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Secretary Average Salary in Ukraine 2021

How much money does a Secretary make in Ukraine?

Average Monthly Salary
10,800 UAH
( 130,000 UAH yearly)


A person working as a Secretary in Ukraine typically earns around 10,800 UAH per month. Salaries range from 5,620 UAH (lowest) to 16,500 UAH (highest).

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

Secretary Salary Distribution in Ukraine

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

  • Salary Range

    Secretary salaries in Ukraine range from 5,620 UAH per month (minimum salary) to 16,500 UAH per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,400 UAH per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary(s) are earning less than 10,400 UAH while the other half are earning more than 10,400 UAH. 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 Secretary(s) are earning less than 7,200 UAH while 75% of them are earning more than 7,200 UAH. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 12,900 UAH while 25% are earning more than 12,900 UAH.

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

Secretary 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 Secretary salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secretary with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,390 UAH per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,570 UAH 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 11,100 UAH per month, 30% 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, Secretary(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,500 UAH per month, 21% 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 14,700 UAH 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 15,500 UAH per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secretary average salary change by experience in Ukraine

0 - 2 Years
6,390 UAH
2 - 5 Years+34%
8,570 UAH
5 - 10 Years+30%
11,100 UAH
10 - 15 Years+21%
13,500 UAH
15 - 20 Years+9%
14,700 UAH
20+ Years+5%
15,500 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Secretary Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Secretary is 7,590 UAH per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,900 UAH per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,000 UAH per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Secretary average salary difference by education level in Ukraine

High School
7,590 UAH
Certificate or Diploma+43%
10,900 UAH
Bachelor's Degree+38%
15,000 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Secretary 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 Secretary employees in Ukraine earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

10,400 UAH
11,400 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ukraine for all Careers

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Secretary Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ukraine

How much are annual salary increments in Ukraine for Secretary(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Secretary(s) in Ukraine are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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.

Ukraine / 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 Ukraine is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ukraine 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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Secretary Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ukraine

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ukraine Secretary
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A Secretary 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.

76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% 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.

Secretary Average Hourly Wage in Ukraine

62 UAH per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ukraine is 62 UAH. This means that the average Secretary in Ukraine earns approximately 62 UAH 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.

Secretary VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secretary and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Ukraine
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The average salary for Secretary is 21% 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 Specialist25,500 UAH+140%
Administrative Aide9,650 UAH-11%
Administrative Analyst16,800 UAH+55%
Administrative Assistant12,100 UAH+12%
Administrative Associate11,800 UAH+9%
Administrative Manager18,800 UAH+74%
Administrative Receptionist10,800 UAH-0%
Board Secretary11,500 UAH+6%
Central Office Operator11,600 UAH+7%
Clerk8,370 UAH-23%
Commercial Administrator16,400 UAH+52%
Commissions Processor14,500 UAH+34%
Conveyancing Secretary10,400 UAH-4%
Document Controller10,200 UAH-6%
Document Management Specialist14,500 UAH+34%
Executive Assistant12,900 UAH+19%
Executive Personal Assistant15,700 UAH+45%
Executive Secretary12,700 UAH+17%
Front Desk Attendant11,200 UAH+4%
Front Desk Coordinator14,600 UAH+35%
Front Desk Manager19,100 UAH+77%
Group Services Manager32,400 UAH+200%
Head Receptionist14,100 UAH+30%
Key Account Assistant13,900 UAH+29%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator7,670 UAH-29%
Leasing Administrator14,200 UAH+31%
Legal Secretary12,700 UAH+17%
Librarian14,500 UAH+34%
Mailroom Manager13,400 UAH+24%
Management Support Secretary11,400 UAH+5%
Master Programme Coordinator22,900 UAH+110%
Medical Receptionist12,500 UAH+16%
Meeting and Event Assistant13,900 UAH+29%
Meeting and Event Manager28,300 UAH+160%
Night Manager18,200 UAH+68%
Office Administrator18,700 UAH+73%
Office Assistant8,420 UAH-22%
Office Manager20,800 UAH+92%
Office Services Coordinator16,100 UAH+49%
Operations Analyst25,400 UAH+130%
Operations Manager31,200 UAH+190%
Personal Assistant11,300 UAH+4%
Planning Assistant13,700 UAH+27%
Process Expert17,300 UAH+60%
Program Coordinator16,000 UAH+48%
Programme Assistant15,000 UAH+39%
Project Administrator19,900 UAH+84%
Project Coordinator26,500 UAH+150%
Reception Team Lead14,400 UAH+33%
Receptionist11,200 UAH+4%
Records Officer10,000 UAH-8%
Schedule Officer8,210 UAH-24%
School Secretary11,500 UAH+6%
Secretary10,800 UAH-0%
Switchboard Operator9,660 UAH-11%
Technical Program Manager26,500 UAH+150%
Technical Project Manager28,200 UAH+160%
Typist9,450 UAH-13%
Wayleave Officer8,260 UAH-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kyiv11,600 UAH
Lviv10,700 UAH

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 Ukraine earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
22,000 UAH
Public Sector+7%
23,700 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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