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Librarian Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Netherlands?

Average Monthly Salary
3,400 EUR
( 40,800 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Netherlands typically earns around 3,400 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,670 EUR (lowest) to 5,310 EUR (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 Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Netherlands range from 1,670 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,310 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,470 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,470 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,470 EUR. 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 2,310 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,310 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,480 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,480 EUR.

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 1,980 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,540 EUR 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 3,510 EUR 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 4,350 EUR 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 4,650 EUR 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 4,960 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
1,980 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,540 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,510 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
4,350 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
4,650 EUR
20+ Years+7%
4,960 EUR
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 2,800 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,290 EUR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

Certificate or Diploma
2,800 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
4,290 EUR
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 Netherlands earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.

3,330 EUR
3,480 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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


Librarian(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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.

Netherlands / 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 Netherlands is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

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

68% of surveyed staff 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 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 Netherlands

20 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 20 EUR. This means that the average Librarian in Netherlands earns approximately 20 EUR 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 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant School Principal5,190 EUR+52%
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Bursary Scheme Manager4,710 EUR+38%
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Child Care Coordinator4,260 EUR+25%
Child Care Worker3,310 EUR-3%
Clinical School Psychologist6,040 EUR+77%
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Deputy Controller of Examinations5,060 EUR+49%
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Education Assistant Director5,450 EUR+60%
Education Assistant Principal4,520 EUR+33%
Education Assistant Professor5,890 EUR+73%
Education Consultant5,740 EUR+69%
Education Coordinator4,390 EUR+29%
Education Counselor4,580 EUR+35%
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Education Program Specialist4,890 EUR+44%
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EFL Teacher4,030 EUR+18%
eLearning Trainer3,680 EUR+8%
Elementary School Teacher3,280 EUR-4%
Engineering Lecturer6,940 EUR+100%
Engineering Teacher5,370 EUR+58%
English Teacher3,650 EUR+7%
ESL Teacher4,270 EUR+25%
Faculty Assistant5,220 EUR+53%
Foreign Language Teacher3,790 EUR+11%
GED Teacher3,510 EUR+3%
Geography Teacher3,720 EUR+9%
Head of Mathematics Department5,650 EUR+66%
Head of School6,630 EUR+95%
High School Teacher4,590 EUR+35%
History Teacher3,960 EUR+16%
Infant Teacher3,030 EUR-11%
Instructional Assistant4,220 EUR+24%
Instructor4,370 EUR+28%
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Language Instructor For Expatriate3,400 EUR-0%
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Lecturer6,950 EUR+100%
Librarian3,400 EUR-0%
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Library Director4,940 EUR+45%
Library Specialist3,640 EUR+7%
Life Sciences Teacher4,090 EUR+20%
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Mentor4,690 EUR+38%
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Music Teacher3,800 EUR+12%
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Physical Education Teacher3,700 EUR+9%
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Preschool Teacher3,500 EUR+3%
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Professor - Accounting6,910 EUR+100%
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Professor - Business Administration7,010 EUR+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,310 EUR+110%
Professor - Chemistry7,580 EUR+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering6,710 EUR+97%
Professor - Communication7,010 EUR+110%
Professor - Computer Science7,020 EUR+110%
Professor - Dentistry7,700 EUR+130%
Professor - Drama6,760 EUR+99%
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Professor - Electrical Engineering7,880 EUR+130%
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Professor - History7,110 EUR+110%
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Professor - Medical Administration7,360 EUR+120%
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Professor - Nursing6,890 EUR+100%
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Professor - Philosophy7,340 EUR+120%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere3,440 EUR
Amsterdam3,740 EUR
Breda3,010 EUR
Eindhoven3,540 EUR
Groningen3,380 EUR
Nijmegen2,960 EUR
Rotterdam3,690 EUR
s-Gravenhage3,640 EUR
Tilburg3,490 EUR
Utrecht3,590 EUR

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 Netherlands earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,770 EUR
Public Sector+5%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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