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 salaries in Afghanistan range from 27,700 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 81,600 AFN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||89,800 AFN||+68%|
|Academic Coach||83,000 AFN||+56%|
|Academic Manager||97,000 AFN||+82%|
|Academic Specialist||73,300 AFN||+37%|
|Academic Staff||63,500 AFN||+19%|
|Achievement Coach||83,400 AFN||+56%|
|Admissions Specialist||74,400 AFN||+40%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||66,100 AFN||+24%|
|Anthropology Teacher||71,800 AFN||+35%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||61,000 AFN||+14%|
|Archeology Teacher||73,100 AFN||+37%|
|Architecture Teacher||79,600 AFN||+49%|
|Art Teacher||65,600 AFN||+23%|
|Assistant School Principal||92,300 AFN||+73%|
|Assistant Teacher||57,600 AFN||+8%|
|Biochemistry Professor||126,000 AFN||+140%|
|Biology Teacher||72,200 AFN||+35%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||83,100 AFN||+56%|
|Business Teacher||71,600 AFN||+34%|
|Chemistry Teacher||69,100 AFN||+30%|
|Child Care Coordinator||71,300 AFN||+34%|
|Child Care Worker||57,500 AFN||+8%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||95,800 AFN||+80%|
|College Aide||82,500 AFN||+55%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||87,500 AFN||+64%|
|College President||150,000 AFN||+180%|
|Communications Teacher||67,100 AFN||+26%|
|Community Education Officer||60,500 AFN||+13%|
|Computer Science Teacher||63,700 AFN||+19%|
|Computer Teacher||61,800 AFN||+16%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||81,200 AFN||+52%|
|Credit Counselor||83,700 AFN||+57%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||66,600 AFN||+25%|
|Curriculum Developer||91,100 AFN||+71%|
|Curriculum Specialist||88,300 AFN||+66%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||79,000 AFN||+48%|
|Director of Learning Technology||88,300 AFN||+66%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||78,200 AFN||+47%|
|Economics Lecturer||120,000 AFN||+130%|
|Education Administrator||74,200 AFN||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||92,200 AFN||+73%|
|Education Assistant Principal||76,200 AFN||+43%|
|Education Assistant Professor||95,500 AFN||+79%|
|Education Consultant||93,700 AFN||+76%|
|Education Coordinator||74,500 AFN||+40%|
|Education Counselor||81,900 AFN||+54%|
|Education Director||124,000 AFN||+130%|
|Education Program Specialist||82,100 AFN||+54%|
|Education Researcher||92,900 AFN||+74%|
|Education Resource Specialist||70,700 AFN||+33%|
|Education Services Facilitator||74,600 AFN||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||101,000 AFN||+89%|
|EFL Teacher||71,600 AFN||+34%|
|eLearning Trainer||63,200 AFN||+19%|
|Elementary School Teacher||53,700 AFN||+1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||110,000 AFN||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||93,000 AFN||+74%|
|English Teacher||62,400 AFN||+17%|
|ESL Teacher||66,800 AFN||+25%|
|Faculty Assistant||84,400 AFN||+58%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||62,500 AFN||+17%|
|GED Teacher||62,700 AFN||+18%|
|Geography Teacher||61,800 AFN||+16%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||93,300 AFN||+75%|
|Head of School||106,000 AFN||+99%|
|High School Teacher||75,500 AFN||+42%|
|History Teacher||65,900 AFN||+24%|
|Infant Teacher||50,100 AFN||-6%|
|Instructional Assistant||69,100 AFN||+30%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||56,200 AFN||+5%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||53,300 AFN||-0%|
|Law Teacher||99,700 AFN||+87%|
|Learning Designer||78,400 AFN||+47%|
|Library Assistant||44,200 AFN||-17%|
|Library Director||77,000 AFN||+44%|
|Library Specialist||61,100 AFN||+15%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||68,800 AFN||+29%|
|Math Lecturer||124,000 AFN||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||73,300 AFN||+37%|
|Middle School Teacher||69,200 AFN||+30%|
|Music Teacher||63,100 AFN||+18%|
|Nursery Manager||100,000 AFN||+88%|
|Nursery Worker||41,600 AFN||-22%|
|Physical Education Specialist||77,000 AFN||+44%|
|Physical Education Teacher||59,700 AFN||+12%|
|Physics Teacher||67,900 AFN||+27%|
|Political Science Teacher||74,100 AFN||+39%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||105,000 AFN||+97%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||72,500 AFN||+36%|
|Preschool Teacher||55,500 AFN||+4%|
|Primary School Teacher||63,100 AFN||+18%|
|Product Specialist||78,000 AFN||+46%|
|Professor - Accounting||116,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||119,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||115,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||112,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||123,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||121,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||112,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||111,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||117,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||122,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||113,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||122,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Education||120,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||125,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - English||113,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||121,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||112,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||117,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - History||118,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||117,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Law||127,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||113,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||118,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Marketing||126,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Mathematics||129,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||126,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||127,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Medicine||144,000 AFN||+170%|
|Professor - Music||110,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Nursing||113,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||119,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||120,000 AFN||+130%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||126,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||130,000 AFN||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||118,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||111,000 AFN||+110%|
|Professor - Social Work||109,000 AFN||+100%|
|Professor - Sociology||119,000 AFN||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||121,000 AFN||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||97,200 AFN||+82%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||105,000 AFN||+97%|
|School Counselor||96,800 AFN||+82%|
|Science Educator||67,500 AFN||+27%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||57,900 AFN||+9%|
|Science Teacher||64,700 AFN||+21%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||66,900 AFN||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||65,500 AFN||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||68,100 AFN||+28%|
|Special Needs Assistant||58,400 AFN||+10%|
|Statistics Lecturer||119,000 AFN||+120%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||67,100 AFN||+26%|
|Student Development Specialist||82,100 AFN||+54%|
|Student Employment Specialist||78,000 AFN||+46%|
|Student Services||58,500 AFN||+10%|
|Student Support Manager||84,100 AFN||+58%|
|Substitute Teacher||53,800 AFN||+1%|
|Teacher Aide||51,100 AFN||-4%|
|Teacher Trainer||79,500 AFN||+49%|
|Training and Development Specialist||91,000 AFN||+71%|
|Training Coordinator||63,500 AFN||+19%|
|University Teacher||111,000 AFN||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||64,000 AFN||+20%|
|Mazari Sharif||53,900 AFN|
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.