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Librarian Average Salary in Iraq 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Iraq?

Average Monthly Salary
1,420,000 IQD
( 17,000,000 IQD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Iraq typically earns around 1,420,000 IQD per month. Salaries range from 736,000 IQD (lowest) to 2,170,000 IQD (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 Iraq

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Iraq range from 736,000 IQD per month (minimum salary) to 2,170,000 IQD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,360,000 IQD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,360,000 IQD while the other half are earning more than 1,360,000 IQD. 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 943,000 IQD while 75% of them are earning more than 943,000 IQD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,690,000 IQD while 25% are earning more than 1,690,000 IQD.

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 836,000 IQD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,120,000 IQD 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 1,460,000 IQD 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 1,770,000 IQD 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 1,930,000 IQD 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 2,030,000 IQD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Iraq

0 - 2 Years
836,000 IQD
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,120,000 IQD
5 - 10 Years+30%
1,460,000 IQD
10 - 15 Years+21%
1,770,000 IQD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,930,000 IQD
20+ Years+5%
2,030,000 IQD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 1,050,000 IQD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,890,000 IQD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Iraq

Certificate or Diploma
1,050,000 IQD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
1,890,000 IQD
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 Iraq earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,350,000 IQD
1,530,000 IQD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Iraq for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Iraq

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


Librarian(s) in Iraq are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Iraq / 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 Iraq is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% 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 Iraq

