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Librarian Average Salary in Namibia 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Namibia?

Average Monthly Salary
11,900 NAD
( 142,000 NAD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Namibia typically earns around 11,900 NAD per month. Salaries range from 5,810 NAD (lowest) to 18,500 NAD (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 Namibia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Namibia range from 5,810 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 18,500 NAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,100 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 12,100 NAD while the other half are earning more than 12,100 NAD. 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 8,050 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,050 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 15,600 NAD while 25% are earning more than 15,600 NAD.

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 6,890 NAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,850 NAD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,200 NAD per month, 38% 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 15,100 NAD per month, 24% 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 16,200 NAD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,300 NAD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Namibia

0 - 2 Years
6,890 NAD
2 - 5 Years+29%
8,850 NAD
5 - 10 Years+38%
12,200 NAD
10 - 15 Years+24%
15,100 NAD
15 - 20 Years+7%
16,200 NAD
20+ Years+7%
17,300 NAD
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 9,740 NAD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 14,900 NAD per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Namibia

Certificate or Diploma
9,740 NAD
Bachelor's Degree+53%
14,900 NAD
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 Namibia earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

11,300 NAD
12,200 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Namibia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Namibia

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


Librarian(s) in Namibia 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.

Namibia / 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 Namibia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Namibia

68 NAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia is 68 NAD. This means that the average Librarian in Namibia earns approximately 68 NAD 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 36% 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 Advisor18,600 NAD+57%
Academic Coach17,800 NAD+50%
Academic Manager20,700 NAD+75%
Academic Specialist16,400 NAD+38%
Academic Staff13,500 NAD+14%
Accompanist15,600 NAD+32%
Achievement Coach18,600 NAD+57%
Admissions Specialist15,400 NAD+30%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher14,000 NAD+18%
Anthropology Teacher14,100 NAD+19%
Arabic Language Teacher14,300 NAD+21%
Archeology Teacher14,300 NAD+21%
Architecture Teacher16,300 NAD+38%
Archivist12,200 NAD+3%
Art Teacher13,500 NAD+14%
Assistant School Principal18,900 NAD+59%
Assistant Teacher12,400 NAD+5%
Biochemistry Professor 25,600 NAD+120%
Biology Teacher14,000 NAD+18%
Bursary Scheme Manager16,900 NAD+43%
Business Teacher15,000 NAD+27%
Chemistry Teacher14,100 NAD+19%
Child Care Coordinator13,800 NAD+16%
Child Care Worker11,700 NAD-1%
Clinical School Psychologist20,900 NAD+76%
College Aide18,800 NAD+59%
College and Career Readiness Specialist18,900 NAD+59%
College President32,100 NAD+170%
Communications Teacher15,100 NAD+27%
Community Education Officer11,800 NAD-0%
Computer Science Teacher13,400 NAD+13%
Computer Teacher13,800 NAD+16%
Creative Writing Trainer16,900 NAD+43%
Credit Counselor18,600 NAD+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher13,900 NAD+17%
Curriculum Developer18,200 NAD+54%
Curriculum Specialist19,400 NAD+64%
Demonstrator12,800 NAD+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,900 NAD+43%
Director of Learning Technology19,200 NAD+62%
Distance Learning Coordinator16,200 NAD+37%
Economics Lecturer25,400 NAD+110%
Education Administrator17,100 NAD+44%
Education Assistant Director18,000 NAD+52%
Education Assistant Principal14,900 NAD+26%
Education Assistant Professor20,800 NAD+76%
Education Consultant20,700 NAD+75%
Education Coordinator14,900 NAD+26%
Education Counselor17,100 NAD+44%
Education Director24,600 NAD+110%
Education Program Specialist19,300 NAD+63%
Education Researcher20,700 NAD+75%
Education Resource Specialist16,500 NAD+39%
Education Services Facilitator16,600 NAD+40%
