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Librarian Average Salary in Jordan 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Jordan?

Average Monthly Salary
1,140 JOD
( 13,700 JOD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Jordan typically earns around 1,140 JOD per month. Salaries range from 590 JOD (lowest) to 1,740 JOD (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 Jordan

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Jordan range from 590 JOD per month (minimum salary) to 1,740 JOD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,090 JOD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,090 JOD while the other half are earning more than 1,090 JOD. 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 760 JOD while 75% of them are earning more than 760 JOD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,360 JOD while 25% are earning more than 1,360 JOD.

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 670 JOD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 900 JOD 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 1,170 JOD 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 1,420 JOD 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 1,550 JOD 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 1,640 JOD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Jordan

0 - 2 Years
670 JOD
2 - 5 Years+34%
900 JOD
5 - 10 Years+30%
1,170 JOD
10 - 15 Years+21%
1,420 JOD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,550 JOD
20+ Years+5%
1,640 JOD
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 850 JOD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,530 JOD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Jordan

Certificate or Diploma
850 JOD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
1,530 JOD
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 Jordan earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,090 JOD
1,220 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jordan for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jordan

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


Librarian(s) in Jordan 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.

Jordan / 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 Jordan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

7 JOD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jordan is 7 JOD. This means that the average Librarian in Jordan earns approximately 7 JOD 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 33% 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 Advisor1,720 JOD+51%
Academic Coach1,670 JOD+46%
Academic Manager1,990 JOD+75%
Academic Specialist1,520 JOD+33%
Academic Staff1,320 JOD+16%
Accompanist1,410 JOD+24%
Achievement Coach1,750 JOD+54%
Admissions Specialist1,570 JOD+38%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,380 JOD+21%
Anthropology Teacher1,360 JOD+19%
Arabic Language Teacher1,290 JOD+13%
Archeology Teacher1,430 JOD+25%
Architecture Teacher1,570 JOD+38%
Archivist1,150 JOD+1%
Art Teacher1,270 JOD+11%
Assistant School Principal1,820 JOD+60%
Assistant Teacher1,140 JOD=
Biochemistry Professor 2,560 JOD+120%
Biology Teacher1,440 JOD+26%
Bursary Scheme Manager1,690 JOD+48%
Business Teacher1,420 JOD+25%
Chemistry Teacher1,390 JOD+22%
Child Care Coordinator1,440 JOD+26%
Child Care Worker1,170 JOD+3%
Clinical School Psychologist1,970 JOD+73%
College Aide1,770 JOD+55%
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,890 JOD+66%
College President3,090 JOD+170%
Communications Teacher1,480 JOD+30%
Community Education Officer1,200 JOD+5%
Computer Science Teacher1,370 JOD+20%
Computer Teacher1,280 JOD+12%
Creative Writing Trainer1,660 JOD+46%
Credit Counselor1,790 JOD+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher1,340 JOD+18%
Curriculum Developer1,790 JOD+57%
Curriculum Specialist1,790 JOD+57%
Demonstrator1,230 JOD+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,600 JOD+40%
Director of Learning Technology1,880 JOD+65%
Distance Learning Coordinator1,490 JOD+31%
Economics Lecturer2,350 JOD+110%
Education Administrator1,520 JOD+33%
Education Assistant Director1,810 JOD+59%
Education Assistant Principal1,470 JOD+29%
Education Assistant Professor2,000 JOD+75%
Education Consultant2,030 JOD+78%
Education Coordinator1,490 JOD+31%
Education Counselor1,650 JOD+45%
Education Director2,520 JOD+120%
Education Program Specialist1,710 JOD+50%
Education Researcher1,950 JOD+71%
Education Resource Specialist1,500 JOD+32%
Education Services Facilitator1,600 JOD+40%
Educational Psychologist2,180 JOD+91%
