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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Sao Paulo 2021

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Sao Paulo?

Average Monthly Salary
5,920 BRL
( 71,000 BRL yearly)


A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Sao Paulo typically earns around 5,920 BRL per month. Salaries range from 2,970 BRL (lowest average) to 13,500 BRL (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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist11,500 BRL
Administrative Aide3,880 BRL
Administrative Analyst6,980 BRL
Administrative Assistant5,300 BRL
Administrative Associate5,070 BRL
Administrative Manager7,710 BRL
Administrative Receptionist4,840 BRL
Board Secretary4,580 BRL
Central Office Operator4,750 BRL
Clerk3,210 BRL
Commercial Administrator6,890 BRL
Commissions Processor6,310 BRL
Conveyancing Secretary4,360 BRL
Document Controller4,130 BRL
Document Management Specialist6,060 BRL
Executive Assistant5,300 BRL
Executive Personal Assistant6,380 BRL
Executive Secretary5,450 BRL
Front Desk Attendant4,610 BRL
Front Desk Coordinator5,820 BRL
Front Desk Manager7,940 BRL
Group Services Manager13,500 BRL
Head Receptionist5,790 BRL
Key Account Assistant5,440 BRL
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator3,260 BRL
Leasing Administrator6,230 BRL
Legal Secretary5,090 BRL
Librarian6,180 BRL
Mailroom Manager5,340 BRL
Management Support Secretary4,740 BRL
Master Programme Coordinator9,830 BRL
Medical Receptionist5,240 BRL
Meeting and Event Assistant5,750 BRL
Meeting and Event Manager12,100 BRL
Night Manager7,570 BRL
Office Administrator7,330 BRL
Office Assistant3,410 BRL
Office Manager8,610 BRL
Office Services Coordinator6,540 BRL
Operations Analyst10,400 BRL
Operations Manager12,400 BRL
Personal Assistant4,840 BRL
Planning Assistant6,050 BRL
Process Expert7,510 BRL
Program Coordinator6,910 BRL
Programme Assistant5,860 BRL
Project Administrator8,080 BRL
Project Coordinator10,500 BRL
Reception Team Lead6,380 BRL
Receptionist4,650 BRL
Records Officer3,910 BRL
Schedule Officer3,210 BRL
School Secretary4,650 BRL
Secretary4,190 BRL
Switchboard Operator4,150 BRL
Technical Program Manager10,900 BRL
Technical Project Manager12,000 BRL
Typist3,800 BRL
Wayleave Officer3,420 BRL

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Sao Paulo

Median and salary distribution monthly Sao Paulo Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Sao Paulo range from 2,970 BRL per month (minimum average salary) to 13,500 BRL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,680 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 5,680 BRL while the other half are earning more than 5,680 BRL. 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 3,890 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 3,890 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 9,210 BRL while 25% are earning more than 9,210 BRL.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Brazil costs anywhere from 42,800 Brazilian Real(s) to 128,000 Brazilian Real(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Brazil Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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 Brazil who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,450 BRL
4,710 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Brazil
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

How much are annual salary increments in Brazil for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Brazil Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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.

Brazil / 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 Brazil is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Brazil 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 Brazil

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Brazil Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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.

68% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Sao Paulo

34 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sao Paulo is 34 BRL. This means that the average person in Sao Paulo earns approximately 34 BRL 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

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Sao Paulo
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Sao Paulo VS Brazil

Salary Comparison Between Sao Paulo and Brazil monthly Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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We compared Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Sao Paulo and Brazil and we found that Sao Paulo salaries are 16% more than those of Brazil.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju5,080 BRL
Belem5,500 BRL
Belo Horizonte5,670 BRL
Brasilia5,850 BRL
Campinas5,340 BRL
Cuiaba5,020 BRL
Curitiba5,600 BRL
Fortaleza5,740 BRL
Goiania5,450 BRL
Joao Pessoa5,120 BRL
Londrina4,980 BRL
Macapa4,940 BRL
Maceio5,270 BRL
Manaus5,670 BRL
Maringa4,770 BRL
Natal5,210 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro4,650 BRL
Porto Alegre5,360 BRL
Recife5,530 BRL
Rio de Janeiro5,870 BRL
Salvador5,780 BRL
Santos4,780 BRL
Sao Luis5,320 BRL
Sao Paulo5,920 BRL
Teresina5,170 BRL
Vale do Aco4,880 BRL
Vitoria4,670 BRL

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 Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,330 BRL
Public Sector+6%
8,850 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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