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Librarian Average Salary in Liberia 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Liberia?

Average Monthly Salary
48,100 LRD
( 578,000 LRD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Liberia typically earns around 48,100 LRD per month. Salaries range from 25,000 LRD (lowest) to 73,700 LRD (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 Liberia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Liberia range from 25,000 LRD per month (minimum salary) to 73,700 LRD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 46,200 LRD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 46,200 LRD while the other half are earning more than 46,200 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 32,100 LRD while 75% of them are earning more than 32,100 LRD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 57,500 LRD while 25% are earning more than 57,500 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

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 28,400 LRD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 38,200 LRD 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 49,600 LRD 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 60,000 LRD 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 65,600 LRD 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 69,000 LRD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Liberia

0 - 2 Years
28,400 LRD
2 - 5 Years+34%
38,200 LRD
5 - 10 Years+30%
49,600 LRD
10 - 15 Years+21%
60,000 LRD
15 - 20 Years+9%
65,600 LRD
20+ Years+5%
69,000 LRD
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 35,700 LRD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 64,400 LRD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Liberia

Certificate or Diploma
35,700 LRD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
64,400 LRD
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 Liberia earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

45,900 LRD
51,600 LRD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Liberia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Liberia

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


Librarian(s) in Liberia 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.

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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

Information Technology

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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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Liberia

