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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Helsinki 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
2,970 EUR
( 35,700 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,490
EUR
AVERAGE
2,970
EUR
HIGH
6,780
EUR

A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Helsinki typically earns around 2,970 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,490 EUR (lowest average) to 6,780 EUR (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 Specialist5,950 EUR
Administrative Aide2,030 EUR
Administrative Analyst3,580 EUR
Administrative Assistant2,650 EUR
Administrative Associate2,560 EUR
Administrative Manager3,790 EUR
Administrative Receptionist2,520 EUR
Board Secretary2,400 EUR
Central Office Operator2,580 EUR
Clerk1,720 EUR
Commercial Administrator3,700 EUR
Commissions Processor3,170 EUR
Conveyancing Secretary2,350 EUR
Document Controller2,250 EUR
Document Management Specialist3,260 EUR
Executive Assistant2,880 EUR
Executive Personal Assistant3,160 EUR
Executive Secretary2,620 EUR
Front Desk Attendant2,380 EUR
Front Desk Coordinator3,050 EUR
Front Desk Manager4,070 EUR
Group Services Manager6,920 EUR
Head Receptionist2,850 EUR
Key Account Assistant3,030 EUR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator1,570 EUR
Leasing Administrator3,270 EUR
Legal Secretary2,660 EUR
Librarian2,980 EUR
Mailroom Manager2,800 EUR
Management Support Secretary2,440 EUR
Master Programme Coordinator4,970 EUR
Medical Receptionist2,810 EUR
Meeting and Event Assistant2,960 EUR
Meeting and Event Manager6,120 EUR
Night Manager3,690 EUR
Office Administrator3,880 EUR
Office Assistant1,770 EUR
Office Manager4,210 EUR
Office Services Coordinator3,230 EUR
Operations Analyst5,370 EUR
Operations Manager6,510 EUR
Personal Assistant2,580 EUR
Planning Assistant2,860 EUR
Process Expert3,770 EUR
Program Coordinator3,480 EUR
Programme Assistant3,260 EUR
Project Administrator4,410 EUR
Project Coordinator5,520 EUR
Reception Team Lead3,170 EUR
Receptionist2,390 EUR
Records Officer2,070 EUR
Schedule Officer1,790 EUR
School Secretary2,420 EUR
Secretary2,340 EUR
Switchboard Operator2,100 EUR
Technical Program Manager5,910 EUR
Technical Project Manager5,790 EUR
Typist2,080 EUR
Wayleave Officer1,760 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Helsinki

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

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Helsinki range from 1,490 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,780 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,210 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 3,210 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,210 EUR. 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 2,120 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,120 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 5,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,400 EUR.


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.
* 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?

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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 Finland costs anywhere from 23,400 Euro(s) to 70,300 Euro(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 Finland who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
2,840 EUR
Female-4%
2,730 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Finland for all Careers

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Finland

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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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.

Finland / 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 Finland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Finland 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.

70% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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
30%
No Bonus
70%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Helsinki


17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Helsinki is 17 EUR. This means that the average person in Helsinki earns approximately 17 EUR 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 Helsinki
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Helsinki VS Finland

Salary Comparison Between Helsinki and Finland monthly Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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We compared Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Helsinki and Finland and we found that Helsinki salaries are 7% more than those of Finland.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Helsinki2,970 EUR

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

Private Sector
4,580 EUR
Public Sector+5%
4,790 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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