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Librarian Average Salary in Jamaica 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Jamaica?

Average Monthly Salary
67,400 JMD
( 808,000 JMD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Jamaica typically earns around 67,400 JMD per month. Salaries range from 35,000 JMD (lowest) to 103,000 JMD (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 Jamaica

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Jamaica range from 35,000 JMD per month (minimum salary) to 103,000 JMD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 64,700 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 64,700 JMD while the other half are earning more than 64,700 JMD. 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 44,900 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 44,900 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 80,500 JMD while 25% are earning more than 80,500 JMD.

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 39,800 JMD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 53,400 JMD 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 69,400 JMD 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 84,000 JMD 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 91,800 JMD 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 96,600 JMD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Jamaica

0 - 2 Years
39,800 JMD
2 - 5 Years+34%
53,400 JMD
5 - 10 Years+30%
69,400 JMD
10 - 15 Years+21%
84,000 JMD
15 - 20 Years+9%
91,800 JMD
20+ Years+5%
96,600 JMD
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 50,000 JMD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 90,100 JMD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Jamaica

Certificate or Diploma
50,000 JMD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
90,100 JMD
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 Jamaica earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

65,500 JMD
69,700 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jamaica

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


Librarian(s) in Jamaica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Jamaica / 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 Jamaica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

390 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 390 JMD. This means that the average Librarian in Jamaica earns approximately 390 JMD 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 34% 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 Advisor106,000 JMD+57%
Academic Coach104,000 JMD+54%
Academic Manager123,000 JMD+83%
Academic Specialist93,100 JMD+38%
Academic Staff81,000 JMD+20%
Accompanist87,000 JMD+29%
Achievement Coach107,000 JMD+59%
Admissions Specialist92,100 JMD+37%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher78,200 JMD+16%
Anthropology Teacher84,200 JMD+25%
Arabic Language Teacher76,700 JMD+14%
Archeology Teacher87,500 JMD+30%
Architecture Teacher95,600 JMD+42%
Archivist71,100 JMD+6%
Art Teacher78,100 JMD+16%
Assistant School Principal111,000 JMD+65%
Assistant Teacher73,100 JMD+9%
Biochemistry Professor 154,000 JMD+130%
Biology Teacher87,200 JMD+29%
Bursary Scheme Manager102,000 JMD+51%
Business Teacher87,300 JMD+30%
Chemistry Teacher83,900 JMD+25%
Child Care Coordinator86,900 JMD+29%
Child Care Worker70,500 JMD+5%
Clinical School Psychologist126,000 JMD+87%
College Aide101,000 JMD+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist107,000 JMD+59%
College President185,000 JMD+170%
Communications Teacher83,500 JMD+24%
Community Education Officer73,100 JMD+9%
Computer Science Teacher82,900 JMD+23%
Computer Teacher76,500 JMD+14%
Creative Writing Trainer101,000 JMD+50%
Credit Counselor100,000 JMD+48%
Cultural Studies Teacher82,100 JMD+22%
Curriculum Developer113,000 JMD+68%
Curriculum Specialist109,000 JMD+62%
Demonstrator78,000 JMD+16%
Deputy Controller of Examinations98,800 JMD+47%
Director of Learning Technology107,000 JMD+59%
Distance Learning Coordinator92,100 JMD+37%
Economics Lecturer149,000 JMD+120%
Education Administrator97,100 JMD+44%
Education Assistant Director110,000 JMD+63%
Education Assistant Principal90,200 JMD+34%
Education Assistant Professor118,000 JMD+75%
Education Consultant122,000 JMD+81%
Education Coordinator84,700 JMD+26%
Education Counselor93,600 JMD+39%
Education Director142,000 JMD+110%
Education Program Specialist102,000 JMD+51%
Education Researcher116,000 JMD+72%
Education Resource Specialist88,900 JMD+32%
Education Services Facilitator94,300 JMD+40%
Educational Psychologist128,000 JMD+90%
EFL Teacher82,600 JMD+23%
eLearning Trainer74,000 JMD+10%
Elementary School Teacher70,300 JMD+4%
Engineering Lecturer133,000 JMD+97%
Engineering Teacher117,000 JMD+74%
