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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Liberia 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Liberia?


Average Monthly Salary
76,200 LRD
( 914,000 LRD yearly)

LOW
36,500
LRD
AVERAGE
76,200
LRD
HIGH
139,000
LRD

A person working in Teaching / Education in Liberia typically earns around 76,200 LRD per month. Salaries range from 36,500 LRD (lowest average) to 139,000 LRD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor74,900 LRD
Academic Coach79,500 LRD
Academic Manager87,600 LRD
Academic Specialist67,600 LRD
Academic Staff59,700 LRD
Accompanist61,200 LRD
Achievement Coach79,900 LRD
Admissions Specialist68,600 LRD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher62,100 LRD
Anthropology Teacher64,800 LRD
Arabic Language Teacher59,700 LRD
Archeology Teacher64,800 LRD
Architecture Teacher71,800 LRD
Archivist50,600 LRD
Art Teacher57,000 LRD
Assistant School Principal83,300 LRD
Assistant Teacher53,100 LRD
Biochemistry Professor 111,000 LRD
Biology Teacher60,200 LRD
Bursary Scheme Manager73,600 LRD
Business Teacher62,100 LRD
Chemistry Teacher58,800 LRD
Child Care Coordinator61,900 LRD
Child Care Worker50,900 LRD
Clinical School Psychologist91,900 LRD
College Aide79,200 LRD
College and Career Readiness Specialist85,600 LRD
College President136,000 LRD
Communications Teacher63,100 LRD
Community Education Officer50,500 LRD
Computer Science Teacher58,700 LRD
Computer Teacher57,000 LRD
Creative Writing Trainer68,900 LRD
Credit Counselor75,500 LRD
Cultural Studies Teacher60,200 LRD
Curriculum Developer77,500 LRD
Curriculum Specialist81,300 LRD
Demonstrator53,100 LRD
Deputy Controller of Examinations75,800 LRD
Director of Learning Technology83,100 LRD
Distance Learning Coordinator65,200 LRD
Economics Lecturer100,000 LRD
Education Administrator69,800 LRD
Education Assistant Director81,700 LRD
Education Assistant Principal64,800 LRD
Education Assistant Professor86,200 LRD
Education Consultant88,100 LRD
Education Coordinator66,000 LRD
Education Counselor74,000 LRD
Education Director103,000 LRD
Education Program Specialist77,300 LRD
Education Researcher89,100 LRD
Education Resource Specialist69,200 LRD
Education Services Facilitator67,400 LRD
Educational Psychologist93,000 LRD
EFL Teacher60,900 LRD
eLearning Trainer57,000 LRD
Elementary School Teacher50,500 LRD
Engineering Lecturer103,000 LRD
Engineering Teacher84,000 LRD
English Teacher56,300 LRD
ESL Teacher62,800 LRD
Faculty Assistant76,200 LRD
Foreign Language Teacher55,300 LRD
GED Teacher55,500 LRD
Geography Teacher58,200 LRD
Head of Mathematics Department85,900 LRD
Head of School102,000 LRD
High School Teacher66,800 LRD
History Teacher64,500 LRD
Infant Teacher45,300 LRD
Instructional Assistant64,900 LRD
Instructor67,100 LRD
Kindergarten Teacher50,700 LRD
Language Instructor For Expatriate48,100 LRD
Law Teacher88,300 LRD
Learning Designer70,800 LRD
Lecturer103,000 LRD
Librarian48,100 LRD
Library Assistant42,400 LRD
Library Director73,900 LRD
Library Specialist53,100 LRD
Life Sciences Teacher58,500 LRD
Math Lecturer110,000 LRD
Mathematics Teacher70,300 LRD
Mentor68,400 LRD
Middle School Teacher61,200 LRD
Music Teacher54,700 LRD
Nursery Manager86,900 LRD
Nursery Worker36,800 LRD
Paraprofessional86,400 LRD
Physical Education Specialist68,200 LRD
Physical Education Teacher53,900 LRD
Physics Teacher 61,400 LRD
Political Science Teacher64,400 LRD
Post Doctoral Researcher101,000 LRD
Preschool Education Administrator68,200 LRD
Preschool Teacher49,100 LRD
Primary School Teacher52,600 LRD
Principal84,300 LRD
Product Specialist70,500 LRD
Professor - Accounting107,000 LRD
Professor - Architecture112,000 LRD
Professor - Biology110,000 LRD
Professor - Business Administration110,000 LRD
Professor - Chemical Engineering111,000 LRD
Professor - Chemistry112,000 LRD
Professor - Civil Engineering106,000 LRD
Professor - Communication107,000 LRD
Professor - Computer Science115,000 LRD
Professor - Dentistry111,000 LRD
Professor - Drama104,000 LRD
Professor - Economics114,000 LRD
Professor - Education115,000 LRD
Professor - Electrical Engineering122,000 LRD
Professor - English102,000 LRD
Professor - Environmental Engineering112,000 LRD
