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Librarian Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
26,700 EUR
( 2,220 EUR monthly)


A person working as a Librarian in Ireland typically earns around 26,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 13,100 EUR (lowest) to 41,600 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly 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 Ireland

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Ireland range from 13,100 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 41,600 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,200 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 27,200 EUR while the other half are earning more than 27,200 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 18,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 35,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 35,100 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

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 15,500 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,900 EUR per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 27,500 EUR per year, 38% 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 34,000 EUR per year, 24% 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 36,500 EUR per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 38,900 EUR per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
15,500 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
19,900 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
27,500 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
34,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
36,500 EUR
20+ Years+7%
38,900 EUR
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 21,900 EUR per year.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 33,600 EUR per year, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Ireland

Certificate or Diploma
21,900 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
33,600 EUR
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 Ireland earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

26,000 EUR
27,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

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


Librarian(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% 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.

Ireland / 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 Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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
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 Ireland

13 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 13 EUR. This means that the average Librarian in Ireland earns approximately 13 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.

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.

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Education Assistant Professor48,000 EUR+80%
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ESL Teacher34,600 EUR+30%
Faculty Assistant42,400 EUR+59%
Foreign Language Teacher30,100 EUR+13%
GED Teacher29,000 EUR+9%
Geography Teacher30,700 EUR+15%
Head of Mathematics Department46,500 EUR+74%
Head of School52,900 EUR+98%
High School Teacher37,400 EUR+40%
History Teacher32,800 EUR+23%
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Instructional Assistant36,300 EUR+36%
Instructor36,500 EUR+37%
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Library Specialist29,100 EUR+9%
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Professor - Accounting58,400 EUR+120%
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Professor - Computer Science60,400 EUR+130%
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Professor - Drama58,300 EUR+120%
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Professor - Mathematics62,800 EUR+140%
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Professor - Medical Administration62,300 EUR+130%
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Professor - Music54,000 EUR+100%
Professor - Nursing55,700 EUR+110%
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Professor - Physical Therapy62,900 EUR+140%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork28,700 EUR
Dublin29,900 EUR
Galway26,100 EUR
Limerick27,900 EUR
Waterford25,000 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 Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
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