A person working as a Librarian in Kuwait typically earns around 920 KWD per month. Salaries range from 480 KWD (lowest) to 1,400 KWD (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 Kuwait range from 480 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,400 KWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 880 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 880 KWD while the other half are earning more than 880 KWD. 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 610 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 610 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,090 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,090 KWD.
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 540 KWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 730 KWD 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 940 KWD 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 1,140 KWD 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 1,250 KWD 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 1,310 KWD 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 680 KWD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,230 KWD 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 Kuwait earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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 32% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||1,400 KWD||+53%|
|Academic Coach||1,360 KWD||+48%|
|Academic Manager||1,630 KWD||+78%|
|Academic Specialist||1,250 KWD||+36%|
|Academic Staff||990 KWD||+8%|
|Achievement Coach||1,320 KWD||+44%|
|Admissions Specialist||1,160 KWD||+27%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,090 KWD||+19%|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,100 KWD||+20%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,030 KWD||+12%|
|Archeology Teacher||1,080 KWD||+18%|
|Architecture Teacher||1,190 KWD||+30%|
|Art Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|Assistant School Principal||1,380 KWD||+51%|
|Assistant Teacher||960 KWD||+5%|
|Biochemistry Professor||1,990 KWD||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||1,090 KWD||+19%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||1,310 KWD||+43%|
|Business Teacher||1,160 KWD||+27%|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,060 KWD||+16%|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,110 KWD||+21%|
|Child Care Worker||910 KWD||-1%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||1,660 KWD||+81%|
|College Aide||1,390 KWD||+52%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||1,500 KWD||+64%|
|College President||2,410 KWD||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||1,080 KWD||+18%|
|Community Education Officer||920 KWD||+0%|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|Computer Teacher||1,000 KWD||+9%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||1,260 KWD||+38%|
|Credit Counselor||1,300 KWD||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,000 KWD||+9%|
|Curriculum Developer||1,380 KWD||+51%|
|Curriculum Specialist||1,350 KWD||+47%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||1,290 KWD||+41%|
|Director of Learning Technology||1,470 KWD||+60%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||1,220 KWD||+33%|
|Economics Lecturer||1,800 KWD||+97%|
|Education Administrator||1,270 KWD||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||1,360 KWD||+48%|
|Education Assistant Principal||1,200 KWD||+31%|
|Education Assistant Professor||1,470 KWD||+60%|
|Education Consultant||1,570 KWD||+71%|
|Education Coordinator||1,160 KWD||+27%|
|Education Counselor||1,300 KWD||+42%|
|Education Director||1,990 KWD||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||1,350 KWD||+47%|
|Education Researcher||1,550 KWD||+69%|
|Education Resource Specialist||1,200 KWD||+31%|
|Education Services Facilitator||1,280 KWD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||1,760 KWD||+92%|
|EFL Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|eLearning Trainer||990 KWD||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||920 KWD||+0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||1,830 KWD||+100%|
|Engineering Teacher||1,560 KWD||+70%|
|English Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|ESL Teacher||1,110 KWD||+21%|
|Faculty Assistant||1,300 KWD||+42%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,030 KWD||+12%|
|GED Teacher||1,010 KWD||+10%|
|Geography Teacher||1,020 KWD||+11%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||1,480 KWD||+62%|
|Head of School||1,780 KWD||+94%|
|High School Teacher||1,170 KWD||+28%|
|History Teacher||1,120 KWD||+22%|
|Infant Teacher||800 KWD||-13%|
|Instructional Assistant||1,110 KWD||+21%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||860 KWD||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||920 KWD||+0%|
|Law Teacher||1,560 KWD||+70%|
|Learning Designer||1,270 KWD||+39%|
|Library Assistant||750 KWD||-18%|
|Library Director||1,260 KWD||+38%|
|Library Specialist||910 KWD||-1%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,090 KWD||+19%|
|Math Lecturer||1,920 KWD||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||1,270 KWD||+39%|
|Middle School Teacher||1,150 KWD||+26%|
|Music Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|Nursery Manager||1,560 KWD||+70%|
|Nursery Worker||660 KWD||-28%|
|Physical Education Specialist||1,170 KWD||+28%|
|Physical Education Teacher||970 KWD||+6%|
|Physics Teacher||1,060 KWD||+16%|
|Political Science Teacher||1,190 KWD||+30%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||1,740 KWD||+90%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||1,190 KWD||+30%|
|Preschool Teacher||900 KWD||-2%|
|Primary School Teacher||1,010 KWD||+10%|
|Product Specialist||1,190 KWD||+30%|
|Professor - Accounting||2,030 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||1,890 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||1,860 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Business Administration||1,840 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||2,050 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||2,040 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||1,920 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||1,930 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||1,870 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Dentistry||1,980 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||1,850 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||2,020 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Education||2,020 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||2,130 KWD||+130%|
|Professor - English||1,770 KWD||+93%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||1,930 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||1,810 KWD||+98%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||1,910 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - History||1,950 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||1,960 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Law||2,160 KWD||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||1,770 KWD||+93%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||1,870 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Marketing||2,000 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||2,080 KWD||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||2,060 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||2,110 KWD||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||2,410 KWD||+160%|
|Professor - Music||1,870 KWD||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||1,760 KWD||+92%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||1,880 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||1,930 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||2,060 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||2,150 KWD||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||1,980 KWD||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||1,700 KWD||+86%|
|Professor - Social Work||1,690 KWD||+84%|
|Professor - Sociology||1,880 KWD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||1,940 KWD||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||1,590 KWD||+74%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||1,620 KWD||+77%|
|School Counselor||1,510 KWD||+65%|
|Science Educator||1,080 KWD||+18%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||940 KWD||+3%|
|Science Teacher||1,070 KWD||+17%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,150 KWD||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,050 KWD||+15%|
|Special Education Teacher||1,100 KWD||+20%|
|Special Needs Assistant||960 KWD||+5%|
|Statistics Lecturer||1,810 KWD||+98%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,030 KWD||+12%|
|Student Development Specialist||1,210 KWD||+32%|
|Student Employment Specialist||1,170 KWD||+28%|
|Student Services||990 KWD||+8%|
|Student Support Manager||1,330 KWD||+45%|
|Substitute Teacher||930 KWD||+2%|
|Teacher Aide||870 KWD||-5%|
|Teacher Trainer||1,280 KWD||+40%|
|Training and Development Specialist||1,440 KWD||+57%|
|Training Coordinator||1,020 KWD||+11%|
|University Teacher||1,910 KWD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,000 KWD||+9%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.