The average monthly gross salary in Bulgaria for January 2022 is BGN 1,566, for February – BGN 1,545, and for March – BGN 1,668, and in the first quarter of 2022 the average monthly salary was BGN 1,593 and decreased compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 year by 1.2%.

According to bourgas.ru, the average monthly gross salary in Bulgaria for January 2022 is BGN 1,566, for February – BGN 1,545, and for March – BGN 1,668, and in the first quarter of 2022 the average monthly salary was BGN 1,593 and decreased compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 by 1.2%. This is reported by the National Statistical Institute.

The types of economic activity that recorded the largest decline were “Education” – by 16.6%, “Agriculture, forestry and fisheries” – by 10.4% and “General government” – by 8.1%.

The highest salary growth was registered for the types of activity “Financial and insurance activities” – by 6.9% and “Administrative and auxiliary activities” – by 6.6%.

In the first quarter of 2022, the average monthly salary increased by 9.0% compared to the first quarter of 2021, with the largest growth in the types of economic activity “Hotels and restaurants” – by 34.4%, “Culture, sports and entertainment” – by 32.7% and “Administrative and auxiliary activities” – by 17.3%, while in “Education” and “Public administration” they remained at the level of the first quarter of 2021.

The types of economic activities with the highest average monthly wages of employees in terms of labor and official legal relations in the first quarter of 2022 are:
“Creation and dissemination of information and creative products; telecommunications” – 4060 levs;
“Financial and insurance activities” – 2540 levs;
“Professional activity and research” – BGN 2,264

The lowest paid were employed in economic activities:
“Hotel and restaurant business” – 964 levs;
“Agriculture, forestry and fisheries” – 1005 levs;
“Other activities” – 1088 levs.

Compared to the same period last year, the average monthly salary in the first quarter of 2022 in the public sector increased by 1.8%, and in the private sector by 11.6%.

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