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

280 LRD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Liberia is 280 LRD. This means that the average Librarian in Liberia earns approximately 280 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.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Librarian is 37% 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 Advisor74,900 LRD+56%
Academic Coach79,500 LRD+65%
Academic Manager87,600 LRD+82%
Academic Specialist67,600 LRD+40%
Academic Staff59,700 LRD+24%
Accompanist61,200 LRD+27%
Achievement Coach79,900 LRD+66%
Admissions Specialist68,600 LRD+42%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher62,100 LRD+29%
Anthropology Teacher64,800 LRD+35%
Arabic Language Teacher59,700 LRD+24%
Archeology Teacher64,800 LRD+35%
Architecture Teacher71,800 LRD+49%
Archivist50,600 LRD+5%
Art Teacher57,000 LRD+18%
Assistant School Principal83,300 LRD+73%
Assistant Teacher53,100 LRD+10%
Biochemistry Professor 111,000 LRD+130%
Biology Teacher60,200 LRD+25%
Bursary Scheme Manager73,600 LRD+53%
Business Teacher62,100 LRD+29%
Chemistry Teacher58,800 LRD+22%
Child Care Coordinator61,900 LRD+29%
Child Care Worker50,900 LRD+6%
Clinical School Psychologist91,900 LRD+91%
College Aide79,200 LRD+65%
College and Career Readiness Specialist85,600 LRD+78%
College President136,000 LRD+180%
Communications Teacher63,100 LRD+31%
Community Education Officer50,500 LRD+5%
Computer Science Teacher58,700 LRD+22%
Computer Teacher57,000 LRD+18%
Creative Writing Trainer68,900 LRD+43%
Credit Counselor75,500 LRD+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher60,200 LRD+25%
Curriculum Developer77,500 LRD+61%
Curriculum Specialist81,300 LRD+69%
Demonstrator53,100 LRD+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations75,800 LRD+57%
Director of Learning Technology83,100 LRD+73%
Distance Learning Coordinator65,200 LRD+35%
Economics Lecturer100,000 LRD+110%
Education Administrator69,800 LRD+45%
Education Assistant Director81,700 LRD+70%
Education Assistant Principal64,800 LRD+35%
Education Assistant Professor86,200 LRD+79%
Education Consultant88,100 LRD+83%
Education Coordinator66,000 LRD+37%
Education Counselor74,000 LRD+54%
Education Director103,000 LRD+110%
Education Program Specialist77,300 LRD+61%
Education Researcher89,100 LRD+85%
Education Resource Specialist69,200 LRD+44%
Education Services Facilitator67,400 LRD+40%
Educational Psychologist93,000 LRD+93%
EFL Teacher60,900 LRD+26%
eLearning Trainer57,000 LRD+18%
Elementary School Teacher50,500 LRD+5%
Engineering Lecturer103,000 LRD+110%
Engineering Teacher84,000 LRD+74%
English Teacher56,300 LRD+17%
ESL Teacher62,800 LRD+30%
Faculty Assistant76,200 LRD+58%
Foreign Language Teacher55,300 LRD+15%
GED Teacher55,500 LRD+15%
Geography Teacher58,200 LRD+21%
Head of Mathematics Department85,900 LRD+78%
Head of School102,000 LRD+110%
High School Teacher66,800 LRD+39%
History Teacher64,500 LRD+34%
Infant Teacher45,300 LRD-6%
Instructional Assistant64,900 LRD+35%
Instructor67,100 LRD+39%
Kindergarten Teacher50,700 LRD+5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate48,100 LRD-0%
Law Teacher88,300 LRD+83%
Learning Designer70,800 LRD+47%
Lecturer103,000 LRD+110%
Librarian48,100 LRD-0%
Library Assistant42,400 LRD-12%
Library Director73,900 LRD+53%
Library Specialist53,100 LRD+10%
Life Sciences Teacher58,500 LRD+22%
Math Lecturer110,000 LRD+130%
Mathematics Teacher70,300 LRD+46%
Mentor68,400 LRD+42%
Middle School Teacher61,200 LRD+27%
Music Teacher54,700 LRD+14%
Nursery Manager86,900 LRD+81%
Nursery Worker36,800 LRD-24%
Paraprofessional86,400 LRD+79%
Physical Education Specialist68,200 LRD+42%
Physical Education Teacher53,900 LRD+12%
Physics Teacher 61,400 LRD+28%
Political Science Teacher64,400 LRD+34%
Post Doctoral Researcher101,000 LRD+110%
Preschool Education Administrator68,200 LRD+42%
Preschool Teacher49,100 LRD+2%
Primary School Teacher52,600 LRD+9%
Principal84,300 LRD+75%
Product Specialist70,500 LRD+46%
Professor - Accounting107,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Architecture112,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Biology110,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Business Administration110,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Chemical Engineering111,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Chemistry112,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering106,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Communication107,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Computer Science115,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Dentistry111,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Drama104,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Economics114,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Education115,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Electrical Engineering122,000 LRD+150%
Professor - English102,000 LRD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering112,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages106,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences112,000 LRD+130%
Professor - History104,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering105,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Law117,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Legal Support106,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Liberal Arts113,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Marketing114,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Mathematics114,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering114,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration117,000 LRD+140%
Professor - Medicine135,000 LRD+180%
Professor - Music105,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Nursing99,900 LRD+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences107,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Philosophy111,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy119,000 LRD+150%
Professor - Physics125,000 LRD+160%
Professor - Psychology105,000 LRD+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation99,800 LRD+110%
Professor - Social Work100,000 LRD+110%
Professor - Sociology112,000 LRD+130%
Professor - Special Education105,000 LRD+120%
Psychology Teacher93,200 LRD+94%
Public Management Assistant Professor91,000 LRD+89%
School Counselor84,100 LRD+75%
Science Educator61,000 LRD+27%
Science Laboratory Assistant53,400 LRD+11%
Science Teacher60,900 LRD+26%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher60,400 LRD+25%
Secondary School Teacher56,800 LRD+18%
Special Education Teacher65,300 LRD+36%
Special Needs Assistant51,700 LRD+7%
Statistics Lecturer103,000 LRD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator58,300 LRD+21%
Student Development Specialist69,900 LRD+45%
Student Employment Specialist67,700 LRD+41%
Student Services54,000 LRD+12%
Student Support Manager75,900 LRD+58%
Substitute Teacher51,600 LRD+7%
Teacher52,700 LRD+9%
Teacher Aide50,000 LRD+4%
Teacher Trainer70,300 LRD+46%
Training and Development Specialist77,400 LRD+61%
Training Coordinator55,200 LRD+15%
Tutor61,100 LRD+27%
University Teacher101,000 LRD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher57,800 LRD+20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Monrovia55,500 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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