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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||74,900 LRD|
|Academic Coach||79,500 LRD|
|Academic Manager||87,600 LRD|
|Academic Specialist||67,600 LRD|
|Academic Staff||59,700 LRD|
|Achievement Coach||79,900 LRD|
|Admissions Specialist||68,600 LRD|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||62,100 LRD|
|Anthropology Teacher||64,800 LRD|
|Arabic Language Teacher||59,700 LRD|
|Archeology Teacher||64,800 LRD|
|Architecture Teacher||71,800 LRD|
|Art Teacher||57,000 LRD|
|Assistant School Principal||83,300 LRD|
|Assistant Teacher||53,100 LRD|
|Biochemistry Professor||111,000 LRD|
|Biology Teacher||60,200 LRD|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||73,600 LRD|
|Business Teacher||62,100 LRD|
|Chemistry Teacher||58,800 LRD|
|Child Care Coordinator||61,900 LRD|
|Child Care Worker||50,900 LRD|
|Clinical School Psychologist||91,900 LRD|
|College Aide||79,200 LRD|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||85,600 LRD|
|College President||136,000 LRD|
|Communications Teacher||63,100 LRD|
|Community Education Officer||50,500 LRD|
|Computer Science Teacher||58,700 LRD|
|Computer Teacher||57,000 LRD|
|Creative Writing Trainer||68,900 LRD|
|Credit Counselor||75,500 LRD|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||60,200 LRD|
|Curriculum Developer||77,500 LRD|
|Curriculum Specialist||81,300 LRD|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||75,800 LRD|
|Director of Learning Technology||83,100 LRD|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||65,200 LRD|
|Economics Lecturer||100,000 LRD|
|Education Administrator||69,800 LRD|
|Education Assistant Director||81,700 LRD|
|Education Assistant Principal||64,800 LRD|
|Education Assistant Professor||86,200 LRD|
|Education Consultant||88,100 LRD|
|Education Coordinator||66,000 LRD|
|Education Counselor||74,000 LRD|
|Education Director||103,000 LRD|
|Education Program Specialist||77,300 LRD|
|Education Researcher||89,100 LRD|
|Education Resource Specialist||69,200 LRD|
|Education Services Facilitator||67,400 LRD|
|Educational Psychologist||93,000 LRD|
|EFL Teacher||60,900 LRD|
|eLearning Trainer||57,000 LRD|
|Elementary School Teacher||50,500 LRD|
|Engineering Lecturer||103,000 LRD|
|Engineering Teacher||84,000 LRD|
|English Teacher||56,300 LRD|
|ESL Teacher||62,800 LRD|
|Faculty Assistant||76,200 LRD|
|Foreign Language Teacher||55,300 LRD|
|GED Teacher||55,500 LRD|
|Geography Teacher||58,200 LRD|
|Head of Mathematics Department||85,900 LRD|
|Head of School||102,000 LRD|
|High School Teacher||66,800 LRD|
|History Teacher||64,500 LRD|
|Infant Teacher||45,300 LRD|
|Instructional Assistant||64,900 LRD|
|Kindergarten Teacher||50,700 LRD|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||48,100 LRD|
|Law Teacher||88,300 LRD|
|Learning Designer||70,800 LRD|
|Library Assistant||42,400 LRD|
|Library Director||73,900 LRD|
|Library Specialist||53,100 LRD|
|Life Sciences Teacher||58,500 LRD|
|Math Lecturer||110,000 LRD|
|Mathematics Teacher||70,300 LRD|
|Middle School Teacher||61,200 LRD|
|Music Teacher||54,700 LRD|
|Nursery Manager||86,900 LRD|
|Nursery Worker||36,800 LRD|
|Physical Education Specialist||68,200 LRD|
|Physical Education Teacher||53,900 LRD|
|Physics Teacher||61,400 LRD|
|Political Science Teacher||64,400 LRD|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||101,000 LRD|
|Preschool Education Administrator||68,200 LRD|
|Preschool Teacher||49,100 LRD|
|Primary School Teacher||52,600 LRD|
|Product Specialist||70,500 LRD|
|Professor - Accounting||107,000 LRD|
|Professor - Architecture||112,000 LRD|
|Professor - Biology||110,000 LRD|
|Professor - Business Administration||110,000 LRD|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||111,000 LRD|
|Professor - Chemistry||112,000 LRD|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||106,000 LRD|
|Professor - Communication||107,000 LRD|
|Professor - Computer Science||115,000 LRD|
|Professor - Dentistry||111,000 LRD|
|Professor - Drama||104,000 LRD|
|Professor - Economics||114,000 LRD|
|Professor - Education||115,000 LRD|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||122,000 LRD|
|Professor - English||102,000 LRD|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||112,000 LRD|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||106,000 LRD|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||112,000 LRD|
|Professor - History||104,000 LRD|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||105,000 LRD|
|Professor - Law||117,000 LRD|
|Professor - Legal Support||106,000 LRD|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||113,000 LRD|
|Professor - Marketing||114,000 LRD|
|Professor - Mathematics||114,000 LRD|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||114,000 LRD|
|Professor - Medical Administration||117,000 LRD|
|Professor - Medicine||135,000 LRD|
|Professor - Music||105,000 LRD|
|Professor - Nursing||99,900 LRD|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||107,000 LRD|
|Professor - Philosophy||111,000 LRD|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||119,000 LRD|
|Professor - Physics||125,000 LRD|
|Professor - Psychology||105,000 LRD|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||99,800 LRD|
|Professor - Social Work||100,000 LRD|
|Professor - Sociology||112,000 LRD|
|Professor - Special Education||105,000 LRD|
|Psychology Teacher||93,200 LRD|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||91,000 LRD|
|School Counselor||84,100 LRD|
|Science Educator||61,000 LRD|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||53,400 LRD|
|Science Teacher||60,900 LRD|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||60,400 LRD|
|Secondary School Teacher||56,800 LRD|
|Special Education Teacher||65,300 LRD|
|Special Needs Assistant||51,700 LRD|
|Statistics Lecturer||103,000 LRD|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||58,300 LRD|
|Student Development Specialist||69,900 LRD|
|Student Employment Specialist||67,700 LRD|
|Student Services||54,000 LRD|
|Student Support Manager||75,900 LRD|
|Substitute Teacher||51,600 LRD|
|Teacher Aide||50,000 LRD|
|Teacher Trainer||70,300 LRD|
|Training and Development Specialist||77,400 LRD|
|Training Coordinator||55,200 LRD|
|University Teacher||101,000 LRD|
|Vocational Education Teacher||57,800 LRD|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
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.