A person working as a Librarian in New Zealand typically earns around 67,600 NZD per year. Salaries range from 33,100 NZD (lowest) to 106,000 NZD (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 salaries in New Zealand range from 33,100 NZD per year (minimum salary) to 106,000 NZD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 69,000 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 69,000 NZD while the other half are earning more than 69,000 NZD. 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 46,000 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 46,000 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 89,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 89,000 NZD.
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 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 39,300 NZD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 50,500 NZD per year, 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 69,700 NZD per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 86,300 NZD per year, 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 92,500 NZD per year, 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 98,700 NZD per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 55,600 NZD per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 85,300 NZD per year, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 New Zealand earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in New Zealand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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 New Zealand 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.
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.
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 Librarian is 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||97,400 NZD||+44%|
|Academic Coach||102,000 NZD||+51%|
|Academic Manager||121,000 NZD||+79%|
|Academic Specialist||87,000 NZD||+29%|
|Academic Staff||79,500 NZD||+18%|
|Achievement Coach||99,800 NZD||+48%|
|Admissions Specialist||89,200 NZD||+32%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||78,800 NZD||+16%|
|Anthropology Teacher||81,600 NZD||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||73,300 NZD||+8%|
|Archeology Teacher||84,500 NZD||+25%|
|Architecture Teacher||87,800 NZD||+30%|
|Art Teacher||71,800 NZD||+6%|
|Assistant School Principal||102,000 NZD||+51%|
|Assistant Teacher||67,000 NZD||-1%|
|Biochemistry Professor||141,000 NZD||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||84,100 NZD||+24%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||93,100 NZD||+38%|
|Business Teacher||87,400 NZD||+29%|
|Chemistry Teacher||76,800 NZD||+14%|
|Child Care Coordinator||83,600 NZD||+24%|
|Child Care Worker||64,500 NZD||-5%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||113,000 NZD||+67%|
|College Aide||105,000 NZD||+55%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||106,000 NZD||+57%|
|College President||178,000 NZD||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||78,300 NZD||+16%|
|Community Education Officer||70,500 NZD||+4%|
|Computer Science Teacher||73,300 NZD||+8%|
|Computer Teacher||77,200 NZD||+14%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||91,000 NZD||+35%|
|Credit Counselor||95,900 NZD||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||74,100 NZD||+10%|
|Curriculum Developer||100,000 NZD||+48%|
|Curriculum Specialist||104,000 NZD||+54%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||97,400 NZD||+44%|
|Director of Learning Technology||106,000 NZD||+57%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||84,800 NZD||+25%|
|Economics Lecturer||139,000 NZD||+110%|
|Education Administrator||92,100 NZD||+36%|
|Education Assistant Director||106,000 NZD||+57%|
|Education Assistant Principal||87,300 NZD||+29%|
|Education Assistant Professor||108,000 NZD||+60%|
|Education Consultant||114,000 NZD||+69%|
|Education Coordinator||82,600 NZD||+22%|
|Education Counselor||95,900 NZD||+42%|
|Education Director||139,000 NZD||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||97,900 NZD||+45%|
|Education Researcher||117,000 NZD||+73%|
|Education Resource Specialist||85,000 NZD||+26%|
|Education Services Facilitator||94,700 NZD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||122,000 NZD||+80%|
|EFL Teacher||84,500 NZD||+25%|
|eLearning Trainer||73,200 NZD||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||66,700 NZD||-1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||132,000 NZD||+95%|
|Engineering Teacher||116,000 NZD||+71%|
|English Teacher||77,500 NZD||+15%|
|ESL Teacher||80,400 NZD||+19%|
|Faculty Assistant||95,800 NZD||+42%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||72,800 NZD||+8%|
|GED Teacher||71,600 NZD||+6%|
|Geography Teacher||73,700 NZD||+9%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||103,000 NZD||+52%|
|Head of School||134,000 NZD||+98%|
|High School Teacher||91,500 NZD||+35%|
|History Teacher||79,200 NZD||+17%|
|Infant Teacher||59,300 NZD||-12%|
|Instructional Assistant||80,600 NZD||+19%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||63,200 NZD||-7%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||67,600 NZD||-0%|
|Law Teacher||111,000 NZD||+64%|
|Learning Designer||93,600 NZD||+38%|
|Library Assistant||56,200 NZD||-17%|
|Library Director||95,000 NZD||+40%|
|Library Specialist||68,900 NZD||+2%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||78,800 NZD||+16%|
|Math Lecturer||150,000 NZD||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||86,900 NZD||+28%|
|Middle School Teacher||81,500 NZD||+20%|
|Music Teacher||71,800 NZD||+6%|
|Nursery Manager||118,000 NZD||+74%|
|Nursery Worker||51,400 NZD||-24%|
|Physical Education Specialist||91,500 NZD||+35%|
|Physical Education Teacher||72,000 NZD||+6%|
|Physics Teacher||78,700 NZD||+16%|
|Political Science Teacher||81,100 NZD||+20%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||131,000 NZD||+94%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||86,400 NZD||+28%|
|Preschool Teacher||64,000 NZD||-5%|
|Primary School Teacher||70,600 NZD||+4%|
|Product Specialist||87,800 NZD||+30%|
|Professor - Accounting||141,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||152,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||140,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||144,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||151,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||142,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||139,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||132,000 NZD||+95%|
|Professor - Computer Science||147,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||146,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||142,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||147,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Education||152,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||152,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - English||131,000 NZD||+94%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||148,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||131,000 NZD||+94%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||144,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - History||139,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||145,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Law||151,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Legal Support||142,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||141,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||148,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||163,000 NZD||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||152,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||147,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||175,000 NZD||+160%|
|Professor - Music||127,000 NZD||+88%|
|Professor - Nursing||138,000 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||139,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||148,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||149,000 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||162,000 NZD||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||141,000 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||125,000 NZD||+85%|
|Professor - Social Work||130,000 NZD||+92%|
|Professor - Sociology||136,000 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Special Education||146,000 NZD||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||120,000 NZD||+77%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||122,000 NZD||+80%|
|School Counselor||114,000 NZD||+69%|
|Science Educator||79,800 NZD||+18%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||72,400 NZD||+7%|
|Science Teacher||77,200 NZD||+14%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||84,900 NZD||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||79,200 NZD||+17%|
|Special Education Teacher||83,200 NZD||+23%|
|Special Needs Assistant||68,100 NZD||+1%|
|Statistics Lecturer||137,000 NZD||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||77,900 NZD||+15%|
|Student Development Specialist||96,900 NZD||+43%|
|Student Employment Specialist||87,900 NZD||+30%|
|Student Services||68,800 NZD||+2%|
|Student Support Manager||98,400 NZD||+45%|
|Substitute Teacher||63,700 NZD||-6%|
|Teacher Aide||62,100 NZD||-8%|
|Teacher Trainer||100,000 NZD||+48%|
|Training and Development Specialist||104,000 NZD||+54%|
|Training Coordinator||69,500 NZD||+3%|
|University Teacher||141,000 NZD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||74,100 NZD||+10%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in New Zealand earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.