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Administrative Assistant Average Salary in Turkey 2021

How much money does an Administrative Assistant make in Turkey?

Average Monthly Salary
4,300 TRY
( 51,600 TRY yearly)


A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Turkey typically earns around 4,300 TRY per month. Salaries range from 2,280 TRY (lowest) to 6,530 TRY (highest).

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

Administrative Assistant Salary Distribution in Turkey

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

  • Salary Range

    Administrative Assistant salaries in Turkey range from 2,280 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 6,530 TRY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,040 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 4,040 TRY while the other half are earning more than 4,040 TRY. 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 2,840 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 2,840 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 4,970 TRY while 25% are earning more than 4,970 TRY.

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

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

An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,620 TRY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,210 TRY per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,550 TRY per month, 42% 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, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,320 TRY per month, 17% 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 5,850 TRY per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,190 TRY per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Administrative Assistant average salary change by experience in Turkey

0 - 2 Years
2,620 TRY
2 - 5 Years+23%
3,210 TRY
5 - 10 Years+42%
4,550 TRY
10 - 15 Years+17%
5,320 TRY
15 - 20 Years+10%
5,850 TRY
20+ Years+6%
6,190 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Administrative Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Administrative 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 Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 3,210 TRY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,490 TRY per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,360 TRY per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Administrative Assistant average salary difference by education level in Turkey

High School
3,210 TRY
Certificate or Diploma+40%
4,490 TRY
Bachelor's Degree+42%
6,360 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Administrative 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 Administrative Assistant employees in Turkey earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

3,980 TRY
4,500 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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Administrative Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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

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Administrative Assistant(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Turkey Administrative Assistant
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An Administrative 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.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Administrative Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Turkey

25 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 25 TRY. This means that the average Administrative Assistant in Turkey earns approximately 25 TRY 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.

Administrative Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administrative Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Turkey
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The average salary for Administrative Assistant is 8% 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 Specialist8,830 TRY+110%
Administrative Aide3,090 TRY-28%
Administrative Analyst5,910 TRY+38%
Administrative Assistant4,300 TRY+0%
Administrative Associate4,130 TRY-4%
Administrative Manager6,640 TRY+55%
Administrative Receptionist3,850 TRY-10%
Board Secretary3,780 TRY-12%
Central Office Operator3,830 TRY-11%
Clerk2,660 TRY-38%
Commercial Administrator5,720 TRY+33%
Commissions Processor4,950 TRY+15%
Conveyancing Secretary3,510 TRY-18%
Document Controller3,450 TRY-20%
Document Management Specialist5,030 TRY+17%
Executive Assistant4,420 TRY+3%
Executive Personal Assistant4,980 TRY+16%
Executive Secretary4,510 TRY+5%
Front Desk Attendant4,040 TRY-6%
Front Desk Coordinator4,800 TRY+12%
Front Desk Manager6,290 TRY+46%
Group Services Manager11,000 TRY+160%
Head Receptionist4,830 TRY+12%
Key Account Assistant4,890 TRY+14%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,620 TRY-39%
Leasing Administrator4,970 TRY+16%
Legal Secretary4,050 TRY-6%
Librarian4,960 TRY+15%
Mailroom Manager4,550 TRY+6%
Management Support Secretary4,020 TRY-6%
Master Programme Coordinator7,750 TRY+80%
Medical Receptionist4,210 TRY-2%
Meeting and Event Assistant4,710 TRY+10%
Meeting and Event Manager9,500 TRY+120%
Night Manager6,290 TRY+46%
Office Administrator6,270 TRY+46%
Office Assistant2,800 TRY-35%
Office Manager6,930 TRY+61%
Office Services Coordinator5,290 TRY+23%
Operations Analyst8,240 TRY+92%
Operations Manager10,900 TRY+150%
Personal Assistant4,150 TRY-3%
Planning Assistant4,980 TRY+16%
Process Expert6,100 TRY+42%
Program Coordinator5,810 TRY+35%
Programme Assistant5,270 TRY+23%
Project Administrator6,750 TRY+57%
Project Coordinator8,640 TRY+100%
Reception Team Lead5,170 TRY+20%
Receptionist3,680 TRY-14%
Records Officer3,340 TRY-22%
Schedule Officer2,880 TRY-33%
School Secretary3,950 TRY-8%
Secretary3,530 TRY-18%
Switchboard Operator3,380 TRY-21%
Technical Program Manager9,080 TRY+110%
Technical Project Manager9,630 TRY+120%
Typist3,290 TRY-23%
Wayleave Officer2,700 TRY-37%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara4,460 TRY
Antalya3,900 TRY
Istanbul4,750 TRY
Izmir3,930 TRY

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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,630 TRY
Public Sector+5%
8,010 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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