EFL Teacher1,460 JOD+28%
eLearning Trainer1,250 JOD+10%
Elementary School Teacher1,100 JOD-4%
Engineering Lecturer2,340 JOD+110%
Engineering Teacher1,910 JOD+68%
English Teacher1,280 JOD+12%
ESL Teacher1,420 JOD+25%
Faculty Assistant1,770 JOD+55%
Foreign Language Teacher1,250 JOD+10%
GED Teacher1,200 JOD+5%
Geography Teacher1,290 JOD+13%
Head of Mathematics Department1,850 JOD+62%
Head of School2,240 JOD+96%
High School Teacher1,480 JOD+30%
History Teacher1,400 JOD+23%
Infant Teacher1,030 JOD-10%
Instructional Assistant1,530 JOD+34%
Instructor1,570 JOD+38%
Kindergarten Teacher1,150 JOD+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,140 JOD=
Law Teacher1,990 JOD+75%
Learning Designer1,640 JOD+44%
Lecturer2,330 JOD+100%
Librarian1,140 JOD=
Library Assistant950 JOD-17%
Library Director1,560 JOD+37%
Library Specialist1,260 JOD+11%
Life Sciences Teacher1,320 JOD+16%
Math Lecturer2,430 JOD+110%
Mathematics Teacher1,510 JOD+32%
Mentor1,590 JOD+39%
Middle School Teacher1,410 JOD+24%
Music Teacher1,330 JOD+17%
Nursery Manager2,030 JOD+78%
Nursery Worker850 JOD-25%
Paraprofessional1,810 JOD+59%
Physical Education Specialist1,450 JOD+27%
Physical Education Teacher1,280 JOD+12%
Physics Teacher 1,480 JOD+30%
Political Science Teacher1,440 JOD+26%
Post Doctoral Researcher2,170 JOD+90%
Preschool Education Administrator1,510 JOD+32%
Preschool Teacher1,200 JOD+5%
Primary School Teacher1,280 JOD+12%
Principal1,960 JOD+72%
Product Specialist1,600 JOD+40%
Professor - Accounting2,510 JOD+120%
Professor - Architecture2,570 JOD+130%
Professor - Biology2,510 JOD+120%
Professor - Business Administration2,470 JOD+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,730 JOD+140%
Professor - Chemistry2,710 JOD+140%
Professor - Civil Engineering2,300 JOD+100%
Professor - Communication2,300 JOD+100%
Professor - Computer Science2,440 JOD+110%
Professor - Dentistry2,570 JOD+130%
Professor - Drama2,380 JOD+110%
Professor - Economics2,590 JOD+130%
Professor - Education2,570 JOD+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,700 JOD+140%
Professor - English2,470 JOD+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering2,660 JOD+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages2,490 JOD+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences2,350 JOD+110%
Professor - History2,390 JOD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering2,400 JOD+110%
Professor - Law2,620 JOD+130%
Professor - Legal Support2,360 JOD+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts2,480 JOD+120%
Professor - Marketing2,540 JOD+120%
Professor - Mathematics2,740 JOD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering2,700 JOD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration2,740 JOD+140%
Professor - Medicine3,110 JOD+170%
Professor - Music2,400 JOD+110%
Professor - Nursing2,250 JOD+97%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences2,390 JOD+110%
Professor - Philosophy2,440 JOD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy2,580 JOD+130%
Professor - Physics2,690 JOD+140%
Professor - Psychology2,460 JOD+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation2,310 JOD+100%
Professor - Social Work2,290 JOD+100%
Professor - Sociology2,530 JOD+120%
Professor - Special Education2,590 JOD+130%
Psychology Teacher1,960 JOD+72%
Public Management Assistant Professor2,080 JOD+82%
School Counselor1,960 JOD+72%
Science Educator1,390 JOD+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant1,200 JOD+5%
Science Teacher1,350 JOD+18%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,430 JOD+25%
Secondary School Teacher1,400 JOD+23%
Special Education Teacher1,490 JOD+31%
Special Needs Assistant1,160 JOD+2%
Statistics Lecturer2,300 JOD+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator1,330 JOD+17%
Student Development Specialist1,680 JOD+47%
Student Employment Specialist1,610 JOD+41%
Student Services1,310 JOD+15%
Student Support Manager1,690 JOD+48%
Substitute Teacher1,110 JOD-3%
Teacher1,230 JOD+8%
Teacher Aide1,110 JOD-3%
Teacher Trainer1,690 JOD+48%
Training and Development Specialist1,750 JOD+54%
Training Coordinator1,230 JOD+8%
Tutor1,290 JOD+13%
University Teacher2,380 JOD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher1,390 JOD+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Amman1,230 JOD
Irbid1,160 JOD

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 Jordan earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,540 JOD
Public Sector+8%
1,660 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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