English Teacher78,800 JMD+17%
ESL Teacher80,900 JMD+20%
Faculty Assistant104,000 JMD+54%
Foreign Language Teacher76,500 JMD+14%
GED Teacher76,800 JMD+14%
Geography Teacher77,000 JMD+14%
Head of Mathematics Department110,000 JMD+63%
Head of School133,000 JMD+97%
High School Teacher88,000 JMD+31%
History Teacher82,800 JMD+23%
Infant Teacher61,700 JMD-8%
Instructional Assistant85,900 JMD+28%
Instructor92,400 JMD+37%
Kindergarten Teacher67,500 JMD+0%
Language Instructor For Expatriate67,400 JMD+0%
Law Teacher113,000 JMD+68%
Learning Designer104,000 JMD+54%
Lecturer143,000 JMD+110%
Librarian67,400 JMD+0%
Library Assistant53,900 JMD-20%
Library Director96,300 JMD+43%
Library Specialist70,900 JMD+5%
Life Sciences Teacher81,400 JMD+21%
Math Lecturer145,000 JMD+120%
Mathematics Teacher96,400 JMD+43%
Mentor96,000 JMD+42%
Middle School Teacher87,000 JMD+29%
Music Teacher75,000 JMD+11%
Nursery Manager128,000 JMD+90%
Nursery Worker53,500 JMD-21%
Paraprofessional112,000 JMD+66%
Physical Education Specialist89,800 JMD+33%
Physical Education Teacher77,300 JMD+15%
Physics Teacher 83,700 JMD+24%
Political Science Teacher88,200 JMD+31%
Post Doctoral Researcher128,000 JMD+90%
Preschool Education Administrator90,200 JMD+34%
Preschool Teacher69,700 JMD+3%
Primary School Teacher72,500 JMD+8%
Principal125,000 JMD+86%
Product Specialist93,800 JMD+39%
Professor - Accounting148,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Architecture151,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Biology147,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Business Administration144,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering159,000 JMD+140%
Professor - Chemistry157,000 JMD+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering147,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Communication146,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Computer Science155,000 JMD+130%
Professor - Dentistry163,000 JMD+140%
Professor - Drama150,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Economics148,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Education146,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering153,000 JMD+130%
Professor - English139,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering150,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages140,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences146,000 JMD+120%
Professor - History148,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering147,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Law161,000 JMD+140%
Professor - Legal Support144,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts151,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Marketing144,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Mathematics166,000 JMD+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering164,000 JMD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration166,000 JMD+150%
Professor - Medicine188,000 JMD+180%
Professor - Music144,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Nursing135,000 JMD+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences143,000 JMD+110%
Professor - Philosophy145,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy153,000 JMD+130%
Professor - Physics159,000 JMD+140%
Professor - Psychology145,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation136,000 JMD+100%
Professor - Social Work134,000 JMD+99%
Professor - Sociology148,000 JMD+120%
Professor - Special Education151,000 JMD+120%
Psychology Teacher122,000 JMD+81%
Public Management Assistant Professor131,000 JMD+94%
School Counselor118,000 JMD+75%
Science Educator83,100 JMD+23%
Science Laboratory Assistant71,700 JMD+6%
Science Teacher80,600 JMD+20%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher84,500 JMD+25%
Secondary School Teacher81,900 JMD+22%
Special Education Teacher87,300 JMD+30%
Special Needs Assistant71,500 JMD+6%
Statistics Lecturer138,000 JMD+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator83,800 JMD+24%
Student Development Specialist94,800 JMD+41%
Student Employment Specialist90,500 JMD+34%
Student Services76,200 JMD+13%
Student Support Manager96,000 JMD+42%
Substitute Teacher70,700 JMD+5%
Teacher77,900 JMD+16%
Teacher Aide62,700 JMD-7%
Teacher Trainer102,000 JMD+51%
Training and Development Specialist108,000 JMD+60%
Training Coordinator75,600 JMD+12%
Tutor80,100 JMD+19%
University Teacher141,000 JMD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher78,800 JMD+17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston74,500 JMD

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 Jamaica earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
93,500 JMD
Public Sector+10%
103,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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