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Librarian Average Salary in Afghanistan 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Afghanistan?

Average Monthly Salary
53,300 AFN
( 640,000 AFN yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Afghanistan typically earns around 53,300 AFN per month. Salaries range from 27,700 AFN (lowest) to 81,600 AFN (highest).

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

Librarian Salary Distribution in Afghanistan

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Afghanistan range from 27,700 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 81,600 AFN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 51,200 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 51,200 AFN while the other half are earning more than 51,200 AFN. 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 35,500 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 35,500 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 63,700 AFN while 25% are earning more than 63,700 AFN.

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

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

A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 31,500 AFN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 42,300 AFN 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 54,900 AFN 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, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 66,500 AFN 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 72,700 AFN 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 76,500 AFN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Afghanistan

0 - 2 Years
31,500 AFN
2 - 5 Years+34%
42,300 AFN
5 - 10 Years+30%
54,900 AFN
10 - 15 Years+21%
66,500 AFN
15 - 20 Years+9%
72,700 AFN
20+ Years+5%
76,500 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 39,600 AFN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 71,300 AFN per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Afghanistan

Certificate or Diploma
39,600 AFN
Bachelor's Degree+80%
71,300 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Librarian 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 Librarian employees in Afghanistan earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

50,700 AFN
57,600 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

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


Librarian(s) in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Afghanistan / 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 Afghanistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2019. 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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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