8,160 IQD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Iraq is 8,160 IQD. This means that the average Librarian in Iraq earns approximately 8,160 IQD 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 Advisor2,320,000 IQD+64%
Academic Coach2,280,000 IQD+61%
Academic Manager2,680,000 IQD+89%
Academic Specialist2,030,000 IQD+43%
Academic Staff1,760,000 IQD+24%
Accompanist1,910,000 IQD+35%
Achievement Coach2,320,000 IQD+64%
Admissions Specialist1,920,000 IQD+36%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,740,000 IQD+23%
Anthropology Teacher1,850,000 IQD+31%
Arabic Language Teacher1,620,000 IQD+14%
Archeology Teacher1,900,000 IQD+34%
Architecture Teacher2,070,000 IQD+46%
Archivist1,560,000 IQD+10%
Art Teacher1,700,000 IQD+20%
Assistant School Principal2,400,000 IQD+70%
Assistant Teacher1,500,000 IQD+6%
Biochemistry Professor 3,300,000 IQD+130%
Biology Teacher1,880,000 IQD+33%
Bursary Scheme Manager2,180,000 IQD+54%
Business Teacher1,910,000 IQD+35%
Chemistry Teacher1,800,000 IQD+27%
Child Care Coordinator1,870,000 IQD+32%
Child Care Worker1,510,000 IQD+7%
Clinical School Psychologist2,580,000 IQD+82%
College Aide2,250,000 IQD+59%
College and Career Readiness Specialist2,390,000 IQD+69%
College President3,950,000 IQD+180%
Communications Teacher1,840,000 IQD+30%
Community Education Officer1,580,000 IQD+12%
Computer Science Teacher1,780,000 IQD+26%
Computer Teacher1,630,000 IQD+15%
Creative Writing Trainer2,180,000 IQD+54%
Credit Counselor2,220,000 IQD+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher1,790,000 IQD+26%
Curriculum Developer2,310,000 IQD+63%
Curriculum Specialist2,370,000 IQD+67%
Demonstrator1,590,000 IQD+12%
Deputy Controller of Examinations2,170,000 IQD+53%
Director of Learning Technology2,400,000 IQD+70%
Distance Learning Coordinator2,020,000 IQD+43%
Economics Lecturer3,050,000 IQD+120%
Education Administrator2,000,000 IQD+41%
Education Assistant Director2,390,000 IQD+69%
Education Assistant Principal1,970,000 IQD+39%
Education Assistant Professor2,460,000 IQD+74%
Education Consultant2,620,000 IQD+85%
Education Coordinator1,900,000 IQD+34%
Education Counselor2,090,000 IQD+48%
Education Director3,170,000 IQD+120%
Education Program Specialist2,170,000 IQD+53%
Education Researcher2,460,000 IQD+74%
Education Resource Specialist1,870,000 IQD+32%
Education Services Facilitator1,980,000 IQD+40%
Educational Psychologist2,680,000 IQD+89%
EFL Teacher1,830,000 IQD+29%
eLearning Trainer1,560,000 IQD+10%
Elementary School Teacher1,450,000 IQD+2%
Engineering Lecturer2,990,000 IQD+110%
Engineering Teacher2,570,000 IQD+82%
English Teacher1,720,000 IQD+22%
ESL Teacher1,820,000 IQD+29%
Faculty Assistant2,170,000 IQD+53%
Foreign Language Teacher1,670,000 IQD+18%
GED Teacher1,580,000 IQD+12%
Geography Teacher1,630,000 IQD+15%
Head of Mathematics Department2,310,000 IQD+63%
Head of School2,810,000 IQD+99%
High School Teacher1,860,000 IQD+31%
History Teacher1,740,000 IQD+23%
Infant Teacher1,320,000 IQD-7%
Instructional Assistant1,900,000 IQD+34%
Instructor1,940,000 IQD+37%
Kindergarten Teacher1,400,000 IQD-1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,420,000 IQD+0%
Law Teacher2,540,000 IQD+79%
Learning Designer2,120,000 IQD+50%
Lecturer3,120,000 IQD+120%
Librarian1,420,000 IQD+0%
Library Assistant1,200,000 IQD-15%
Library Director2,120,000 IQD+50%
Library Specialist1,570,000 IQD+11%
Life Sciences Teacher1,780,000 IQD+26%
Math Lecturer3,060,000 IQD+120%
Mathematics Teacher1,980,000 IQD+40%
Mentor2,060,000 IQD+46%
Middle School Teacher1,910,000 IQD+35%
Music Teacher1,670,000 IQD+18%
Nursery Manager2,620,000 IQD+85%
Nursery Worker1,090,000 IQD-23%
Paraprofessional2,450,000 IQD+73%
Physical Education Specialist1,980,000 IQD+40%
Physical Education Teacher1,660,000 IQD+17%
Physics Teacher 1,860,000 IQD+31%
Political Science Teacher1,920,000 IQD+36%
Post Doctoral Researcher2,700,000 IQD+91%
Preschool Education Administrator1,910,000 IQD+35%
Preschool Teacher1,440,000 IQD+2%
Primary School Teacher1,610,000 IQD+14%
Principal2,540,000 IQD+79%
Product Specialist1,950,000 IQD+38%
Professor - Accounting3,100,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Architecture3,160,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Biology3,060,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Business Administration3,000,000 IQD+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering3,290,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Chemistry3,250,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering3,020,000 IQD+110%
Professor - Communication3,010,000 IQD+110%
Professor - Computer Science3,170,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Dentistry3,320,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Drama3,060,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Economics3,310,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Education3,270,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering3,410,000 IQD+140%
Professor - English3,100,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering3,320,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages3,090,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences3,210,000 IQD+130%
Professor - History3,240,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Industrial Engineering3,230,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Law3,510,000 IQD+150%
Professor - Legal Support3,130,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Liberal Arts3,280,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Marketing3,220,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Mathematics3,590,000 IQD+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering3,520,000 IQD+150%
Professor - Medical Administration3,560,000 IQD+150%
Professor - Medicine4,020,000 IQD+180%
Professor - Music3,080,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Nursing2,870,000 IQD+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences3,030,000 IQD+110%
Professor - Philosophy3,070,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy3,230,000 IQD+130%
Professor - Physics3,340,000 IQD+140%
Professor - Psychology3,040,000 IQD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation2,850,000 IQD+100%
Professor - Social Work2,800,000 IQD+98%
Professor - Sociology3,070,000 IQD+120%
Professor - Special Education3,130,000 IQD+120%
Psychology Teacher2,670,000 IQD+89%
Public Management Assistant Professor2,660,000 IQD+88%
School Counselor2,530,000 IQD+79%
Science Educator1,770,000 IQD+25%
Science Laboratory Assistant1,520,000 IQD+7%
Science Teacher1,710,000 IQD+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,780,000 IQD+26%
Secondary School Teacher1,700,000 IQD+20%
Special Education Teacher1,820,000 IQD+29%
Special Needs Assistant1,560,000 IQD+10%
Statistics Lecturer2,930,000 IQD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator1,700,000 IQD+20%
Student Development Specialist2,100,000 IQD+48%
Student Employment Specialist2,000,000 IQD+41%
Student Services1,570,000 IQD+11%
Student Support Manager2,140,000 IQD+51%
Substitute Teacher1,450,000 IQD+2%
Teacher1,590,000 IQD+12%
Teacher Aide1,400,000 IQD-1%
Teacher Trainer2,210,000 IQD+56%
Training and Development Specialist2,350,000 IQD+66%
Training Coordinator1,650,000 IQD+17%
Tutor1,760,000 IQD+24%
University Teacher2,960,000 IQD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher1,750,000 IQD+24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Al-Basrah1,520,000 IQD
Al-Mawsil1,270,000 IQD
An-Najaf1,470,000 IQD
Baghdad1,540,000 IQD
Irbil1,380,000 IQD
Kirkuk1,350,000 IQD

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 Iraq earn 15% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,920,000 IQD
Public Sector+15%
2,200,000 IQD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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