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Program Coordinator Average Salary in Croatia 2021

How much money does a Program Coordinator make in Croatia?

Average Monthly Salary
9,990 HRK
( 120,000 HRK yearly)


A person working as a Program Coordinator in Croatia typically earns around 9,990 HRK per month. Salaries range from 4,600 HRK (lowest) to 15,900 HRK (highest).

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

Program Coordinator Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Program Coordinator salaries in Croatia range from 4,600 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 15,900 HRK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,800 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 10,800 HRK while the other half are earning more than 10,800 HRK. 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 Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 6,920 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 6,920 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 14,400 HRK while 25% are earning more than 14,400 HRK.

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

Program Coordinator 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 Program Coordinator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Program Coordinator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,220 HRK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,970 HRK 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 10,300 HRK per month, 48% 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, Program Coordinator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,600 HRK 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 13,700 HRK 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 14,800 HRK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Program Coordinator average salary change by experience in Croatia

0 - 2 Years
5,220 HRK
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,970 HRK
5 - 10 Years+48%
10,300 HRK
10 - 15 Years+22%
12,600 HRK
15 - 20 Years+9%
13,700 HRK
20+ Years+8%
14,800 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Program Coordinator is 6,400 HRK per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,530 HRK per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,900 HRK per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 14,300 HRK per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Program Coordinator average salary difference by education level in Croatia

High School
6,400 HRK
Certificate or Diploma+18%
7,530 HRK
Bachelor's Degree+45%
10,900 HRK
Master's Degree+31%
14,300 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator 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 Program Coordinator employees in Croatia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,400 HRK
9,620 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Program Coordinator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

How much are annual salary increments in Croatia for Program Coordinator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Croatia / 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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia 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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Program Coordinator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Croatia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Croatia Program Coordinator
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A Program Coordinator 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.

67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.

Program Coordinator Average Hourly Wage in Croatia

58 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 58 HRK. This means that the average Program Coordinator in Croatia earns approximately 58 HRK 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.

Program Coordinator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Program Coordinator and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Croatia
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The average salary for Program Coordinator is 13% more than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Accreditation Specialist16,400 HRK+64%
Administrative Aide5,790 HRK-42%
Administrative Analyst11,400 HRK+14%
Administrative Assistant7,330 HRK-27%
Administrative Associate7,470 HRK-25%
Administrative Manager11,700 HRK+17%
Administrative Receptionist6,840 HRK-32%
Board Secretary6,760 HRK-32%
Central Office Operator7,100 HRK-29%
Clerk4,860 HRK-51%
Commercial Administrator10,500 HRK+5%
Commissions Processor9,390 HRK-6%
Conveyancing Secretary6,770 HRK-32%
Document Controller6,110 HRK-39%
Document Management Specialist9,240 HRK-8%
Executive Assistant8,610 HRK-14%
Executive Personal Assistant9,780 HRK-2%
Executive Secretary8,170 HRK-18%
Front Desk Attendant7,480 HRK-25%
Front Desk Coordinator8,590 HRK-14%
Front Desk Manager11,600 HRK+16%
Group Services Manager19,300 HRK+93%
Head Receptionist8,960 HRK-10%
Key Account Assistant8,410 HRK-16%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator4,760 HRK-52%
Leasing Administrator9,370 HRK-6%
Legal Secretary7,590 HRK-24%
Librarian9,020 HRK-10%
Mailroom Manager8,560 HRK-14%
Management Support Secretary7,780 HRK-22%
Master Programme Coordinator14,800 HRK+48%
Medical Receptionist8,130 HRK-19%
Meeting and Event Assistant8,290 HRK-17%
Meeting and Event Manager19,100 HRK+91%
Night Manager11,000 HRK+10%
Office Administrator11,300 HRK+13%
Office Assistant5,230 HRK-48%
Office Manager12,200 HRK+22%
Office Services Coordinator9,860 HRK-1%
Operations Analyst16,100 HRK+61%
Operations Manager19,600 HRK+96%
Personal Assistant7,540 HRK-25%
Planning Assistant8,470 HRK-15%
Process Expert11,000 HRK+10%
Program Coordinator9,990 HRK=
Programme Assistant9,060 HRK-9%
Project Administrator11,900 HRK+19%
Project Coordinator16,300 HRK+63%
Reception Team Lead9,690 HRK-3%
Receptionist7,150 HRK-28%
Records Officer6,040 HRK-40%
Schedule Officer4,960 HRK-50%
School Secretary7,010 HRK-30%
Secretary6,400 HRK-36%
Switchboard Operator6,120 HRK-39%
Technical Program Manager17,700 HRK+77%
Technical Project Manager17,500 HRK+75%
Typist6,150 HRK-38%
Wayleave Officer5,250 HRK-47%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar10,800 HRK
Zagreb12,000 HRK

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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
14,200 HRK
Public Sector+10%
15,500 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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