Educational Psychologist23,500 NAD+98%
EFL Teacher14,900 NAD+26%
eLearning Trainer12,900 NAD+9%
Elementary School Teacher12,400 NAD+5%
Engineering Lecturer23,800 NAD+100%
Engineering Teacher19,800 NAD+67%
English Teacher13,300 NAD+12%
ESL Teacher14,500 NAD+22%
Faculty Assistant18,400 NAD+55%
Foreign Language Teacher13,800 NAD+16%
GED Teacher13,300 NAD+12%
Geography Teacher14,500 NAD+22%
Head of Mathematics Department20,100 NAD+70%
Head of School23,800 NAD+100%
High School Teacher16,300 NAD+38%
History Teacher15,400 NAD+30%
Infant Teacher10,700 NAD-10%
Instructional Assistant15,600 NAD+32%
Instructor17,000 NAD+43%
Kindergarten Teacher12,000 NAD+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate11,900 NAD+0%
Law Teacher19,900 NAD+68%
Learning Designer17,100 NAD+44%
Lecturer25,700 NAD+120%
Librarian11,900 NAD+0%
Library Assistant10,100 NAD-15%
Library Director16,500 NAD+39%
Library Specialist12,100 NAD+2%
Life Sciences Teacher13,500 NAD+14%
Math Lecturer26,800 NAD+130%
Mathematics Teacher16,000 NAD+35%
Mentor15,300 NAD+29%
Middle School Teacher15,600 NAD+32%
Music Teacher14,100 NAD+19%
Nursery Manager21,500 NAD+81%
Nursery Worker8,440 NAD-29%
Paraprofessional20,300 NAD+71%
Physical Education Specialist16,000 NAD+35%
Physical Education Teacher13,300 NAD+12%
Physics Teacher 15,400 NAD+30%
Political Science Teacher15,300 NAD+29%
Post Doctoral Researcher23,000 NAD+94%
Preschool Education Administrator17,000 NAD+43%
Preschool Teacher12,000 NAD+1%
Primary School Teacher12,500 NAD+5%
Principal20,800 NAD+76%
Product Specialist16,600 NAD+40%
Professor - Accounting27,100 NAD+130%
Professor - Architecture26,200 NAD+120%
Professor - Biology26,600 NAD+120%
Professor - Business Administration24,700 NAD+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering28,400 NAD+140%
Professor - Chemistry26,600 NAD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering25,800 NAD+120%
Professor - Communication24,400 NAD+110%
Professor - Computer Science26,900 NAD+130%
Professor - Dentistry26,700 NAD+130%
Professor - Drama25,700 NAD+120%
Professor - Economics26,400 NAD+120%
Professor - Education27,300 NAD+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering27,000 NAD+130%
Professor - English25,700 NAD+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering26,100 NAD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages25,400 NAD+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences25,000 NAD+110%
Professor - History26,400 NAD+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,900 NAD+110%
Professor - Law28,400 NAD+140%
Professor - Legal Support24,000 NAD+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts26,300 NAD+120%
Professor - Marketing26,400 NAD+120%
Professor - Mathematics27,300 NAD+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering28,100 NAD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration26,900 NAD+130%
Professor - Medicine31,700 NAD+170%
Professor - Music23,000 NAD+94%
Professor - Nursing24,900 NAD+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,900 NAD+110%
Professor - Philosophy26,400 NAD+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy26,300 NAD+120%
Professor - Physics28,500 NAD+140%
Professor - Psychology24,600 NAD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation24,100 NAD+100%
Professor - Social Work22,400 NAD+89%
Professor - Sociology25,800 NAD+120%
Professor - Special Education24,900 NAD+110%
Psychology Teacher20,800 NAD+76%
Public Management Assistant Professor22,000 NAD+86%
School Counselor18,800 NAD+59%
Science Educator14,400 NAD+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant13,000 NAD+10%
Science Teacher15,200 NAD+28%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher14,900 NAD+26%
Secondary School Teacher13,500 NAD+14%
Special Education Teacher15,800 NAD+33%
Special Needs Assistant12,800 NAD+8%
Statistics Lecturer24,500 NAD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator14,100 NAD+19%
Student Development Specialist17,100 NAD+44%
Student Employment Specialist15,400 NAD+30%
Student Services12,900 NAD+9%
Student Support Manager17,600 NAD+49%
Substitute Teacher11,800 NAD-0%
Teacher13,000 NAD+10%
Teacher Aide11,000 NAD-7%
Teacher Trainer16,800 NAD+42%
Training and Development Specialist17,800 NAD+50%
Training Coordinator13,100 NAD+11%
Tutor14,000 NAD+18%
University Teacher24,800 NAD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher14,500 NAD+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek13,000 NAD

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 Namibia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,700 NAD
Public Sector+7%
18,000 NAD
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