Professor - Foreign Languages106,000 LRD
Professor - Geological Sciences112,000 LRD
Professor - History104,000 LRD
Professor - Industrial Engineering105,000 LRD
Professor - Law117,000 LRD
Professor - Legal Support106,000 LRD
Professor - Liberal Arts113,000 LRD
Professor - Marketing114,000 LRD
Professor - Mathematics114,000 LRD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering114,000 LRD
Professor - Medical Administration117,000 LRD
Professor - Medicine135,000 LRD
Professor - Music105,000 LRD
Professor - Nursing99,900 LRD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences107,000 LRD
Professor - Philosophy111,000 LRD
Professor - Physical Therapy119,000 LRD
Professor - Physics125,000 LRD
Professor - Psychology105,000 LRD
Professor - Rehabilitation99,800 LRD
Professor - Social Work100,000 LRD
Professor - Sociology112,000 LRD
Professor - Special Education105,000 LRD
Psychology Teacher93,200 LRD
Public Management Assistant Professor91,000 LRD
School Counselor84,100 LRD
Science Educator61,000 LRD
Science Laboratory Assistant53,400 LRD
Science Teacher60,900 LRD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher60,400 LRD
Secondary School Teacher56,800 LRD
Special Education Teacher65,300 LRD
Special Needs Assistant51,700 LRD
Statistics Lecturer103,000 LRD
Student Accounts Coordinator58,300 LRD
Student Development Specialist69,900 LRD
Student Employment Specialist67,700 LRD
Student Services54,000 LRD
Student Support Manager75,900 LRD
Substitute Teacher51,600 LRD
Teacher52,700 LRD
Teacher Aide50,000 LRD
Teacher Trainer70,300 LRD
Training and Development Specialist77,400 LRD
Training Coordinator55,200 LRD
Tutor61,100 LRD
University Teacher101,000 LRD
Vocational Education Teacher57,800 LRD

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Liberia

Median and salary distribution monthly Liberia Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Liberia range from 36,500 LRD per month (minimum average salary) to 139,000 LRD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 71,600 LRD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 71,600 LRD while the other half are earning more than 71,600 LRD. 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 people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 48,600 LRD while 75% of them are earning more than 48,600 LRD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 98,900 LRD while 25% are earning more than 98,900 LRD.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Liberia costs anywhere from 359,000 Liberian Dollar(s) to 1,080,000 Liberian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Liberia Teaching / Education
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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 employees in Liberia who work in Teaching / Education earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
80,300 LRD
Female-14%
69,400 LRD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Liberia for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Liberia

How much are annual salary increments in Liberia for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Liberia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Liberia / 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 Liberia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Liberia for the year 2020. 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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Liberia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Liberia Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

68% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
32%
No Bonus
68%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Liberia


440 LRD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Liberia is 440 LRD. This means that the average person in Liberia earns approximately 440 LRD 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Liberia
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Monrovia86,300 LRD

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 Liberia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
65,300 LRD
Public Sector+21%
79,000 LRD
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