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

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan

310 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 310 AFN. This means that the average Librarian in Afghanistan earns approximately 310 AFN 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.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Librarian is 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor89,800 AFN+68%
Academic Coach83,000 AFN+56%
Academic Manager97,000 AFN+82%
Academic Specialist73,300 AFN+37%
Academic Staff63,500 AFN+19%
Accompanist69,200 AFN+30%
Achievement Coach83,400 AFN+56%
Admissions Specialist74,400 AFN+40%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher66,100 AFN+24%
Anthropology Teacher71,800 AFN+35%
Arabic Language Teacher61,000 AFN+14%
Archeology Teacher73,100 AFN+37%
Architecture Teacher79,600 AFN+49%
Archivist58,300 AFN+9%
Art Teacher65,600 AFN+23%
Assistant School Principal92,300 AFN+73%
Assistant Teacher57,600 AFN+8%
Biochemistry Professor 126,000 AFN+140%
Biology Teacher72,200 AFN+35%
Bursary Scheme Manager83,100 AFN+56%
Business Teacher71,600 AFN+34%
Chemistry Teacher69,100 AFN+30%
Child Care Coordinator71,300 AFN+34%
Child Care Worker57,500 AFN+8%
Clinical School Psychologist95,800 AFN+80%
College Aide82,500 AFN+55%
College and Career Readiness Specialist87,500 AFN+64%
College President150,000 AFN+180%
Communications Teacher67,100 AFN+26%
Community Education Officer60,500 AFN+13%
Computer Science Teacher63,700 AFN+19%
Computer Teacher61,800 AFN+16%
Creative Writing Trainer81,200 AFN+52%
Credit Counselor83,700 AFN+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher66,600 AFN+25%
Curriculum Developer91,100 AFN+71%
Curriculum Specialist88,300 AFN+66%
Demonstrator58,800 AFN+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations79,000 AFN+48%
Director of Learning Technology88,300 AFN+66%
Distance Learning Coordinator78,200 AFN+47%
Economics Lecturer120,000 AFN+130%
Education Administrator74,200 AFN+39%
Education Assistant Director92,200 AFN+73%
Education Assistant Principal76,200 AFN+43%
Education Assistant Professor95,500 AFN+79%
Education Consultant93,700 AFN+76%
Education Coordinator74,500 AFN+40%
Education Counselor81,900 AFN+54%
Education Director124,000 AFN+130%
Education Program Specialist82,100 AFN+54%
Education Researcher92,900 AFN+74%
Education Resource Specialist70,700 AFN+33%
Education Services Facilitator74,600 AFN+40%
Educational Psychologist101,000 AFN+89%
EFL Teacher71,600 AFN+34%
eLearning Trainer63,200 AFN+19%
Elementary School Teacher53,700 AFN+1%
Engineering Lecturer110,000 AFN+110%
Engineering Teacher93,000 AFN+74%
English Teacher62,400 AFN+17%
ESL Teacher66,800 AFN+25%
Faculty Assistant84,400 AFN+58%
Foreign Language Teacher62,500 AFN+17%
GED Teacher62,700 AFN+18%
Geography Teacher61,800 AFN+16%
Head of Mathematics Department93,300 AFN+75%
Head of School106,000 AFN+99%
High School Teacher75,500 AFN+42%
History Teacher65,900 AFN+24%
Infant Teacher50,100 AFN-6%
Instructional Assistant69,100 AFN+30%
Instructor72,800 AFN+37%
Kindergarten Teacher56,200 AFN+5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate53,300 AFN-0%
Law Teacher99,700 AFN+87%
Learning Designer78,400 AFN+47%
Lecturer117,000 AFN+120%
Librarian53,300 AFN-0%
Library Assistant44,200 AFN-17%
Library Director77,000 AFN+44%
Library Specialist61,100 AFN+15%
Life Sciences Teacher68,800 AFN+29%
Math Lecturer124,000 AFN+130%
Mathematics Teacher73,300 AFN+37%
Mentor78,700 AFN+48%
Middle School Teacher69,200 AFN+30%
Music Teacher63,100 AFN+18%
Nursery Manager100,000 AFN+88%
Nursery Worker41,600 AFN-22%
Paraprofessional92,000 AFN+73%
Physical Education Specialist77,000 AFN+44%
Physical Education Teacher59,700 AFN+12%
Physics Teacher 67,900 AFN+27%
Political Science Teacher74,100 AFN+39%
Post Doctoral Researcher105,000 AFN+97%
Preschool Education Administrator72,500 AFN+36%
Preschool Teacher55,500 AFN+4%
Primary School Teacher63,100 AFN+18%
Principal97,300 AFN+83%
Product Specialist78,000 AFN+46%
Professor - Accounting116,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Architecture119,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Biology115,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Business Administration112,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering123,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Chemistry121,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering112,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Communication111,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Computer Science117,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Dentistry122,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Drama113,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Economics122,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Education120,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering125,000 AFN+130%
Professor - English113,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering121,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages112,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences117,000 AFN+120%
Professor - History118,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering117,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Law127,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Legal Support113,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts118,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Marketing126,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Mathematics129,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering126,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Medical Administration127,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Medicine144,000 AFN+170%
Professor - Music110,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Nursing113,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences119,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Philosophy120,000 AFN+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy126,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Physics130,000 AFN+140%
Professor - Psychology118,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation111,000 AFN+110%
Professor - Social Work109,000 AFN+100%
Professor - Sociology119,000 AFN+120%
Professor - Special Education121,000 AFN+130%
Psychology Teacher97,200 AFN+82%
Public Management Assistant Professor105,000 AFN+97%
School Counselor96,800 AFN+82%
Science Educator67,500 AFN+27%
Science Laboratory Assistant57,900 AFN+9%
Science Teacher64,700 AFN+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher66,900 AFN+25%
Secondary School Teacher65,500 AFN+23%
Special Education Teacher68,100 AFN+28%
Special Needs Assistant58,400 AFN+10%
Statistics Lecturer119,000 AFN+120%
Student Accounts Coordinator67,100 AFN+26%
Student Development Specialist82,100 AFN+54%
Student Employment Specialist78,000 AFN+46%
Student Services58,500 AFN+10%
Student Support Manager84,100 AFN+58%
Substitute Teacher53,800 AFN+1%
Teacher60,800 AFN+14%
Teacher Aide51,100 AFN-4%
Teacher Trainer79,500 AFN+49%
Training and Development Specialist91,000 AFN+71%
Training Coordinator63,500 AFN+19%
Tutor66,400 AFN+25%
University Teacher111,000 AFN+110%
Vocational Education Teacher64,000 AFN+20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat54,700 AFN
Jalalabad51,700 AFN
Kabul59,600 AFN
Kandahar57,700 AFN
Kunduz50,300 AFN
Mazari Sharif53,900 AFN

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 Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
73,200 AFN
Public Sector+11%
81,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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