,100 TTD|
|Operations Manager||13,000 TTD|
|Personal Assistant||4,910 TTD|
|Planning Assistant||5,890 TTD|
|Process Expert||7,560 TTD|
|Program Coordinator||7,420 TTD|
|Programme Assistant||6,020 TTD|
|Project Administrator||8,400 TTD|
|Project Coordinator||11,700 TTD|
|Reception Team Lead||6,700 TTD|
|Records Officer||4,220 TTD|
|Schedule Officer||3,290 TTD|
|School Secretary||4,950 TTD|
|Switchboard Operator||4,340 TTD|
|Technical Program Manager||12,100 TTD|
|Technical Project Manager||12,700 TTD|
|Wayleave Officer||3,530 TTD|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Trinidad and Tobago
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range
Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Trinidad and Tobago range from 2,910 TTD per month (minimum average salary) to 13,200 TTD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 6,260 TTD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 6,260 TTD while the other half are earning more than 6,260 TTD. 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 4,130 TTD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,130 TTD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 10,500 TTD while 25% are earning more than 10,500 TTD.
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
Salary Comparison by Years of Experience
How does a person's salary progress over time?
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
“ On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark. ”
Salary Comparison By Education
How does the education level affect your salary?
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
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 Trinidad and Tobago costs anywhere from 48,800 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar(s) to 147,000 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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 employees in Trinidad and Tobago who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary Comparison By Gender in Trinidad and Tobago for all Careers
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Trinidad and Tobago
How much are annual salary increments in Trinidad and Tobago for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Trinidad and Tobago are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 3% every 30 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.
Trinidad and Tobago / 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 Trinidad and Tobago is 2%.”
Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Trinidad and Tobago for the year 2020. 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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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in Trinidad and Tobago
How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.
86% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.
Types of Bonuses ConsideredIndividual 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 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.
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.
Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Trinidad and Tobago
TTD per hour
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Trinidad and Tobago is 33 TTD. This means that the average person in Trinidad and Tobago earns approximately 33 TTD 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.
Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.
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 Trinidad and Tobago earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value